Week in Review – 12/19/2021

Image: Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone, Dancing Lady (1933). It was another busy week, with good news and bad for the dining world.  On our site, we are winding down activity as the year ends.  We did our last art post of the year staying with the theme of feasts.  Sadly, the biggest news of […]

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Boqueria

Image: Assorted goodies to start. Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down for lunch and dinner and brunch. Take-out and Delivery available. Overview: D.C. is blessed with some good Spanish restaurants, thanks mostly to José Andrés, but Boqueria holds its own.  The menu is focused around pretty traditional tapas, with a few jazzed-up […]

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Chaia

Image: Trio of Tacos Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status:  Chaia is up and running at both locations with sit-down and to-go options.  They have also opened a Bethesda location. Overview:  Chaia does veggie tacos insanely well.  They are balanced in flavor, texture and sauce (not quick to get soggy). The tortillas are made in […]

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Baker’s Daughter

Image: Breakfast Sandwich Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  Ivy City is open 7 Days a Week from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  The downtown location in the Eaton Hotel is 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The Chinatown location is 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Seating available at all locations. Overview: A pandemic fix to […]

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Café Riggs

Image: Peas Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: The grand space formally known as Gordon Biersch has the dining room, bar, and streatery open for sit-down dining.  They also do take-out if you ever felt like ordering room service to your house. Overview: New owners of the hotel renovated the building to something nicer.  They […]

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Lucky Danger – DC Location Closed

Image: The Aftermath Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: The American Chinese spot moved to an Arlington location.  The old Prather’s spot is now Bar Chinois. There have been some unusual twist in the last year or so when it comes to D.C. dining, for example Kevin Tien is now running a restaurant out of […]

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Tonari

Image: Clam and Seaweed Pizza Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status:  Tonari is now back to its standard menu. Before Times Review (February 2020) There are a couple things people might say to explain Tonari.  The first thing they might note is that it is in the old Graffiato space and the team from neighboring […]

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Poca Madre – Closed

Image: Tuna and Uni Tostada Last Visited: November 2019 Poca Madre is an excellent restaurant that has found its groove. You enter from the side of the building, around the corner from Taco Bamba, and pass into a high-ceiling oasis where Chef/Owner Victor Albisu serves upscale Mexican cuisine.  Nearly all leave impressed.  Rather than starting […]

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