Finally some good news about the Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant, Banana Leaf, coming to the former the former Clover Market space in Chevy Chase. I stopped in on Saturday and was told they finally worked out their permitting issues and are hoping to open by the end of the month. These are the same folks from New York City. You can see their NYC menu here.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the 4900 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW.
On Friday, August 15, 2014 at approximately 8:24 am, an adult female was operating a gray 2009 Honda scooter southbound in the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW when a 2009 International flatbed truck made a left turn from the northbound lane of Connecticut Avenue, NW onto 36th Street, NW, crossing into the path of the scooter. The scooter then collided with the truck. The adult female was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The operator of the truck remained on the scene.
The decedent has been identified as 36 year-old Nadia Sophie Seiler of Wheaton, Maryland.
This house is located at 3343 Legation Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Wonderfully enchanting brick Colonial w/park-like fenced in English country garden, delightful kitchen w/Corian counters and SS appls, gracious living room w/bay windows and FP, light-filled sunroom w/bay windows, LL family room w/FP, HW, CAC, newer W/D, many newer windows + some charming original ones, garage + driveway parking, special home on tree-lined street, so close to ALL!”
“On today’s date, at approximately 5:55 A.M., an unknown suspect followed a complainant into his home. The suspect then displayed a black handgun and demanded the complainant’s wallet. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards 32nd St NW. The lookout is for a black male, medium complexion, approximately 6′ in height with an athletic build, wearing all black clothing, approximately 30-35 years of age, and with a mustache. There was no physical injury to the victim. If you witnessed this subject or have any further information, please call the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.
The reported offense occurred in the 3100 block of Oliver St., NW.”
I finally got a chance to taste the relatively new Macon Bistro & Larder up in Chevy Chase [5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW] – and I guess I went in not knowing what to think but it was absolutely delicious (I had the scallops which were just insane.) Check out their full menu here. This is one of the few restaurants I’ve been to where every single thing from drinks to appetizers to entree (too full for dessert but had some tasty cookies) was just amazing. [The last restaurant I've been to like this was Fiola.] Anyway, good stuff. Anyone else take a taste?
“Any of you who live in the Chevy Chase/Tenley area please, please be on the lookout for our dog. His name is Frank and he is approximately 8 years old. He is a terrier mix and is very affectionate. He also has incredible wanderlust. He is wearing a red Puppia harness and his tags still have my South Dakota address. He got loose from 45th and Western at approximately 6:00pm.
I know this is a long, long reach but you never know. He was a little stray that we found in a storm seven years ago and we miss him already. He does have tags and he is microchipped.”
First Macon Bistro and now this – thanks to a reader for sending for an update on the former Homemade Pizza spot in Chevy Chase. This will be Jetties fourth District location with the other three in Foggy Bottom (20th and I St, NW), Cleveland Park/Cathedral Heights (Wisconsin and Macomb) and Foxhall (1609 Foxhall Road, NW). You can see their menus here.
This rental is located at 5410 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Great location with the lowest move in fee and all utilities included in the rent. 24 hr concierge,.6 mile to friendship metro and shops. A short bus ride to van ness metro. Steps to grocery stores,restaurants,theaters or walk .6 miles to friendship. roof top deck”
The 100-year-old home at 3823 Morrison Street, NW has been demolished in defiance of more than 200 area residents who sought to have the Arts & Crafts house restored or sold to someone who would. This demolition is sparking a renewed effort to obtain a historic district for Chevy Chase, DC.
In addition, we learned yesterday that developer Robert Holman may have possibly sold the property (but perhaps not yet gone to settlement) to another developer. So it’s unclear what exactly will be built on the site.
See below for an open letter with more details.
Letter and before demo photos after the jump: (more…)