Week in Review – 7/25/2021

Image: Jean Gabin and Alain Delon Since the nearly full reopening of restaurants a couple months ago, we have made headway in scouting out new places and checking in on a few favorites.  We remain cautiously optimistic that the vast majority of places that have made it this far will manage to keep going, but […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō – Gone Fishin’

Image: Hokusai, Fisherman (19th Century). Ink and color on silk. Last weekend for our art posting we focused on the famous Japanese artist Hokusai (whose name at birth was Tokitarō), who is the subject of an exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. This week we dip back into that exhibit for […]

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Menomale

Image: Diavola Pizza. Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Menomale now has a second outpost in NoMa in addition to its original Brookland location.  Both are doing dine-in and take-out. Overview:  Menomale’s specialty is pizza, specifically the Neapolitan version for which it is certified by the authorities back in Italy.  To argue who has the […]

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Henry’s Soul Cafe

Image: Fried Chicken, Greens, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and a hint of Cornbread. Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status:  Open for take-out, and you can order ahead.  They have a couple seats outside, if you can’t wait.  Note that they close on the early side. Overview:  Inconspicuous on the Dupont side of a block that […]

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La Famosa

Image: Tripleta Sandwich Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Open for sitdown, inside and outside.  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overview:  Holding down a back corner in Navy Yard, this open, sunny spot serves Puerto Rican food with care.  The marquee item is the three-meat sandwich (which is not […]

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Week in Review – 7/18/21

Image: Francesc Català-Roca, “Churrera on the street in Toledo.” (1953). This week there were several positive signs that the restaurant world is finding its footing, but there were also signs that long-standing problems still need to be addressed.  Which means that it is now time for our weekly round-up of activity on this site and […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Clam Gatherers on the Shore. Ink on color silk. Undated. One of the things we missed most for the last year was art museums. One of the impacts of the pandemic for museums was planned exhibits that did not happen.  Now one of those exhibits is is getting a delayed opening at […]

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Yellow

Image: Falafel Pita Current Status: They are open for counter-service dining with outdoor tables and take-out. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Overview: Yellow is the Albi-adjacent (just wanted to use the throw-back meaning!) cafe serving pastries and pitas.  Albi’s pastry team cooks up the baked goods in the French style, but adds […]

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