Week in Review – 7/21/19

Image: Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) via We Had Faces Then. After a summer break, we resume activity here at 17° Cork by Northwest.  Restaurant reviews and updates to the recommended list are coming in the next couple days.  In this update, we flag some news that happened […]

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The Riggsby

Image: Deviled Eggs at The Riggsby Last Visited: February 2020 The Riggsby opened as an oasis of good food in a patch north of Dupont Circle that was largely barren of fine dining choices.  It served excellent cocktails and had a decent wine list.  The food was hearty, nostalgic American.  It was an old school, […]

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Pesce

Image: Stone Bass. Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status: Pesce is doing a limited, but solid, menu for take-out, open Tuesday to Saturday, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 Imagine a neighborhood restaurant that buzzes as the food is sent from the kitchen, with diners settled into simple tables.  Imagine […]

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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 5/12/19

Photo: “Is it possible that Maydan is becoming my back up to Seven Reasons?” (Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis). A recap of the last week’s activity on our site.  The good news is no restaurants were removed from the list – though a local coffee shop, the Filter in Dupont, did announce its closure. Added […]

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Le DeSales

Image: Secret charm down a side-street. Last Visited: May 2019 Faux French accents set the jolie mood in the ground-floor of an old office building across from The Mayflower.  The food is far from faux.  It is very good.  The plates have composed elements that are presented in a manner that indicates this side-street spot […]

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Saturday at the Museum

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, Panel #11 – Food had doubled in price because of the war.  Casein tempera on hardboard, 12 x 18 in. We love D.C. for many reasons, the primary focus of this site being the dining scene.  One of the other reasons to love the city is the archipelago of great […]

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Connecticut Ave Wine and Liquor – A Great Neighborhood Shop

Picture:  Packed in tight Another in a series of posts about DC’s best wine shops. Connecticut Ave Wine and Liquor – This store goes by a few different names: I’ve heard it called Connecticut (Ave), that place by the Dupont Metro, and Bobby’s.  Bobby is the owner, taking over the shop over a decade ago.  […]

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Update: Teaism Added to 17° Recommended List

Picture:  Cherry Blossom Creative’s distinct and beloved neighborhood maps.  They  have a brick & mortar shop at 2128 8th Street NW (Atlantic Plumbing Bldg).  Online Shop. Today Tom Sietsema opened his review of the new restaurant in the Dupont Circle Hotel, the Pembroke, with a pot shot at dining in Dupont.  He said essentially there […]

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