Amsterdam Falafel

Image: Loaded Up. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: The Adams Morgan location is open with outdoor seating. Take-out and delivery available. Overview: Amsterdam Falafel does essentially three things: falafel, chicken shawarma, and fries.  It does them well and during most hours it is available to feed your cravings.  Pre-covid it had a legendary toppings bar […]

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Lucky Buns

Image: OG Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: Original location open for sit-down service.  Delivery and Take-out available through apps. Overview: Lucky Buns starts with fundamentals and a narrow focus.  The menu is essentially limited to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches made well employing good ingredients.  From that foundational point it then gets a little […]

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Lapis

Image: Lamb shank, cauliflower, eggplant and rice under the moonlight. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down with ample outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: A few years back, the Popal family took the casual neighborhood French spot they owned and converted it into Lapis to serve the food of […]

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Shibuya Eatery

Image: Shaved beef with simmered onion and Udon noodles in broth. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  They have a large streatery for sit-down.  They can also do take-out, though there is no link for it on the website. Overview:  Years ago, Darren Norris opened a large open restaurant in City Vista.  Kushi served all […]

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Grand Duchess

Image: Shrimp Scampi. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down inside and on a small sidewalk area.  They will do take-out too. Overview: The low-key bar has upgraded its menu hiring a chef that worked previously at Fiola Mare and Martin’s Tavern.  The food is solid with a few fun twists like Philly […]

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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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Bul

Last Updated: 5/31/2021 Current Status:  The spicy and underrated Korean spot in Adams Morgan is doing take-out and delivery and sit-down service. Gift Cards Summary: Cuisine: Korean Neighborhood: Adams Morgan Address: 2431 18th St NW, Washington DC Website: http://www.buldc.com/ Reservations: Walk- in. Phone (202)-798-2852    

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Reveler’s Hour

Image: Guanciale over Bucatini Last Updated: 7/9/2020 Current Status: Reveler’s Hour is opening its dining room for sit-down service starting July 3, Wednesday to Sunday.  They will serve a 3-course dinner for $45 per person, available only by reservations. Additional guidance from their site: Time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Reservations may be […]

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