1805 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Tiffany MacIsaac, Chef and Owner of Buttercream Bakeshop, is partnering with Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross, Proprietors of Cork Market & Tasting Room, to offer her acclaimed scratch-baked cakes and confections at a two-day event. Buttercream Bakeshop Uncorked! will take place Friday, November 7th, and again on Friday, November 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Buttercream Bakeshop will offer two different cakes, as well as boxes of assorted sweets, for pre-sale at each pop-up. Chef MacIsaac’s famed “Cookie Monster” — a brown sugar chocolate chip cake with cookies and cream buttercream and eggless cookie dough layers, topped with a crown of mini oatmeal cream pies — will be a feature the first week, along with peanut butter Ho-Ho’s and Coffee-raspberry marshmallows. The second pop-up will see Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies treats and Gingerbread cream pies from Chef MacIsaac, along with her “Fat Elvis”-bits-all cake with peanut butter buttercream layers and a swirl of caramel, topped with candied bacon bits-all available for pre-order. To order these confections for pick-up at the pop-ups, please visit the website A complete menu of pre-sale items and prices are included below.

For each Friday pop-up, Buttercream Bakeshop will also offer her Roasted Beet Red Velvet cake by the slice, as well as other on the spot to-go treats, such as Macarons and Oatmeal cream pies. Cork Market will also offer sparkling and dessert wines to complement Buttercream Bakeshop’s creations. Khalid and Diane will be pouring tastes of their favorite selections at each pop-up, bottles of which will be available for purchase to take home and enjoy with Chef MacIsaac’s delectable treats.”

1522 U Street, NW

Fyubi makeup & brow studio has opened up in the former Foundry Furnishings space on U Street. Their website says:

Fyubi makeup and brow studio launched in 2008. Our mission is to blend trendy and traditional techniques to create looks that are appropriate and fun for every client.

Flaminia garioni (flami) is a makeup artist and Eyebrow specialist with over 15 years of experience. She began her makeup career as a traveling artist for major brands such as NARS, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Armani and Stila Cosmetics to name a few. flami’s clientele includes celebrities, white house & capitol hill staffers. “I enjoy personal time with my clients, it allows me to cater to every woman’s beauty needs individually. ” as an independent artist, flami books on site services or works out of her private studio.

Flaminia gives back to her community and supports various charities. She is especially dedicated to ending domestic violence. she lost her mother yubi, a hair stylist who was well known in both Italy and the usa, and her brother diego in 1991. “they are my inspiration and I believe that my passion for beauty combined with my voice can make a difference in a woman’s self esteem and give her confidence to believe in herself.”

You can see their services here.

2230 13th Street Northwest

This house is located at 2230 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated historic federal located in the vibrant 14th/U St corridor. Eco-friendly design, advanced environmental systems.Open plan main level w/light filled living room w/gas-ready FP, spacious dining room, 1/2 bath, chef’s kitchen w/island leading to brick patio. 2nd level features a lovely master suite, 2 add’l BRs, full bath. Amazing roof deck. Off street pkg + storage shed.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,895/Mo.

2201 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“For its November guest chef sandwich, The Red Hen’s Mike Friedman has dreamed up The E Street Special, a mountain of chili braised brisket, crispy bacon, Fontina cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island aioli on griddled pumpernickel bread. The $14 sandwich is available throughout the month. G, 2201 14th st. NW. 202-234-5015.”

1829 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Vastu will be closing soon.
It has been a wonderful 11 1/2 years and we are very sorry to see it end. We simply couldn’t absorb the financial burden caused by increased costs and lowered revenue during last year’s short change in ownership.

During our time on 14th St, we have taken great pride and delight in being invited into your homes and lives, asked to help make them a little more comfortable and stylish, and we cherish the friendships we’ve made along the way. It has been an adventure watching the neighborhood go from a retail wasteland where we needed to bring lunch if we wanted to eat that day to one where there are seemingly endless options for all-day drunken brunches.

Our closing isn’t immediate and we will of course be delivering orders to those of you who still have them outstanding. (more…)


From an email:

“Satellite Room is hosting “Shaking It Up” for charity tonight featuring neighborhood celebrity bartenders, Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and half of famed restauranteurs ‘The Hilton Brothers’), Ben Olsen (DC United), and Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things). From 6-9 these four notables will (attempt to) concoct cocktails and pours with a portion of the night’s proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table. The full dinner menu and drink specials will also be available.”

Ed. Note: Italics are editor added.

14th and V St, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Duke’s Shoe Repair has been closed without comment for a couple weeks now. It is the large shoe repair store attached to the Reeve Center. I heard someone outside saying he had health problems, but I don’t know if that’s true. I just saw a note saying that it will be open this saturday and next saturday. I thought you might want to spread the word for other readers who have been missing their shoes and are wondering what Duke’s story is.”

Wishing Duke a speedy recovery.

1925 14th Street, NW

14th Street’s next massive development now underway just south of U Street – signs are up for Elysium Fourteen. Their Facebook page says:

“Elysium Fourteen is a highly exclusive apartment residence set in the heart of the 14th/U Street Corridor. This development project will involve the careful renovation and restoration of two existing historic buildings that will be subsequently adjoined to a newly constructed 9-story LEED certified apartment building with retail on the ground floor. Elysium Fourteen is an exceptional residence developed for the most discerning urban tenant.”

and their website says coming August 2015.




Here’s a rendering from thier Facebook page: