Week in Review – 5/9/2021

Image: Boris Lipnitzk, Tea at the Ritz (Paris 1925). Over the weekend the infection rate for D.C. took another dip, and we are tantalizingly close to being at a rate that would justify relaxing the rules.  We here at 17 Degrees have been in favor of caution, but with the numbers pointed in the right […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Edward

Image: Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning (1950). On Saturdays, we like to highlight a piece of art.  With the big museums opening at the end of this week, we are putting the focus on this Edward Hopper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A year ago, as we sunk into the reality of the situation, […]

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Beau Thai

Image: Chicken in a spicy garlic sauce Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status: There are two locations of Beau Thai.  You are lucky if this is your neighborhood spot, but it is good enough to pull from a larger area than that.  Currently doing sit-down, take-out and delivery at both the Shaw and Mt. Pleasant […]

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Week in Review – 5/2/21

Image: American Ladies in London, 1956. As D.C. creeps closer to capacity dining, we have been ramping up our activity on this site.  We added a couple a restaurants this week to our recommended list.  There is news of places coming back and less news of places being lost.  So let’s get out the recap […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow II

Image: Winslow Homer, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873-76). We drift away from food for this weekend’s art post.  In light of the re-opening of the National Gallery in a couple weeks, we are highlighting some favorites from the collection.  In light of the wind that hit us the last day, this piece seemed appropriate. […]

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Laos in Town

Image: Rolls April 2021 Current Status: Coming in the wake of the success of Thip Khao, Laos in Town is another recent addition for Lao food in D.C.  They took over a large space with a large patio in NoMa, including a bar that faces out as well as in.  Owned by Nick Ongsangkoon, a […]

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Compliments Only

Image: The Teamster Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status: Many places switched to simpler food to get through the crisis.  Coconut Club was one of those places when it opened a ghost kitchen selling sandwiches called Crush Subbies.  Coconut Club closed up shop though, and the guy behind the subs, Pete Sitcov, looked to open […]

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Update – April 25, 2021

Image: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman 1946 In the before times we would do a weekly recap of activity on the site and news from the D.C. dining world.  Our apologies for falling down on the job recently, but the good news is that there is news.  So without further ado, let’s do an update! Updates […]

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