This house is located at 3019 Foxhall Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Completely renovated with brand new addition! Stunning renovation features 6 BR, 7BA, 3HA and high-end, custom finishes throughout. Gorgeous kitchen opens to family room, luxurious master suite has two master baths and generous additional bedrooms all have ensuite baths. Large rear yard with patio, 2 covered outdoor living areas and fire pit. Wraparound driveway and attached 2 car garage.”
This house is located at 4345 Hawthorne Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Special new listing in Wesley Heights! Sun-filled & whimsical 4BR, 5.5BA home designed by renowned architect Dickson Carroll! Incredible open floor plan, deep & private garden/lot, upper and lower entertaining terraces, gourmet kitch, att. garage, elevator to all 4 levels, fully finished LL, and ample natural light provided by 94 windows! Highly-sought neighborhood! Has everything to offer!”
This house is located at 4501 Cathedral Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“Beautifully updated 1925 col w/great attention to quality of design & detail. Formal LR boats generous entertaining spaces opening to quaint loggia, terrace, & gardens. Graceful DR has lg windows overlooking the front lawn. Updated kitchen opens to breakfast rm & Dutch drs lead to terraced side entrance. The 2nd lvl offers MBA Ste, 2 additional BRs & BA. Rec rm, 4th BR/exercise rm, & laundry rm.”
Photo of Towers Condominium (intersection of Cathedral Ave and New Mexico Ave) courtesy of Canadian Sweets and Treats
From an email:
“Being the only Canadian bakery in the United States, we have some unique products, not available anywhere else locally. One item is our tourtiere hot pockets. It’s a hand-held pie, in the shape of a pop-tart, filled with ground pork, potato, carrot, onion and seasoned with spices and herbs, enclosed in a flaky pie crust. It’s an item we developed a few months ago, great for a snack or a quick lunch on the go.
Also, the products we sell daily at the bakery, are croissants, scones, cookies, nanaimo bars, butter tarts, biscotti, and sometimes cakes, pies, bars… etc… I enjoy making a different kind of cake or dessert every week for customers to try.”
“Canadian Sweets & Treats (For the U.S. Eh?) was founded in Washington, DC in 2010 when, during the course of a friendly conversation about the greatest desserts of all time (ranging from the wholesome goodness of a Granny Smith Apple Pie to the sublime perfection of Pistachio Crème Brule), someone (out of respect for whom we have promised anonymity) asked a stunningly simple, but wholly unexpected question: “What’s a Butter Tart?” (more…)
“Large sun-filled efficiency apt overlooking pool & garden. Utilities included. W/W carpet, 2 large walk-in closets. Bldg has 24 hr security, concierge, pool, gym, grocery, bakery, hair salon, library, party room, laundry room on each floor. Near AU, restaurants & shops. Bus stop at corner, minutes to central business district.”
Unfortunately no interior photos but this efficiency is going for $1,399/Mo.
“Once in a lifetime opportunity to own an in-town estate offered for the first time in almost 40 years. Extraordinary custom residence with 3-story guest house, gourmet cook’s kitchen with three islands & every upgrade imaginable! Master suite beyond compare. Views from every room bring the outdoors in with terraces & decks overlooking a dramatic pool. Photos by Maxwell Mackenzie & Stu Estler”
Eating around Town is a new series written by a number of PoPville contributors. Today’s review of Al Dente was written by dcreba. dcreba is a big apple transplant and enthusiast of all things edible. she lives – and often eats – in Logan Circle.
The ever controversial Roberto Donna (Culinary tour de force! Embezzler! James Beard winner!) recently won accolades from Esquire magazine, lauding him as Chef of the Year in their listings of Best New Restaurants in 2012.
This Best New Restaurant is Al Dente. And prior to the Esquire review, I was unaware of its existence. A quick perusal of the literature tracks Donna’s circuitous history: Chef rises to glory with his Italian behemoth, Galileo, which undergoes three different inceptions – and locations – over 16 years. Chef falls from grace with reports of embezzlement and failure to pay his employees. Chef opens La Forchetta in a nondescript building in Wesley Heights, relegated to the kitchen and relieved of financial involvement, leaving this management to owner Hakan Ilhan. Restaurant changes name to avoid litigious goings on with a similarly named Adams Morgan restaurant, La Fourchette. This brings us to present day, where Donna is hoping to rewrite history – or at least change the course of things, moving forward – at the helm of Al Dente.
We visit Al Dente on a chilly Monday night. The restaurant is brightly lit and awash in Valentines decorations. My dining companion, with an excellent eye for design, did a calculated 360 sweep of the restaurant and pronounced its aesthetics distracting. “I’m not sure I can take the food seriously, when its decorated like this,” she said warily. As our meal unfolded before us over the next few hours, there were some clunkers, yes, but very pleasant surprises as well, and it became possible to lose sight of our surroundings and focus on the food at hand.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that the coming soon signs have gone up in the old old Balducci’s space at 3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW near American University. Their Website says they’ll be open in early 2013. We judged Wagshal’s deli at 4855 Massachusetts Ave NW here.