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  • What's Cooking in Shaw: Seasonal Pantry

    Posted Under: Shopping & Local Amenities in Washington, In My Neighborhood in Washington  |  August 9, 2011 10:30 AM  |  4,077 views  |  No comments



    Image courtesy of Seasonal Pantry

    There's a new kid on the block in Shaw and he's cooking up something tasty. Meet Seasonal Pantry, the newest venture from Ali Bagheri and Daniel O'Brien at 1314 1/2 9th St. NW (close to both the Shaw and U St. metro stops). O'Brien, a former sous-chef at some well-known DC hotspots, has moved into the neighborhood and we couldn't be more excited.

    The pantry is part gourmet grocer, restaurant and supplier of some tasty homemade goods. If you want to stop in and pick up a fresh cut of meat, their butcher has a great selection including fresh pork chops, chicken, veil and even quail.

    If you're not up to the cooking challenge, they also offer a variety of prepared items such as chicken pot pie and meatballs. One of the best things about Seasonal Pantry is their monthly clubs. For example, September is "Fresh Pasta" month, where $35 gets you two types of handmade pastas per week as well as some special pasta sauces in-hand at your first pick-up.

    The real treat here though is their Supper Club, which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the year. The pantry is turned into a mini-restaurant where lucky diners gather around a communal table and experience from 3 to 12 courses, depending on the type of meal being served that week. You can reserve up to a party of six and you must purchase a ticket in advance. The menu changes weekly and is posted just before reservations open up. For more information on the Supper Club, click here.

    If you can't make it for dinner, be sure to stop in and take home something from their amazing selection. Let us know what you think in the comments section and be sure to view some condos in the neighborhood, here. Who knows--you might end up walking there one night soon!

  • What's Happening In DC This Week?

    Posted Under: General Area in Washington, In My Neighborhood in Washington  |  July 4, 2011 10:53 AM  |  3,944 views  |  No comments

    New Smoothie Place Coming Soon To Brookland DC
    Smoothie anyone?  Coming soon is a new smoothie place in Brookland called “TAMO”. According to the TAMO website, TAMO stands for “These Are My Obsessions Smoothies” which will be dairy free and fat free smoothies. TAMO website lists the different types of smoothies they will offer at their location to the Brookland community. Check out your luxury housing options near Tamo Smoothies.


    Looking For Free Water On The Go?
    TapIT – As the summer has came upon us in the DC area and very hot, many people enjoy the outdoors including bicycling, walking, or participating in other activities. To make sure you stay hydrated in this summer heat, TapIT has partnered with some local businesses to fill water bottles for free according to WAMU, The American University Radio Station. To view the DC locations that TapIT is partnered with, click here.

    Free Movie Nights
    Movie Night - If you are into movies, especially free and classic movies;Columbia Heights are showing free movies on Wednesday’s in the month of June. These movies are located at Tubman Elementary Field at 13th & Kenyon Street NW around 8:30pm. Tonight they will be showing "Are We There Yet?" Next Wednesday, they will be showing "Little Big League." Take a break in the middle of the week to enjoy some classic entertainment. Interested in findingluxury housing near this altruistic cinema? Call 877-852-6636 to schedule an appointment today!

    Pizza Anyone?
    Do you like pizza? If you do, what is your favorite pizza? Coming soon in the Falls Church area will be a new pizza place called Paisano’s. At Paisano's, they offer true gourmet pizza along with other items to purchase such as pastas, subs, strombolis, wings and More. This pizza place already serves at various locations in the Northern Virginia area (Chantilly, Fairfax City, Reston, Tyson’s Corner, Fair Lakes, Herndon, and Centreville)and hopes to open up other locations in the DC metropolitan area very soon. 

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  • What's Happening In The DC Metropolitan Area This Week?

    Posted Under: General Area in Washington, Quality of Life in Washington, In My Neighborhood in Washington  |  June 5, 2011 9:10 AM  |  1,027 views  |  No comments



    Here are few happenings around the Washington, DC area…...........

    Nationwide Open House Week June 4-5, 2011
    Still looking for a home to buy in the DC Metropolitan area?  According toNational Association of Realtors, June 4-5, 2011 will be the Nationwide Open House week and this “designed to drive buyer’s attention and interest to homes to sale”.  For more information, please visit the National Association of Realtors website to get geared up for this event.

    Dunkin Donuts Opening Near U Street
    As I was driving on 14th Street in the northwest part of Washington, DC, I noticed that there was a sign that indicates that a Dunkin Donuts will be opening its location on the corner of 14th and U Street. This location is already busy so why not stop in to get your doughnuts and coffee on when it opens.


    Brookland House and Garden Tour
    The Greater Brookland Garden Club will have their house and garden tour on Sunday, June 5, 2011. It appears as though more than ten Brookland homes will be toured showing the different styles of the neighborhood homes. Ticket price is $10 dollars. For more information, please visit the Greater Brookland Garden Club website.

    Source: Greater Brookland Garden Club

    Bravo’s Own Real Housewife of DC Is Selling Her Home In Virginia
    If you are a fan of the Bravo’s Own Real Housewives of DC, Mary Schmidt Amons is selling her McLean, Virginia home for a listed price under $2 million dollars. This single family home is located at 6507 Ridge Street in the Langley Farms neighborhood featuring six bedrooms and five and half bathrooms that measures 5,450 square feet of living space.
    Source: Yahoo Real Estate

    And…. If this home does not suit your fancy but interested in living in the McLean Virginia area, here are five homes close to $2 million dollars:

    Showing properties 1 - 5 of 18. See more 
    22101 zip code real estate. 
    (all data current as of 6/5/2011)

    1. $1,795,000 : 813 Carrie Ct, Mclean
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      6 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
      Lot size: 36,650 sq ft
    2. $1,990,000 : 734 Lawton St, Mclean
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      7 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
      Lot size: 31,081 sq ft
    3. $1,850,000 : 1423 Spring Vale Ave, Mclean
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      5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
      Lot size: 11,250 sq ft
    4. $1,850,000 : 1920 Franklin Ave, Mclean
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      5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 4,500 sq ft
      Lot size: 14,716 sq ft
    5. $1,995,000 : 1917 Franklin Ave, Mclean
      "Photo
      5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
      Lot size: 14,298 sq ft

    Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

  • More Burgers, DC Beer Week, and Other DC Blog News and Notes

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in District of Columbia  |  August 10, 2010 5:32 AM  |  622 views  |  No comments
  • WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE A BLOGGER

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in District of Columbia  |  August 8, 2010 7:57 AM  |  622 views  |  No comments

    We at DC CondoLoft are looking to hire a writer for our blog. Applicants should have social media savvy, excellent writing skills, and be incredibly professional. Additionally, experience with Wordpress as well as video production preferred. Blog topics range from DC real estate issues to DC lifestyle.

    DC Condominiums
    Perfect side job for freelance social media individual or college student looking for some extra cash.
    Compensation is pay per post, with a minimum of 5-8 posts per week, generally comes to 500-700 dollars per month.
    For more information contact Simon Landau at simon@condodomain.com; please write “DC BLOGGER” in the subject line.

  • HGTV Selects First DC Home For “My First Sale”

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in District of Columbia  |  July 30, 2010 8:55 AM  |  615 views  |  No comments

    Mark Wellborn over at UrbanTurf is reporting that HGTV has selected it’s first home to be featured on Washington, DC’s edition of My First Sale.

    The home might be surprising to some.  While many were expecting the DC homes on the program to be represented by chic, up-scale neighborhoods like Dupont Circle or West End, the chosen home isn’t even in the same quadrant.

    The home, located at 1214 U Street in Southeast, is an Anacostia DC home that has been refurbished.

    Southeast DC Condos

    Photo from UrbanTurf

    HGTV didn’t waste any time, and filming has already gotten underway, featuring the owner, David Garber, as well as he agent, Darrin Davis.

    “The first day of filming involved covering the pricing of the home, as Davis pointed out the positives and negatives and the two settled on a price of $289,800,” Wellborn wrote.  ”The following segment filmed the staging appointment as Susan Campbell of Lemon Tree Staging explained what should be done, and the furniture was delivered. The most recent taping was of the broker’s open house.”

    You can read Wellborn’s article in its entirety here.

    It will be interesting to see whether HGTV fully tackles the neighborhood, and shows some footage that does not display Anacostia in a pretty light.

    CondoDomain DC has tons of Anacostia homes for sale!

    Check out all of our listings today!

  • Check Out These Amazing Photos From National Geographic’s DC Photo Gallery

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in District of Columbia  |  July 28, 2010 2:24 PM  |  365 views  |  No comments

    I was just perusing the internet and stumbled upon this brilliant DC photo gallery from National Geographic’s website.

    It might be an old gallery, but the photos are truly beautiful, and represent the Capital City just the way it should.  There are a few below, but check all of the photos out here.

    And remember, check out CondoDomain DC for tons of DC lifestyle and real estate information!

    Oh…and enjoy the art below!

    DC Condos

    American Indian Museum

    U Street Condominium

    Everyone's favorite late night snack: Ben's Chili Bowl

    U St. Condos

    Bohemian Caverns

    Downtown DC Condos

    Chinatown

    Georgetown Condominiums

    A mesmerizing shot of the Potomac

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