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Welcome to the Rock Creek Realty blog!

Welcome to the Rock Creek Realty blog! My goal is to cover what’s happening in different neighborhoods throughout DC including upcoming events, tasty restaurants and reasonably priced bars, general real estate tips and, of course, Rock Creek Realty news.

We’ll start the first blog about a trip to Cleveland Park.

Last Friday night the wife and I had an impromptu date night. She makes the decisions (ha) and decided on sushi. We live in 16th St Heights and didn’t want to trek all over the city, so we headed over to Cleveland Park for some sushi rolls at Spices. Cleveland Park was alive with people, pets and cars creeping for a parking spot at 7:30pm on a Friday night. On the way to Spices we passed St Arnolds mussels bar, which was crowded, so we made a note to check it out soon. We sat at the bar at Spices and watched the sushi masters roll in front of us. We have done this before, but this time with a bit more awe because we had recently taken a sushi making class at Culinaerie located just south of Logan Circle. If you’ve never tried to roll sushi, or even tried to flatten the rice on the seaweed paper, you should also appreciate this skill. We ordered some of the staples, spicy tuna and yellowtail, but also splurged on a lobster roll. It was definitely worth it.

After finishing our meal we wandered into a new (to us?) wine bar a few doors down from Spices. Ripple was tastefully decorated with a colorful broken glass tiled bar and white subway tile with gray grout behind the hanging meat being sliced for charcuterie. While I wouldn’t put Ripple into my reasonably priced neighborhood bar category, we both enjoyed our wine. We are red drinkers, but any red really. My wife ordered the winner, Chateau Smith from the Columbia Valley, WA.

We made it an early night because we have a big painting project to complete tomorrow morning and I will be up early showing condos in Bethesda.

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