Emmy Squared

Image: Colony² Pizza from Emmy Squared Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: The Shaw location has tables outside and is taking reservations.  The new Navy Yard location is not taking reservations for sit-down yet (but that could change at any moment).  They are definitely open for Take-out and Delivery, as evidenced by the jammed 8th […]

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Week in Review – 6/27/21

Image: Marilyn Monroe interviewed by columnist Earl Wilson. Photo by Sam Shaw. Activity on our site remains at a good clip.  We added three places to our D.C. dining guide this week.  It should also be noted that no places have closed for a couple weeks.  That does not mean they are out of the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paolo

Image: Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana (1562-63). Oil on canvas. We here at 17° Cork by Northwest concentrate on the D.C. dining scene on most days, but on Saturday we like to post something about art, albeit often it is art connected to food.  This weekend, probably like many in the coming weeks, we […]

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Roaming Roosters

Image:  Sandwich and Fries Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status:  With the opening in Tenleytown in February, the bust-out success of this mini-chain expanded to three locations – with more coming.  They have recently added breakfast options.  Last we checked in it was take-out/delivery only – Order online – but they may start opening dining rooms soon […]

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Lyle’s

Image: Ned’s Pork Chop is out Bev’s Pork Loin is in! Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status:  The newly re-minted hotel and restaurant north of Dupont Circle is open 7 days a week, including for breakfast.  The appear to have a limited take-out menu of bento boxes and desserts. Lyle’s is the restaurant in the […]

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El Tamarindo

Image: Pupusas (at-home plating, not theirs). Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: El Tamarindo built out a large tented area for outdoor seating.  They also do take-out/delivery. El Tamarindo is often pointed to as an example of a very D.C. phenomenon:  The Salvadoran – Mexican restaurant.  Forty years ago, unrest in Central America created waves […]

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Week in Review – 6/20/21

Image: Bernt Federau, Place de l’Alma, Paris, (1960). After a reprieve, summer is starting to bite, and we can start to relish those random drops from A/C condensation as we walk past apartment buildings.  On the upside, cicadas have nearly finished their (literal) orgy of sound and squashing.  As for the D.C. dining, we added […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Arthello

Image: Arthello Beck, Jr., Juneteenth Picnic. For our weekly art posting, we highlight something in honor of the day, a painting by Texas artist Arthello Beck, Jr of a Juneteenth picnic. One of the enjoyments of doing these Saturday art posts is the serendipitous occurrences that happen when you go rummaging in the internet attic […]

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