The National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society formally announced its candidates for the 2003 Man and Woman of the Year campaign at a kickoff celebration at Clyde's Restaurant in Reston on September 29. Among the 11 candidates are SIGNAL Corporation co-founder Lori Remley Mody, John Arundel of Citigroup, Georgetowner publisher Sonya Bernhardt, Signature's executive chef Morou, and Lanah Hamilton, who is an event coordinator with the Potomac Polo Club and a contestant on this season's "The Bachelor." The campaign is a two-month fundraising competition in which participants vie to raise the most money on behalf of the Society. The winners will be crowned at a December 5 gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.
Bo Blair, Chef David Scribner and David Simone of Smith Point have set out to create the best sandwiches in town. Their new store, Jetties (which has a Nantucket theme-all the sandwiches are named after Nantucket beaches), offers freshly carved sandwiches, a salad bar, baked potatoes, and a variety of soups to take out or eat in at their comfortable indoor seating or at one of the picnic tables outside. Jetties also offers nightly dinner specials created by Chef Scribner, including chicken pot pie, meatloaf, lasagna, and seafood paella. A full service ice cream parlor offers twenty flavors from Gifford's ice cream and great coffee is available from the M.E. Swing Co. Weekend brunch starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Mon.- Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Delivery will start soon. Jetties is located at 1609 Foxhall Road (near the intersection of Foxhall and Reservoir). Call (202) 965-FOOD or visit www.jettiesdc.com.
Seems D.C.-based design label axm swimwear, previously available exclusively in Europe, is making a big splash. The label has received rave reviews from buyers as well as from fashion editors, and will appear in the 2004 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated The line will be available in D.C. beginning February 2004.
The 2003 National Monopoly Championship, traveling aboard the "Reading Railroad," stopped at D.C.'s Union Station on October 17 as part of its maiden journey. The train was on its way from Chicago to Atlantic City, New Jersey- the city that inspired the MONOPOLY game. Forty-eight U.S. contestants, including D.C. resident Peter Barton, competed for $15,140 (the amount of money in a standard MONOPOLY game) and for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 2004 World Monopoly Championship.
Franco Nuschese, president of Café Milano and the principal of Café Milano Boutique is about to launch a line of custom made, italian shirts that's sure to be a huge sucess. In the future, it will be expanded to other high quality clothing. Available at www.cafemilanoboutique.com 202-965-8990.