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Photo of Jane Reeves by Anne Berlin

A reader reports:

“From now through Friday, Cleveland Park Wine & Spirits is hosting wine tastings that feature women wine makers, importers and distributors. The owner, Tony, is a neighborhood institution and real lovable quirk. His idea is to be an antidote to the negative political climate in the city.

I visited and picked up a delicious French red to tide me through the inauguration from Jane Reeves, VP of Silver Spring wine importer Comete Wines. It’s made by a woman named Clotilde Davenne. (photo above)

On the 18th from 5:30-8:30pm, all 6 featured women will be pouring 24 different wines. Sounds like a great time!”

3423 Connecticut Ave, NW

3518 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week I mentioned that Dolan Uyghur Restaurant would be replacing Sorriso outside the Cleveland Park metro. And they’ve opened to very positive reviews already from the Cleveland Park listserv:

“We were told that the hand-pulled and cut noodles were special to Xinjiang, so that’s what we had. The noodles had very nice texture, the family was very welcoming and excited.”


“It was amazing! The noodles were fantastic, to say the least.”

Check out their menu in progress here.

Their website gives some background on Uyghur Cuisine:

“Uyghurs are from northwest China but their culture and language are more familiar to the indigenous population of central Asia. These countries would include Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Due to their historic link to neighboring countries such as Uzbekistan, Russia, and Chinese provinces, Uyghur food is well known throughout central Asia and China.

The Uyghur cuisine commonly features the influences of the West and East, antiquity and the present, great skill, imagination, beauty and harmony of taste.

Common ingredients that can be found in many Uyghur meals are lamb, beef, chicken, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celeries, and eggplant. (more…)


This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Corner unit overlooking woods, but less than 2 blocks from Cleveland park metro! Renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath unit features classic warehouse windows, in unit w/d, central air, walk in closet, & gas range. Open floor plan provides room for dining table & large sectional. 1 blocks from restaurants, CVS, PETCO, bikeshare and major bus lines. Pet friendly. Street parking only. Available immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,999/Mo.

3238 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Macomb

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted the update. One reader writes:

“Looks like the District 2 location on Wisconsin and Macomb will become Heritage India. The location closed in January 2015 due to a fire that took out the restaurant as well as other small businesses adjacent to it. None of those locations have since been occupied.”

Ed. Note: Before District 2 Bar & Grille this space was Alliance Tavern and Enology Wine Bar before that. Before Enology I’m blanking but I want to say a coffee shop but you get the drift. Lots of luck to Heritage India who also have a location at 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW – you can see their menu here.


3319 Connecticut Ave, NW

From Nanny O’Briens:

“Join us on Thursday November 17th starting at 6pm for a tap takeover with our pals at Manor Hill Brewing! Kristina from the brewery will be guest bartending while talking shop and has been kind enough to donate all of her tips for the night to the Human Rights Campaign! Nanny’s will also be writing a check to the foundation based on our sales of the Katherine’s Kolsch. In addition to the Katherine’s we’ll also be featuring the Manor Hill IPA, Sunna Rising Pale Wheat, Mild Manor’d Amber, Taylor’s Row IPA and two double IPAs the Citra Splendor and Hidden Hop Yard Volume 5. Hope to see everyone out to help support a good cause while drinking good beer!”