08/28/16 10:14am

911 out
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

Just after 12:30am this alarming tweet was sent:

From a briefing this morning:

Updates when the full press release is issued.

08/26/16 8:58pm


Madeline send the photo above and reports: “More shots on Riggs St. 8:30 on a Friday! This is number 4 or 5 of the summer?”

yung writes:

“More shots fired on 14th and Riggs St NORTHWEST WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK”

Michael writes:

“any word on the 8-10 gunshots around 14th and Riggs at 830pm?”

MPD reports:

“At approximately 830pm tonight, Third District units were called to various locations in and around the 1300 block of Riggs for the sound of gunshots. We are still investigating at this time and ask if anyone has any information relating to this, if they would call 202-727-9099 or email me directly at aubrey.mongal@dc.gov.”

via google maps

08/26/16 3:45pm

Haikan Interior 1

From a press release:

Haikan (805 V Street NW) – the 2nd Sapporo-style ramen shop from the talented team behind Daikaya including partners Daisuke Utagawa, Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – will open at the Atlantic Plumbing Building on Saturday, August 27th at 5pm beginning with dinner service only. Haikan will be the third restaurant to open in Washington DC from the Daikaya team – following closely on the heels of recently opened Japanese chicken ramen shop Bantam King – and will serve as the team’s second eatery to open offering up a variety of traditional Sapporo-style ramen. Haikan will be open 7 days a week for dinner, with plans to launch brunch and lunch service in the future.

Featuring 2,120-square feet on the interior ground level of JBG Companies Atlantic Plumbing Building, Haikan will offer a completely new selection of traditional Sapporo-style ramen, different from the variety of ramen currently offered at both Daikaya and Bantam King including Shio, Shoyu, Miso, and Vegetable. The Shio showcases the delicate and complex chintan stock providing a hint of seafood flavor. For the shoyu ramen, the team at Haikan decided to go back to the taste of the classic Showa period, which served as the first golden age of ramen in Japan. Haikan’s complex stock is brightened by fresh soy sauce flavor. Invented in Sapporo, miso ramen uses a lighter, gentler miso with sesame seeds to match the stock. And Haikan’s vegetable ramen is 100% vegetarian. The team uses vegetable stock and miso as the base for the soup, which is slightly spicy and extremely rich in flavor.

Haikan Bar 2

And in addition to ramen, Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima will be sharing a playful selection of Japanese-inspired small plates, priced between $8 to $10 each, such as Mapo Tofu Poutine, Smashed Cucumber Salad, Crab Rangoons, Kakigori, and a Pea-sar Salad, just to highlight a few dishes. The ramen shop will offer seating for 99 with 59 seats indoors, and 40 seats outdoors. Haikan’s bar program – a collective team effort – will debut an inventive collection of Japanese-inspired handcrafted cocktails, and a concentrated selection of Japanese sake, shochu, beer, whisky, and more. The outdoor patio area will feature a large communal table and during nicer weather pivot doors can be opened connecting the interior of Haikan to the large patio area.

More including the menu after the jump. (more…)

08/26/16 3:20pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Earless” Earl, Hill East.”


“This is Murray of Cleveland Park, working on his daily dose of fiber.”


“This is Toby of Pleasant Plains.”

08/26/16 2:30pm


This rental is located at 1402 E Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous Eastern Market row house lovingly renovated by owner; gourmet kitchen w/island & wine fridge, viking stove, granite counters. Sunken living room w/cozy fireplace, powder room and access to Georgetown patio; 2nd level sunny master BR w/Elfa closet system, bath with large soaking tub; 3rd level spa-inspired MBR suite w/modern gas fireplace, wet bar, mini fridge, and sunny, private balcony;”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,295/Mo.

08/26/16 2:02pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user dullshick

“Dear PoPville,

so the other day i went to the dump as i have many times before. they checked my ID like usual. but this time the guy said i cant use it because there is an apartment number on my address. i went to talk to the supervisor and he said because i live in an apartment im not allowed to use the dump. according to the website it is open to all district residents..is this a new thing?”

08/26/16 1:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“I want to reupholster a headboard with fabric that I own. Anyone in popville have a recommendation in the DMV? Willing to drive a bit if its a good (and cheap) place! Dr. Google wasnt much help!”

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