Week In review – 10/25/20

Image: André Kertész. Café du Dôme, Winter Morning, Paris, (1928). There are parallels between the change in seasons and the restaurant world. Like the plants that fade after summer, there are restaurants that are being pulled out by their roots. There are some that have hopefully taken preparations to get through the coming winter frost. […]

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Week in Review – 10/4/20

Image: Carole Lombard – 1940 Two of the stand-out, high-end spots in D.C. came back to life this week. We ate at a restaurant for the first time and the combination of fear and sympathy for the wait-staff may deter us for another 6 months, especially as the outdoors become less hospitable. There was a […]

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Week in Review – 3/15/20

Image: Gunnar Smoliansky,  Sodermalm, Stockholm (1956). For the dining world the news of the week was the news of the world, as the pandemic threatens a large number of businesses and is a huge blow to those in the service industry.  On our website, by pure coincidence, we posted reviews of two places that do […]

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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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Call Your Mother Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Egg, Bacon, Cheese and Honey First Visit: February 2020 This low-key, self-described “Jew-ish” deli in Petworth makes really good bagels.  For D.C., that is reason alone for people to line up for blocks on weekend mornings to order at the counter for stay-in or take out.  It is open daily from 8:00 am to […]

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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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Week in Review – 3/1/20

Image: Vegetable Fritters from Thamee, a restaurant we added to our recommended list this week. The biggest thing to happen on the site this week was we posted the first two parts of our Washingtonian Top 100 deep dive.  Part One is where we, Washingtonian, and Tom Sietsema all agree. Part Two is where Tom […]

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Thamee

Image: Rice, Shrimp, and Noodles Last Updated: 6/29/2020 Current Status: The shop is doing limited Sunday service only.  During brunch hours you can pick up breakfast tacos from the pop-up, La Tejana.  Later in the day, the menu shifts to  a Burmese fried chicken meal – $25 per person, take-out only. The double-fried quarter chicken […]

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