Flight

Image: The bar in before times. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status:  They are open for sit-down dining.   They are not serving at the bar currently.  Take-out and delivery, including of wine, is available. Overview: Despite the aviation theme, Flight feels like the little engine that could.  Committed to serving good and interesting wine […]

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Vin Sur Vingt

Image: Locked, Stocked, and Bottled. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Sit-down service inside and sidewalk tables under an awning outside.  Overview: It takes some moxie to open a wine bar on the same street as Cork and serve French food less than a block from Le Diplomate.  That is what the small wine bar […]

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Week in Review – 10/30/2022

Image: Emil Otto Hoppé, Reader. It felt like a quiet week, as if the chill in the air had slowed things down a bit. That doesn’t mean we didn’t find some interesting nuggets from the dining world to flag for your interest. And if you read to the bottom, there are some thoughts on D.C.’s […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Peter

Image: Peter Hurd, Brinton’s Mill (1928) We have been focusing on harvest season for the last few weeks in our Saturday art posts about food and where it comes from. For today’s post we go another step in the process, to a painting of an old mill. The mill in this case was converted into […]

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La Piquette

Image: Shrimp “Ceviche” and Tartelette aux Tomates Confites. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in with indoor and covered outdoor seating.  They also offer take-out and delivery. Overview: La Piquette is a younger sibling to the very good, old school spot Bistro Lepic.  The menu, décor, and staff, while not as settled-in as […]

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Week in Review – 10/23/2022

Image: Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine (1940s). Apologies for getting this out late today. We were doing a deep dive on Initiative 82, that we will post in next week’s Week in Review. But there is all kinds of fun interesting stuff for this week. Lots of activity on our site. Some very D.C. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, The Veteran in a New Field (1865). We return to the subject of harvest paintings for the Saturday art posts we do on this site. We also do paintings from Homer back-to-back with this post. Last week’s was obscure, this one is among his most famous and emotionally resonant. Painted in 1865, […]

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Dukem

Image: Platter of Veggies. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down and carry out seven days a week. Overview:   Dukem remains reliably good.  The long-time stalwart of Ethiopian dining has a menu anchored by classics, spicy meats and fresh servings of lentils, potatoes and other vegetable options. The tibs, cubes of sauteed […]

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