“Join us at Nannys Thursday June 18th from 7-9pm as we host New Belgium Lead Brewer Pat Murfin and the DC Homebrewers. Pat, hired at New Belgium in 2001 and a former homebrew store owner from South Carolina, and moderators John Fleury of DCist & Aaron Morrisey of DC Beer will field questions from the audience on topics ranging from brewing in small spaces to the production of sour and hoppy beers. On tap will be the rarely seen on the East Coast Sunshine Wheat, the venerable Fat Tire, Summer seasonal Snapshot Wheat, easy drinking Slow Ride Session IPA, the sour brown behemoth La Folie, hoppy Ranger IPA, and a little bit of both of the last two in the form of Hop Tart. Additionally there will be a homebrew IPA competition with guest judges and prizes for the top 3 winners. Hop(e)m to see you then!”
This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Your chance to live just a block from metro in a stunning Art Deco building in vibrant Cleveland Park. Open floor plan accented by huge warehouse windows shine natural light on stylish finishes including hardwood floors, granite, SS appliances, glass-tile backsplash, combo w/d, and breakfast bar. Pet friendly. Hurry! Security deposits range from $250-$500.”
This house is located at 3500 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Cleveland Park Classic! Much admired home overlooking the grounds of the Rosedale Conservancy. Enter through arched gate to private garden, terrace and heated pool. Meticulously renovated in 2009 with open floor plan and spacious sunfilled room. Chef’s kitchen with Butlers pantry and top of the line finishes, a once in a lifetime home.”
“Tonight, Thursday, April 23rd join Nanny O’Briens and our friends from Evolution Craft Brewing Company and Flying Dog Brewery starting at 6pm for a tap takeover featuring a friendly competition for Imperial IPA supremacy. Flying Dog’s The Truth and Evo’s Lot 6 will both be on tap and YOU will get to vote and decide which hop-bomb is the bombiest. The rest of the tap list includes Evolution Imperial Russian Rise Up Stout, Flying Dog Supertramp Tart Cherry, Evolution Haymaker Strong Ale and Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Ale. Kristi & Nate, representatives from both breweries will be on hand with beer gear and the rep whose beer gets the least amount of votes will have an embarrassing challenge to complete.”
This rental is located at 2755 Ordway Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“GREAT EFFICIENCY UNIT W/ Walk-in-Closet BEFORE ENTERING BATH. SMALL BUT EFFICIENT KITCHEN, Gas stove. . GREAT LOCATION. Rent includes all utilities except phone, internet, and cable. Newer carpet. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, CLEVELAND PARK METRO, RESTAURANTS, YES MARKET, SUPERMARKETS, MOVIE THEATER, POST OFFICE, UNIVERSITIES. HEAT & AC INCLUDED IN RENT, Short distance to National Zoo & Rock Creek Park.”
This unit is located at 2755 Ordway Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“OPEN SUN 4/19, 1-4pm! Experience city living at its finest in this exceptional corner studio apartment. Great use of space w/ expansive closet featuring built-ins & kitchen w/ ample cabinet space. Updated bath & brand new hardwood floors. You’ll find yourself in the heart of Cleveland Park, moments away from AMC Loews Uptown 1, restaurants + more! Monthly fee includes all utilities!”
Franklin bartends at Ardeo + Bardeo on Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park. Franklin has a penchant for creating delicious drinks like his famed Alobar, named for the character in Jitterbug Perfume, as well as a dry and sometimes puckish sense of humor. Drink City is a series of snapshots of people in the D.C. area who are involved in D.C.’s drinking culture.
What brought you to D.C.?
I was born in D.C., but I spent my formative years overseas in Warsaw, Poland. My family still lives over there. I returned in 1986, and went to high school in Northern Virginia. I moved back into D.C. in 2011 when I started bartending at Palena.
How long have you been bartending in the city?
I’ve been bartending in D.C. for four and a half years, but I’ve been in the industry for over 15 years. I’ve had almost every restaurant job imaginable; I’ve been garde manger, host, captain, wine director, server, and now bartender.
The interest in classic cocktails and craft beer has exploded in D.C. over the past few years – what sorts of trends have you noticed lately?
The trend has been to make restaurants simpler and concepts more accessible, but drink menus have become more experimental, using ingredients you would never have been able to find ten years ago. Not many people knew what Cynar was ten years ago. Now it’s everywhere, and it’s delicious.
I’ll start off like Norma Rae, the industry needs to raise its minimum wage for servers. It hasn’t changed in twenty years and the cost of living has only gone up. It’s time. [The current wage for tipped staff in D.C. is $2.77 per hour].
As far as imbibing goes, let’s quit it with oaky and buttery, both terms are overused right now. That’s in part because of the California style’s focus on malolactic fermentation, which can impart a “buttery” flavor to wine. This focus has overwhelmed what makes varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Marsanne/Roussane so interesting.
What sorts of trends would you like to see in D.C. in the coming years?(more…)
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Featured Property: 3312 Highland Pl NW
Legal Subdivision: Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Cleveland Park
Bedrooms: 7 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Paved driveway Ownership: Fee Simple Original List Price: $2,250,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,695,000.
List Date: 07/25/2015
Days on Market: 222 Settled Sales Price: $1,650,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 3/31/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No
Located in Upper Northwest DC, west of Rock Creek Park, Cleveland Park is known for large single family residences with gracious yards on the side streets, and substantial apartment, co-op, and condominium buildings on Wisconsin and Connecticut Avenues.
Pricing trends for detached single family homes in this neighborhood fluctuate depending on the number of homes sold in a given month (these tend to be houses that people stay in for a number of years, so less activity than many other neighborhoods). Expect, however, the median price in any given month to be at least above $1 million.
Since it was originally posted as a Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post, the price was aggressively reduced by $555,000., or basically as much as a whole house in some other DC neighborhoods.
The listing agent for this sale was Marjorie Dick Stuart with W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co. Vince Hurteau with Continental Properties, Ltd. represented the buyer in this transaction.
This rental is located at 2710 Macomb Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“This studio is located on the top floor of a small condo building at an unbelievable location: quiet tree lined street, but only a block from Connecticut Ave restaurants, cafes, organic stores etc. Also near the Cleveland Park Metro and in walking distance to Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo! All utilities (except phone/internet) included in rent as well as an assigned parking space!”