Warmer weather means ice cream and lobster rolls
And Sugar Fox (5027 Connecticut) is serving ice cream and cupcakes Thursdays through Sundays from 2 to 8 p.m. One customer, group or family is allowed inside at a time.
— Mary M. Cheh (@marycheh) April 15, 2021
Stop here for “Bucks”
The Tenleytown and Cleveland Park Main Streets have rolled out e-gift cards good for purchases at participating local businesses. The list of businesses taking “Tenley Bucks” includes City Bikes and Middle C Music. Spices and Town Jewelers are among those accepting “Cleveland Park Bucks.”
This flight is fully booked
Uptown Market (4465 Connecticut) had no trouble filling seats for its $20 wine tasting event this Friday, called “Flight Night.” The tasting is sold out. It is also free for Uptown’s wine club members… which is something to keep in mind for the next time. Those who got tickets to the April 23rd flight night will sample wines from Austria, Spain and Maryland.
Take a Tenleytown tour and learn to take better photos
On May 22nd, a Forest Hills-based photography instructor known for photo tours of the monuments and other DC landmarks is leading his first tour of Tenleytown. David Luria of Washington Photo Safari will take participants to stops including the Grant Road Historic District, the Tenleytown Library, and St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. The last stop: Guapo’s, for a margarita and chips. Those are included in the Tenleytown photo safari. And as we write this, there are only two spots left.
Avalon Theatre asks us to “Have a Seat”
When is the Avalon reopening? Theater’s operators aren’t setting a date yet, but an April 15th update suggests that its return is not months, but weeks, away. The Avalon (5612 Connecticut) still has about 40 seats left from its 2019 “Have a Seat” campaign, and it says seat plaques purchased by April 30th will be installed in time for the theater’s reopening.
In a March 23rd update, the Avalon said it would not reopen until its staff had a chance to be vaccinated, and until a number of upgrades were completed. Those include “a full assessment of our HVAC air filtration systems, repair to the iconic Avalon 1 ceiling mural, implementing a reserved seating system to facilitate social distancing and installation of protective barriers on the café counter.”
Patrons can continue to support the Avalon’s efforts by donating to the nonprofit movie theater, and by purchasing tickets to virtual film screenings.
Kojo gets a cookie
The Kojo Nnamdi Show is no more, but its semi-retired host is still hosting The Politics Hour on WAMU on Fridays. And anyone in need of a Kojo fix during the rest of the week can head to Bread Furst (4434 Connecticut) for a cookie created and named in his honor.
Bread Furst created three cookies, actually. Nnamdi got to try them all and pick his favorite – which includes white chocolate, macadamia, lime zest and coconut. “Coco for Kojo” was born.
Mark Furstenburg and pastry chef Cecile developed three cookies for Kojo to try … (2/x) pic.twitter.com/ydODMQljGs
— WAMU 88.5 (@wamu885) April 1, 2021