Friday, May 10, 2013
With Friday morning's ribbon-cutting ceremony, the gaping vacancy in the middle of the upscale shopping block, The Collection at Chevy Chase, was filled.
Friendship Heights' newest restaurant—Mi Cocina—opened on Friday with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The upscale Tex-Mex restaurant opened in the former M Cafe/Famoso/Piazza Sempione spot, which shuttered unexpectedly on April 19, 2011, Patch reported. The space has been vacant since then. Mi Cocina is located in The Collection at Chevy Chase (5471-5481 Wisconsin Ave.), between Christian Dior and Bulgari. It's open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Attending Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony were Max Sagatizado, general manager of Chevy Chase's Mi Cocina restaurant; David Smith, president and CEO of The Chevy Chase Land Company; Del. Susan Lee (D-District 16); Lindsay Camacho, representative for Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D-…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The new restaurant in The Collection at Chevy Chase will feature traditional Tex-Mex food in elegant surroundings decorated with one-of-a-kind artworks.
Come Friday, the vacant space next to Christian Dior on Wisconsin Avenue in Friendship Heights no longer will be vacant. Mi Cocina will open at 11 a.m. Friday at The Collection at Chevy Chase (5471-5481 Wisconsin Ave.). Its ribbon-cutting ceremony (at 10:30 that morning) will be attended by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-District 18) and Sen. Brian Frosh (D- District 16). The restaurant is the latest location for a popular Tex-Mex chain that originated in Dallas, TX, more than 20 years ago. Management saw the Chevy Chase area as a good place for growth, a restaurant spokesperson told Patch. Mi Cocina's menu focuses on traditional Tex-Mex dishes made with fresh ingredients. On the menu: classics like tacos "de brisket" and fajitas, as well as …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mi Cocina will open in The Collection at Chevy Chase on May 10 at 11 a.m.
Friendship Heights' food scene—recently enlivened by the opening of Le Pain Quotidien—will have yet another new restaurant in just a few weeks: Mi Cocina will open at 11 a.m. on May 10 at The Collection at Chevy Chase (5471 Wisconsin Ave.), according to a restaurant news release. The restaurant, "considered a local Tex-Mex favorite by residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, ... brims with delicious, time-honored recipes, all the while embracing a comfortable and family-friendly attitude that has been celebrated by all ages for more than 20 years. Mi Cocina prepares its diverse menu fresh daily with authentic Mexican cooking techniques and the finest ingredients," according to the news release. On the menu: Tex-Mex classics like tacos "de …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Shops at Wisconsin Place plaza has a lively cafe again.
The wait is over. Le Pain Quotidien opened this week in the former Tynan Coffee and Tea location on the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place. On Tuesday afternoon, the restaurant was bustling, and diners packed the patio in the pleasant spring weather. The 1,331-square-foot restaurant, which seats 34 diners inside and 38 outside on the patio, was constructed with "eco-friendly features such as LED light fixtures, recycled cast iron arched windows and a recycled church pew," according to a news release from Le Pain Quotidien. The business' name means "the daily bread," and its motto is "where friends and strangers alike come together." Founded in Belgium in 1990, the restaurant is "renowned for its pâtisserie goods—macaroons, madeleines, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lunchbox will be the third eatery in the Chevy Chase Pavilion with a menu by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio.
The newly-renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion is set to get a third eatery with a menu by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio, who will open a second location of Lunchbox—a popular sandwich shop in Frederick, MD—in the Chevy Chase shopping center later this year, Washingtonian reported. "Lunchbox takes the fresh, seasonal ingredients ... and transforms them into gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts," the restaurant's website states. The Frederick location is a "casual dining venue [that] seats 30 people comfortably for lunch only," and restaurant patrons may dine in or carry out. Menu options include grilled cheese, pastrami and meatloaf sandwiches, a variety of salads and soups, cookies and brownies. Lunchbox will join Voltaggio's other …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
PoPville, citing "a good source," reported that the shuttered Friendship Heights coffee and tea shop could become Le Pain Quotidien.
The former storefront of Tynan Coffee and Tea in Friendship Heights could become home to a branch of Le Pain Quotidien, Prince of Petworth reported on PoPville, citing "a good source." Tynan Coffee and Tea recently closed, Chevy Chase Patch reported. Its storefront anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. Next door is the former storefront for Adolfo Dominguez, a clothing boutique. Patch readers made several great suggestions as to what might work well in the empty space. Suggestions included: an ethnic and/or mid-price-range restaurant, a craft beer or cocktail bar and an ice cream parlor. What would you like to see in the old Tynan space in Friendship Heights? Tell us in the comments.
Bryan Voltaggio's Chevy Chase restaurant now serves lunch as well as dinner, seven days a week, but reservations still are recommended for both meals.
Range isn't just a dinner destination anymore. Starting this week, Range—celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new restaurant, which opened in the Chevy Chase Pavilion last December—is open for lunch, too. Reservations still are recommended, and may be made online at www.voltrange.com or by calling Range at 202-803-8020, according to a restaurant news statement. The lunch menu is mostly the same as the dinner menu, with the addition of a burger and a $30 set-price lunch option, according to the restaurant. Range now is open Sundays through Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., at the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion (5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC). Range's menu is meat-…
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 …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Civil Lounge in the Chevy Chase Pavilion will feature cigars and spirits, as well as small plates from the kitchen of Bryan Voltaggio's neighboring Range restaurant.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Feast your eyes on these photos of the food at Range, celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's new restaurant in the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Range—celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's newest restaurant—opened on Dec. 18 in the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion. 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. Dishes are prepared in the restaurant's open kitchen. The restaurant also makes its own breads, pizzas, pastas and candies. Pizza chef Edan MacQuaid has worked in many well-known pizza kitchens in the Washington, DC, area. Read more about the restaurant and its extensive menu on Chevy …