Lutèce

Image: Arctic Char with Summer Squash Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Open for dine-in, recommend reservations for busy time slots.  The website no longer mentions take-out, but if you call they may be able to accommodate. Overview: This neighborhood spot is a treat.  You may have previously known it as Cafe Bonaparte, but in […]

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Week in Review – 7/11/2021

Image: Harold Roth, Forest Avenue, The Bronx (1937). A few weeks ago the Mayor flipped the switch to lift restrictions in the District.  That sudden move has been followed by a more deliberate pace of re-opening and limb-stretching.  This week a few more green shoots, to mix metaphors, appeared on the dining scene.  So let’s […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pierre-Victor

Image:  The Bar at Maxim’s by Pierre-Victor Galland (c. 1890). The Tour de France is in full swing.  Bastille Day is coming up this week.  For this week’s art post, something French seemed in order.  We discovered this painting poking around the internet, but there is little about it and only a little more about […]

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Imperfecto

Image: Chicken Mole Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Dine-in service only. Overview: Imperfecto is from the team behind Seven Reasons, and there is something about it that we can’t quite nail down.  Imperfecto is inscrutable.  Let’s start with what it is not.  It is not a replica of Seven Reasons.  At Seven Reasons the […]

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St. Vincent Wine

Image: The Not-So-Secret Garden Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: The two-story wine bar and backyard garden in Park View is open for dine-in.  Reservations strongly recommended for the time being.  Wine shop, cheese and charcuterie also available to go. Overview: St. Vincent was hatched as an idea in 2018 by two long-time D.C. bartenders […]

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Week in Review – 7/4/21

Image: Robert Frank, Political Rally, Chicago (1956). From The Americans. Gelatin silver print. At some point, we resolved to not be a site that just posted pizza, burgers, and noodles as click bait.  This week we added two new places to our recommended list with pictures of pizza and burgers…and another picture of pizza for […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Malcah

Image: Malcah Zeldis, Miss Liberty Celebration, (1987), oil on corrugated cardboard, © Malcah Zeldis For this week’s art post we went Americana for the Fourth.  We usually try to find a link to food, but for this weekend we will have to settle for the implied taste of grilled hot dogs and macaroni salad in […]

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The Commodore

Image: Squirrel Kicker burger. Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: They are open for dine-in – both inside and sidewalk seating – and take-out. The Commodore was a beloved neighborhood bar nestled between Shaw and Logan Circle that closed in November 2019.  Little did it know that it might have had the best luck.  It […]

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