Wegmans opening draws a crowd: Some of our neighbors were the first in line – or among the first – for the opening of DC’s first Wegmans. One of them, reported Washingtonian on the July 13th opening day, practically lives above the Van Ness Giant.
You’ve been asking: And yes, MOM’s Organic Market still plans to open a Van Ness store at 4250 Connecticut Avenue. It’s just not going to happen this summer, as originally planned. The comms team at MOM’s told us they would have more information soon.
Calvert Woodley celebrates 40 years: The wine, spirits, and cheese shop at 4339 Connecticut is marking its anniversary all year, but Friday, July 15th was the big day.
In 1982, 2 competitors came together to create 1 store that could do it all. We thank you for your support & look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come! Special recognition to 3 remarkable individuals who’ve been here since day 1#Anniversarysale #washingtondc pic.twitter.com/AqrPAVKIoG
— Calvert Woodley (@CalvertWoodley) July 15, 2022
Those three employees who’ve been there since the beginning are Ibrahim Ahmed, Tom McKnew and Berrisford Harris.
Early overachiever: Italian Bar (5008 Connecticut), now two months old, has been named one of the “hottest new bars around DC.” Also from Eater DC: a more detailed writeup of Italian Bar’s offerings, which include gelato at its walk-up window, and espresso drinks, “fizzy Italian cocktails” and pastries inside. WAMU/DCist and Daily Coffee News also checked it out.
And already, Italian Bar is the second oldest member of the I’m Eddie Cano restaurant family. Owners Massimo and Carolyn Papetti recently opened a Roman-style pizzeria in Glover Park called In Bocca Al Lupo.
Not the answer to all of life’s questions, but perhaps it should be: Where are some fun places to go with the kids this summer? And where can we find the best tacos in DC? The Washington Post gives the same answer to both: Muchas Gracias (5029 Connecticut).
At Politics and Prose, a different way to look at Washington:
— Politics and Prose (@PoliticsProse) July 13, 2022