Saturday in the Museum with Alma

Image: Alma Thomas, Still Life (c. 1960). Across the city events are going on to celebrate the 130th birthday of artist Alma Thomas. The centerpiece is an exhibit entitled Everything is Beautiful.  It is currently at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Va, but arrives at the Phillips at the end of October.  On Saturdays we […]

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Banana Leaves

Image: Banana Leaves Rice Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  The multi-story restaurant is humming seven days a week, with lunch during weekdays. Overview:  The little spot up from the corner of Florida and Connecticut, serves reliable and varied food dishes from multiple cuisines.  Sushi, Pad Thai, steamed veggies […]

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The Duck and The Peach

Image: Eponymous. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open Weds-Sun.  Day café from 9:00 – 3:00.  Dinner at 5:30.  Ample outdoor seating and spacious indoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: The Duck and The Peach is back-to-back with Italian neighborhood spot La Collina, and they share the same kitchen and chef and owner […]

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Week in Review – 9/19/2021

Image: Saul Leiter, Untitled, Market Place (1960’s). Activity on our site picked up with three new additions to our dining guide.  In national news, there were several step-back pieces looking at the state of the industry.  All that and a couple items of local news.  So keep reading! Updates to the Recommended Restaurant List Added: […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Carl

Image: Carl Gustaf Hjalmar Mörner, Italian Harvest Festival at Monte Testaccio near Rome (1825). This week on the IG, many of the wineries that we follow posted about the beginning of harvest.  Today harvest is celebrated with a beer and a social media post, but once upon a time it was a communal celebration (and […]

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Mangialardo’s

Image: G Man in hand. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-2pm. Overview:  There is near unanimity about Mangialardo’s.  It is a D.C. institution.  The sandwich to get is the “G Man” that is a classic Italian sub. The other subs to get are whatever you want because they will all probably make […]

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Swahili Village

Image: Suya/Nyama Choma (Beef cubes with Swahili spice mix) Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. Overview:  For years the original Swahili Village built up a base of fans in Maryland.  A couple years ago, owner/chef Kevin Onyona decided to take over the old Vidalia/Honeysuckle space, thinking […]

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Shibuya Eatery

Image: Shaved beef with simmered onion and Udon noodles in broth. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  They have a large streatery for sit-down.  They can also do take-out, though there is no link for it on the website. Overview:  Years ago, Darren Norris opened a large open restaurant in City Vista.  Kushi served all […]

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