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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Moon Rabbit

Image: Chicken – battered and lacquered. Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: One of the crazier – as in weird – things that happened in 2020 was that a popular new restaurant essentially imploded.  As a result, the very talented Chef Kevin Tien walked away from what appeared to be a passion project named after […]

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Laos in Town

Image: Rolls April 2021 Current Status: Coming in the wake of the success of Thip Khao, Laos in Town is another recent addition for Lao food in D.C.  They took over a large space with a large patio in NoMa, including a bar that faces out as well as in.  Owned by Nick Ongsangkoon, a […]

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Makan

Image: Nasi Lemak take-out. Last Updated: 4/10/2021 Current Status:  James Wozniuk is the chef behind Makan that has filled a void in D.C. dining by bringing back Malaysian cuisine.  The restaurant had the great misfortune of opening in March 2020.  It held on and is now doing sit-down with outdoor seating plus take-out and delivery.  […]

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Thamee

Image: Rice, Shrimp, and Noodles Last Updated: 7/25/2021 Current Status: From the site: we are currently open for pre-orders and pick-ups Wednesday-Sunday. Home delivery is also available via Skip the Line, DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. We plan to resume full-service dining when it is safe to do so, but it might be awhile. In the meantime, […]

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Dolan Uyghur Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Rice noodles with chicken. First Visit: January 2020 Next to Indique in Cleveland Park, Dolan Uyghur serves up hearty food from the rugged mountains and high deserts of what is now the Xinjiang province of China.  Over the centuries, the region’s food collected elements from the various points along the Silk Road that once […]

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Brothers & Sisters

Image: Cake! Almost to scale. Last Updated:  April 2021 Current Status:  After a few stops and starts none of the original concepts in the Line Hotel made it to 2021.  There is still food service but appears to be zombies operating under hotel auspices. Before Times Review: Last Visited: October 2019 The former space of […]

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Chiko

Image: Brisket Last Updated: 5/30/2020 Current Status:  They are doing take-out and delivery out of both locations.  They are also throwing in some occasional menu changes for fun.  This is food created for take-out and made for this moment. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: September 2019 The name is a mash-up of Chinese […]

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