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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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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Red Bear Brewing Co.

Last Updated: 6/16/2020 Current Status:  The big bar in the middle of the room tells you they are about beer.  The beer is pretty good.  The scene is friendly (the fact that REI is next door is on point).  They are open for sit-down on the patio, reservations HERE.  They are offering take-out and (and […]

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Cane

Last Updated: 6/28/2020 Current Status:  Chef Peter Prime did some great work at Spark before opening this spot on H Street.  He appears he has only improved on his signature Caribbean cuisine and its various threads.  They are open for take-out and delivery. Pick-up orders can be placed directly in-person or by calling 202-675-2011.  Pick-up […]

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