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Kaliwa Opens at The Wharf

March 28, 2018

Kaliwa. It means left-handed in Filipino. Apt name for the Irish-born chef who shares left-handedness with his mom and several chefs who have worked with Cathal Armstrong, where he began serving an Asian tasting menu at Restaurant Eve in 2013 following a trip he took to Thailand.

Cathal Armstrong greets guests (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Cathal Armstrong greets guests

A long-standing interest in Asian food and culture inspired Armstrong to open Kaliwa at The Wharf.


The menu is Filipino, Korean and Thai. With 4,300 square feet, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor riverfront dining. The setting, with a sidewalk kiosk serving street-food­-style snacks allows guests to choose between cozy indoor dining or the ambiance of an Asian street market.

Serving pork belly appetizers (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Serving pork belly appetizers

An immersive Asian experience awaits guests, the goal of Armstrong, along with chef de cuisine Paolo Dungca and Armstrong’s Filipino wife Meshelle. With an eclectic menu, blazing woks, karaoke nights coming in late April, and jasmine plants strategically placed inside, all the senses are dazzled.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

First taste Tuesday evening included Korean wine and a selection of tasty appetizers.

Kob-Khun (Thank you in Thai).

Kaliwa at The Wharf (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kaliwa at The Wharf

Kaliwa officially opens today, March 28. 

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For Sale: Washington Harbour

March 15, 2018

Washington Harbour, Georgetown’s more than 550,000-square-foot, mixed-use property on the Potomac River, is on the market again, reports Washington Business Journal


Designed by Arthur Cotton Moore, the complex at 3000 and 3050 K Street NW consists of two curved towers and three other buildings attached to them, all of which are in the Postmodern architectural style. The complex contains luxury condominia, offices, retail space, restaurants, and underground parking.


The complex was sold to local real estate magnate Conrad Cafritz in 1988 in a controversial purchase-like lease agreement. Cafritz subsequently sold the property, which has had six different owners between 1990 and 2013. It sold again in 2013 for $370 million.


Current tenants include Fiola Mare, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Tony and Joe's and Sequoia restaurants. A popular attraction is the 12,000-square-foot ice rink, the largest in the DC area, and a fountain.




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Kevin Plank Lists Georgetown Home for $29.5 M

February 23, 2018

Kevin Plank (Photo by: Under Armour) Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank and his wife DJ Plank have listed their Georgetown home with Washington Fine Properties for $29.5 million. In 2013 the Under Armour founder and CEO purchased the property for $7.8 million.


Baltimore designer Patrick Sutton and Annapolis-based Pyramid Builders were hired for a major renovation.


Last year, the Planks hosted the annual Patrons' Party for the Georgetown House Tour in the modernized home.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)


As reported by Washington Business Journal, "Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries, Plank's private investment arm, said in an email that the house underwent a "major renovation." Plank, whose primary residence is in Baltimore County, purchased the home to host friends, family and guests, Geddes said. He said the Plank family is selling the property because they aren't "using it as often as they had hoped."


Previously owned by Bank of Georgetown's Curtin Winsor III, the property once belonged to Ambassador David K.E. Bruce and his wife, Evangeline Bell.


The historic brick Federal-style 12,200 square foot home has seven bedrooms, and includes a gym, heated pool, gated parking, marble staircase and entertainment room with a bar.

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