Chicken + Whiskey

Image: Display on the Tray Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status:  All three locations are open for dine-in and take-out and delivery.  With indoor and outdoor seating at all locations.   Overview: Sometimes in life, it is best not to overthink things.  If you want to open a Peruvian-style chicken spot and a whiskey bar, […]

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Bar Chinois

Image: You thought we’d go with neon lettering, but no! Salt & Pepper Shrimp is reeeal good. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status:  Open for sit-down dining inside and out, with a large bar. Take-out and delivery available. And Brunch! Overview: Bar Chinois, as the name implies is a bar first and foremost.  The music, […]

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Bar Charley

Image: You might miss the door, but you’ll know when they’re open! Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: Sit-down service in the dining room and outdoors out back. Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: Bar Charley is low-key, bordering on inconspicuous.  Between the big corner patios of Lauriol Plaza and Pupatella, it is easy to […]

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Daru

Image: Sunchoke Chaat Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down.  Proof of vaccination required.  Take-out and Delivery also available Overview: Daru was slammed from its opening, and that was before people were able to see how good the food is.  So, whatever night you can get in we suggest you grab a slot […]

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Room 11

Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  The excellent bar with very good food has expanded its offerings during the ‘Rona times.  The patio is now open for sit-down service Wednesday – Sunday, 5 pm – 9 pm.  They have partnered with Matt Crowley, formerly of Spoken English, to do a sandwich shop and more – including […]

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Week in Review – 10/20/19

Image: Edinburgh Zoo Penguins Walk by Werner Bischof (1950). It was a big week in D.C. with the Nationals making the World Series, which we celebrated with our Saturday art post about the last Washington world series team – the 1948 Washington Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues.  In dining news, we take note of […]

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Astoria Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Water Boiled Beef Last Updated: May 25, 2021 Current Status: Astoria is moving to dine-in only, and shutting down take-out, delivery.  It is a beautiful little spot with great food.  Go in person and enjoy! Employee Relief Fund: Venmo @astoria_dc.  “All proceeds will be split amongst the staff at Astoria & our sister restaurant, […]

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Hanumanh

Image: Mixing and dishing Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open Friday to Sunday – 5pm to 10pm. Dine-in and take-out. Gift Cards Before Times Review: First Visit: July 2019 Chef Seng Luangrath took a chance on Laotian food and the gamble paid off.  Her spots in Virginia (Padaek) and Columbia Heights (Thip Khao) are […]

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