Week in Review – 5/22/2022

Image: Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1959) Lots of good stuff this week in the updates and recaps. We added a spot, checked in on a spot in our dining guide. A spot re-opened and one promises to. The Caribbean dining scene gets a shake up. Big Macs continue to fascinate. All […]

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La Bise

Image: French style meat and potatoes. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: They are doing dine-in service, both inside and out.  No take-out available. Overview: La Bise is aiming for a sweet spot of nice but not stuffy, French but not dogmatic, friendly but not boisterous.  It succeeds.  The cooking is familiar and sharp, with […]

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Tosca

Image: Agnolotti del Plin Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: The remodeled dining room is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  Take-out remains available. Overview: Tosca serves elegantly-plated Italian cuisine in a fancy room among a crowd where many are little concerned about the price of the meal because many of them are […]

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Week in Review – 5/15/2022

Image: Bruce Davidson. London, 1960. Walking down 14th Street last night, past a packed Barcelona and a long line waiting for Black Cat to open its doors, it gave all the appearances of before times life. But, dig a little and it is clear that the churn of the pandemic is cycling. For us it […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gustav

Image: Gustav Klimt, Poppy Field 1907. © Belvedere, Vienna For our weekly art post, we turn to an artist better known for paintings of passion than of nature. Gustav Klimt’s Poppy Field 1907 is the in the collection of the Belvedere in Vienna, which also has in it’s collection his most famous work, The Kiss. […]

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Quattro Osteria

Image: Not grandma’s eggplant parm. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in service, with indoor and outdoor seating. Overview: Quattro Osteria occupies a three-sided space in where Florida crosses Sixth in Shaw.  The neighborhood would suggest a simple pasta joint, but Quattro is going more serious. With some dishes, it can even border […]

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Week in Review – 5/8/2022

Image: Ronald Colman (1935). Michelin adds and drops stars. A restaurant group in D.C. dropped delivery services. The economy continues to drop hints, but not clear messages. That’s Right! It is time for our weekly recap of activity on our site and other dining news. Updates to D.C. Recommended Restaurant Guide La Jambe – We […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Orchard in Blossom (Apricot Trees) (1888). A short post today for our series of weekly art posts about where food comes from. Van Gogh needs no introduction. This piece captures the sun in the orchard on a cloudy day, which seemed appropriate for our weather today. It is in the collection […]

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