Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A woman was followed by a man in a minivan and on foot in Chevy Chase, police said.
Chevy Chase Village police and Montgomery County police issued an alert Wednesday about several incidents involving men approaching young girls and women in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring neighborhoods. The latest incident happened near Kirkside Drive and Grove Street in Chevy Chase at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when a young woman said a man followed her in a minivan, shone a flashlight on her and then began walking quickly toward her. Hours before, in nearby Friendship Heights, police said a man driving a maroon SUV approached a 13-year-old girl. On Friday, a man made “inappropriate comments,” to a group of girls playing outside in Silver Spring, police said. Chevy Chase Village Police are working to find the suspects, and have notified Montgomery …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The cigar lounge will be catered by the kitchens of Range, celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new restaurant at the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion.
The wait for Chevy Chase's new cigar lounge is nearly over: Civil Cigar Lounge will open in the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion on Monday, Jan. 14. The 93-seat cigar lounge—"featuring plush banquette seating, leather club chairs and intimate nooks and tables"—will be adjacent to celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new Range restaurant, and Range will provide a "small plates menu" "[utilizing] all of Range's nine kitchens including the rotisserie, wood hearth, pasta station and bakery" for the lounge, according to a Civil Cigar Lounge statement. "When we were presented with the opportunity to open the lounge and partner with a restaurant, we wanted to work with chef Bryan Voltaggio," co-owner Matt Krimm said. "The sheer quality and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
One of Chevy Chase's newest businesses brings a sporty edge to Friendship Heights' lineup of elite boutiques.
Chevy Chase's lineup of luxury clothing shops has a new, sporty arrival: DJ Bennett, an appointment-only, high-end sportswear boutique. Located in the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion, the store, "which opened its doors in September, specializes in luxury athletic wear and equipment ranging from snowboarding goggles with built-in GPS capabilities ($450) to neoprene surf suits ($650)," The Washington Post reported. Owner Dawn Bennett, a former competitive swimmer, "has assembled a roster of sporting experts and professional athletes to help guide shoppers through the company’s inventory, which includes items from such brands as Ghurka, Louis Vuitton and Beretta," The Post added. "My whole life I’ve actually been shopping for something …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new restaurant Range is sure to please meat lovers and vegetarians alike with its extensive menu and open kitchen.
Gourmands and meat lovers, rejoice. Range—celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's newest restaurant—is set to open in the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Range's menu is meat-centric, offering menu items such as potted foie gras, rabbit, scrapple, pork shanks and cheeks, beef marrow bones, veal heart, veal sweetbreads and whole roasted rabbit, "hunter style." Shellfish options include oysters, shrimp, crabs and lobster. Fish dishes include rockfish and black cod with barbecued hazelnuts. But the less adventurous needn't worry. The menu has some more familiar-sounding options, too, like beef steak, pork loin chop and roasted chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary. Much of the meat is locally sourced and butchered at the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's latest restaurant—once slated to open in mid-September—likely will open in a few weeks at the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Good news for fans of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio: His much-anticipated new restaurant Range could be opening in just a few weeks in Friendship Heights, The Washington Post reported. While the restaurant's opening date is not yet set, patrons may reserve a spot for a "pop-in preview" on Dec. 15, 16 or 17, The Post reported. (Make reservations via the restaurant's website.) The restaurant once was scheduled to open in mid-September, but that date was pushed back to mid-November, Voltaggio’s publicist Melissa McCart told Bethesda Magazine in August. Now, it's likely to open in mid-December. At Range, the focus will be on meat. Voltaggio plans to offer many small portions of various meat dishes, encouraging diners to try more than one type…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sasha Obama and two of the vice president's granddaughters were among the restaurant-goers in Friendship Heights last Friday night.
Friendship Heights inched up a few notches on the celebrity-spotting scale last Friday, when children of the president and vice president's son paid a visit to Rosa Mexicano for dinner. Hunter Biden (son of Vice President Joseph Biden) and his wife, Kathleen, brought two of their daughters plus Sasha Obama and "an additional little friend" to the upscale Mexican restaurant, according to Caroline Schoen, general manager of Rosa Mexicano's Chevy Chase location (5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC). "The whole group enjoyed Rosa Mexicano’s signature tableside Guacamole; and while Hunter and Kathleen ate Enchiladas Suizas and Chicken Tacos, all four of the girls ordered Chicken Quesadillas and Jarritos Grapefruit Soda, [and] finished with …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Another high-end store closes up shop in Chevy Chase.
It's true—another high-end store has closed up shop in Chevy Chase. This time it's Adolfo Dominguez, the upscale clothing boutique from Spain. Wedged between The Capital Grille Restaurant and Tynan Coffee & Tea, the store's former space is closed, and a sign says that it is for rent. What do you think should move in? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The wedding industry company moves from Bethesda to Chevy Chase.
Friendship Heights' newest tenant will serve the wedding industry. WeddingWire—which produces a wedding-central website where brides- and grooms-to-be can build their own wedding planners and websites and shop for wedding accouterments (dresses, cakes, etc.)—is moving its offices to Friendship Heights, at 2 Wisconsin Circle (the building above the Metrobus station), CoStar Group (a real estate information company) reported last week. The wedding tech company's new 26,180-square-foot office will be located on the third floor of the 13-story, LEED Gold-certified building known as the Chevy Chase Metro Building. WeddingWire will sublease the space from The Mills—a Simon Property Group, Inc., company—through 2019. The building is owned by The …
Friday, August 17, 2012
At 99, Marianne Arden Cook—who plays the piano at the Friendship Heights Village Center every Tuesday afternoon—is self-releasing a CD of her own music.
Releasing a CD of one's own music isn't just for kids. Nonagenarians do it, too. Friendship Heights pianist Marianne Arden Cook, 99, has self-released a CD featuring 15 of the 130 songs she's written, along with five popular songs. The CD sells for $20, Cook told Patch. The songs are "from a long time ago," but Cook just decided to release the CD now. "[I thought I could] sell some CDs and get some money," she added. Cook is well-known to many of her neighbors in Friendship Heights, where she's lived for the last 25 years, Cook said. For the last 10 to 15 years, Cook has spent Tuesday afternoons performing at the Friendship Heights Village Center. There's a happy hour at the center from 3 to 4 p.m., with refreshments and Cook at the piano…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The legendary Friendship Heights wedding dress boutique will close in October.
It's the end of an era in Friendship Heights: Chevy Chase Bridal—the only remnant of the legendary Harriet Kassman high-fashion boutique that closed in 2009 after more than 30 years of dressing Washington's socialistas—is holding its going-out-of-business sale. The liquidation sale starts on Friday, Aug. 17, and doors will close in October, Barbara Martin, a store spokesperson, told Patch. Closing sale discounts will start at 30 to 50 percent, and will get bigger as the closing date approaches. The entire inventory—bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, veils and eveningwear—will be sold, according to a store statement. Wedding dress prices start at $199. Designers include: Anne Bowen, Badgley Mischka, Douglas …