Vin Sur Vingt

Image: Locked, Stocked, and Bottled. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Sit-down service inside and sidewalk tables under an awning outside.  Overview: It takes some moxie to open a wine bar on the same street as Cork and serve French food less than a block from Le Diplomate.  That is what the small wine bar […]

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La Piquette

Image: Shrimp “Ceviche” and Tartelette aux Tomates Confites. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in with indoor and covered outdoor seating.  They also offer take-out and delivery. Overview: La Piquette is a younger sibling to the very good, old school spot Bistro Lepic.  The menu, décor, and staff, while not as settled-in as […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Camille

Image: Camille Pissarro, The Gleaners (1889). Today’s art post continues with variations on a theme for the last few weeks. A couple weeks ago we posted a picture from Millet of haystacks. Of course, Millet’s most famous painting of rural life is the The Gleaners (Des glaneuses), depicting the hard work of getting by on […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Jean-François

Image: Jean-François Millet, Haystacks: Autumn (c. 1874). With the turning of the seasons, quite abruptly here in Washington, D.C., we turn to autumnal images for our Saturday art posts related to food. This week’s painting comes from France via The Met. Haystacks: Autumn by Jean-François Millet was one of a series about the seasons that […]

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Apéro

Image: Trout with crab, almonds, spinach. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down with a streatery in front, a salon/dining room as you enter, enclosed patio in back, and a bar in between. Caviar and champagne available to-go. In late September 2022, they added hours for a day cafe. Overview: Tucked away in […]

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La Bise

Image: French style meat and potatoes. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: They are doing dine-in service, both inside and out.  No take-out available. Overview: La Bise is aiming for a sweet spot of nice but not stuffy, French but not dogmatic, friendly but not boisterous.  It succeeds.  The cooking is familiar and sharp, with […]

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La Jambe

Image: Chicken with Lollipop Kale. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status:  Both locations open for dine-in, though in different kinds of settings.  They also both do take-out and delivery may be available from the Union Market location.  The Shaw location has outside seating, weather permitting. Hours vary by day and location, so check before you […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Rosa

Image: Rosa Bonheur, The Highland Shepherd (1859). One of the benefits of searching out art on a specific topic is the chance to discover lesser-known artists. The more narrow the topic, the deeper one must dig. In our case, the subject we have focused on this year is the sources of food. The serendipitous discovery […]

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