Washington, DC

1819 Columbia Road, NW

Thanks to Adam for sending the Johnny’s Half Shell Update [it augurs well indeed!]:

“I was walking in Adams Morgan today when I saw the owner of Johnny’s Half Shell painting the patio fence [both of us has masks on]. I excitedly asked if this meant they were reopening, to which he replied that they were going to try to reopen after labor day. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were witness to the incident reported in the Post [‘Two Black moms took their kids to the Mall. Secret Service officers confronted them with guns, they said.‘] from our car driving on Constitution. We were on scene after the guns but saw the women in handcuffs, the crashed secret service vehicle and I noticed the Women’s car had a “baby on board” sign on the back and appeared legally parked. Read More


“Dear PoPville, Friends, neighbors and fellow Mt. P parents, I love how this community always comes together for those in need and now I’m appealing to your big hearts to help one such family…

Our dear friend Rafael Garcia passed away on July 3 after a 2-month hospitalization due to Covid-19 at the young age of 49, just 4 months before his 50th birthday. He was the primary breadwinner for his family, leaving behind his beloved wife Beatriz and 2 young sons, Jonathan, age 2.5 and Alfredo, age 13.

As an immigrant from El Salvador who called the US home for the past 20+ years, he worked around the clock to provide for his family, aiming to give his sons the American Dream through hard work, honesty and integrity. You may have seen his smiling face around the hood for years as he did expert work on many Mt. P houses, including the full gut job/restoration of our own Kilbourne rowhome over the better part of a year.

To help Rafael’s widow, we’d like to collect gently used boys Size 3T and 4T clothes, shoes, books and toys (for age 3-4). If you are ready to part with any of these things, please let me know and I can arrange contactless pickup from the porch. [Ed. Note: You can email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP]

Also, if you are able to spare a couple of bucks, we’ve set up a GoFundMe for the family to help as they navigate this new world without their husband/father/provider. Any amount is appreciated–no matter how small.

I sincerely thank you in advance for paying it forward.”


Photo by John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

I recently took ownership over a family pet after a tragic accident. The pup is doing well, but she needs a vet visit.

My question is 2-fold:

1. Can anyone recommend a car share service they currently like and use – thinking ZipCar or what was Car2Go? I’ve never wanted/needed to own a car (I was born in DC and have lived exclusively in metro areas with great public transit)…but I’m finding myself wishing I had a car more and more. (I currently live in Mt. Pleasant….so parking is a nightmare).

2. The real reason I need a rec is because I need to take my dog to an important vet appointment and I’m cautious of trying to find a dog friendly uber/lyft.

Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Never thought I’d be navigating this!”


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Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 12,313 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Monday, August 3, 2020 includes 85 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 12,398.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

· 38-year-old male

Tragically, 587 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

The community spread chart is subject to fluctuation because the data is based on symptom onset date. As national demand for testing increases and results take longer to come back in DC and across the country, DC Health has identified a need to increase the reporting lag time by four days to reduce volatility in the data. The most recent data reflects an increase in community spread. To ensure this graph accurately reflects the most recent data, the community spread count is being paused as these adjustments are made.” Read More



“Metro activates severe weather plan for Hurricane Isaias impacts, Cleveland Park Station to be closed Tuesday

Cleveland Park Station will be closed, as the station’s entrances are located in an area that is prone to flash flooding. The station will reopen when conditions allow. Customers should use Van Ness or Woodley Park stations as alternate boarding locations. Bus service is available along Connecticut Ave. NW.

The north entrance at King Street Station will also be closed Tuesday due to the potential for flooding. Customers should use the station’s south entrance instead.”

A reminder why from the before times – June 21st, 2016: Read More


Photo by Richard Brundage

From AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service Reports the Coastal Flood Warning for the District of Columbia Will be Effect from Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT.

WHAT: One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low lying areas due to tidal flooding.

WHERE: Shoreline in the District of Columbia.

WHEN: From Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT, especially around the time of high tide.

IMPACTS: The unprotected area on the Southwest Waterfront at
the DC Seafood Market is expected to flood. Water is expected
to approach parts of the Hains Point Loop Road, but it will
likely be closed. Read More


5534 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to Ethan for sending: “Capital Crab closed in Chevy Chase. Used to be Arucola.”

If you go to Capital Crab’s website it says:

“During this time, please head to The Avenue’s website for all things Capital Crab!”

The Avenue’s (located a few storefronts away at 5540 Connecticut Ave, NW)website says:

“The Avenue and Capital Crab is a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar dishing up elevated American classics and seafood in a lively, brick-walled setting. Read More


Photo by Victoria Pickering

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