Best Community Blog and 4,000 other reasons to say thanks!

Hey, we’re second best again!

What a ride!

The end of May 2019 makes Petworth News four years old! This site was started on a fluke, and quickly became something of value to the community — which I’m extremely grateful for.

Just this week, our Facebook page hit 4,000 Likes (4,224 followers), 2,941 followers on Twitter and 1,730 followers on Instagram. That growth is all word-of-mouth — we’ve never done any marketing (yet!), while this site has about 30,000 readers every month. Extraordinary!


Here’s how Facebook announced our 4,000th Like.


Thank you to everyone who reads, shares and likes our articles — and thank you to everyone who contributes articles, tips and ideas, together we make this site a success.

I think it’s time for another Petworth News Shindig party, right? Keep an eye out, it’s coming…


Every year since this site started, Petworth News has been named second place for Best Community Blog in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Readers’ Poll. We won in 2016, 2017, 2018, and in 2019, we were again named 2nd place for Best Community Blog (always a bridesmaid, never a bride).

Considering the number of other DC blogs out there, it’s humbling and gratifying to see that so many people enjoy the site. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Other local Best of DC winners include:

  • Slash Run, 2nd Place Best Burger in DC (201 Upshur St NW)

  • DC Reynolds, Runner Up best happy hour (3628 Georgia Ave NW)

  • Moreland's Tavern, 2nd Place for Best Kid Friendly (5501 14th Street NW)

  • Taqueria Habanero, Runner Up for Best Latin American Restaurant (3710 14th Street NW)

  • Jackie Lee's, Runner Up for Best Neighborhood Bar AND Best New Bar (116 Kennedy St NW)

  • Pho Viet, 2nd Place Best Pho AND Best Vietnamese (3513 14th Street NW)

  • Timber Pizza, Best Pizza (809 Upshur St NW)

  • Willow, Runner Up for Best Clothing Boutique (843 Upshur St NW)

  • Petworth Fitness, 2nd Place Best Crossfit Gym (1240 Upshur St NW)

  • She Loves Me, Runner Up for Best Flower Shop (808 Upshur St NW)

  • Auggie Froggy, Runner for Best Handmade Products for Kids

  • Annie's Ace Hardware, 2nd place for Best Hardware Store (1240 Upshur St NW)

Congrats to all!