Week in Review – 9/26/2021

Image: Vivian Cherry, Lower East Side (1953). This week in D.C. dining news, lots of little tidbits.  On our website, we added a new spot and checked in on a neighborhood favorite.  Finally, we have an assignment for journalists covering the dining world.  So read on for our week in review! Updates to Recommended Restaurant […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Alma

Image: Alma Thomas, Still Life (c. 1960). [NOTE:  In one of those things that can happen in the internet age, one of the curators of the show mentioned below messaged us on IG to say that this piece is not an actual Alma Thomas.  But we still encourage you to join in on the celebration […]

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Banana Leaves

Image: Banana Leaves Rice Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  The multi-story restaurant is humming seven days a week, with lunch during weekdays. Overview:  The little spot up from the corner of Florida and Connecticut, serves reliable and varied food dishes from multiple cuisines.  Sushi, Pad Thai, steamed veggies […]

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The Duck and The Peach

Image: Eponymous. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open Weds-Sun.  Day café from 9:00 – 3:00.  Dinner at 5:30.  Ample outdoor seating and spacious indoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: The Duck and The Peach is back-to-back with Italian neighborhood spot La Collina, and they share the same kitchen and chef and owner […]

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Week in Review – 9/19/2021

Image: Saul Leiter, Untitled, Market Place (1960’s). Activity on our site picked up with three new additions to our dining guide.  In national news, there were several step-back pieces looking at the state of the industry.  All that and a couple items of local news.  So keep reading! Updates to the Recommended Restaurant List Added: […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Carl

Image: Carl Gustaf Hjalmar Mörner, Italian Harvest Festival at Monte Testaccio near Rome (1825). This week on the IG, many of the wineries that we follow posted about the beginning of harvest.  Today harvest is celebrated with a beer and a social media post, but once upon a time it was a communal celebration (and […]

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Mangialardo’s

Image: G Man in hand. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-2pm. Overview:  There is near unanimity about Mangialardo’s.  It is a D.C. institution.  The sandwich to get is the “G Man” that is a classic Italian sub. The other subs to get are whatever you want because they will all probably make […]

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Swahili Village

Image: Suya/Nyama Choma (Beef cubes with Swahili spice mix) Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. Overview:  For years the original Swahili Village built up a base of fans in Maryland.  A couple years ago, owner/chef Kevin Onyona decided to take over the old Vidalia/Honeysuckle space, thinking […]

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