Saturday in the Museum with Amanda

Image: Amanda de Leon, The Papaya Tree. For our Saturday art post we stumbled across this piece in our scouring the interwebs. We have been focused this year on the subject of where food comes from. Pondering Frida Kahlo’s still life paintings of summer’s bounty and the contrasting price of those fruits in certain parts […]

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Bar Chinois

Image: You thought we’d go with neon lettering, but no! Salt & Pepper Shrimp is reeeal good. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status:  Open for sit-down dining inside and out, with a large bar. Take-out and delivery available. And Brunch! Overview: Bar Chinois, as the name implies is a bar first and foremost.  The music, […]

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Week in Review – 7/10/2022

Image: Mimmo Pintacuda, Barilla Confessional (Italy 1969). For our weekly recap of dining news from around D.C. and further afield, there is a little less going on this week. Ironically (frustratingly?) last week was chock full of news, but nobody read it because of the holiday weekend. So shall we proceed? Let’s! Updates to D.C. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Alex

Image: Alex Katz, Blueberry Field (1955). For our weekly art post we return to the theme of where food comes from. Consistent with the season, we have found a painting of a blueberry field. The painting is by Alex Katz, a notable post-war American artist. Katz was born in 1927, and amazingly lived to see […]

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Anafre

Image: Salmon al Carbón with shrimp, papas con rajas, and garlic spinach. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: They are open for sit-down service in the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.  You can order take-out directly from them and it is listed with several delivery services. Overview: Anafre is the first version of a […]

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Bar Charley

Image: You might miss the door, but you’ll know when they’re open! Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: Sit-down service in the dining room and outdoors out back. Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: Bar Charley is low-key, bordering on inconspicuous.  Between the big corner patios of Lauriol Plaza and Pupatella, it is easy to […]

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Annie’s Paramount Steak House

Image: Nurturing community; feeding the community. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status:  It is a deceptively large space inside, and post-2020, they have gone big on the outdoor seating.  In addition to sit-down, they also offer take-out.  Delivery is available via several apps. Overview: Though it calls itself a steakhouse, Annie’s has a menu closer […]

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Week in Review – 7/3/2022

Image: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alentejo, Portugal (1955). Despite the holiday weekend, there is a bounty of dining news both in D.C. and from other parts of the world to recap, with some of the national dining news putting a focus on some local favorites. Plus, updates to our dining guide and a commentary on the power […]

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