The owner of Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Avenue) and Buck’s Fishing and Camping (5031 Connecticut) is planning to open a family-friendly, fast-casual Southwestern eatery in January at the former Besta Pizza on the same block. At its November meeting, ANC 3F approved a settlement agreement for an ABRA license for this new restaurant, to be called Buckaroos. The ANC also approved agreements for Tesoro Trattoria and Pizzeria (4400 Connecticut) and Viet Chopsticks (4304 Connecticut). Forest Hills Connection is pursuing more information and expected opening dates from all three.
New Year’s Day is the Tenley Bar and Grill’s last day.
The property’s owners plan to demolish the building and the former Dancing Crab restaurant (4611-4615 41st Street NW) and build a seven-story apartment building with ground floor retail. Jon Bender, the ANC 3E chair, said on the Tenleytown Yahoo Group, “The owners have indicated that they would like to have an establishment like Tenley Bar & Grill, that among other things features live music, in this space.”
The end of the year also brings the end of Circle Wine & Spirits (5501 Connecticut, Chevy Chase). Randy Speck, the chair of ANC 3/4G announced on the Chevy Chase listserv that the new tenant will be Chase Bank, and that Chase negotiated a lease that is twice what Circle Wine had been paying.
Little Red Fox (5035 Connecticut) celebrated its sixth birthday on December 10th with a look back on a year that included extending its hours to seven days a week, opening sister shop Sugar Fox down the street, and a mini-renovation/refresh of its interior.
Acacia Food & Wine Bar (4340 Connecticut) just served its first Sunday brunch:
“We updated our menu with delicious Mediterranean food!” the restaurant says. Sunday brunch hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include $4 mimosas and sangria and free coffee.
I’m Eddie Cano (5014 Connecticut) serves brunch on Sundays, too, and this month launched “Brunch and Bambini,” a $5 menu for kids 8 and under. Another new special is Meatball Mondays: meatballs and spaghetti for $10 Monday nights.
And did you catch their recent appearance on Fox 5? I’m Eddie Cano chef-owner James Gee and fellow owner Massimo Papetti were there to talk about the restaurant’s “Feast of the Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve and “Language and Linguine” classes.
New art at Italian Pizza Kitchen (4483 Connecticut):
Calvert Woodley (4339 Connecticut) gives the term “cheesecake” new meaning:
Now this is our kind of wedding cake! Thank you to Lindsay for dreaming up this beautiful “cheese cake” for your wedding and putting your trust in our team to make it a reality.💛 pic.twitter.com/aDl0tMsaTT
— Calvert Woodley (@CalvertWoodley) December 8, 2019