Back in March we shared some scuttlebutt saying the long time, low key Chads of Friendship Heights was for sale. Apparently it sold. The Washington Post reports:
“Tony Kornheiser announced on his podcast Tuesday that an ownership group that includes himself, former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams and TV host Maury Povich purchased Chad’s, the longtime Friendship Heights restaurant and bar.”
Well, this is either gonna be absolutely awesome or absolutely awful. Stay tuned!
“Sushiko (5455 Wisconsin Avenue) is thrilled to announce the upcoming debut of Kōbō – a new exclusive restaurant within a restaurant – featuring an intimate multi-course kappo dining journey beginning on Thursday, December 15th from the talented team behind Sushiko including brothers and dynamic culinary duo Chefs Handry Tjan and Piter Tjan, and co-owner Daisuke Utagawa. Over a year in the making – Kōbō – is the Japanese word for “atelier” meaning artist workshop — where original art is created by hand. And although the literal translation of kappo is to cut and cook, it also means the intimate act of cooking for and in front of a guest.
Following the significant increase in the popularity of omakase experiences offered throughout the U.S., Utagawa, and Chefs Handry and Piter agreed that now is the perfect time to begin exploring the future of Japanese cuisine with the hopes of being able to introduce diners – especially Japanophiles – to perhaps the next phase or level of omakase. Chefs Handry and Piter Tjan are excited and eager to share these two new intimate and personable kappo experiences with guests featuring a 12 to 15-course tasting journey through the artisanship and collaboration that births their vision of Japanese cuisine.
Beginning on Thursday, December 15th, Kōbō will be offering 2 seating times per day for up to 4 guests per reservation, with the first seating at 6:00PM, and the second available for 8:00PM. The vegan kappo will be offered Monday through Wednesday, and the non-vegan kappo will be available Thursday through Saturday. Priced at $130 per person for the vegan kappo and $160 per person for the non-vegan kappo (tax and gratuity included), guests will be required to provide their credit card number in order to hold/confirm their reservation. (more…)
“On Friday night, Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights was the inadvertent site of a protest that caused us to close our restaurant to protect the safety of our Teammates and Guests.
The protesters were upset because of a banquet we were hosting for a group called the National Policy Institute (NPI). This was a last minute booking made Friday afternoon, and the reservation was made under a different name, therefore we were not aware that NPI was dining with us or what the group represents. After the event, an attendee sent a tweet in which she made a “Sieg Heil salute” in support of Hitler and white supremacy. This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background.
We want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for inadvertently hosting this meeting, which resulted in hateful sentiment. We want you to know that at the suggestion of one of our Guests, we are donating the profits from our restaurant sales on Friday, $10,000, to the DC office of the Anti-Defamation League, which for decades has been working to bring people together in peace and understanding.”
This house is located at 5408 41st Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“This is a true masterpiece wrapped in luxury and style. No detail was overlooked. Unbeatable location, 1 block from everything Friendship Heights has to offer and the redline metro! TOP OF THE LINE Viking PRO STYLE appliances with 48″ DUAL FUEL range. IMPORTED 11′ Calacatta Marble island, CUSTOM CABINETRY AND MILL WORK, huge flagstone rear patio with OFF STREET PARKING.. DETAILED PERFECTION”
“I was just up at Friendship Heights this morning, and noticed that I was able to take the elevator down to an unlocked but completely empty Michaels. Construction work looks just about finished, and there were signs on the doors advertising that they’re hiring. So, I’m guessing
the grand opening is relatively soon, though, as I said, the space is completely empty at present.”
“The investigation into the cause of a Saturday evening smoke incident outside Friendship Heights Station is ongoing. While Metro has not yet identified the root cause of the incident, investigators have eliminated power cables as a contributing factor.
As a preliminary matter, the investigation is focusing on a foreign object, specifically a metal part of a railcar, becoming dislodged and making contact with the electrified third rail. The foreign contact is believed to have caused a loud noise, flash and smoke.
Investigators have conducted inspections of all power infrastructure in the tunnel, as well as all cars of the incident train, to reach this preliminary conclusion.
Preliminary Investigative Findings as of 5 p.m. Monday, April 25 (more…)
“Since 1982, Chads Friendship Heights has been a mainstay of locals and visitors alike. Our inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious menu, and expansive drink selection have made regulars out of first time customers time and time again. Chads is not a chain or franchise; we are real people, hands-on from management, to the kitchen, to your table. Conveniently located across the street from the Jenifer St exit of the Friendship Heights Metro station, Chads Friendship Heights is a perfect place to unwind and relax for happy hour or take a break from shopping. (more…)