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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Saturday in the Museum with Anne

Image: Anne Vallayer-Coster, “Basket of Plums” (1769). Oil on canvas. This week’s virtual trip to the world of art takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another in our series on still-life painting.  This Basket of Plums is from the 18th-century French painter Anne Vallayer-Coster. The museum site provides this description: “During the […]

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Week in Review – 7/19/20

Image: Clark Gable This week was the first time I was optimistic, the full seats at expanded sidewalk/street seating gave me hope that many places might be able to gut this out.  There is still a reckoning coming, and the health restrictions continue to be necessary because too many people refuse to take the risk […]

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