3000 Connecticut Ave, NW
Photo by Kirby
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Photo by Frank in Woodley Park
Ceci n’est pas un vélo, so please don’t break our window.
It’s an illusion!
In a front yard in Woodley Park… there are at least six. I’ve seen garden gnomes before but never this many and this creepy. Read More
Ed. Note: Last week we also learned that Penn Quarter Starbucks would be permanently closing today.
2604 Connecticut Ave, NW
Thanks to Rand for sending:
“Just saw this banner in the heart of Woodley Park about a new restaurant coming to the 2600 block of Connecticut Ave. Upstairs was Baskin Robins until just recently, Read More
2317 Calvert Street, NW
Update: jhcvt366 writes in the comments:
“New heights is not closing permanently. They covered the bottom floor to hide the liquor while closed but plan to reopen in October. Unsure why the phone is disconnected. Spoke directly with the owner.”
Joanna reports: “Will miss their incredible gin selection!”
Unfortunately New Heights Restaurant’s phone has been disconnected. New Heights opened in 1986. Their website says:
“New Heights is a perennial, classy sight to behold anytime of year ….. especially in springtime when the lovely lines, colors and wood tones of the Gin Joint fold outside into the intimate, Patio-on-Calvert with its verdant, colorful plantings. Read More
UPDATE: “The artist is instagram user @perfectionisht and the project is his quarantine coping strategy.”
About 2 months ago I was walking in Cleveland Park and I found a miniature polymer clay version of “The Scream” tucked into an empty apartment promotional box. I found it delightful. Cut to ~3wks ago when I was telling this patient about my funny little find and asked “oh, you mean the one in Rock Creek?” And my brain exploded. So far I’ve physically found two but I have confirmation of 2 more around Tregaron and Klingle Valley. Read More
3001 Connecticut Ave, NW
From a press release:
“FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Elevation Burger and seven other restaurant concepts, in partnership with Franchisee, Yousuf Nagaria of Capitol Concessions LLC, announces the opening of a new location in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2020.
“Elevation Burger is a fan favorite in the communities surrounding Washington D.C. and it was only natural to add a location in the Nation’s Capital,” said Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands. “We’re thrilled to become a part of the experience that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo provides to so many families and individuals.” Read More
2653 Connecticut Ave, NW
Petit Plats has been here as long as I can remember so a refresh makes sense. Updates when we learn more.