Week In review – 10/25/20

Image: André Kertész. Café du Dôme, Winter Morning, Paris, (1928). There are parallels between the change in seasons and the restaurant world. Like the plants that fade after summer, there are restaurants that are being pulled out by their roots. There are some that have hopefully taken preparations to get through the coming winter frost. […]

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Saturday in the museum with Édouard

Image: Édouard Manet, “Fish (Still Life)” (1864). In our series of Saturday art postings on still life paintings we have arrived in the latter half of the 19th century and the Impressionists. For the second week in a row, we find ourselves pondering a fish. Manet was a keen practitioner of the form, and they […]

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Saturday in the museum with Gustave

Image: Gustave Courbet, “The Trout” (1873) We have been tracing the history of still life painting in Europe for the last few months in our Saturday art posts. We are now deep into the 19th century and bumping up against the Impressionists. Before we cross that threshold we take in one more of their predecessors. […]

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Week in Review – 10/4/20

Image: Carole Lombard – 1940 Two of the stand-out, high-end spots in D.C. came back to life this week. We ate at a restaurant for the first time and the combination of fear and sympathy for the wait-staff may deter us for another 6 months, especially as the outdoors become less hospitable. There was a […]

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Saturday in the museum with Eugène

Image: Eugène Delacroix, Still Life With Flowers And Fruit (1848) With today’s post we pick up the thread of the history of still life painting in Europe and move firmly into the 19th century. The painting is by the French painter Eugène Delacroix, generally more famous for his heroic historic paintings. This painting was one […]

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Update – 9/27/20

Image: Champs Elysees, Paris on a warm Easter Sunday, April 03, 1934. After a bit of a hiatus for the last month or so, we are back. There is a lot of news in the D.C. dining world, much of it grim. We have updated our list of recommended restaurants, mostly to note closings or […]

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Sunrise Caribbean

Image: Jerk Chicken Last Updated: 8/18/20 Current Status: The small, bright-yellow storefront on Georgia Avenue currently has no seating, but there is a counter holding trays of stews, veggies, and a bunch of jerk chicken.  The place prides itself on vegetarian options.  The jerk chicken has a little kick but much more on the enjoyable […]

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Week in Review – 8/16/20

Image: Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo for High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) via We Had Faces Then. We took last week off because…well sometimes we run out of steam.  Apologies to both our readers.  This week we added to our list and saw more signs of life.  But ominous omens continue to lurk.   Read […]

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