Washington D.C.

An 'honour' to stay at historic Blair House: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived at the historic Blair House on Saturday (Oct 21), where he will be staying during his official …

Lee Hsien Loong

Refresh of Bethesda Eatery Quickly Loses Steam

Competing plans may sink return of recently shuttered Stromboli<p>The takeover of nearly 40-year-old Stromboli Family Restaurant by neighboring restaurateur Mike Daryoush, founder of local chain Moby Dick House of Kabob, appears to have gone off without a hitch. But just weeks after the ownership …

Moby Dick

Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

<i>Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre</i>You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, …

Harold Pinter's Pair of One-Act Plays Talk About Sex

For the Harold Pinter connoisseur, the British playwright’s themes—distrust, betrayal, mistruth, the sparring between hunter and hunted—feature …

Playwrights

Eat and Drink For Free In Shaw Next Week To Keep Ivy and Coney Alive

The dive bar is the centerpiece of a historic preservation contest<p>The building that houses beer-and-brats favorite Ivy and Coney is competing for a crucial preservation grant to update its aging facade, and to help boost votes, neighboring Shaw bars are pushing freebies—from booze to donuts—all …

Drink "Tapas-Style" Cocktails At This Experimental New Bar in Shaw

Not even your cocktails are immune to the tapas trend. A new bar located beneath a doughnut shop in Shaw will serve “tapas-style,” three-quarter …

Restaurants

Witness: Suspect Gathered Co-Workers, Then Started Shooting

A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers …

Crime

Top Chef's Sheldon Simeon Is Cooking in D.C. Oct. 27 and Dishes are a Cool $8

Simeon is in town from Hawaii, where he operates his restaurant <b>Tin Roof</b>, to participate in Smithsonian's Food History Weekend. "I’ve been following …

Restaurants

“Has anyone who isn’t a developer done this before?”

<i>Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown</i>“Dear PoPville,My friends and I have casually chatted in the past about going in on a single family home or …

PSA – You Still Have to Dock the Regular Bikeshare Bikes

I, and others, have been spotting tons of the regular, red, to be docked when done, bikeshare bikes randomly parked around town. They didn’t …

Union Market Courts Amazon, Plus More Intel

Glover Park pushes back against Domino’s<p><b>Developments</b><p><i>Washingtonian</i> reports that the developers behind bustling dining hub Union Market are now making to bid to land online juggernaut Amazon’s new HQ. One option: adding on to a food-filled facility that currently houses popular eateries ranging from …

Restaurants

Nearly 200 Report Fireball Streaking Across Northeast Sky

Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.<p>The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that …

Astronomy

Popular Georgetown Deli’s Rat Problem Becomes a Facebook Meme

A recent video depicts a rat falling off a shelf of chips and scurrying across the floor at <b>Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli</b>, a student haunt on 36th …

Education

The New Jackie Lee’s on Kennedy is a Few Weeks From Opening!! Now Hiring – Sneak Peek Inside

<i>courtesy Jackie Lee’s</i>I took a sneak peek of the new Jackie Lee’s at 116 Kennedy Street, NW and it’s time to get excited. Given the space and the …

NoMa Favorite Indigo Scraps Expansion Plans in Brookland

Co-founder Dinesh Tandon says “family matters” proved insurmountable<p>The owners of casual Indian restaurant Indigo tell Eater they’ve pulled out of a spin-off eatery still taking shape in neighboring Brookland.<p>Indigo co-founder Dinesh Tandon says he and his wife, chef Nidhi Tandon, have split from …

Restaurants

PM Lee in Washington DC to build on Singapore’s ‘robust partnership’ with US

WASHINGTON DC: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong begins an official working visit to Washington DC on Saturday (Oct 21) at the invitation of US …

World Leaders

What Is 'Taxation Without Representation'? Makes It To Jeopardy

A Daily Double clue on Jeopardy last night could've been offered in all kinds of ways:<p>This motto represents the disenfranchisement of 672,228 …

This Groom First Fell For His Future Bride While Interviewing Her For a Job (Needless to Say, She Was Hired!)

Like many soul mates, <b>Kimberly Chan</b> and <b>Gabriel Rosenberg</b> attended the same college (Penn State) and even pursued the same major (kinesiology)—but no, …

Weddings

Folger's Antony and Cleopatra Is Intent on Surprising You

<i>Cleopatra and Antony</i> coulda-shoulda-woulda been the title, had 17th century conventions permitted. There’s a reason all the film adaptations of this …

Trump Commends Ex-Presidents as 'Finest Public Servants'

President Donald Trump released a video message commending the five living ex-presidents appearing together at a hurricane relief concert in Texas …

George W. Bush

“What does everyone think of RCN or cheaper providers?”

<i>Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC</i>“Dear PoPville,I live in Petworth, near the Soldier’s Home and have Verizon for my internet. Don’t have cable …

Internet

A Lesson From Chicago on Catching Gun Dealers

D.C. Police Chief <b>Peter Newsham</b> says the Gun Recovery Unit, a squad of 22, specializes in locating and seizing illegal firearms and connecting those …

Guns

Why Do We Watch D.C. Sports?

The morning of the Nationals’ decisive Game 5, I was talking to a buddy. He said, “I’m going to the game tonight.” I replied, “I’m sorry.” And I …

I Caught My Son Trying to Shoplift a Pair of Panties

<i>My only child is 16 years old. He was curious about sex from a very young age and very open with me, so his interest in sexual matters gave me ample</i> …

Meet Merissa Dyer, the Badass Boxing Coach Who’s Teaching Women to Fight in Rockville

Merissa Dyer was never very good at sports as a kid. She enjoyed them, though, and had an interested in being in good shape. So at 17, when she was …

Sport (Australia)

Overheard in D.C.: Southwest Waterfront

<i>Welcome back to Overheard in D.C., DCist's weekly column of funny, strange, and poignant things that our readers and staff overhear and send in.</i> …

PlayOn

Government Drops Its Demand For Data On 6,000 Facebook Users

It's amazing what effect a little public scrutiny has on government overreach. In the wake of inauguration day protests, the DOJ started fishing for …

Privacy

DC Resident Moons President Trump's Motorcade

If <b>President Trump</b> looked out the window on Thursday evening while his motorcade traveled up Connecticut Avenue, he might have seen one Northwest DC …

News (China)

Dusty Baker Won't Return As Nats GM Next Season

Dusty Baker won't return as the general manager of The Nationals next season, the team announced on Friday.<p>"We have decided to make a change in …

Dusty Baker

Go Home Already: Tweet Starts Wild Goose Chase For Howard Student

• Follow DCist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.<br>• Will the real Taiwan Jones please stand …

Dusty Baker