Saturday in the Museum with Anne

Image: Anne Vallayer-Coster, “Basket of Plums” (1769). Oil on canvas. This week’s virtual trip to the world of art takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another in our series on still-life painting.  This Basket of Plums is from the 18th-century French painter Anne Vallayer-Coster. The museum site provides this description: “During the […]

Read More

Saturday in the Museum with Jean-Baptiste-Siméon

Image: Basket of  Wild Strawberries (c. 1760), oil on canvas. Private collection. Today we return to our series working through the history of still life paintings.  During the week this site is a dining guide for Washington, D.C.  On Saturdays we like to focus on a piece of art, usually one that has ties to […]

Read More

Central

Last Updated: 7/24/2020 Current Status: Central has closed for what it calls a summer break.  It expects to be back in the fall. Gift Cards Summary: Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Downtown Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC Website: http://www.centralmichelrichard.com/ Reservations: Opentable      

Read More

Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: 7/24/2020 Current Status: As of 7/24 Kinship will begin sit-down service.  Take-out resumes 7/26, available Wednesday through Sunday.  The meals are set and tend to be for 2-4.  You can order via Tock. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out […]

Read More

Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  It has opened for sit-down service taking advantage of its large patio stretching down the side-street.  Reserve via website and Opentable.  It continues to do Take-out and Delivery.  Tom Sietsema wants everyone to know that the delivery option is very good. Gift Cards – for all Starr […]

Read More

Brasserie Liberté

Image: Duck Confit Last Updated 6/13/2020 Current Status: The expansive fresh French spot has reopened.  Dining is available on the patio with take-out and delivery available (Ubereats).  Hours are Monday–Friday from 4:00 PM–10:00 PM and Saturday–Sunday from 11:00 AM–10:00 PM. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visit: December 2019 In a cavernous space next to […]

Read More

Week in Review – 10/20/19

Image: Edinburgh Zoo Penguins Walk by Werner Bischof (1950). It was a big week in D.C. with the Nationals making the World Series, which we celebrated with our Saturday art post about the last Washington world series team – the 1948 Washington Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues.  In dining news, we take note of […]

Read More

Chez Billy Sud

Image: Escargot Last Updated: 5/26/2020 Current Status: Chez Billy and its adjoining wine bar (Bar à Vin) are open for take-out only, including wine sales.  Thursday – Sunday, Call: 202-965-2606.  They do have a sizable patio, so look-out for opening that up soon. Gift Cards Employee Relief – for all Hilton Bros (H2) enterprises. Before […]

Read More