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Columbia Heights: Are You Ready For Taylor Gourmet Sandwiches?

Columbia Heights: Are You Ready For Taylor Gourmet Sandwiches?

NewColumbiaHeights blog is reporting that the Taylor Gourmet sandwich shop destined to move into a location at 14th and T streets later this year, will deliver to Columbia Heights.

Read the full report on NewColumbiaHeights and see the original article about Taylor on Washingtonian.com.

So...who's excited about that?

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

Pho 14 On Park Road Expanding

Pho 14 On Park Road Expanding

It appears as though Pho 14, one of my favorite Columbia Heights restaurants, and one of the best Vietnamese joints around, is expanding.

Prince of Petworth reported today that the restaurant is still several months from delivering on the expansion.

Domino's On The Way To 14th Street?

Could a Domino's Pizza shop be coming to the 14th and Fairmont?

NewColumbiaHeights posted a tip Friday that seems to support the theory.

Click the link to read the details.

Would you be pleased to have Domino's join the neighborhoods?

OPENING: May 13 - SAX Lounge & Restaurant Unveiled in DC



This press release comes to us from Jennifer Resick Williams:


WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2011 – SAX, an entertainment venue featuring live cabaret and allegorical art installations, will open to the public on Friday, May 13. The SAX experience, from shocking paintings and elegant, erotic performances to a luxurious menu of modern French small plates and decadent cocktails, is an atmosphere lavishly unique in Washington, D.C. 


The lounge will open seven days a week, by reservation only. On Sunday evenings, the entertainment will cater to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. SAX is the third restaurant and lounge by Errol Lawrence and Nancy Koide, who also own OYA and SEI in Penn Quarter.


Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby joined Ridgewells in February 2011 with a background of 15 years in world cuisine. Gadsby specialty is progressive American cuisine. In his capacity as Corporate Chef, Gadsby is responsible for overseeing and directing the culinary vision of Ridgewells’ Social, Corporate, and Major Events Division.

He did not disappoint when debuting his Taste of Spring menu, last month, for a group of Metro DC tastemakers.  The menu included:


Torched Yellow Tail

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

A Study of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Poached Arctic Char

Wagyu Sirloin of Beef

Cheese Flight

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Popcorn Ice Cream

Roasted Peanut Caramel

Root Beer Gelee


Locals React To LivingSocial Dollar Lunch Day

There was an unusual buzz throughout Downtown D.C. this morning, an energy that far surpassed the standard Friday.

The excitement, shared by locals all over the District, was a result of the city's preeminent company, LivingSocial, giving back to the community it calls home.

In an effort to promote the launch of its new instant deals feature, LivingSocial ran a special today, offering lunches at more than one hundred participating D.C. food joints to customers for a buck.

That's right: One dollar.  That's one hundred pennies.  That's twenty pieces of Bazooka bubble gum.  That's one of those dollar scratch-off lottery tickets that never wins.

The deal was insane, and, we assume, so were the amount of purchases.