Tonari Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Clam and Seaweed Pizza First Visit: 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 Daikaya took it over once they a had a realization of what to do with […]

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Poca Madre

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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minibar

Image: Sun Choke and Hay Cheese in media res. First Visit: November 2019 To go to minibar is to ponder many big questions about economics, art, time, and taste, among other topics.  It is a multi-hour immersive experience.  It is to dining what checkers is to chess.  It is played on the same board, but […]

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Karma Modern Indian

Image: Chicken Jodhpur Last Updated: 7/19/2020 Current Status:  They have outdoor and indoor seating open. You can order take-out directly from them (with a discount), or delivery through 3rd party providers. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: September 2019 On a block just out of the foot traffic of Chinatown, light spills out from […]

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Succotash

Image: Chicken ‘n Waffle Last Updated: 6/14/2020 Current Status: Succotash has been a shining light during the last few months.  Led by Chef/Owner Edward Lee, they began a relief program that provided food and staples to out-of-work service industry employees that lasted until the end of May.  The Washington Harbor location is doing sit-down now.  […]

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Jaleo

Image: Capital letters. Last Updated: 6/7/2020 Current Status: Jaleo is doing take-out and delivery at this point.  They do have sidewalk seating that, with precautions, be open for service.  Stay tuned.  They continue to do a “bodega” selling grocery staples and wine.   They also have merch! Gift Cards – go to support employees of […]

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Bantam King Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Ramen! Last Updated: 5/25/2020 Current Status: The Daikaya group Ramen places are doing Take-out and Delivery (Tonari and Izakaya are closed until full service can return). Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 This small casual spot is part of a string of related ramen spots (the others are Daikaya and Haikan, with more […]

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Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Meatball sampler and Pizza Bianca slices (in lieu of bread service) at Nicoletta Italian Kitchen First Visit: April 2019 Nicoletta is constructed from a combination of very good Italian cooking and marketing analysis.  It is a product of a large, but not giant, New York restaurant group, under the guidance of Chef Michael White.  […]

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