23 Incredible New Technologies You’ll See by 2021…

The Maya said we’re due for a shake-up soon.

Turns out, they were right.

Down the Cybernetic Rabbit Hole We Go - Photo by Harold Hoyer-Escala-600x400

Down the cybernetic rabbit hole we go. Photo by Harold Hoyer.

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23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021

WHEN LOOKING AT THE present as an indication of where we’ll stand a year from now–much less a decade–feeling optimistic may not come easy. We look out to the universe and see an infinite, lifeless abyss enfolding upon our own small pocket of civilization, while the people we look to for guidance and information seem to be little more than straight-faced bearers of bad news.

Yet while we can’t predict what the future holds for our unending political discourses, we can look at how far we’ve come with technology in merely the last decade and realize the present we know now will, very soon, find itself memorialized in nostalgia. Here’s some technology emerging down the road that’s poised to change your life on a much greater scale than any outcome of a political debate.

U Street Corridor – AL CROSTINO – Welcome to the Famiglia…

U Street Corridor - AL CROSTINO - Welcome to the Famiglia



Why You’ll Love It

  • Family-style ristorante atmosphere
  • Imported Italian whites and reds
  • Fresh, homemade pastas and breads

U Street Corridor - AL CROSTINO - Welcome to the Famiglia

There’s nothing in the world like a freshly prepared batch of homemade pasta. If you aren’t nodding your head in agreement right now, you’re probably long overdue for a visit to one of U Street’s best kept secrets for autentico Italian cuisine.

Run by a mother-daughter team, Al Crostino is the definition of ristorante famiglia. Hearty dishes—such as Ravioli di Vitello with its rich veal stuffing and sauce—balance fresh seafood and salads. And tying the whole meal together? An extensive list of imported Italian vino.

Each recipe is translated to zesty perfection by owner and chef Juliana Nicolai—you’ll know her as the white-aproned woman welcoming you inside with a smile. Because, from the moment you enter this charming trattoria to the last sip of wine, you’re just another member of the Al Crostini famiglia.

– Brian, Bloomspot Staff Writer

U Street Corridor - AL CROSTINO - Welcome to the Famiglia

U Street Corridor
1324 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Between N 13th St & N 14th St
(202) 797-0523

U Street Corridor - AL CROSTINO - Welcome to the Famiglia


3.5 stars and 65 reviews on Yelp

“This place is FANTASTIC!!!! I’m a huge fan of this gem. My girlfriends and I usually go here for dinner every Sunday to catch up and I have never been disappointed with the food or service. ”

Yelp Reviewer Jill G., Washington, DC, 12/29/10
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“As always, very very happy with my most recent meal at Al Crostino … We were all blown away by the amazing food Juliana cooks up in this “hidden gem” on U Street.”

Yelp Reviewer Zack L., Washington, DC, 11/3/11
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“Overall, the food was excellent. The prices were great for the quality and neighborhood. I encourage everyone to check it out.”

Yelp Reviewer A.C., Washington, DC, 8/8/11
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“It’s not Italian as generic Americans know it, it’s pastas and sauces that need explanation or Google, and the most friendly ownership and service I have experienced since I moved to DC over a year ago.”

Yelp Reviewer Joe S., Washington, DC, 12/1/11
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U Street Corridor - AL CROSTINO - Welcome to the Famiglia

  • Valid April 20–August 31, 2012.
  • Limit two per person, one per table. May purchase multiples as gifts.
  • Not valid holidays.
  • Must redeem in one visit; no cash or credit back.
  • Taxes and gratuity not included; please tip on full value.
  • Cannot be used with other offers.
  • Refunds allowed up to 24 hours after close of Bloomspot sale.