by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0

1316 9th Street, NW via San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar

Faster than they thought!!

From a press release:

“A taste of Tuscany will arrive on 9th St. NW in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, when Chef Massimo Fabbri opens San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar to the public on Monday, June 25.

Massimo Fabbri takes exceptional pride in presenting his culinary creations, and San Lorenzo — DC’s latest anticipated eatery, is his most personal and passionate endeavor yet, paying homage to Massimo’s family and hometown of Monsummano Terme in the Tuscan region of Italy.

When you step into San Lorenzo you’ll be transported to Italy — from the food and wine, to the cheerful, slightly cheeky attitude and the exquisite space. The menu will feature simple but elegant preparation of fine, fresh ingredients from the Tuscan region; the classic dishes with which Massimo grew up. The warm surroundings will feature layers of rich texture and elements of the Monsummano town crest. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 12:40 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Bike polo, Nordic jazz, and a ton of BBQ.

Photo by Mr.TinDC


BIKE-O, POLO….You never knew you wanted to learn how to play bike polo, but now you can. It’s basically as it sounds–polo, except swapping out the horses for bikes. Come to the workshop to learn the basics, such as the rules, how to hold a mallet, and how to ride the bike like a real polo-player. They’ll provide all the equipment, so just show up ready to ride.

COME TO MY WINDOW…Blues-y rocker Melissa Etheridge will be in town tonight and tomorrow to perform at the Kennedy Center. As part of its NSO Pops lineup, the singer will belt it out while accompanied by the center’s orchestra. Come hear the Grammy-winning songwriter belt it amongst the strings, wind, and percussion sections.

ME WANT CHOCOLATE…Learn to satisfy your chocolate cravings without heading to CVS for a Snickers. Shop Made in D.C. is hosting a chocolate making class with the owner of Chocotenango. You’ll learn about the history of chocolate and its various types before sitting down to make the good stuff. After that, chow down.

AND…Catch two stand-up comics at onceSip wine from down undahFelix Da HousecatGet your 90s jam onOh, yes it’s ladies nightSilently disco like ya just don’t careRockRubber45s premiereWrite letters to folks in prison(more…)

by PoP Sponsor June 22, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

Yesterday was the longest day of the year for the summer solstice, which means it’s officially summer and you have extra time to go house hunting. There’s 275+ open houses across the district this weekend, with 116 of them new to the market.

Get to looking before the days get too short and to see the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 700 7th Street SW #215 — $375,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Thejuanie Brown
    A 1-bedroom at this price and location is hard to pass up.
  • 5019 8th Street NW — $779,000 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Diane Rulka
    “Sun-filled, beautifully renovated with oversized living spaces.”
  • 718 Carolina Avenue SE —  $1,799,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Linda Pettie
    If you love bay windows, this house appears to have at least 4.
  • 1815 18th Street NW #103 — $625,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Melissa Terzis
    A 2BR with a fireplace in Dupont is rare — especially at this price.
  • 2603 Monroe Street NE — $775,000 — Woodridge
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Jennifer Frewer
    “Spacious, beautifully maintained 6BR/4BA” with a legit backyard.
  • 5231 Central Avenue SE — $420,000 — Marshall Heights
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Chelsea Traylor
    Renovated semi-detached with 4 bedrooms and a serene, enclosed porch.
  • 6234 29th Street NW — $2,050,000 — Chevy Chase
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Kimberly Cestari
    “This superb renovation and expansion has 4 finished levels totaling 4,700 square feet.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 3439 17th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 Wonderful updated TH with front porch in the heart of Mt. Pleasant- 2 bedrms, 2 baths, updated open kitchen with dining area, living room over looking Rock Creek Park, finished lower level, back deck, patio and yard in the city!! CAC, Hardwood floors, walk to shops close to metro. Easy street parking.”

You can see more more photos here.

This 1350 square foot 2 bed/2 bath is going for $699,000.

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 10:45 am 0


Thanks to Sean for sending:

“I nominate this older woman, probably early 60s outside my office at 18th & Eye Street. Here’s a video of her absolutely slaying on Purple Rain. She was doing a bunch of amazing solos.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1224 Linden Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.1 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $749,500. List Price at Contract: $749,500.
List Date: 4/26/2018 Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $731,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/12/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Linden Pl NE is a one block long enclave located one block north of H Street NE, at the east end by the diagonal intersection of Maryland and Florida Ave NE. The homes on this block tend to be 2 to 3 bedroom small to medium scale Victorians, many without basements.

Not surprisingly, the development along the H Street corridor has impacted the market value of homes in the area.

Five years ago, during the first half of 2013, the median price for a fee simple house within a fifth of a mile of the subject property was solidly below $600,000. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Another Carpe Librum opened in Union Station back in April.

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been really bummed about Carpe Librum’s Farragut location closing, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a new location in the Mazza Gallerie last night! The man working there told me they’d been open for a few weeks and are planning on making it a permanent location. Their posted hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, and Sun noon-6pm. They told me they are always accepting book donations during business hours! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 9:15 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in D.C.

Follow PoPville on Facebook here on Twitter here, and on Instagram here.  You can also sign up for daily email summaries here.  Please email tips and questions to [email protected]

If you are able please consider ensuring PoPville’s long term viability by donating to our Patreon page here.

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

1314 U Street, NW

A reader rants:

“Shocked & disappointed to see the new The Smith on U Street with huge doors wide open, AC spilling out on hot humid days & loads of apparent climate change deniers inside. Why are DC taxpayers subsidizing a host of carbon reduction strategies, including insulating tiny gaps, only to watch The Smith & it’s patrons screw the rest of us?!”

Ed. Note: The Smith’s Penn Quarter location also has large windows open.

9th and F Street, NW


Subscribe to our mailing list