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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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Sérusier, White Cow (c. 1895). Something for spring for our weekly art post. We typically tie the subject to food, and this year we have been focusing on art depicting where food comes from. This painting is by French painter Paul Sérusier. He came of age as the Impressionists were being eclipsed by […]

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Michele’s

Image: Tarte Flambée Last Updated: January 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in service.  They also added take-out. Open Wednesday to Sunday currently.  Though that might change if life gets closer to normal. Overview: The food at Michele’s is rooted in the French tradition with other influences (primarily Louisiana, and Vietnam by way of Houston) interwoven.  […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Claude

Image: Claude Monet, Grainstacks, Snow Effect (1891). For the last three years we have been using Saturdays to post about art, with a focus on art related to food.  In 2020, we tended toward still lifes.  In 2021, we searched out images of feasts and communal dining.  In 2022, our theme will be the roots […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Antoine François

Image: Antoine François Callet, Saturnalia (c. 1780s) Over the course of the year we have focused primarily on pieces related to feasts and communal dining for our Saturday art posts.  As the year draws to a close, there is symmetry that the end of the year is marked with some of the grandest feasts. Christmas […]

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Fresh Baguette

Image: Salami Sandwich Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status: D.C. location open for take-out. Very limited seating.  Maryland locations have more tables. Overview: Fresh Baguette started in Maryland with spots now in Bethesda and Rockville.  A couple years ago they planted a flag in Georgetown.  As the name implies it is French-style bakery big on […]

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