Washington, DC

5534 Connecticut Ave, NW

This is the old Arucola space.

“Capital Crab brings steaming hot crabs directly to you so you enjoy the greatest Chesapeake Bay traditions at home with family and friends all year round.”

Check out the curbside menu here.

I spoke to a guy out front who said they should be opening for sit down inside in the next week or two. Stay tuned. Read More


5027 Connecticut Ave, NW Photo by Mary Bells Wall.

From a press release:

“Husband-wife duo Jena and Matt Carr of Little Red Fox will open Sugar Fox, a neighborhood ice cream shop and bakery, this weekend, in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The shop will offer house-made and customizable treats including ice cream by the scoop, milkshakes, cakes, and cupcakes.

Ed. Note: I guess this finally settles the neighborhood name dispute.

Winter hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm



5504 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to Stuart for passing on from the Chevy Chase listserv:

“I was in Pumpernickels/Arucolo (5534 Connecticut Avenue, NW) on Sunday morning – and go the skinny from the owner. They will be going to online sales only as of April 1. They plan to do baking and preperation offsite – and then use the various food delivery services available (uber eats etc.) Apparently Arucolo is also leaving.”

Pumpernickel’s twitter has a post on December 10th 2018 saying “PUMPERNICKEL’S IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.” However there is a yelp review from February that says:

“Was glad to find out that this shop is not closed but joined with the restaurant Arucola so you can still get bagels there at a makeshift counter in the back of the dining room (hours are 7:30-8 am to 2 pm daily). Read More


From MPD:

“Members of the ATF/DC Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Arson offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 10:44 pm, DC Fire and EMS and officers from the Second District, responded to an establishment, at the listed location, for the report of a fire. Read More


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Investigations Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to an Armed Kidnapping offense that occurred on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the 3600 block Livingston Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:45 pm, one suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect brandished a handgun and entered the victim’s vehicle. Two other suspects also approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspects forced the victim to drive to the 3700 block of Legation Street, Northwest. The suspects then fled the scene with the victim’s property.

A nearby surveillance camera captured two persons of interest that can be seen in the photos and in this video: Read More


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