07/29/16 4:30pm

McClellan's Retreat, Washington, DC
2031 Florida Avenue, NW photo courtesy of McClellan’s Retreat/Scott Suchman

From an email:

“We know you’re as excited as we are that SHARKNADO IV hits the airwaves this Sunday, July 31st! McClellan’s Retreat is going all out with a Sharknado viewing party at the bar complete with shark sippy cups, decorations, and free swag all night.

To make it all the more special, the evening will also see the premiere of the August TIKI drink lists, which include:


07/29/16 4:10pm

Courtesy Le Diplomate

From a press release:

“The details:

Each weekend (Friday evenings included) the Les Glaces de Diplomate glace tricycle will be on the corner of 14th & Q from 4pm on Friday and 10am on both saturday and sunday and running until closing.

Les Glacés de Diplomate is the creation of, Parisian-born Le Diplomate pastry chef Fabrice Bendano, trained in the classic art of French pastry and internationally lauded for his development of pastry programs in Michelin starred kitchens including the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London and the Michelin-starred Taillevent in Paris before winning the “Pastry Chef of the Year” RAMW RAMMY Award for his work at Alain Ducasse’s Adour.

Courtesy Le Diplomate

Each week, Chef Bendano will present a new menu of flavors in the vintage inspired tricycle cart. Glacés and sorbets are $6 and include two flavors, presented on a dual cone. Flavors will be announced weekly on Le Diplomate’s Facebook page.

This weekend Las Glacés de Diplomate will be featuring: (more…)

07/29/16 3:40pm

1413 K Street, NW

From a press release:

“Vieux Carre, a New Orleans-style cocktail bar in downtown D.C. (1413 K Street NW), opens tonight and promises to bring a taste of the Big Easy to the nation’s capital. Vieux Carre — or “French Quarter” — is inspired by the world-famous party town and its rich history of one-of-a-kind food and drinks.

Photo by Joy Asico

The stylish, candlelit venue features a mezzanine level that allows bar patrons to look down at the marble bar and first floor below, reminiscent of the many historic buildings on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. The chandeliers and wrought-iron details create an old-world vibe, while dark paneling makes it modern. The bar also includes a “bartender’s lab” with a special glass window through which guests can watch bartenders preparing garnishes, syrups and other add-ons for delicious, unique New Orleans-inspired cocktails.

vieux carre menu (pdf)

Guests will enjoy classic Louisiana drinks such as the Hurricane and French 75, the namesake Vieux Carre as well as lesser-known cocktails like the Bywater and Absinthe Frappe, in addition to Abita Beer, a New Orleans favorite. The bar will also serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic snow balls, with rotating flavors of shaved ice made in-house for a fun twist on a childhood summer treat. This Fall, Vieux Carre will begin serving New Orleans staples like po’ boys and cajun fries. (more…)

07/29/16 3:20pm

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“BIGGIE SMALL OF Capitol Hill by Karen Cohen”


“Pablo and his little friends. (Bloomingdale)”


“Stimpy just moved to Hill East, and is a big Far Side fan and a bit skeptical.”

07/29/16 2:55pm

metro trips
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

This is pretty cool, if a bit big brotherish, but should have interesting results – from WMATA:

“New customer tool measures personal on-time scores for Metrorail trips
Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that customers can now access and track their own personal on-time trip scores on Metrorail with the new MyTripTime online tool.

MyTripTime provides a three-month travel summary for all trips taken on Metrorail, including an on-time score, total number of trips taken and number of stations visited. Internally, Metro will use this data to assess impacts on customer travel and identify necessary improvements. (more…)

138 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 138 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Available now!! Sunny and bright 3 bedroom 2 level home, with great bay windows in Bloomingdale. New carpet, and freshly painted.Full size washer/dryer. Easy commute to downtown. App Fee $40/pp. Pets case by case.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.

07/29/16 2:10pm

Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

I’ve been getting a ton of emails requesting we do an early word for Slim’s. So here goes:

“They’ve been getting HAMMERED on Yelp and I haven’t heard a whole lot of good experiences from it. We haven’t been yet as we’re just waiting for things to settle down.”

So for folks who’ve actually been – what’s the early word? Please say when you went and if you’ve been back since?

07/29/16 1:45pm

via google maps

“Assault on 2nd and Todd Pl NE

I’m writing to let the PoPville community know of an assault that happened to me at approximately 6:45am this morning [Thursday] as I was getting into my car to head to work. A man was sitting on the sidewalk near my car mumbling incoherently. While unlocking my car door he approached me from behind and threw a rock at me, striking my elbow. He ran away quickly while I jumped into my car. Luckily the rock missed my head and I only have a swollen arm to deal with. He did not try to snatch my purse.

I filed a police report and they are on the hunt for him during their normal patrol of the neighborhood. He is a black male, approx 5’6″, 140 lbs, age 30-35. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. He ran down 2nd St NE towards McKinley Tech High School. I believe he probably ducked into the alley parallel to T St. or T St.

Stay safe!”

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