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by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

From WMATA:

“Metrorail will remain open until midnight on July 4, providing an additional half hour of service for customers returning from festivities on the National Mall and around the region. (Under Metro’s new operating hours, which took effect Sunday, the system would normally close at 11:30 p.m.)

During daytime hours, trains will operate at Saturday service levels (every 12 minutes on each line) until about 6 p.m., at which time service will ramp up to rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks.

All stations will be open; however, after 9 p.m. the National Mall entrance at Smithsonian Station will become “entry only” to accommodate returning crowds.

Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities. Bicycles and large coolers will not be permitted aboard trains due to space constraints.”

SoberRide to the rescue!!

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


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by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I had a discussion with a friend after receiving the tab at a restaurant for a to-go order and was wondering:

How would you tip on a to-go check if you saw a taxable $2 to-go fee? I’ve dined-in at the same establishment and received to-go containers for leftovers and was never charged. So I can only assume the fee is for the individual(s) that bag the order…therefore a tip wouldn’t really be needed?? I was conflicted and was wondering how others view to-go fees plus tipping etiquette at restaurants.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

This house is located at 245 Tennessee Ave, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“~Attention to detail, every box checked, full Keil Construction renovation boasting 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, in-law suite in deep basement, open living dining & kitchen flow as one, fireplace in between, master w/walk-in closet, bath w/heated towel rack, rear brick patio w/rollup, new windows & hardware, nothing was spared, not even closet space. You have to see it to believe it, there’s only 1 left”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,297,500.

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 11:30 am 0


1420 New York Ave, NW

This is the former Saint Michel space (previously Camille’s Cafe) which closed back in October 2013.

From a press release:

“Now open to the public, Sushi Gakyu provides patrons an upscale dining experience serving traditional and modern-style sushi, sashimi and Japanese fish menus. Bethany Kazaba, Co-Founder and Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group secured the new location which seats approximately 67 guests with an additional 24 seats outside as well as offers an Edomae Ginza-style chef’s table in which Chef Yoshi will create custom dishes based on guest’s preferences–the way sushi and sashimi are traditionally served in Japan.

Followers of Chef Yoshi know him from his successful Bethesda, MD restaurant, Yuzu Japanese Dining. Chef Yoshi has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan for more than 30 years and is known for starting his culinary career at the prestigious ANA Hotel restaurant in Tokyo.”

Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Thanks to a reader for sending from Princeton Pl, NW last night. Can anyone identify? If so please let me know ASAP so I can let OP know if they can climb down from the tree or not.

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


2009 8th Street, NW (off Florida Ave) courtesy Town

Whoa. Thanks to everyone who messaged me about the big Town news:

Ed. Note: Recently three gay bars have opened nearby – Trade (below Black Whiskey), Dirty Goose on U Street, and Uproar on Florida Ave. (Not to mention Nellie’s.) But this is gonna be a tough one to digest for many.

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


Photo by Kate Campbell

Kate writes:

“this was the scene leaving Baltimore Penn station this AM – trains into DC are hosed”

From DCFD:

“Persons struck by train 1200 blk NY Ave NE. On scene with 2 deceased individuals. Dispatched 11:55 PM.

NY Ave train incident update: 1 RR employee being tx for checkup. Our units clearing scene.”

From AlertDC:

“Amtrak Service remains suspended between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. MARC Service: Penn line trains have begun to run on a limited basis. Penn line trains will be terminating at New Carrolton. Riders will need to transfer to WMATA Metrorail to continue their trip. Per WMATA, MARC passengers can transfer to Metrorail using their MARC ticket for free. Camden Line passengers can transfer to Metrorail at Greenbelt. The Brunswick Line is not affected and is operating into Union Station.”

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