Bread Furst Bakery open - lively, pleasant, and
I love the mixed grain bread I got. Since they just opened yesterday, they are still getting it all together. Everyone was friendly and active. There is parking in the back. I went there at about 2 pm and it was lively, but not overwhelmed. Their bagels looked a different, but that is probably a good thing.
4434 Connecticut Ave NW
I have returned several times and I now love this place. The prices are not low, but almost everything I had I would get again. The sweet items are generally small by usual American standards, but I like that. A small Blondie was a delicate butterscotch, a canele had crunch outside and lovely moist, tender center, and a pastry with just a little sweetness and caramelized edges and a couple of raisins from croissant pastry (I guess) was amazing. I also had a piece of muffuletta which was great, but not really a muffuletta at least from my experience.
I enjoy the bread most when a reheat in my oven which returns the terrific crunch to the crust. Oh, the everything bagel was unlike any bagel I have had, but terrific.