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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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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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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Saturday in the Museum with Paul II

Image: Paul Cézanne, Dish of Apples (c. 1876-77) For our weekend sojourn to the world of art, especially art that focuses on food – after all we are dining guide most days of the week, we continue looking at still lifes. This week is another Cézanne. It dates to about a decade after last week’s. […]

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Week in Review – 11/22/20

Image: Couple walking in London (1954). During the past eight months there has been a strange tone in the local press covering the dining scene. While not ignoring the catastrophic impact on the industry, there has been a breezy veneer to the piece. “Check out this cool pop-up!” “The best places for takeout!” “Dr. Fauci’s […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Cézanne, Sugar Bowl, Pears and Blue Cup (Sucrier, poires et tasse bleue) (c. 1866) For the past several months we have been focusing on still lifes for our Saturday art posts. Going chronologically, at least when focusing on European painters, means you focus on the Dutch early but eventually you must end up […]

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