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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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part Two: Where Tom Sietsema Is the Outlier

Image: Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. We continue our breakdown of the 2020 Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In our first post, we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  For this second post, we start looking at places where one critic is an outlier from the others.  First up, The Washington […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part One: Restaurants All The Critics Agree On

Image: Frank Sinatra in Lady in Cement (1968). Last year we did an in-depth breakdown of the annual list of the Top 100 Very Best Restaurants done by Washingtonian magazine (See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).  Now the 2020 version is out, and our research department has been working overtime to dissect it.  We […]

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Week in Review – 2/23/20

Image: Sophia Loren in Arabesque (Stanley Donen, 1966) – via We Had Faces Then. It was a busy week on our site and in D.C. dining news.  The Washingtonian Top 100 went online this past week, so stay tuned for our break down of the list.  In the meantime, here is the week that was: […]

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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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Maialino Mare Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Bombolotti with winter greens pesto. Last Visit: February 2020 Maialino Mare is an offshoot of Danny Meyer’s Maialino in New York City.  Meyer is the insanely successful restaurateur who gave the world Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack.  His places are known for very good food and outstanding service.  This large spot […]

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Week in Review – 2/16/20

Image: Benn Mitchell, Untitled (1947). This week on our site we added two places to our recommended restaurant list for D.C. and reviewed another.  Variations of Italian abound right now, and we’ll add more next week.  Read on for a recap of this week and news from around the dining scene. Sadly, not once did […]

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Reveler’s Hour

Image: Guanciale over Bucatini Last Updated: 7/9/2020 Current Status: Reveler’s Hour is opening its dining room for sit-down service starting July 3, Wednesday to Sunday.  They will serve a 3-course dinner for $45 per person, available only by reservations. Additional guidance from their site: Time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Reservations may be […]

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