Washington, DC

3115 14th Street, NW at Kenyon in the day

Thanks to all who messaged: “Punjabi By Nature (restaurant chain from Chantilly) coming to the spot on 14th and Kenyon where The Heights used to be”

Check out their menu here.

Punjabi by Nature’s website says:

“rue to our name, Punjabi By Nature creates wonderful and authentic Indian cuisine, bringing the best food from India’s capital (Dehli) to the heart of Virginia in Chantilly. Punjabi By Nature offers a sophisticated dining experience suited to the refined palate, especially for those that seek to try something beyond the ordinary. Read More


828 Upshur Street, NW

UPDATE from Chef Kevin Tien: “Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but not the news you are hoping for.”

“Dear PoPville,

The former Himitsu/Pom Pom space at 828 Upshur St NW was being painted black yesterday, and the “For Lease” sign is gone! I haven’t seen/heard anything about what’s going in that space. I should have stopped and asked, but did not.”

Another reader reports: “Kevin Tien was out repainting the Himitsu spot last night! Read More


Half and N Street, SE rendering courtesy Silver Diner

Last week we learned that “Half & N silver diner rumors appear to be true.” Let’s mark that 100% true. All the info from a press release:

“Silver Diner has just signed a lease for its first Silver Diner restaurant in Washington, D.C. While the company operates a restaurant in Northwest, Washington–Silver, American Brasserie, it has never had a Silver Diner in D.C. The 8,000 square foot, two-story space is located at Half and N streets, Southeast. It is located next to Nationals Park. Read More


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