St. Arnold’s

Image: House specialty. Last Updated: January 2023 Overview: St. Arnold’s is a great, low-key bar south of Dupont that also happens to serve up some pretty good mussels and frites to go with the Belgian beer on tap.  After a frighteningly long hiatus, they came back to life largely unchanged (though the chances of a […]

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Red Bear Brewing Co.

Last Updated: 6/16/2020 Current Status:  The big bar in the middle of the room tells you they are about beer.  The beer is pretty good.  The scene is friendly (the fact that REI is next door is on point).  They are open for sit-down on the patio, reservations HERE.  They are offering take-out and (and […]

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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: They are now open for dining on the patio daily from 11 am to 9 pm.  They are doing service via online ordering at bluejacketdc.menu.  Order from your seat and pick it up when pinged by text that it is ready. Arsenal/Bluejacket also has combined forces with other elements of […]

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The Sovereign

Image: Saffron Moules Frites Last Updated: 7/25/21 Current Status: The Sovereign is open for dine-in. Gift Cards – redeemable at all NRG restaurants. Employee Relief Funds and food donation efforts. Before Times Review: Last Visit: February 2020 The Sovereign is part of a local restaurant conglomerate that includes places like Birch & Barley/Churchkey and Bluejacket, […]

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Pizzeria Paradiso

Image: The Atomica might blow your mind. Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status: All three D.C. locations are open for sit-down and take-out.  For Spring Valley you can make reservations.   Delivery through 3rd party services.  The Hyattsville location is open.  The Alexandria location has been closed since March. Gift Cards Employee Relief Funds – GFM […]

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Birch & Barley

Image: Weathered but Renewing Birch & Barley Last Updated: January 2023 Overview: Birch & Barley took a long hiatus during the pandemic, only reopening in late 2022.  Its previous chef has moved on.  With him went the more Mediterranean influenced menu, and now it is back to a hearty version of New American bordering on […]

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Brasserie Beck

Picture: Moules Frites Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Brasserie Beck reopened on June 8th.  Dining inside and out for lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Sunday. Take-out available. Overview: Brasserie Beck has been a solid fine-dining choice for Belgian food and beer in a grand setting for years.  It closed for an extended period during […]

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