Shawarma District Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

First Visit: May 2019 A write-up by Laura Hayes in the Washington City Paper put this place on my radar.  For those who frequent Cava, the set-up will be familiar.  It will also make you think about switching your allegiance, or at least walking a few extra blocks every once in a while. You pick […]

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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 6/2/19

Image: Hedy Lamarr and James Stewart in Come Live With Me (1941) Here is a recap of the week that was on the site. Added to the Recommended Restaurant list: Seven Reasons – Three of the most interesting restaurants in Washington right now are about a block apart.  Maydan’s giant hearth has been pulling in […]

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Bibiana – Closed

Image: Cavatelli (half order) with Nettles Pesto and Scallops (they ran out of shrimp). NOTE:  Bibiana closed and is now Modena under the same management but with a different chef. Last Visited: May 2019 Bibiana could just mail it in as another good Italian place servicing the hotels and businesses downtown.  It doesn’t.  It is […]

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Brasserie Beck

Picture: Moules Frites Last Updated: 5/28/2020 Current Status: Opening for sit-down service on May 30 using its large patio.  They will be open Wednesday to Sunday 3-9pm.  They will be adding curbside pickup too. Before Times Review: Last Visited: May 2019 The nearly ear-ringing din that once echoed in the post-industrial rafters of Brasserie Beck […]

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Punjab Grill Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Picture: Burani Palak Paneer Last Updated: 6/12/2020 Current Status:  Punjab Grill is not able to take advantage of its opulent decor, but it is doing take-out and delivery, including grocery items.  They have also opened up patio seating for sit-down service. Gift Cards Before Times Review: First Visit: April 2019 A few years back there […]

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