For a limited time: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s Winter Restaurant Week is under way through Sunday, January 21st. The Van Ness/Forest Hills restaurants taking part are Buck’s Fishing and Camping, Muchas Gracias, Rosemary Bistro Cafe and Sfoglina Pasta House. Also participating: Opal in Chevy Chase and Sababa in the Cleveland Park. You can view the menus on the Winter Restaurant Week website by clicking on the restaurant, and selecting “L,” “B” or “D” for lunch, brunch or dinner.
Rosemary Bistro Cafe in Wakefield is once again participating in Winter Restaurant Week, offering special menus for both lunch and dinner starting this Monday through January 21st. Book your table today! https://t.co/88i8BIAGz5 pic.twitter.com/H7urtbsQaT
— Van Ness Main Street (@VanNessMainSt) January 12, 2024
Picture this: We were the first to tell you about the activity at Uptown Market’s previous home, at 4465 Connecticut Avenue, and the reason for it: Rasika and Sababa owner Ashok Bajaj is opening his next restaurant there. It will be called Rosedale. The Washington Business Journal has an update, which is behind a paywall, but you can still see a rendering of what the farm-to-table restaurant’s interior is to look like when complete.
Flavor Garden facelift: Work continues on the Flavor Garden renovation we told you about in December.
“We are giving Flavor Garden a mini face-lift and making it more inviting for the customers,” Deirdre Holliday-White wrote in an email. “We are also going to put some seasonal items on the menu but keep our customer favorites.”
A month and a day into the renovation closure, Holliday-White posted this update on Facebook:
Bread Furst, the book: First things first: Bread Furst founder Mark Furstenberg wrote a book. And, excerpts and additional anecdotes will be posted on his bakery’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
Furstenberg mentioned in a 2018 blog post that he was writing a book on “the romance of cooking.” Could this be it?
Something is happening at the Uptown Theater: Axios DC tells us so. But details remain under wraps. To tide us over while we wait for news, Axios also has a list of “Movie theaters for every mood.” The Avalon is “The Throwback.”
Future plans: I’m Eddie Cano’s sister restaurant In Bucco Al Lupo has closed in Glover Park, but its owners say it will return at another, yet-to-be-announced location this spring. And Politics and Prose has “branch location expansions” on its 2024 vision board.
It's National Vision Board Day! If you look closely at P&P's 2024 Vision Board, you'll see a sneak peek at our plans for this year, including our Reading Challenge and branch location expansions. What's on your vision board for 2024? pic.twitter.com/GeLqRdEou3
— Politics and Prose (@PoliticsProse) January 13, 2024
It’s safe to say that big number 40 stands for the bookstore’s 40 years in business. Politics and Prose was founded in 1984 by Carla Cohen (Mark Furstenberg’s sister) and Barbara Meade.