Week In Review – 1/16/2022

Image: Jean Harlow and Cary Grant in Suzy (1936) There is no way to sugarcoat the dining news this week. So many restaurants held on through the last two years that we were surprised. Now a combination of factors (Omicron, inflation, supply chain, and more) are hitting. That does not mean there are not good […]

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Saturday In The Museum With Daniel

Image: Daniel Ridgway Knight, In Winter (1880). Our Saturday art posts this year focus on the origins and paths that food takes to get to the table. This weekend, we found a painting that displays the limited bounty of winter produce. In Winter is by an American artist who moved to France after the Civil […]

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Michele’s

Image: Tarte Flambée Last Updated: January 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in service.  They also added take-out. Open Wednesday to Sunday currently.  Though that might change if life gets closer to normal. Overview: The food at Michele’s is rooted in the French tradition with other influences (primarily Louisiana, and Vietnam by way of Houston) interwoven.  […]

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Week in Review – 1/9/2022

Image: Mario Carbone, All’Isola Tiberina (1956). There is an insane amount of juicy, flavorful dining news this week, not just in D.C. but around the world. So grab an extra napkin and get ready to dig in. We start with updates to our D.C. dining guide. Updates to D.C. Recommended Restaurant List Re-opened: Obelisk – […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Wayne

Image: Wayne Thiebaud, The Pie Counter (1963). On Saturday’s we like to post about art, especially art that intersects with the world of food (to match the overall theme of this site). Today our post honors someone who represented this intersection more than any other figure in the contemporary art world. Wayne Thiebaud died this […]

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Week in Review – 1/2/2022

Image: Margaret Bourke-White for a piece entitled “Rustic Cloth goes to Night Clubs.” This week’s review actually covers two weeks because we took of Christmas weekend.  There are lots of interesting stories in the food world, but there was little activity on our site.  But be patient dear reader!  There are new places getting added […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Grainstacks, Snow Effect (1891). For the last three years we have been using Saturdays to post about art, with a focus on art related to food.  In 2020, we tended toward still lifes.  In 2021, we searched out images of feasts and communal dining.  In 2022, our theme will be the roots […]

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Week in Review – 12/19/2021

Image: Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone, Dancing Lady (1933). It was another busy week, with good news and bad for the dining world.  On our site, we are winding down activity as the year ends.  We did our last art post of the year staying with the theme of feasts.  Sadly, the biggest news of […]

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