Saturday in the Museum with Léon

Image: Léon Bakst, The Supper (1902). A couple weeks ago for our weekly art post, we focused on a painter from Russia’s so-called Silver Age of art.  For today’s post, we return to that era with a similar picture of a woman diner from another artist born under the Russian Empire who would spend the […]

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Chaia

Image: Trio of Tacos Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status:  Chaia is up and running at both locations with sit-down and to-go options.  They have also opened a Bethesda location. Overview:  Chaia does veggie tacos insanely well.  They are balanced in flavor, texture and sauce (not quick to get soggy). The tortillas are made in […]

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Oyster Oyster

Image: Winter Squash cooked in Cedar, Sauce of Seeds and Spice Bush Berries atop Roasted Mushrooms, Potato, Pumpkin Seed Broth. Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down service in the small dining room with a prix fixe menu.  Bar seating currently not open. Take-out discontinued and there no walk-ins.  Proof of vaccination or […]

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Little Food Studio

Image: Nichelle (marinated eggplant, mozzarella, pesto, tomato cream, arugula). Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status: Open for take-out Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 – 2:30; Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 – 3:30.  They have a few seats outside. Overview: The artist in residence in this studio is Chef Danielle Harris (aka Chef DMH).  The little store front […]

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Week in Review – 10/31/2021

Image: Jamie Lee Curtis c. 1978. Lots of recent news and food for thought in the D.C. and larger dining scene.  This week we added a spot and revisited a favorite.  There was also news of favorites coming back and one not returning.  So buckle up and read on! Updates to Recommended Restaurant List Added: […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dante

Image: Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Proserpine (1882). This piece is by an English painter with an Italian name painting a Greek goddess as a stand-in for the married woman the painter pines for.  This week we took in a show at the Kennedy Center for the first time since before times. The show, Hadestown, is a […]

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Del Mar

Image: Paella de Pescado y Mariscos. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status: The dining room is fully open with no social distancing. They continue to do take-out. Overview: Del Mar is a seafood delight.  It is one of the original anchor restaurants in The Wharf complex.  A large, two-story gleaming corner spot with a sharp […]

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Porchetta District

Image: Porco+ Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  They have some sit-down space for dining in.  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open 10:00 to 5:00 Monday through Saturday. Overview: Not so much a pop-up as a sub-menu in the Georgetown Gourmet deli, Porchetta District serves sandwiches using the famous Italian rolled-pork. They have a few […]

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