Washington, DC

701 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Ryan asks: “Missed the memo about the park at Eastern Market Metro apparently. any insight?”

See lots of details and renderings from an October report here.

From Department of General Services:

“Eastern Market Metro Park project is the result of a 2013 community led Master Park Plan commissioned by Barracks Row Main Street that illustrated new public space improvements surrounding the Eastern Market Metro. Read More


Photo by Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

I have a question I thought you might be able to help with. I bought a sweater last fall from a guy in the outdoor portion of Eastern Market who sold mostly vintage/dad-style sweaters and shirts. It ended up being my favorite sweater and I’d love to get another but I haven’t been able to find him since Read More


via google maps

Ed. Note: They buried the lede – “In December, the team will also introduce a new gin bar, The Wells, adjacent to the two restaurants.”

From a press release:

“Capitol Hill will soon be home to two new restaurants located at 7th and C Streets SE. These dining concepts, just blocks from the nation’s capital and across from Eastern Market, bring new excitement to Washington with community-focused hospitality and a celebration of the flavors, details and moments that bring people together and provide comfort at home.

First to open will be The Duck & The Peach (300 7th Street SE). Read More


212 7th Street, SE

Ed. Note: Last week learned that Ghibellina, formerly on 14th Street, NW had moved to Ivy City.

Thanks to Beth for passing on “I just saw this on their website – SO SAD. I think we knew this was going to happen but still it hurts!”:

“Dear Acqua al 2 family, friends and neighbors:

It is with a heavy heart that we have had to close Acqua al 2 at our Capital Hill location in Washington, DC. It has been a true joy serving you all and getting to know you for the last 10 years.

We are, however, excited to announce that we have found a way to keep the spirit of Acqua al 2 in the neighborhood though the Acqua al 2 Sauce Shop! Read More


7th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Thanks to John for sending news of the new ice cream peeps, Moorenko’s, coming to the former Trickling Springs space. Lexie also writes: “Is it possible Eastern Market is getting new ice cream AND cake spots?!”

Indeed it is!

325 7th Street, SE

My Cake Theory:

“Custom cake & cupcake creations for all occasions serving the DMV and beyond.”


corner of North Carolina Ave and 7th St SE

“Dear PoPville,

Since I have found innumerable places through your site and comments section over the years, I felt I should give one back. There are a group of guys serving breakfast burritos, tacos, and quesadillas under the name “El Piquin” that have been coming to Eastern Market for about the last five years. They have a restaurant in Essex, MD, but they seem to have no presence whatsoever on yelp, social media, etc. outside of a few shout-outs from Eastern Market itself. They took a long hiatus due to COVID but are now back at it on Sundays and Tuesdays and are better than ever. I have been going religiously for years now because the food is really that good (the hot sauce is other-worldly), and I would really like them to survive. Great group of guys, so I wanted to get the word out, even if that means longer lines for me.”

Check out the menu: Read More


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