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From Washington Examiner…
The mystery continues around Metro’s stinky stations
“In a single day last week, it was at the Farragut North, Cleveland Park and Bethesda stations for at least part of Thursday morning. Later, the stench was stinking up the Rosslyn station, according to a rider’s report.”
From Greater Greater Washington blog…
Preservation work plan misses most important job: clarity
“When recommending against solar panels on a Cleveland Park home, staff falsely claimed that the current guideline prohibits all solar panels visible from any street.”
From Media Bistro blog…
Karen Feld Loses Again
“The last time we heard anything about Feld was in June 2011, when a partygoer spotted her at a lobster event at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. The guest said she was spotted there with her “overly medicated” dog.”
The menu is divided into areas of tapas: bread, vegetables, meat, seafood, paella and sides.
The bread (pan con tomate) is $7 and can be adorned with Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, or white anchovy for an additional cost.
The vegetable tapas range from $5-$9. We’re most excited about the pan roasted Shishito peppers with sea salt ($6) and the Marcona almond crusted goat chesse with orange and olive relish ($7).
The meats range from $7-$25, with the higher end consisting of a full charcuterie plate with Spanish cheeses. We are excited to try the cocoa crusted striploin with Valrhona cocoa, fava beans, fennel, and mint sauce ($14).
The fish tapas range from $8-$14. The simple cod fritters dish (with salt cod and garlic aioli) sounds appealing ($8). The Catalan mussels ($8) will also be high on the list. Following common menu trends the fish section includes lollipops (tuna, anchovy, and octopus, $10).
Three different paella dishes round out the menu (whole prawn, grilled chicken, and roast chorizo). These range from $15-$19.
As we’ve alluded to previously, Tackle Box will be replaced by a restaurant conceived by Floriana owners. We received confirmation from Rachael O. Tapper Director of Marketing and Communications for Floriana that the company will be taking over the Tackle Box space on May 7. According to Tapper, “We are estimating a couple weeks of renovations and an open date of late May.” We look forward to this new addition to the neighborhood and wish Tackle Box the best of luck at its Georgetown location.
We’ve finally gathered enough sources together to confirm that Tackle Box will not reopen permanently in Cleveland Park. Prince of Petworth hinted as much this afternoon, but like most outlets up to this point, no confirmation was forthcoming. Although management has remained hush about its future, the staff has been permanently reassigned, with most moving to the Georgetown location. Unless something changes, we can confirm that you will not see a permanent Tackle Box space in Cleveland Park. We believe that the use of the space as Bandolero’s pop-up restaurant has made everyone play this close to the vest.
On the speculation side, there is mounting evidence that the Tackle Box space will become the next location for Floriana owner Dino Tapper. It is definite that Tapper has plans to open a Cleveland Park space in June, as we posted some time ago. The timeline seems to fit with the Tackle Box closing. We only have rumors and speculation on this right now, as nothing has been officially confirmed.
What does this mean for the Cleveland Park food scene? It’s difficult to say, but it should not cast doubt on the vitality of the neighborhood as the rash of closings did a few years ago. If anything, it is a good sign that a decent, yet poorly executed restaurant was able to find someone eager to take over their lease. If the Floriana owners do move into the space, it will be an interesting development. Their Dupont space is considered by most as “solid”, but it has never generated much buzz and certainly isn’t spectacular. We certainly are holding out hope that the Tapper family can bring another innovative and popular restaurant to the Cleveland Park food scene.
Yay new house opening up! Wild-lovers apply within!
“I really want to find a new house. If I have to keep living in the wilds of Cleveland Park, I might whither and die. #sawsixmoredeertoday”
Month is too long…
“Finally getting a chance to check out what Cleveland Park has to offer. Pho-79 was great. Only took a month to be in town for once.”
A St. Arnold’s endorsement…
“St Arnolds Mussel Bar in Cleveland Park – Pesto Mussels – Yum!”
More on Tackle Box’s PR debacle…
“Closed Tackle Box in Cleveland Park throwing my Good Friday dinner plans for a loop.”
That’s all the noise that I’ve been hearing…
“RWOC was amazing-Mimi’s Cafe- now we all are at the Zoo & Cleveland Park..we”ve came to the conclusion that its mating season at the Zoo!”
Getting excited for the new one though…
“Mom in the kitchen on the phone discussing w/neighbor which grocery store they’re going to shop at while the #ClevelandPark Giant is closed.”