// SHAW’S HIDDEN GEMS

REAL ES­TATE EX­PERT AN­DREW SMITH SHOWS US AROUND ONE OF DC’S HOTTEST NEIGH­BOR­HOODS.

Capitol File - - CONTENTS - BY MARISSA MITROVICH

Real es­tate ex­pert An­drew Smith shows us around one of DC’s hottest neigh­bor­hoods.

“I start my day at La Colombe (924 Blag­den Al­ley NW, 202-289-4850; la­colombe.com),” says An­drew Smith of TTR Sotheby’s. “I go to work on my own be­cause of the nice, tran­quil en­vi­ron­ment, and it’s off the beaten path. I set up my lap­top, have a cup of cof­fee, and do emails be­fore head­ing out for the day.

“I of­ten take a spin through the Dar­ryl Carter show­room (1320 9th St. NW, 202-234-5926; dar­ryl­carter.com) to get in­spi­ra­tion for home de­sign. Any­one can go in; you just knock on the door. You’ll find pieces from house­wares to unique an­tiques Dar­ryl has col­lected through­out the coun­try that fit his clean and mod­ern tra­di­tional aes­thetic.

“For lunch, I like to go to Sun­de­vich (1314 9th St. NW, 202-319-1086), which is hidden in an al­ley­way—seems to be a re­cur­ring theme in Shaw. I’ve tried most of the sand­wiches, and they’re all fan­tas­tic. It’s gourmet de­li­cious­ness.

“I love Read Wall (1921 8th St. NW, 202-733-1913; read­wall.com) for cus­tom suit­ing. They mea­sure you in-store, and you can pick the fabric and lin­ing, and get ini­tials em­broi­dered in­side. Su­per chic.

“I take classes at Solid­core Shaw (1821 7th St. NW, 202-643-7765; solid­core.co). I don’t go as much as I should, but I love it. You’ll burn af­ter­ward, but the next day you will be so glad you did it. The arms-and-abs class is my fa­vorite. I’m a fan of all the in­struc­tors.

“My fa­vorite restau­rant is The Dab­ney (122 Blag­den Al­ley NW, 202-450-1015; thed­ab­ney.com). I’ve been lucky enough to dine there on mul­ti­ple oc­ca­sions. It ab­so­lutely de­serves the Miche­lin star it was awarded. I’ve gone there for dates with my part­ner, with friends, and for work din­ners. It’s a spe­cial place that wows, and it’s great for cel­e­bra­tions.”

TTR Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty, 1206 30th St. NW, 202-333-1212; ttr­sir.com

Shaw and tellW Some of An­drew Smith’s (ƢƧƬƞƭ) fa­vorite spots around Shaw in­clude (ƜƥƨƜƤưƢƬƞ ƟƫƨƦ ƭƨƩ Dar­ryl Carter, Solid­core, The Dab­ney, and La Colombe.

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