Makan

Image: Nasi Lemak take-out. Last Updated: 4/10/2021 Current Status:  James Wozniuk is the chef behind Makan that has filled a void in D.C. dining by bringing back Malaysian cuisine.  The restaurant had the great misfortune of opening in March 2020.  It held on and is now doing sit-down with outdoor seating plus take-out and delivery.  […]

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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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Bad Saint

Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status: Bad Saint reopened for take-out and delivery, but without its original chef. They do have gift cards and merch! Employee Relief Fund Summary: Cuisine: Filipino Neighborhood: Columbia Heights/Petworth Address: 3226 11th St NW, Washington DC Website: http://www.badsaintdc.com/ Reservations: http://www.badsaintdc.com/reservations  

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Bombay Street Food

Image: Chicken Tikka Masala, Daal, Saag Panir Last Updated: April 17, 2021 Current Status:  Bombay Street Food just keeps going.  They opened a third location which they are calling an “Express” in North Dupont.  Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.   Before Times Write-up: First Visit: November 2019 Bombay Street Food is one of the […]

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Tequila & Mezcal Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Guac! First Visited: August 2019 The team behind the excellent Taqueria Habanero opened this spot a couple blocks south.  It is a little spiffier than the taqueria with a proper bar and plates that go beyond just tacos.  The tacos are upgraded too, with new takes, including a rich Campechano with chorizo and a […]

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Queen’s English Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Plate and plating meld.  “Celtuce and Cucumber” salad, with smoked trout roe, red vinegar, garlic. Last Updated: 6/9/2020 Current Status: Queen’s English survived to the one-year mark.  It is doing sit-down on its patio (weather permitting) plus take-out.  Open Thursday to Sunday. Gift Cards Before Times Review: First Visit: June 2019 Like Rooster & […]

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Week in Review 6/9/19

Image: Mojito at Little Havana (El Presidente in background) Below we recap the week that was at 17° Cork by Northwest. Two places were added to Recommended List: Little Havana – Alfredo Solis, the guy behind El Sol and Mezcalero, opened this fun, bright Cuban spot last year.  It is a great neighborhood spot, but […]

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Little Havana added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List – Closed

Image: In case you forget to tell your friends where you went. UPDATE:  Little Havana closed.  It is now Anafre, also by Alfredo Solis. First Visit: June 2019 Little Havana recently had a near-death experience.  Chef/Owner Alfredo Solis was ready to throw in the towel on the concept, and he went so far as to […]

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