When I was checking out RANGE opening in 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW I also saw a sign for a new Tex-Mex restaurant near the Friendship Heights metro. Mic Cocina’s website says:
“Welcome to Mi Cocina where everything we offer is hand-crafted and made fresh daily using authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the finest ingredients available. From our famous, homemade salsa to our mouthwatering, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite. Relax in our comfortable stylish surroundings with one of our legendary Mambo Taxis® served by our family of warm, friendly and professional staff. It’s our honor to serve you!”
You can see their menu here. They have a lot of locations in Texas – has anyone ever eaten at one?
Lots of folks have been eagerly anticipating the new restaurant, RANGE, from chef Bryan Voltaggio opening up in the Chevy Chase Pavilion by the Friendship Heights metro. I was able to attend a media preview last night and felt like I was launched into the future:
From a press release:
RANGE encompasses 14,000 square feet where the open kitchen design allows the 300 seats a view and ample interaction with the team of chefs. The kitchen stations include charcuterie, bakery, raw bar, rotisserie, wood fired hearth, dessert and candy, and coffee bar. Voltaggio’s approach promotes the use of whole animals such as Border Springs Farm lambs and Roseda Black Angus Farm steers that are butchered on-site and featured in a collection of offerings that include alternative cuts like shoulders, legs, and offal. Local game, fowl and the freshest seafood straight from the Chesapeake also grace the menu to meet all appetites. One menu is presented throughout the restaurant and highlights seasonal ingredients sourced from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques.
“Terrific Value!! Large Brick Colonial with four real bedrooms and two full baths up!! Many original features, natural wood trim, foyer, fireplace, large living room, separate dining room, LL family room, side porch, garage and off street parking, Lafayette School district. Blocks to Connecticut Ave shopping & dining and hiker biker trails in Rock Creek Park,”
“Square footage per tax record. CONN AVE AT CORNER OF JOCEYLN ST HANDSOME WARDMAN TOWNHOUSE CONVERTED TO 6 UNITS IN 1980 TERRIFIC CHARACTER WITH 9 FT CEILINGS PARQUET FLOORS, WASHER DRYER. Excellent location, vacant ready to move in, 1BR/1BA with a fireplace. Kitchen updated (newer countertop, sink and faucet, & base cabinets).”
This 1BR/1BA with a fireplace is going for $1,700/Mo.
“Adorable, charming & sunfilled w/inviting screened front porch, tiered back garden & slate patio, parking pad, original moldings, details, curved doorways & built-ins, huge windows thru out, sleek modern kitchen, hardwood flrs, neutral carpeting, many closets, lots of storage & more! Close to bus, metro & shops!”
Changing lifestyles and attitudes toward fitness apparel among women have created a demand for more versatile, fashion-conscious technical activewear that offers both functional performance and style appeal.
To meet this demand and bring more diversity to the Washington, DC women’s market, Core72 will offer distinctive, stylish, high performance apparel and accessory lines from a range of manufacturers, all higly acclaimed in the outdoor industry but with limited distribution in our area. Core72 will offer products in the running, yoga/pilates, travel/lifestyle and cycling categories with a seasonal focus on standup paddling, swimming and/or skiing.
Full of Beans children’s clothing has moved around the corner to 3813 Livingston St, NW:
“Charming brick Colonial! 3BR/1BA, detached Garage, hardwood floors, lush level lot, & Sunroom. Deep front and back yard so house is nicely situated back from road…Nearby parkland, Metrobus stop, friendship heights metro, shops. Basement is separate and not included in rent.”
“New Price! Addition & renovation in 2008, approx. 4000 total sq ft features huge gourmet kitchen, large sitting room or main floor 2nd master bedroom, private library or office, custom detailing thru-out, LL au pair living area. Interior & exterior living spaces intertwine ideal for entertaining. Large rear balcony & relaxing patio. Walk to Chevy Chase shops, theatre, restaurants, schools, METRO.”
“Masterfully transformed into unique residence with outstanding flow and use of space plus special architectural and landscaping touches. Large lr with fireplace & built-ins and adjacent family rm, dr for large gatherings, fabulous kitchen with wall of curved windows for lovely views from breakfast area, spacious master suite with 3 additional bds, 3.5 ba, office, large recreation room, & deck.”
Did you know that apparently Clover Market at 5014 Connecticut Ave. NW has closed . . . One of the last of the old fashioned, neighborhood grocery stores . . . I don’t know how long it was around – but I have lived in DC since 1982 and I certainly know that it was here since long before that . . .
Sad — as another, small independent goes out of business.
Clover Market was located across the street from Politics and Prose bookstore. Looks like a demo permit has been issued but it’s not clear who the new tenant will be:
“Carla Cohen died in October 2010, and in June 2011, Politics & Prose was purchased by Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine. Brad was a longtime journalist with The Washington Post. His wife, Lissa, also worked as a Post journalist for a number of years, and then served as a speechwriter to Hillary Clinton at both the White House and the State Department.”
I hadn’t heard about any changes until now. They’ve recently applied for a liquor license:
“The nature of the business is a bookstore. Entertainment consists of poetry readings and author presentations. Food will be light, consisting of pre-packaged, ready to eat items.
Sunday 10 am – 8 pm, Monday through Saturday 9 am – 10 pm”
“look for new ways to make books a popular entertainment to compete with other leisure activities. We will continue to explore links between books and travel and the arts, as well as books that help us understand ourselves and our world. We will be planning trips, meals together, movies, music, and other activities that enrich our lives.”