Our Summer 2010 issue of Capitol File came in the mail and guess what?! We’re in it! Vastu is one of seven places listed as destinations for modern decor in the mag’s second annual “guide to the good life in Greater Washington”. A big thank you to Capitol File for including us. We’re happy to see a few of the folks from our block made the guide as well – congrats to Bar Pilar, Pulp and Home Rule!
Be sure to get yourself a copy of the issue or check out the guide here for details on great places for food + drink, home + design, and fashion + beauty.
Midcity Caffe recently opened up its doors (above Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot) and the reviews so far have been pretty good. Caffe hours are greatfor an early morning run or afternoon snack, especially if you work in the neighborhood. You can also stop by with your laptop and get some work (or non-work) done since they offer complimentary WIFI. The 50s era diner design is charming and works well for the space. As for the food and drink, we’ve heard only good things. Personally we’ve had the black citrus iced tea and whole wheat bagels, both delicious!
If you haven’t been, definitely give it a try!
1626 14th St, NW | Washington, DC 20009 | 202-234-1515
The Strathmore, Comcast and 97.1 WASH FM are presenting the 13th Annual Outdoor Film Festival. A portion food and snack sales will go to the NIH Children’s Charities – Children’s Inn, Camp Fantastic/Special Love, and Friends of the Clinical Center.
So grab a blanket and join us for some fantastic “feature presentations.” The movies will begin promptly at 8:15 pm, so don’t be late!
August 14 : 8:10 p.m. “The Curious Case of Bejamin Button”
August 15 : 8:10 p.m. “The Dark Knight”
August 16 : 8:10 p.m. “Kung Fu Panda”
August 17 : 8:10 p.m. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
August 18 : 8:10 p.m. “Singing in the Rain”
August 19 : 8:10 p.m. “Twilight”
August 20 : 8:10 p.m. “Slumdog Millionaire”
August 21 : 8:10 p.m. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa”
10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852 Tel: 301.581.5200
Foodies that haven’t yet made it over to Txikito (pronounced chic-kee-toe) should make the trip. Txikito pays homage to the food and cooking techniques of the Basque region in Spain. Where’s Basque you ask?
There it is! Txikito introduced the city of New York to the food from this region and one restaurant reviewer says…
With Txikito, [owners] Raij and Montero show they are masters of using unusual (at least in this country) Spanish ingredients.
Must-Haves: Albondigas, patatas mentaiko, bocata, arraultza
Price to enjoy Txikito: $25 to $50 a person
240 Ninth Avenue | New York NY 10001 | 212-242-4730
In the New York City area and in need of some interior design help? Contact our NYC-based designer, Krissy Stecyk at krissy (at) vastuny (dot) com.
Going on now and running through July 31st (Saturday’s excluded, Sunday participation optional), Manhattan restaurants are offering some fabulous deals for patrons. Restaurant week started during the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Tim Zagat and others organized the event to get convention participants to sample the best eats the city had to offer. Each participating restaurant signed up to offer a prix-fixe lunch menu. The program was opened to the public and due to the program’s popularity the event grew to offer a prix-fixe dinner option as well.
Food & Friends is a fantastic DC-based organization we have partnered with for the last couple years. The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. Food & Friends was founded in 1988 when a friend of Reverend Carla Gorrell, sick at home with AIDS, needed something to eat. What began as lunch for one has become 3 meals a day, for more than 1,300 individuals, six days a week for people in the Washington, DC, metropolitan community.
We just wanted to take some time and thank Food & Friends for all the great work they do in our community. To learn more the organization, ways to donate or volunteer click here.