Crane’s

Image: Patatas Bravas Last Updated: February 2021 Current Status: Chef Pepe Moncayo’s inventive fusion of Spanish and Japanese cuisine (he calls it Spanish Kaiseki) opened in a giant space right before the pandemic took hold.  It has hung on into 2021 without giving up on the edgy cooking.  They are doing dine-in (with outdoor space), […]

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Glover Park Grill

Image: Chicken, greens, Farro Last Updated: January 2021 Current Status: Boston-based restaurateur Michael Schlow converted the space that was serving Italian under the moniker Casolare into a homage to classic American fare.  He installed the very talented Hamilton Johnson as chef and built a large outdoor seating area in the parking lot.  Et Voila: Glover […]

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Stellina Pizzeria

Image: Last Update: January 2021 Current Status: Stellina opened in spring 2019, the product of Lupo Verde alums.  It may have been luck that the focus of its cuisine became a primary food group in the pandemic.  It garnered rave reviews early on and there is no sign of fall off.  It is open with […]

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Annabelle

Last Updated: 7/25/20 Current Status: Annabelle is a new restaurant with a lot of history behind it.  It occupies the spot once held by pioneering Restaurant Nora.  In the kitchen is a local legend Frank Ruta.  In one pre-shutdown visit, it was still settling in.  But this is a serious place doing serious food. Currently […]

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Week in Review – 7/26/20

Image: Burger in a Car Every week that does not result in catastrophe for the dining world seems like a triumph at this point.  There was one notable closure locally, the neighborhood standout Coppi’s.  They promise to be back and considering all they have been through, we believe they will.   Out of town, Ludo Lefebvre’s […]

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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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