Saturday in the Museum with Amedeo

Image: Amedeo Preziosi, A Turkish Coffee-House, Constantinople (1854) For our weekend art post we present one by Amedeo (no, not that Amedeo).  Amedeo Preziosi was Maltese and the 5th Count Preziosi.  He rejected the path of lawyer that his parents preferred (so smart), and took up residence in Constantinople. This Turkish coffee house watercolor painting […]

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Tiki on 18th

Image: Bicol Express Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: On the main stretch in Adams Morgan is a sports bar called The Game.  The co-owner/bartender there, Jo-Jo Valenzuela, is from the Philippines and when they opened he cooked Filipino food to supplement the traditional bar fare.  It caught on, so they took the space above […]

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Rice

Image: Crispy Chicken Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: The long reliable 14th Street destination for Thai reopened as a market.  They are doing take-out and delivery meals, plus food stuffs and other products in the shop. With the relaxing of the COVID rules, they added some tables back both inside and outside. The menu […]

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Week in Review – 5/30/2021

Image: Marc Riboud, Karlo Vivary, 1962 There were some disturbances in the Force this week, and the steak house empire has struck back.  Read on for a recap of activity on our site and other dining news from around D.C. Updates to Recommended Restaurant List: Added: Mama Ayesha’s – What is now a neighborhood spot […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Hongzhong

Image: Gu Hongzhong, Han Xizai Gives A Night Banquet, (probable reproduction of 10th century original) To match the increasingly social nature of life as the vaccine takes hold, we highlight this painting from the Song era in China by Gu Hongzhong for our Saturday art post. The image above is a close-up of a section of […]

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Panda Gourmet

Image: Eggplant Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status: The foodie haven in the Days Inn – just past Ivy City on New York Ave – just keeps going.  The food is Chinese with an emphasis on Sichuan and Shaanxi regional dishes.  The story is that the Chinese government housed the workers building the new embassy […]

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Mama Ayesha’s

Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status: For 60 plus years this spot has been serving locals and dignitaries alike with the food that “Mama” Ayesha Abraham brought with her from Jerusalem in the mid-20th century.  Mama Ayesha’s name is now carried forward by another generation of her family, and the restaurant remains a local favorite.  […]

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Week in Review – 5/23/21

Image: Jeanne Moreau, Paris, 1949. This week the sun came out literally and figuratively.  Starting on Friday, D.C. restaurants were able to go to 100% capacity.  Not all chose to do so right out of the gate for various reasons.  Nevertheless, the idea that places under siege for the last year could start to think […]

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