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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Pupatella

Image: Pizza! Last Updated: 11/9/20 Current Status:  The Virginia-based mini-chain opened up an outpost in the old Rosemary Thyme spot, with abundant outdoor seating in Dupont.  They brought in a classic oven and the pies started flying out the door.  There is often a group of people waiting on pick-up orders and a few others […]

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2 Amys

Last Updated:  6/13/2021 The legendary Neapolitan-style pizza spot by the Cathedral is now open for sit-down and take-out. They have wine and merch for sale too.  They have incorporated labor costs into prices to eliminate tipping. Gift Cards Employee Relief Fund Summary: Cuisine: Pizza/Italian Neighborhood: Upper NW Address: 3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016 […]

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Stachowski’s Market

Image:  Grinder arranged like tectonic plates. Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  Stachowski’s continues to turn out meals for pick-up and has many market items available.  They have also added delivery for some items (though not the dinners). Before Times Review: Last Visited: March 2020 Stachowski’s is one of those marvelously quirky markets that can spring […]

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Booeymonger

Image: Tomatoes, grilled onions, melted cheese, Russian, lettuce, and a freshly-opened package of turkey slices. Last Visited: February 2020 Booeymonger is a D.C. institution.  The original location in Georgetown remains a haunt for locals and students serving up big soft sub rolls stuffed with goodness.  The Friendship Heights location is a little cleaner and lighter, […]

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Ellē

Image: Kimchi Toast Last Updated: 6/3/2021 Current Status:  Ellē is moving slower than most.  It does take-out during the day with limited outdoor seating.  They are only open Friday and Saturday for dinner service.  Full service patio dining.  No indoor dining yet. Reservations are recommended via RESY, but walk-ups possible if you feel lucky. Gift […]

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Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status: Kinship is back to dine-in only, though they still have a dead link for ordering online.  Reservations via Tock. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out men for being too intimidated to ask her out.  So, in […]

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Dabney Cellar

Image: Glassware in use. Last Visit: January 2020 Down some tricky stairs to the basement of a townhouse building on Ninth Street, you enter a retreat of casual refinement.  Despite being a basement, the room is open and more cave-like than you would expect.  Thirty or so seats are spread between the bar and about […]

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