“Spreading the word about the Fiber Arts Festival, coming to DC for the first time this year! Located at the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market which is in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School (1819 35th Street, NW). It is this Saturday from 9am to 1pm, there will be a free petting zoo, 5 local fiber farms, tons of hand knit yarn and wares, plus bountiful local food. Its a great way to celebrate all things local within the community! Yoga District of Glover Park is even hosting free yoga in the garden of the school from 10am to 11am.
“On October 1st, Paella chefs and their teams gathered from across the globe to compete for the title of ‘Best Paella’ in several categories at this year’s Paella Wine & Beer Festival in Los Angeles, California. This year’s overall winner, winning the crown for his Seafood Paella was DC’s own Danny Lledó, chef/sommelier of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro in DC. Lledó is the son of a Chef from Denia in Valencia, an area that claims ownership of the origin of the rice dish.
The Paella wine festival, which was started by Armando Rodiel, a Valencian Chef. In 2017, the festival will incorporate The International Paella contest from Sueca in Valencia adding the Valencian paella competition to the contest in San Diego in May, as well as gaian in Los Angeles in October 2017. The festival is slated to expand in different cities throughout the United States in upcoming years.
In celebration of his culinary victory, Lledó will be offering the winning Paella ($26) the entire month of October at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro in Glover Park. This authentic, and now award-winning, paella is chock full of prawns, mussels, clams and more. (more…)
“Peter Tabibian, founder of the quirky Z-burger chain of restaurants, keeps the rights to use the brand name going forward, per a legal settlement with his former business partners.
In addition, Tabibian will also retain two of the burger chain’s original six restaurants: the first-ever Z-Burger in Tenleytown and the Columbia Heights location. Four others — in Clarendon, Glover Park, Southwest Waterfront and White Marsh — will continue to be owned by his former partners, Mohammad and Ebrahim Esfahani, but they will be rebranded in the next 60 days.”
This rental is located at 2320 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The listing says:
“Great apartment in the Sheffield in Glover Park. Sun filled, spacious upper floor one-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking Wisconsin Avenue and the Naval Observatory. Working wood fireplace! Hardwood floors, plenty of closets including a walk in master closet.
Elevator building with roofdeck and patio. Washer / dryer in unit, full kitchen with large pantry. Spa style bathroom. Decorated by designer and well appointed.
Super convenient location with Whole Foods, CVS, gym, restaurants, Starbucks all on the same block! Easy access to Georgetown, American University, downtown DC, Dupont Circle. Walk score 89.
Parking and extra storage in building available for additional cost.
“Award-winning chef Michael Schlow announces the opening of his fourth area restaurant, on July 11, Casolare, located in the newly opened Kimpton Glover Park Hotel. Casolare is a rustic meets contemporary neighborhood restaurant offering authentic coastal Italian fare. Schlow and his team have created a menu of Italian dishes, gleaned from home cooks throughout travels to both Southern and Northern regions of coastal Italy, ranging from antipasti, wood stone-fired pizzas and a wide selection of seafood.
After receiving high praise for his cooking at The Riggsby, Schlow tapped Chef Philippe Reininger to oversee the kitchen at Casolare, where he will offer seasonal preparations of staples like maltagliati with local crab, chiles, and green onions; and porchetta with orange zest, broccoli rabe, and fennel pollen. Lighter dishes such as a seafood salad “Capri style,” a crudo of the day, and swordfish with spicy eggplant caponata and salsa verde will balance out heartier dishes and wood-fired pizzas. In addition to dinner, the restaurant will serve lunch and breakfast, and the latter will offer pressed juices, smoothies, and wholesome options such as an organic brown rice bowl with poached eggs, avocado, radish, bacon, and tiny tomatoes. (more…)
In the continuing saga of snakes raining down from the sky, this one landed three feet from me when I was at the Glover Park community garden on Saturday. I think–I hope–that a bird dropped it. And am very grateful it didn’t land on me, or I’d still be screaming.”
I almost missed this massive news when I headed to the beach last weekend:
“Award-winning chef Michael Schlow, owner and operator of TICO on DC’s 14th Street corridor, The Riggsby in the Carlyle Hotel – Dupont Circle, and the recently opened Alta Strada and Conosci in Mt. Vernon Triangle, will open Casolare, a restaurant in the newly renovated Glover Park Hotel. The coastal Italian restaurant, designed by Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense, is set to open in July 2016.
Casolare’s cuisine will bring coastal Italian fare to Glover Park with food from the regions of Amalfi, Sardinia, Puglia, Cinque Terre and Livorno. A vast majority of the cuisines represented are from the south of Italy, and the menu will offer antipasti, wood stone-fired pizzas and a wide selection of seafood. Many of the dishes are adaptations of what Schlow learned from home cooks throughout his travels to Italy and will feature traditional favorites such as eggplant parmigiano, as well as a Sardinian rigatoni tossed with white beans, diced soppressata, black olives, tomatoes and chilies and a traditional ravioli from Puglia stuffed with potato, mint and pecorino. (more…)