Old Europe

Image: Oktoberfest Specials! With gravy on the side. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: They are open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday for dinner.  Due to staffing issues, hours may fluctuate.  Take-out and delivery available. Overview: Old Europe is definitely old school, dating back to 1948 and retaining a vibe that is at last 50 […]

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Buck’s Fishing & Camping

Image: Shrimp & Grits. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service, with indoor seating and covered outdoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: Buck’s is going on two decades.  For the community near the circle in Chevy Chase, it is an institution just like its neighbor Politics & Prose.  As an […]

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Week in Review – 10/16/2022

Image: Dora Maar (c. 1935). Welcome to our weekly roundup of activity on our site and other dining news from D.C. and further afield. We added a couple spots to our dining guide. We take a look at the inflation debate and close with a heartwarming story about a legendary cookbook author, so read to […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, Crab Fishing (1883). We return to a favorite artist, and one that shares our occupation with the occupation of sourcing food. Though Winslow Homer is most associated with the lands and coasts of northeastern United States, this painting is from his time in England. The piece is in the collection of the […]

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Art and Soul

Image: Trout with baller vegetables. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service, with indoor and outdoor (uncovered) seating.  As a hotel restaurant, it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but no dinner service Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: Art and Soul stretches from the lobby of the Yotel at […]

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La Tejana

Image: Three out of five. And a plant. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open 7:30 to 1:00, closed Monday and Tuesday.  There are a few seats out front, but don’t count on seating.  Overview: The little shop that can create a line for blocks serves really good breakfast tacos.  That is pretty much all […]

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Week in Review – 10/9/2022

Image: Ismo Hölttö, Lestadiolaisten Suviseurat, Oulu, Finland (1966) This week our update is short and sweet, and a little late out of the gate. Enjoy! Updates to D.C. Recommended Restaurant List Revisited: Thip Khao – The avant garde of Lao cuisine in D.C. is still going strong. Closed: The Berliner – The ode to German […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Camille

Image: Camille Pissarro, The Gleaners (1889). Today’s art post continues with variations on a theme for the last few weeks. A couple weeks ago we posted a picture from Millet of haystacks. Of course, Millet’s most famous painting of rural life is the The Gleaners (Des glaneuses), depicting the hard work of getting by on […]

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