Week in Review – 5/1/2022

Image: Inge Morath, Le Marais Paris (1957). This week there is a ton of news and interesting stories for your consideration, and we added two new places, both on Upshur in Petworth, to our dining guide. We were slow getting this post out today, but it is worth the wait. Especially because Arsenal held on. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dongqing

Image: Zhou Dongqing, The Pleasures of the Fish (1291). This weekend’s art post is a close up of a fish that is part of a much larger scroll from Imperial China. It is inspired by an ancient script. The Pleasures of the Fish is by Zhou Dongqing and dates to the 13th century. It is […]

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Honeymoon Chicken

Image: Buns, Bird, Slaw Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery.  Brunch. Overview: In a diner-esque setting, the kitchen slings fried chicken in deep orange hues.  Conceived as an ode to the dish, this spot sings.  Honey works its way into the standard version with a dusting and also a […]

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Magpie and The Tiger

Image: Lobster Ginger-Scallion Guksu Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in only. Overview: In the cozy spot on Upshur, familiar to many in D.C.’s food-focused community, Caleb Jang is doing a very serious take on Korean cuisine as through the eyes of a Korean-American.  The food is serious, but the atmosphere is fun […]

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Week in Review – 4/24/2022

Image: Rosalind Solomon, Bananas – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (1980). Activity picked up on our site this week. Alas, traffic did not, but such are the vicissitudes of the current algorithmic era. A few interesting data points about the emerging economy on both the tipping and supply chain front popped this week. Also, who shamed the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gerard

Image: Gerard ter Borch, A Maid Milking a Cow in a Barn (c.1652–1654). This week’s art post about food is from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It is by the Dutch painter Gerard ter Borch The Getty describes the painting this way: “Gerard ter Borch treated the routine chore of milking in a straightforward […]

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L’ Ardente

Image: A mighty and meaty pizza. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Outdoor dining expected in summer. Overview:  There are many impressive things about L’Ardente, including some stunning dishes and soaring space, but the most impressive may be the scale.  They are serving scores of diners at once across […]

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Destino

Image: Guac with gilding. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in with indoor and outdoor seating.  Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: The sibling of Las Gemelas Taqueria in La Cosecha market, Destino serves up Mexican-inspired plates that pack a powerful punch.  Nearly every dish is a vehicle for bold layers of flavor […]

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