Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Image: Frederick Douglass, Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas (c. 1844). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution For the last few weeks the words of Frederick Douglass have been floating in and out of our national conversation.  In the District this has been in regard to the statute in Lincoln Park.  On Saturdays, we tend to post […]

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Changed Dining World

Image: Stanko Abadžic, “Curiosity” (Prague 2000). Our D.C. Dining Guide’s Plan Going Forward We would like to update you on what we have been doing with this site for the last couple months and our plans going forward.  Covid forced the restaurant industry to take stock and our plucky little site must adapt as well.  […]

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The Rhymes of History

Image: Marching to Black Lives Matter Plaza under Scott Circle Two weeks ago, among the thousands who took to the streets to protest injustice and inequality, I was struck how Washington, D.C. can be so rich in history that many may not even realize it. Those in the streets protesting under the banner of Black […]

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Restaurant Employees Relief Links

Image: Marcello Mastroianni There are many ways to help those in the restaurant industry that have been hit disproportionately hard by the public health crisis.  We rightfully praise medical professionals for going to work to help us through this.  It should not be lost that the restaurant industry and its employees’ livelihoods (along with many […]

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Week in Review – 3/8/20

Image: Seine in the Mist – Kees Scherer (Paris 1955) This week we wrapped up our four part series breaking down the Washingtonian Top 100 for 2020.  Last week we did posts looking at the restaurants that all the critics agree about and the ones where Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post breaks from the […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 – Part Four: Where We Are The Outlier

Image: Adolfo Celi and Sean Connery, Thunderball, 1965 In our first post breaking down the Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  In Part Two, we looked at places where Tom Sietsema of the Post is the outlier from other critics.  For Part Three, we looked […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 – Part Three: Where Washingtonian Is The Outlier

Image: Agnes Moorehead with Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947). via We Had Faces Then. We have been breaking down the 2020 edition of the Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In the first post we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  In Part Two, we looked at places where […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part Two: Where Tom Sietsema Is the Outlier

Image: Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. We continue our breakdown of the 2020 Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In our first post, we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  For this second post, we start looking at places where one critic is an outlier from the others.  First up, The Washington […]

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