If you happen to live in upper northwest DC but are too busy to follow all the neighborhood news I have something very, very important to tell you: There's a new bakery, called Bread Furst, just opened, and it's great. There's a backstory, too. The guy who opened it, Mark Furstenberg, is 75 years old, a bread expert who wants one last try to provide DC with quality bread. The bakery opened Tuesday but was mobbed. I went in yesterday afternoon when it was raining (no crowds) and bought a couple sample items. They were outstanding. I'll try to go in early tomorrow morning to get another sampling, this time of their breakfast pastries. Assuming those are outstanding also — as of course they will be — my life will become a little less complicated; instead of semi-regular, weekend morning driving expeditions into northern Virginia or Bethesda, Maryland, for breakfast pastries, I can drive or walk just a few blocks down the street. At last, a worthy neighborhood bakery... Yippee!!!!