Short Eats offers great food, free wifi and a great place to work and play all day long

Short Eats offers great food, free wifi and a great place to work and play all day long

Discover Short Eats, the Sri Lankan street food pop-up weekdays at Ten Tigers Parlour, offering a great place to grab on-the-go breakfast and lunch, or grab a chair and work all day. 

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Toli Moli does another pop-up day featuring their acclaimed falooda

Toli Moli does another pop-up day featuring their acclaimed falooda

The mother-daughter team that makes up Toli Moli, Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson, are having another pop-up restaurant event, this time in Columbia Heights at Thip Khao (3462 14th Street NW) on Tuesday, March 29th, from 3:00pm – 10:00 pm. Their authentic layered dessert falooda drinks were met with a lot of love when they did a pop-up at Eat's Place back in January.

Now, they are looking to "sweeten snack time with the introduction of Burmese tea leaf salad and two new falooda flavors: Cherry Blossom and Bourbon-Cassis." 

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Elections, exceptions and more: ANC 4C January meeting notes

Elections, exceptions and more: ANC 4C January meeting notes

The January meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C was Wednesday, January 13th. The evening was the last night for Commissioner Kathleen Crowley, who resigned her seat on the commission. The ANC voted on new officers, talked about Cornrows & Co, reviewed an upcoming alcohol licensing meeting, talked about upcoming traffic changes at Powell, an agreement for Ruta del Vino and a special exception vote for a developer.

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Egregious pop-ups on Kennedy Street

A terribly designed pop-up conversion on Sherman Avenue. The house looks perpetually surprised to me. 

Look, I'm not against pop-ups if they're done well. Being able to add more livable space to a house built 90-100 years ago in a city that doesn't have much in the way of expandable space is a great idea. 

My neighbors "popped up" their attic into a full, usable floor that you don't notice from the street and can only see from the rear, and even then it looks great and fits into the design. 

Even the conversions where a developer (or owner) converts a house into a two or three unit condo can be acceptable (within reason, and that can be argued). If done well, as in this example in my opinion, I think the building can fit in with the existing visual design of the street (not talking about parking or other issues here):

New Hampshire & Randolph pop-up condo conversions. For me, these look acceptable.


But THESE pop-ups on Kennedy Street... damn. This is why we can't have nice things.

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.



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