Week in Review – 8/2/20

Image: Jeanloup Sieff, Le Café de Flore (c) (1975). There was more news out and about in the dining world than on our site this week.  Let’s get to it. Restaurant Status Updates: Brothers & Sisters – This place reopened in the lobby of the Line Hotel.  It operates in conjunction with the Cafe Spoken, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jakob

Image: Jakob Bogdani, “Melon, Cherries, Grapes, and Other Fruit.” This weeks side trip to the world of art continues the series on still life paintings.  On most days we post about food and D.C. dining, so we have been doing still lifes that intersect between art and food. This one is a last one from […]

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Arepa Zone

Image: Arepa! Last Updated: 7/29/2020 Don’t let the name fool you, they offer more than arepas, but it is all rooted in Venezuelan food, mostly around small fried items (taquenos), stuffed folded corn cakes, and the gridled, split arepa pockets stuffed with meat or veggies and lots of cheese. GF, vegetarian and vegan options available. […]

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Annabelle

Last Updated: 7/25/20 Current Status: Annabelle is a new restaurant with a lot of history behind it.  It occupies the spot once held by pioneering Restaurant Nora.  In the kitchen is a local legend Frank Ruta.  In one pre-shutdown visit, it was still settling in.  But this is a serious place doing serious food. Currently […]

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Week in Review – 7/26/20

Image: Burger in a Car Every week that does not result in catastrophe for the dining world seems like a triumph at this point.  There was one notable closure locally, the neighborhood standout Coppi’s.  They promise to be back and considering all they have been through, we believe they will.   Out of town, Ludo Lefebvre’s […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Anne

Image: Anne Vallayer-Coster, “Basket of Plums” (1769). Oil on canvas. This week’s virtual trip to the world of art takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another in our series on still-life painting.  This Basket of Plums is from the 18th-century French painter Anne Vallayer-Coster. The museum site provides this description: “During the […]

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Week in Review – 7/19/20

Image: Clark Gable This week was the first time I was optimistic, the full seats at expanded sidewalk/street seating gave me hope that many places might be able to gut this out.  There is still a reckoning coming, and the health restrictions continue to be necessary because too many people refuse to take the risk […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Luis

Image: Luis Meléndez “Still Life With Watermelons and Apples in a Landscape” (1771). Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid. This week’s virtual trip to the museum continues to trace the history of still-life painting.  It recalls an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 2009 on a contemporary of Goya who became one of the […]

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