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by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Thanks to Michelle for sending the photo above from 15th and T Street, NW: “Seen this morning, not sure what happened here but part of 15th street is blocked off.”

Not clear if related but another reader reports:

“Any word as to why 14th St outside of Trader Joe’s was closed this morning? I was walking to work around 7:30 am and both 14th St and 15th St were closed off with lots of police activity. I also heard the bomb squad was there.”

And another reader also asks:

“What’s happening down on 14th between T and U, road has been blocked off for about an hour with no one allowed to even cross on the sidewalks?”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 0

From MPD:

“On July 4th at approximately 11:10 p.m. a juvenile victim received a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment with nonlife threating injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411. Thank you.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


Florida Ave just east of 14th Street, NW

Right behind that cool little bridge behind La Colombe in the Manhattan Laundry building:

The liquor license placard for Maydan says:

“New Class “C” Tavern serving Middle Eastern food and offering alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 135. Offering Live Entertainment.”

Also a reader writes:

“I follow the chefs of Compass and Maydan on Instagram. They are doing this crazy ass trip to Morroco, Lebanon, and Marrakesh to explore food for their new restaurant, Maydan. I’ve been watching their live feeds and photos since the trip started a few days ago, and, needless to say, it’s pretty fucking cool. If the food for their new restaurant is anything similar to their trip, DC is in for quite a culinary treat. I thought some other Washingtonians might want to know about it! Their instagrams are @maydandc @cmorgasbord @gmladdison.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The $2 to-go fee post reminded me of the following story that I wanted to forget… but here it goes…

The obvious benefit of living off U Street allows for a unique opportunity to explore an abundance of new places/new dishes.

Sadly, a while back I got to experience a new way of being charged. :-/

Have you ever heard of a $1 surcharge for being served a drink “Neat?”

Three drinks we ordered and three times were charged a buck!

So I asked as to why and the waitress who was lovely and did a fine job told me that she would ask her manager.

There were a few of us at the table and we decided that we’ll pay the $3, if only to find out a logical answer.

We were curious and there must be one, right?

Our waitress returned and to our collective chagrin, there wasn’t.

And so our embarrassed waitress explained…

Because of the lack of ice to our order, the bartender supposedly added some extra booze to each drink.

Hmmmm, okay…

What if we ordered our Macallan on the rocks then? (A cardinal sin in my book, but for the sake of argument)…

Well, because of the addition of ice, the bartender actually adds even more alcohol to his drink order, thus our surcharge would have been $1.50 per each beverage.

“Oh. [beat]. Okay. Thank you. Happy to pay… Have a good night… It’s cool, really… Thanks for asking on our behalf.”

iPhones were out 10 seconds later to snap an image of our receipt — which I now pass on to you. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm 159 Comments


9th and U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Sunday, my friends and I were floating around the U Street corridor area enjoying the sunshine and planning to meet friends at The Brixton Rooftop. Like so many other Pride weekends before, the weather was warm and well, my Gay guy friends love their tank tops and shorts :) One of my 4 gay male friends was stopped by the bouncer and harassed by the shirt he was wearing – mind you I was in short-ish shorts and a crop top, we were showing equally the same amount of skin. I attempted to reason with the bouncer on his behalf, reminding him that it was Pride Weekend and very warm out and that there were many other people already there in very similar outfits.

He was rude, to be honest, and told my friend to find a new shirt or not go in. It felt very targetted. Needless-to-say, my friends were having none of it – they called the bouncer trash and maybe they shouldn’t have, but his response was disgusting, “I hope HE saves you, I hope HE saves you all!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 10:15 am 6 Comments

Thanks to Alexandra for sending an update on the new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural going up on U Street.

Also awesome:


Photo by Carla Sims

So freaking awesome:

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