Update – 9/27/20

Image: Champs Elysees, Paris on a warm Easter Sunday, April 03, 1934. After a bit of a hiatus for the last month or so, we are back. There is a lot of news in the D.C. dining world, much of it grim. We have updated our list of recommended restaurants, mostly to note closings or […]

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Sunrise Caribbean

Image: Jerk Chicken Last Updated: 8/18/20 Current Status: The small, bright-yellow storefront on Georgia Avenue currently has no seating, but there is a counter holding trays of stews, veggies, and a bunch of jerk chicken.  The place prides itself on vegetarian options.  The jerk chicken has a little kick but much more on the enjoyable […]

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Week in Review – 8/16/20

Image: Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo for High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) via We Had Faces Then. We took last week off because…well sometimes we run out of steam.  Apologies to both our readers.  This week we added to our list and saw more signs of life.  But ominous omens continue to lurk.   Read […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francisco

Image: Francisco de Goya, Still Life With Sheep’s Head (c. 1808-1812) Today we make a virtual trip to the Louvre – because how else can you get there now?!  For our Saturday art posting we move from the 18th to the 19th century with this painting of butcher shop work by Spanish master Francisco de […]

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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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