Two of the tenants moving into Park Van Ness (4455 Connecticut) after it’s completed next year will be inviting the entire neighborhood over for a bite to eat. Let us introduce you:
Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s other three restaurants each have their own unique take on the flavors of Italy. Sfolina’s focus will be the pasta.
Sfoglina will feature such handmade pastas, as well as fresh varieties extruded by machines in-house and dry varieties imported from Italy. The menu will be rounded out with antipasti, salads, salumi, cheese, meat and fish entrees and desserts. – The Washington Post
Sfolina is to open fall 2016. Read more about it in the Post and the Washington Business Journal.
Our 2013 Van Ness retail survey revealed a hunger for a specialty market and deli selling prepared, carry-out meals, and perhaps also employing a butcher for the more ambitious home cooks. A few respondents specifically mentioned Broad Branch Market as an example. Did the owners of the Chevy Chase market hear our cries?
Tracy Stannard and John Fielding will open Soapstone Market in spring/summer 2016. The market, they say, “will feature prepared foods, grab and go items, baked goods, butcher, seafood and deli counters, an espresso and coffee bar, a beer and wine bar and a fast casual concept where customers can pick from daily offerings to dine in or take away.”
They already have a website: SoapstoneMarket.com.