Week in Review 7/5/20

Image: Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery, 1962 It was a slow week on the site as we did some internal housecleaning.  There was some news in the D.C. dining world – some of it sad some of it hopeful.  Fireworks season reached peak yesterday.  Cicadas are coming! Sad: Yesterday we re-tweeted a post from DC […]

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Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Image: Frederick Douglass, Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas (c. 1844). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution For the last few weeks the words of Frederick Douglass have been floating in and out of our national conversation.  In the District this has been in regard to the statute in Lincoln Park.  On Saturdays, we tend to post […]

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Week in Review – 6/28/20

Image: Parrish Sisters, “Two priests walking down a lane in Amalfi, Italy” (1913) Site News: This week we finished our first pass of revising our dining guide to match the environment restaurants are operating in.  Our dining guide previously allowed sorting by rating, cuisine, and neighborhood.  No we have ditched ratings and added “Status” by […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dudley

Image: Food after Flood, lithograph Today we restart our posts of art on Saturdays.  We started the series to highlight works of art that intersect with the world of food, often with a celebratory theme.  With the damage done to the dining world in general and D.C. in particular that seemed off-note and only became […]

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Changed Dining World

Image: Stanko Abadžic, “Curiosity” (Prague 2000). Our D.C. Dining Guide’s Plan Going Forward We would like to update you on what we have been doing with this site for the last couple months and our plans going forward.  Covid forced the restaurant industry to take stock and our plucky little site must adapt as well.  […]

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The Rhymes of History

Image: Marching to Black Lives Matter Plaza under Scott Circle Two weeks ago, among the thousands who took to the streets to protest injustice and inequality, I was struck how Washington, D.C. can be so rich in history that many may not even realize it. Those in the streets protesting under the banner of Black […]

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Albi

Last Updated: 6/18/2020 Current Status:  Chef Michael Rafridi had a hit on his hands with Albi when COVID took the wind out of the sales of the restaurant industry.  Albi is now gearing back up to serve its open-flame, cooking from the Levant.  We did not get to try it before the shutdown, but based […]

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Sabydee

Last Updated: 6/15/2020 Current Status:  The tiny spot with huge flavors is open in Mt. Pleasant serving Lao and Thai cuisine with take-out and delivery available.  For curious epicureans be sure to read the Carman piece linked below about the variety of menu options.  Call (202) 986-2093, or Seamless and GrubHub. Summary: Cuisine: Lao (and […]

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