Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth October 14, 2020 at 11:45 am 0

via SakuSaku Flakerie

Open daily 8am-3pm

Thanks to Cate for sending:

“SakuSaku Flakerie, a local, women-owned business is operating out of Al Volo in Cleveland Park (3417 Connecticut Ave, NW.) Their food is legitimately amazing and they have the old Firehook back patio for hanging out with your coffee. I’d love for them to stay and become a staple of the neighborhood and would love to get people out and supporting them.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

coming to 440 K Street, NW

Thanks to Michael for passing on a bit more info on Toscana Market from the building Lydian and Lyric:

Italian market and restaurant prossimamente
(coming soon)

The cucina (kitchen) is the heart of every Italian home. This one will be the heart of the neighborhood. Toscana Market, by Daniele Catalani of the popular Al Volo restaurants, is an authentic Italian market and restaurant offering culinary classes, gourmet foods, and much more. Coming soon.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 9:25 am 0

3311 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to all who messaged me the news from Washingtonian:

“Cleveland Park mainstay Ardeo+Bardeo will serve its final dinner on Sunday after 20 years in business.

The new American eatery is closing to make way for an entirely new concept from restaurateur Ashok Bajaj, who’s behind the Oval Room, Rasika, and Bindaas (among others). The latter Indian street food spot, whose flagship adjoins Ardeo, will remain open as usual during the transition–a revamp that will include a change in cuisine, full design makeover, and new head chef.”

OK it’s no secret that Cleveland Park has faced some restaurant woes of late. This should not be added to that list. Despite the narrative – this news is most welcome. To put it bluntly – Ardeo had gotten stale after 20 years. Couple this with how fantastic Bindaas has been – I can’t wait to see Bajaj’s next vision!! A refresh to a business hindered by the antiquated service lane from such a successful restauranteur like Ashok Bajaj should be celebrated. This may be the only thing to resuscitate some life on this end of the strip with Bindaas. [Al Volo has been a welcome addition on the other end of the block.] Now if Ardeo/Bardeo had closed with no plans for a replacement – it would be a disaster. This is a blessing. I can’t wait to learn more. Stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

3505 Connecticut Ave, NW

Back in November we learned a Target would be replacing Petco in Sam’s Park & Shop. I stopped in on Saturday and was told that their last day would be January 22nd. I got 20% off cartridge replacements for my fish tank filter. Updates on Target as they release more info.

Ed. Note: Not all is dim in Cleveland Park, I’ll be posting about Al Volo‘s opening in a half hour.

But in other closing news – the Artisan lamp shop is also on the way out (thanks to Sarah and Lindsey for sending):

3331 Connecticut Ave, NW

Artisan lamp’s website says:

“Artisan Lamp Company has been a trusted business in Washington D.C. for more than 35 years. We are proud to offer the finest selection of antique lighting and objets d’art in the Washington area. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 28, 2017 at 11:00 am 55 Comments

forever ahead of their time

From a press release:

“Amazon.com today announced that Prime members in the greater Washington, D.C. area can now enjoy delivery from 150 popular restaurants, including Maketto, Ben’s Next Door, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Kapnos, b DC Penn Quarter, and many more. Amazon Restaurants is expanding its delivery territory from Northern Virginia to customers in the Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, H Street, Shaw, and Downtown neighborhoods, to name a few.

“The hustle and bustle in the nation’s capital can make it difficult to try all the amazing restaurants around town,” said Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants. “Now, Amazon Restaurants makes it easy to skip traffic and get delicious meals from top restaurants conveniently delivered to your office or home in an hour or less.”

Using the Amazon or Prime Now mobile apps or by visiting www.amazon.com/restaurants, Prime members in D.C. can order from participating restaurants, browse menus, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery driver travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time.

Once an order is placed, the food will be delivered in one hour or less. Amazon Restaurants offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups. If a customer finds a restaurant item on Amazon Restaurants that is priced higher than the regularly priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.

“Who doesn’t love being a Prime member and all the benefits that come with it?” said Jesse Hiney, general manager of Osteria Morini DC. “Now my customers will be able to get our delicious pasta delivered right to their doors. Sounds dangerous in a delicious way!”

New Participating Restaurants in Washington, D.C. include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2016 at 11:10 am 6 Comments

pasta mia
1790 Columbia Road, NW

Back in June we heard some scuttlebutt that “Cucina Al Volo set to replace Pasta Mia” but there’s no info on their twitter or facebook and their website is not active. So not clear if they’re still planning on taking over the space (or taking the Pasta Mia name?) or someone else is coming but one thing’s for sure – we’ll know by August 12th!

the next past mia


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