St. James

Image: A full table. Last Updated: December 2022 Current Status: Dine-in service.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: The details add up to an impressive whole at St. James.  From the name, to the space, to the menu, to the beverage program, it appears as if each element was thought through, then pieced together to […]

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Donburi

Image: Chicken thighs over rice. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Overview: Donburi is one of those places that makes one appreciate how far D.C. has come as a food city.  Though the original spot in Adams Morgan (with its cramped counter more evocative of Japan) was a pandemic […]

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Il Canale

Image: Red and White and Green. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  Uncovered outdoor seating weather permitting. Overview: Though Il Canale serves other dishes, it is famous for its pizza and that is where we suggest you focus your attention.  Located in a converted old residential building on a […]

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Week in Review – 11/20/2022

Image: Francesc Catala – Roca, Untitled (1953). Between the election, three-day weekend, and twitter imploding, we decided to skip last week’s update. But there is stuff to catch up on, so we are back (though we’ll probably take off next weekend). This past week added paired Peruvian spots to our dining guide, before that Initiative […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francesco

Image: Francesco da Ponte, Winter (Butcher) (between 1585 and 1590). We sneak in this art post between two long weekends and at a time when the first real bite of winter is felt here in D.C. Sticking with our theme this year (which is almost over!) of where food comes from, we return to meat. […]

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Causa and Bar Amazonia

Image: Skewers from Causa Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: They are both open for dine-in service.  Tasting menu only at Causa. Overview: Chef Carlos Delgado is doing something special in these paired spots.  Causa is a tasting menu restaurant on the first floor.  Upstairs is Bar Amazonia that does shareable plate options centered around […]

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Week in Review – 11/6/2022

Image: Clark Gable in “Honky Tonk” (1941). Welcome to our recap of activity on our site along with dining news from D.C. and beyond. This week, D.C. gets ready to vote on wages, we added a couple wine bars to our recommended list, and the food world lost two strong voices. All that and more, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with the Song

Image: Hydraulic Mill, Song-era China. Once upon a time the imperial power of China was reflected in its advanced technology to produce food. For this week’s art post about the world of food, we found this Song-era painting of a water mill. Some background is provided in this academic article. The JSTOR page provides a […]

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