03/04/15 12:55pm

4060 52nd Terrace Northwest_sale

This house is located at 4060 52nd Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Significant custom Miller-built home w/ gracious entertaining floor-plan, classic details, and exceptional living space on 4-levels over 8,100 SF. Too many features to list. Dual formal & family LRs, custom kit w/ conservatory ceiling, 3-rm MBR suite, 4-frplces, elev., heated garage, HVAC-new 2015, 1st-flr in-law, full walkout LL. Mature landscaped private park-like grounds, 23,000SF (.54 acre)!”

You can see more photos here.

This 8 bed/4 full bath/2 half bath is going for $3,875,000.

03/04/15 12:47pm

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From an email:

“Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 for the third annual Bel’le Dinner in loving memory of chef Thang Le. Chefs Erik Bruner-Yang, Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury, and John Copeland of Ghibellina will prepare a 4-course dinner at $50 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA). Space is limited and reservations are required. Please email neil@tokiunderground.com for reservations.

Third Annual Bel’le Dinner
In Memory of Thang Le
Benefitting To Write Love On Her Arms

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
4-Course Dinner, $50

Beverage Pairing Optional
For Reservations: neil@tokiunderground.com”

03/04/15 12:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

From the National Zoo:

“Bao Bao has graduated from a panda cub to a juvenile panda!

In the wild pandas separate from their mothers around 18 months old—exactly Bao Bao’s age. Keepers have been closely following the signs that mother and cub were ready to separate for months. They saw Mei Xiang actively discourage Bao Bao from nursing, and spending more time away from her, which was expected as a female in the wild would be preparing to breed again. As these signs became more pronounced, they prepared for the final transition, and even spent nights in the panda house to make it as smooth as possible. Bao Bao now lives in her own area of the giant panda habitat, eats significantly more bamboo and solid foods (like sweet potato), and is mastering training behaviors just like her parents.

We know that as humans it can be hard to watch a mother and cub separate, but pandas are solitary animals in the wild. In order for Bao Bao to continue to thrive and become an important member of the giant panda population in human care, weaning is a natural and necessary process. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on Bao Bao and Mei Xiang’s progress!”

They grow up so fast!

03/04/15 12:00pm

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Photo courtesy of Studio3877

From an email:

“Eastern Market shoppers have a new gourmet destination to visit: Radici, an authentic Italian market and cafe has opened in Capitol Hill.

The new 1,600 square-foot space features imported gourmet Italian bread, meats, cheeses, wine, and coffee. Owner Bridget Thibodeau-Sasso tapped local award-winning architecture and design firm Studio3877, led by co-founders David-Shove Brown and David Tracz, to create an environment inspired by the brand’s name, “Radici,” Italian for “roots” as well as authentic Italian markets, cafes, and restaurants. Terracotta tile, brick, wood tones and custom millwork can be found throughout, creating a rustic atmosphere for shoppers to grab an espresso on the way to work, pick up simple, delicious ingredients for their family’s dinner, or wind down with a glass of wine at the end of the day.”

Ed. Note: This is the former Silver Spork space and Marvelous Market before that across the street from Eastern Market.

Radici
303 7th Street, SE

03/04/15 11:30am

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Photo courtesy of Qualia Coffee

From an email:

“Girardot’s Crumbs Bakery is pleased to announce our Artisan Bread Pop-up at Qualia Coffee on Fridays through March from 5pm-7pm at 3917 Georgia Ave NW. Meet the baker himself as we offer our hearty, crusty breads such as Sourdough Boules, Harvest Grain, Olive Bread, Raisin Pecan, Pain de Campagne, etc. along with Washington’s best coffee.”

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3917 Georgia Ave, NW

03/04/15 11:05am

ricardi
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Riccardi Clothier (1300 Connecticut) appears to be going out of business. It looks like a nice store, so I’m sad for them. But I will not miss the TERRIFYING moving advertising mannequin they have out front. Seriously, this thing scares the heck out of me, and I see it at least twice a day. I’ve never understood it, since it doesn’t seem in line with the pleasant professional style of the store.”

Ed. Note: Riccardi Clothier moved from Georgetown to southern Dupont back in 2012.

03/04/15 10:33am

From MPD:

“First Degree Burglary
2100 – 2199 BLOCK OF 1ST STREET NW
03/03/2015 10:14

The Complainant reports as she walking home, she observed an unknown male following her. As she entered her basement apartment she locked her doors behind her. Shortly thereafter she heard a crashing noise and went to investigate and found the unknown male standing in her apartment. Without provocation the unknown male grabbed at her and asked her for money. As the Complainant screamed to occupants upstairs, she was struck about the face with a wooden object and kicked about the body. Hearing the commotion, the occupants in the above apartment decended into the basement apartment, causing the unknown male to exit the apartment without obtaining anything. An area canvass by MPD was conducted without success. Look-out for a Black Male, dark complexioned, 5’8 in height, wearing a green coat, blue jeans, red hats and carrying a wooden stick.

Anyone with information in connection to this offense can anonymously call 202) 727-9099.”

03/04/15 10:04am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ryan Chiachiere

From Alert DC:

“National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow; which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 PM on Thursday 5th March, 2015.
* Accumulations: Snow 4 to 8 inches….along with a trace of ice.
* Locations: Washington DC Metropolitan area.
* Impacts: Roads will be snow covered with visibility reduced to one quarter mile at times.
* Winds: North 10 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH.
* Temperatures: In the low 30s. Dropping into the 20s on Thursday.”