Indulgences – Food & Fashion

The good life in food & fashion

Indulgences – Food & Fashion SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011

Owner David von Storch describes his new 901 Restaurant & Bar in Penn Quarter as “a wonderfully edgy, urban dining experience that provides a playful vibe.” In the lounge, a seven-foot, wall-encased fireplace offers the perfect backdrop for sampling keg draft beers crafted exclusively for 901. The small-plate menu features Asian and American fare. 901 Ninth Street, NW; 202-524-4433. 901dc.com

Pizzeria da Marco serves up authentic Neopolitan-style pizza n Bethesda. Chef Dino Santonicola, who learned the craft in his hometown of Naples, turns out chewy-crusted masterpieces using a custom brick oven. GTM Architects outfitted the space with exposed brick, iron chandeliers and mosaics. 8008 Woodmont Avenue; 301-654-6083. pizzeriadamarco.net

James Beard winner RJ Cooper is crafting 16- and 24-course tasting menus in his new DC restaurant, Rogue 24. Diners surround a central, open “stage,” where the chef and his team turn out such creations as heirloom corn, chanterelle, espelette and vanilla. 922 N Street NW; 202-408-9724. rogue24.com

The Ashlyn Necklace by Elizabeth Cole Jewelry combines pear-shaped, turquoise-colored crystals and faceted, pear-shaped brass baubles with a large curb chain in 24kt gold plate. $185 at Wink in Georgetown. 3109 M Street, NW; 202-338-9465. shopwinkdc.com

Style watchers can preview the latest trends for fall and winter at 2011 ALL ACCESS: Fashion at Tysons Galleria from September 22 to 24. Runway shows spotlight Tory Burch, Karen Millen, Elie Tahari and more. Pictured: Tahari’s Marie Skirt, $448; Edita Blouse, $328; and Felicity Belt, $148. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. allaccessfashion.com

The Pearlized Oxford Bootie by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin adds a decidedly feminine touch—and a four inch heel—to the traditional staple. A ribbon lace-up tie cinches the deal. Made in Italy of patent leather with grosgrain piping. $1,050. neimanmarcus.com

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