Washington, DC – The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes BUB AND POP’S as the March 2022 Location of the Month.
Bub and Pop’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C., located at 1815 M Street N.W. Modeled after the original Bub and Pop’s, a West Philadelphia grocery/deli opened by Mae and Irv (Bub and Pop) Wagner after WWII, the Dupont Circle neighborhood deli has become a celebrated take-out and fast-casual restaurant since it opened in 2013. Full of charm, character, and great food, the deli is known for their signature sandwiches, Italian hoagies, soups, salads, and house-made pickles.
Bub and Pop’s offers a distinctive media production location option for narrative and non-fiction producers looking to capture a unique slice of the District’s diverse culinary landscape. A true hidden gem, the restaurant has been featured on the Food Network program “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” first in 2016 and again in 2020. The deli has also been featured on other national food programs as well as on local television. These media appearances have helped create a local, national, and international following for Bub and Pop’s, making it a go-to destination for local foodies and foodies visiting from outside of Washington, D.C.!
The deli is co-owned and operated by Arlene Wagner and her son, chef Jon Taub, daughter, and grandson of Bub and Pop, the founders of the original location in Philadelphia.
“We are thrilled to have been selected as the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment “location of the month. It’s wonderful to get this kind of recognition,” said Arlene Wanger, Bub and Pop’s owner.
Voted “Best Sandwich Shop” by Washington City Paper readers, One of the “Best 25 Sandwiches” in D.C., by Washington Post, “#1 Sandwich Shop in D.C.” by MSN, and “Best Sandwich Joint in D.C.” by Lovefood.com, Bub and Pop’s is excellent for catering productions, luncheons, and events. The catering menu allows diners to feast on belly-busting Philly-styled deli sandwiches, including beef brisket soaked in veal jus, tuna melts, Italian hoagies, eggplant parmesan, soups, entrees, delicious vegetarian options as well as mouthwatering desserts.
For more information about Bub and Pop’s, menus, and catering, and how to reserve it as a location for a media production project, please visit https://bubandpops.com/. For information about past locations of the month, visit DC Reel-Scout Directory.
About Location of the Month
The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations and bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations available to film and television productions.
If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME "Location of the Month," we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue, or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month," or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique D.C. location, OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.
OCTFME award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts, and entertainment. OCTFME operates and manages the District’s government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN).
OCTFME manages, operates, and programs the District of Columbia Entertainment Network (DCE). This 24-hour on-demand streaming network delivers diverse and inclusive – FREE – lifestyle, music, live events, sports, arts, variety shows, talk shows, educational and entertainment programming from the nation's capital into homes via ROKU, Apple T.V., and Amazon Fire T.V. as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices by downloading the DCE Network App or at DCENetwork.com.
OCTFME also operates, manages, and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia’s first government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR. It is one of only two full-power, city-managed and programmed radio stations in the country.
OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include permitting, location scouting, production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the D.C. Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund.
OCTFME provides additional support to the Creative community through the Creative Affairs Office (CAO) and Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative. CAO showcases and preserves the District of Columbia’s rich creative communities throughout all 8 Wards. CAO builds sustainability in the creative community through policy, programming, and education, further expanding the middle-class pathway for the creative workforce. CAO coordinates public, private, and community partners to accomplish all goals and create equitable and inclusive opportunities for the District’s creatives. Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administers programs that support the growth and sustainability of the creative industries throughout the District.
For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook.com/entertaindc, Instagram.com/entertain_dc, and Twitter.com/entertain_dc.