Saturday in the Museum with Anne

Image: Anne Vallayer-Coster, “Basket of Plums” (1769). Oil on canvas. This week’s virtual trip to the world of art takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another in our series on still-life painting.  This Basket of Plums is from the 18th-century French painter Anne Vallayer-Coster. The museum site provides this description: “During the […]

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Week in Review – 7/19/20

Image: Clark Gable This week was the first time I was optimistic, the full seats at expanded sidewalk/street seating gave me hope that many places might be able to gut this out.  There is still a reckoning coming, and the health restrictions continue to be necessary because too many people refuse to take the risk […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Luis

Image: Luis Meléndez “Still Life With Watermelons and Apples in a Landscape” (1771). Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid. This week’s virtual trip to the museum continues to trace the history of still-life painting.  It recalls an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 2009 on a contemporary of Goya who became one of the […]

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I’m Eddie Cano

Last Updated: 6/28/2020 Current Status: The straightforward, post-industrial dining room is now open to serve down-home Italian.  Outdoor seating is also available.  They do not take reservations, but you can check the waitlist.  They are also doing take-out and delivery, check the website for options. They are also selling olive oil, drinks and bread – […]

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Week in Review -7/12/20

Image: Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian for Spite Marriage, 1929. Photo by Ruth Harriet Louise. If you are looking for canaries in the coal mine of the D.C. dining scene, this week had more than a few dead canaries.  But there were also signs of hope and some things that are strange.  Let’s start with […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jean-Baptiste-Siméon

Image: Basket of  Wild Strawberries (c. 1760), oil on canvas. Private collection. Today we return to our series working through the history of still life paintings.  During the week this site is a dining guide for Washington, D.C.  On Saturdays we like to focus on a piece of art, usually one that has ties to […]

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Week in Review 7/5/20

Image: Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery, 1962 It was a slow week on the site as we did some internal housecleaning.  There was some news in the D.C. dining world – some of it sad some of it hopeful.  Fireworks season reached peak yesterday.  Cicadas are coming! Sad: Yesterday we re-tweeted a post from DC […]

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Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Image: Frederick Douglass, Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas (c. 1844). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution For the last few weeks the words of Frederick Douglass have been floating in and out of our national conversation.  In the District this has been in regard to the statute in Lincoln Park.  On Saturdays, we tend to post […]

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