5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Politics and Prose website says:

“Located on the lower level of the bookstore, our coffeehouse’s intimate space and distinctive atmosphere always features a diverse clientele of neighbors, writers, book lovers, and families. The coffeehouse features rotating art exhibits and live performances with our weekly Open Mic. We offer limited wireless internet access to customers, and the perfect environment for reading, studying, and especially conversation and discussion.

Quality foods and beverages draw locals as well as regular customers from the entire D.C. metropolitan area. The coffeehouse serves simple, delicious fare that’s perfect for breakfast, a healthy, tasty lunch or light supper, nearly all prepared fresh from scratch on site and from high quality ingredients. We have frequent menu changes to follow the seasons, supplementing our established core menu.

The coffeehouse opens at 8 a.m. seven days a week (one hour earlier than the bookstore) to help get your morning started right. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.”

Ed. Note: The liquor license placard lists only beer and wine.


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This is the corner that faced some neighborhood opposition.

Their website says:

“Fifty Three – Thirty Three is at the crossroads of Connecticut Avenue and Military Road, in the heart of Chevy Chase. Here, an urban sophisticated lifestyle is wedded with residential luxury, establishing the essence of crafted, modern design. Every room, every kitchen and each garden eases and inspires—so you can breathe in all of life’s little happenings.”

Anticipated opening Summer 2015.

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Jan. 2013:


Photo via Macon Bistro’s facebook page.

Macon Bistro opened back in May at 5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

From an email:

“Our new Fall dinner menu features new items like Duck a L’orange, Pork Chop with pickled maitaki and apple rosemary puree and a Flat Iron Steak with pomme frites (in addition to keeping some old favorites on the menu like our popular short ribs).”

Check out the full menu here.

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with the Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse While Armed that occurred in the area of Oliver Street, NW and Western Avenue, NW.

On Saturday, August 31, 2014, at approximately 11:30 pm, an adult female was in the area of Oliver Street, NW and Western Avenue, NW, when a suspect approached her and displayed a knife. The suspect attempted to remove the victim’s clothing but was unsuccessful. The victim was able to flee from the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, tall, with a dark complexion, wearing a dark hat, one black shoe and one white shoe, dark gloves, white long sleeve button down shirt, and dark pants.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

5014 Connecticut Ave, NW

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.


Ed. Note. I love the description:


From MPD:

“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 crash is currently under investigation.”

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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!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $799,000.

From MPD:

“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.”