Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  It has opened for sit-down service taking advantage of its large patio stretching down the side-street.  Reserve via website and Opentable.  It continues to do Take-out and Delivery.  Tom Sietsema wants everyone to know that the delivery option is very good. Gift Cards – for all Starr […]

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Lupo Verde

Image: Pasta with sausage. Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  Lupo Verde – along with all Lupo Osteria in the Palisades and Lupo Marino at the Wharf, are doing patio dining in addition to Take-out and Delivery. Staff Relief Fund – covering all Lupo locations and the affiliated Tunnicliff’s Tavern. Before Times Review: Last Visited: September […]

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Etto

Image:  The oven at Etto. Last Updated: 6/3/2020 Current Status: As of June 3, Etto is back to doing Take-out, including some of their funky wine list.  They have a patio, but have yet to open it up.  This was the first place we ordered from in March, and it was so good to know […]

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Baan Thai – Closed

Image: Interior art at Baan Thai UPDATE:  Baan Thai closed at the end of 2019.  Chef P’Boom plans to open Baan Siam in Mt. Vernon in 2020. Last Visited: June 2019 A treasure resides on 14th Street through an inconspicuous door and up the stairs.  At Baan Thai you can usually walk in and, in […]

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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 5/26/19

Image:  Eva Marie Saint on the train in North by Northwest (1959). This week we added a place to the recommended restaurant list, published a review and continued our hunt for great neighborhood wine shops.  On Saturday, we posted about the Civil War General that started Memorial Day.   He was called Black Jack Logan, but […]

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Birch & Barley

Image: Weathered but Renewing Birch & Barley Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: Birch & Barley/Churchkey have combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into Churchkey’s collection. […]

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Wine Shops on 14th Street – Cork and Cork & Fork

Picture: Wall of wine and market counter at Cork. In our continuing search for great wine shops around Washington, D.C., we flag two places that may justify a trip to 14th Street during the day.  It is an irony that Cork serves food, but Cork & Fork does not.  It’s probably too late to swap […]

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Doi Moi

Photo: Pork Ribs at Doi Moi Last Visited: March 2019 Doi Moi serves pan-Asian emphasizing cuisine from Vietnam, Thailand and other nearby countries.  A brightly-lit corner in modern building on 14th Street, it draws you in.  The space is open with a sizable bar (plus a related one downstairs).  It has gone up and down […]

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