3417 Connecticut Ave, NW
Ed. Note: This news follows Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese opening in the former Nam Viet space a few doors down.
Thanks to Jenna for sending this desperately needed good dining news for Cleveland Park. There was much consternation after learning Ripple had closed after 7 years in Cleveland Park.
Cucina Al Volo opened in the former Pasta Mia space in Adams Morgan back in August of 2016. The early word on Cucina Al Volo has been very good. So let’s mark this a score for Cleveland Park.
Cucina Al Volo’s website says:
“We know that simple ingredients can lead to something extraordinary. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick lunch and dinner or taking home our traditional Italian pasta to share at your own table, Al Volo has you covered. Our authentic Italian pasta recipes have been delighting diners with our Bronze-cut pasta making method. After using wholesome organic ingredients, our pasta is cut intentionally rough to allow savory Italian sauces to stick all the better to your pillowy Ravioli and your twisty Fusilli Bucati. Your nonna would be so proud.”
Check out their full menu here.
Stay tuned for an opening date.
When your frustration overflows – It’s HAIKU TIME!!
looking towards Connecticut Ave
This house is located at 3309 Woodley Road, NW. The MRIS listing says:
“Stunning sun drenched 1922 Cleveland Park classic with great flow and outstanding renovations throughout. 4 BRs and 4.5 BAs, a true master suite, full driveway, modern in-law suite, fabulous outdoor spaces and ideally located near Metro, stores and restaurants. Sq ft closer to 3600..”
You can see more photos here.
This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,950,000.
3419 Connecticut Ave, NW
Thanks to by Pete for sending the update on the former Nam Viet space. Mr. Chen’s it is! You can see their Woodley Park menu here. Ed. Note: Word is that that Woodley location will be closing when the Cleveland Park spot opens. Stay tuned for an opening date which according to the Cleveland Park listserv could be as early as around two weeks.
3319 Connecticut Ave, NW
“First things first: Nanny O’Briens is not closing its doors!
With our 25th anniversary just over the horizon in April 2018, we plan to continue operating on the Connecticut Avenue strip we’ve called home since 1993 with the same great burgers and pub food, large craft beer selection (and, of course, pints of Guinness), fun kids menu, and friendly service you expect from your neighborhood tavern.
However, things have been tough here. Over the past few years–and, in particular the past few months–as the face of Cleveland Park has changed and competition throughout DC has grown, foot traffic has gone down while the cost of rent, goods and labor have increased. This beloved neighborhood institution–owned by three Cleveland Park natives–is struggling to break even on some months.
We are now looking to you, our neighbors and friends, for support.
Starting at 12 noon this Thursday, August 31st, we will be offering a Thursday Neighborhood Discount of 20% off the bill for all our patrons who live in the 20008 and 20016 zip codes.
Now in the spirit of a rising tide lifting all boats, we reached out to our neighbors who will be running their own Thursday specials, including: (more…)
3419 Connecticut Ave, NW
From the Cleveland Park Listserv:
“I just wanted to let folks know that Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese Food will be coming to the Nam-Viet space. They do not yet have an opening date, but I’m looking forward to welcoming a new business to our community!”
Ed. Note: I asked the ANC Rep, Beau Finley, if they were closing their Woodley Park location and he said that was unclear at this time. Will update as more is known.
You can see their Woodley Park menu here.
current home at 2604 Connecticut Ave, NW
3319 Connecticut Ave, NW
“Join us and our friends at Sierra Nevada on Friday night August 4th for a tap takeover benefiting the Humane Rescue Alliance of DC. Starting at 6pm we will be serving 7 beers from Sierra with a portion of the beer sales going directly to the great folks at HRA. The tap list will include: West Coast DIPA (Boneyard collaboration), Dry-Hopped Barley wine (Avery collaboration), Ginger Lager (Surly collaboration), Thai-Style Ice Tea Ale (Mikkeller collaboration), Tropical Torpedo IPA, Otra Vez Gose and the legendary Pale Ale. Representatives from both Sierra and HRA will be on hand to answer any questions, hand out swag and talk adoption days. Come beat the heat and contribute to a great cause with us and our friends!”
3426 Connecticut Ave, NW
UPDATE from the Cleveland Park listserv:
“I’m delighted to share that AMC’s Director of Corporate Communications, Ryan Noonan, has announced the following:
In response to community feedback, AMC will maintain the Uptown signage, with an upgrade to LED lighting for better energy efficiency and to ensure the sign remains in good working order. We continue to evaluate additional exterior signage plans, including the addition of the AMC brand on the theatre. We appreciate the passion and feedback from the community, and look forward to serving moviegoers at AMC Uptown 1 for years to come.
I will share any additional information as it becomes available.
“Corner of Connecticut and Sedgwick. 3 cars pulled over and, as you can see, one crunched into the column at Sedgwich Garden apartments. Don’t think anyone was hurt.”