McClellan's Retreat, Washington, DC
photos courtesy of McClellan’s Retreat/Scott Suchman

From an email:

“The kitchen at McClellan’s Retreat is small, but the flavors on the newly redesigned food menu are big! Chef Christopher Morgan (The Partisan) is curating the new menu with snacks & sandwiches including:

– Angostura Beef Jerky ($6)

– Local Ham Board with House Mustard & Peach Mostarda ($14)

– Pork Belly Cuban sandwich – Mojo Pork Shoulder, Homemade Pickles, Swiss & Mustard with Zapp’s Chips ($13)

– Grilled Cheese sandwich ($8 – you can add ham & pepper jelly and chips for $3 more)

– Root Vegetable Escabeche with Farmer’s Cheese, Harissa & Flatbread ($13)

– Garden Panini – Asparagus, Swiss, & Garlic Aioli with Zapp’s Chips ($11)

The upper Dupont watering hole [Florida Avenue & S Street NW] also recently added two new specialty cocktails for the summer months, and has been hosting Game of Thrones watch parties at the bar on Sunday nights.”

1635 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Custom Fuel pizza location and Potbelly before that.

From a press release:

“After much anticipation, and as a result of the popularity of its shops in Georgetown and Bethesda, Drybar will open its third and fourth DC area locations this summer. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients across the country. Now Drybar is heading to one of the most historic neighborhoods in our nation’s capitol (Dupont Circle) and is also settling into the hub of downtown (Penn Quarter). With additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Chicago, LA, and Denver, Drybar is on track to have over 50 locations nationwide by the end of 2015.”

1618 Corcoran Street Northwest

This house is located at 1618 Corcoran Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning Dupont row home on idyllic Corcoran Street NW. Renovated to the highest standards, this modern classic is an urban dream. Gorgeous open main floor with LR, DR, family room, chef’s caliber kitchen, beautiful outdoor space and PARKING! Three large bedrooms up including a king sized master suite with spa-like bath. Lots of storage, high ceilings, flooded with light. Legal 1 bed apt in LL.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,950,000.


A reader writes:

“As I was walking home from work yesterday along Swann Street NW between 16th and 15th Streets, a cop car drove up slowly next me and yelled ‘Hey Neighbor!’ I looked at the car and there were 2 young-ish looking cops and I replied ‘Are you talking to me?’ and they said ‘Yeah, good looking’ well I continued to keep walking ignoring that idiot remark, shaking my head as I went and could hear them laughing. This was a little too creepy especially for cops (in uniform), and I definitely did not appreciate it. I took photos of their car (which is now parked on Swann Street NW) – see the attached, Kentucky license plates, and it says Richmond. Why are Richmond, Kentucky cops doing here? And why are they being obnoxious? Idiots…”

Ed. Note: This week is police week.”Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

OP has written the Richmond, KY police department about this incident as well.