Thip Khao

Image: Sausage and Salad. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status: Open for dine-in with indoor and outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and delivery available. Overview: Thip Khao is a D.C. treasure.  An idea that became a phenomenon and is now a fixture.  Chef Seng Luangrath is a leader of the Lao Food Movement and this space, […]

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Week in Review – 10/2/2022

Image: Jean Cocteau at the Cannes Film Festival (1959). It was thankfully a relatively slow week when it comes to D.C. restaurants, with no notable closures, and we did not add any places to our recommended list, though we did revisit an old friend. There were a couple interesting think pieces about food and society […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent van Gogh, Peasant Woman Bruising Flax (after Millet) (1889). Last week for our art post, we focused on the work of Jean-François Millet who took as a subject the work of those in the fields. For this week, we found a van Gogh that was done working from a black and white print […]

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Week in Review – 9/25/2022

Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-81). D.C. restaurants racked up some out-of-town praise this week. A couple places in our dining guide announced plans that seem to be looking to a brighter future. It is nice to do a weekly roundup of dining news and have it be mostly positive. Though there […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jean-François

Image: Jean-François Millet, Haystacks: Autumn (c. 1874). With the turning of the seasons, quite abruptly here in Washington, D.C., we turn to autumnal images for our Saturday art posts related to food. This week’s painting comes from France via The Met. Haystacks: Autumn by Jean-François Millet was one of a series about the seasons that […]

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Ottoman Taverna

Image: A spread, with spreads. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, with some outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and and Delivery also available. Overview: Ottoman Taverna is tucked away in the Mt. Vernon Triangle area behind Baan Siam, but the unobtrusive spot is massive inside, serving up mezzes and plates of meat in […]

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Hatoba

Image: Stir-Fried Noodles with pork belly. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in service with indoor and outdoor seating. Take-out and delivery available. Overview: Hatoba does ramen like the other excellent shops in the Daikaya constellation, specifically it has piggy-backed off the flagship’s Sapporo-style bowls with some variations.  But it also does more […]

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Week in Review – 9/18/2022

Image: Inge Morath, Rue Visconti, Paris (1954). This week has little breaking news in the dining world, but a lot of stand-back pieces to make you think. For our D.C. dining guide we added a spot, revisited a spot, and note changes at a couple other spots. So shall we get on with it? Let’s… […]

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