You’ve ventured out at last for some patio dining. Your server brings out a culinary masterpiece that begs to be photographed. But the resulting image is too dark, too blurry, or otherwise doesn’t do the subject justice.
Washington Photo Safari (WPS) and new restaurant Rosemary Bistro Café want to help. The two Forest Hills-based businesses are teaming up for a September 26th photo safari at the restaurant at 5010 Connecticut Avenue. The class is limited to eight students who will learn how to use any camera to take eye-catching food photos. The models: five dishes from Rosemary Bistro. And once they’ve posed for their close-ups, it’s time to eat.
WPS is perhaps best known for taking amateur shutterbugs on photography teaching tours of DC monuments, but some of its past classes have taken advantage of amenities in its own neighborhood, such as Hillwood Museum and Gardens.
The instructor of the Rosemary Bistro class is WPS founder and longtime Forest Hills neighbor David Luria. The safari is $79 per person. Masks are required and the class is being set up outdoors and to promote social distancing. Find more information and register here.
Delivery robots go to college
Some of the neighborhood’s delivery robots have left us to go back to school. I’m Eddie Cano says its delivery fleet’s last day was August 16th. The robots had been making deliveries at college campuses (including George Mason University) before the pandemic. When students, faculty and staff were sent home last March, the Starship Technologies robots “quickly jumped into the gig economy,” as I’m Eddie Cano says in an amusing blog post.
Tesoro invites a DJ for happy hour
On the Tesoro Trattoria & Pizzeria patio, it’s happy hour every day from 4 to 7 p.m. And on Fridays, a live DJ is spinning tunes. The DJ sets are streamed live on Tesoro’s Facebook page too, so you can enjoy the music and see some of the action in the kitchen from the comfort of your own home, too.
The Big Cheese at Calvert Woodley
Meet our team! Carlos Estrada, has been filling our #LaCheeserie with delights from around the world for over 25 years. Known as one of the best cheese merchants in the United States, we’re lucky to have him at Calvert Woodley. pic.twitter.com/FnM5LU9dsa
— Calvert Woodley (@CalvertWoodley) August 27, 2020
Online orders keep Little Red Fox busy
Kitty O’Shea’s is closing
Remembering Mel Krupin
DC restaurateur Mel Krupin, whose Krupin's deli/restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue was a #Tenleytown mainstay 20 years ago, passed away last week.
Krupin's later evolved into Mr. K's and Morty's before closing.https://t.co/ReOa2Yo8q7
— Tenleytown & Around (@Tenleytown411) August 31, 2020
Win a guitar from Middle C Music
The show goes on at the Avalon
When Washington City Paper checked on the Avalon Theatre in August, it had been showing movies online for five months. And that transformation from a traditional movie house to a virtual theater had happened almost overnight.
The Avalon has just launched a new streaming platform with other independent theaters. Here’s what you need to know about purchasing tickets and watching the films online.
New covid measures at DC’s only shoe store just for kids
Ramer’s Shoes has been outfitting kids with new shoes, boots and sandals for so long, the parents used to get their shoes there, too. But never like this.
For a while, Ramer’s Shoes was taking phone orders for pickup and delivery, but that required a lot of guesswork on the part of parents with fast-growing kids. So Ramer’s is now inviting families to a tent outside its door for foot measurements. A limited number of customers is also welcome inside, and curbside pickup service continues.
Tino’s celebrates its first anniversary
In Cleveland Park Main Street’s “business spotlight”
Atomic Billiards, closed to the public since March, is using its downtime to make improvements. Byblos Deli has been able to keep doing what it’s been doing for 25 years: serve customers seven days a week.