Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Idit Knaan

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering if you have heard of any DC restaurants that will be making traditional Easter meals for pick-up/delivery? I was planning to cook myself, but would love to support a local restaurant if possible!”


“I was wondering if you’ve seen any restaurants advertising Passover dinners for delivery? I saw Call Your Mother has one for pick up but we were wondering if places like Sababa would be doing anything for the holiday next week.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2020 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to Adam for sending the shot above: “Mind blown, the new Jaguar I-PACE parked in front of Call Your Mother at 8:00am on Sunday! I had not previously heard of it or seen it, and it looked like a spaceship as I crossed the street (stopping to gawk caused me to be second in line for bagels instead of first). An electric car partially parked in the crosswalk… concerned about the environment, but less so the rule of law.”

And Darren sends the shot below: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 23, 2020 at 11:40 am 0

inside 1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW courtesy Yours Truly

Ed. Note: This is also the previous home to the Illy Coffeehouse.

From Yours Truly:

“Hello D.C.,

It’s us — your neighbors from the inviting new hotel in the West End. You know that feeling when you first meet someone and you instantly know you’re going to be great friends? Well, that’s how we feel about you. We love your personality and vibe, your foods and flavors, your history and unique stories…and we are so excited to move into the neighborhood this March. Look, we know we’re not all from here but we hope to be accepted as of here, and get to spend some quality time with you.

We’re beyond excited to see what the future holds for us in and around the city, as we get to know each other better. Between aimless walks, drum circles and farmers markets around Dupont, ceramics classes, shopping in Georgetown, live music, and locally-rooted eats around 14th St., it already feels like every day together will be an adventure!

No matter what you need – we’re here for you. Yeah we’re a hotel, but we’ve traded out a lobby for a living room, and a conference room for a kitchen. We have a cafe front porch, and a vibrant backyard and outdoor garden. We even have live music, a DJ booth and selection of vinyls because music is the best kind of medicine after a busy day. So whatever you need we got you! And did we mention that we also have delicious food? Try our new dining concept Mercy Me by D.C’s award-winning restaurateurs Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira of eateries Call Your Mother & Timber Pizza, with a mouth-watering culinary program led by Executive Chef Johanna Hellrigl, formerly Executive Chef at Doi Moi and beloved D.C. beverage director Micah Wilder. Of course the space is insta-ready, that’s a given.

More than anything, we want you to know that our house, truly is your house … warm, light-filled and inviting, with a contemporary take on a brutalist architecture and bohemian aesthetic style, washed in sunlight and soened by pastoral décor, plant life, and ornate detailing – delivering a refreshing vibe true to DC’s past and present. Oh, and we love pets! So your furry friends are more than welcome too.

Come ready to hang, ready to experience, ready to engage in dialogue. Whether you’re visiting from out of town and looking for a one-of-a-kind stay, or a busy Washingtonian looking for a fun spot to work from during the day, and an excuse to set your “Out of Office” replies by night.

We invite you to come in, rest and expect the unexpected. This space is yours, truly.

Your pen pals,
Yours Truly DC

Ps. Did we mention we love pets?”

by Prince Of Petworth December 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My Californian dad has requested a baseball hat for Christmas from a “cool DC place” like a bar or restaurant. My first thought was Timber Pizza Co, but unfortunately they only do flat brim hats which is cool but… not really my dad’s look.

Does anyone know any DC spots with cool swag that might sell baseball hats too? (more…)

by PoP Sponsor October 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Studies show that people gain 25% of their weight for the year between Halloween and New Year’s day, so SWEAT DC fitness studio which is known for mixing a fun club environment (their studio glows in the dark) with a challenging specialized core, HIIT and strength training program, has your plan.

Starting Monday, October 21 through Thanksgiving they are hosting a 6 week team transformation challenge to gear you up right before the biggest eating day of the year. Coach G, founder of SWEAT DC, says “I chose a team challenge because we are more accountable to other people than we are to ourselves. Also it’s more fun to sweat together”

The program includes an accountability partner (one will be provided if you don’t have one), nutrition guide, home workouts and confidential before & after photos (they wont post them). There are prizes for all teams who take over 42 classes (21 per person), grand prize for the team that takes the most classes, and for the person with the biggest transformation.

Special offer — for those new to SWEAT DC join the challenge for just $199. Register here!


by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.

Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. (more…)


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