Saturday in the Museum with Horace

Image: Horace Pippin, Sunday Morning Breakfast (1943) On Saturdays we like to divert our attention from the world of dining to the world of art, though we still try to find a connection to the world of food. In recent weeks, we have been posting images of feasts and other meals where people gather to […]

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I Ricchi

Image: Rigatoni from another time Last Updated: February 2021 Current Status: I Ricchi keeps chugging along.  Now in its fourth decade, the hearty Tuscan cuisine paired with slightly kitschy décor remains a standard-bearer.  They have used the large open space in front of the restaurant to create a heated, covered seating area.  Chef/Owner Christianne Ricchi […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Amir Hamza

Image: “A young hero bounds into a drunken feast” from the Dastan-I Amir Hamaz (c.1567-882). Opaque watercolor on cotton. We pick up the series we started of art depicting feast and dining. As a restaurant guide for D.C. we like to take a break on Saturdays to post about art related to food. The last […]

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Crane’s

Image: Patatas Bravas Last Updated: February 2021 Current Status: Chef Pepe Moncayo’s inventive fusion of Spanish and Japanese cuisine (he calls it Spanish Kaiseki) opened in a giant space right before the pandemic took hold.  It has hung on into 2021 without giving up on the edgy cooking.  They are doing dine-in (with outdoor space), […]

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Glover Park Grill

Image: Chicken, greens, Farro Last Updated: January 2021 Current Status: Boston-based restaurateur Michael Schlow converted the space that was serving Italian under the moniker Casolare into a homage to classic American fare.  He installed the very talented Hamilton Johnson as chef and built a large outdoor seating area in the parking lot.  Et Voila: Glover […]

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In The Museum With Nina

Image: Third millennium plaque depicting the goddess Nina. Over the holidays, we took a break from posting our findings from the art world on Saturdays. Today we pick up the pattern again and shift our focus. Last year we followed the thread of still-life paintings, mostly focused on Europe. Our new topic, still related to […]

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Stellina Pizzeria

Image: Last Update: January 2021 Current Status: Stellina opened in spring 2019, the product of Lupo Verde alums.  It may have been luck that the focus of its cuisine became a primary food group in the pandemic.  It garnered rave reviews early on and there is no sign of fall off.  It is open with […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul III

Image: Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and Peaches (c. 1905). We close out our series of Cézanne still life postings for our Saturday look at art, and we turn the page on the 19th Century. This week’s painting is found in D.C.’s own National Gallery of Art. Due to Covid, it is closed. We […]

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