Saturday at the Museum with Delphin

Image: Delphin Enjolras, A Candlelit Dinner. For this weekend’s art post we chose an obscure French painter active during and after the fin de siècle.  It may not be the most compelling piece of art, but it does capture a certain late season outdoor dining feeling that D.C. can give us well into autumn. The […]

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Café Riggs

Image: Peas Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: The grand space formally known as Gordon Biersch has the dining room, bar, and streatery open for sit-down dining.  They also do take-out if you ever felt like ordering room service to your house. Overview: New owners of the hotel renovated the building to something nicer.  They […]

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Lutèce

Image: Arctic Char with Summer Squash Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Open for dine-in, recommend reservations for busy time slots.  The website no longer mentions take-out, but if you call they may be able to accommodate. Overview: This neighborhood spot is a treat.  You may have previously known it as Cafe Bonaparte, but in […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pierre-Victor

Image:  The Bar at Maxim’s by Pierre-Victor Galland (c. 1890). The Tour de France is in full swing.  Bastille Day is coming up this week.  For this week’s art post, something French seemed in order.  We discovered this painting poking around the internet, but there is little about it and only a little more about […]

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Bistro Bis

April 2021 Current Status: The last restaurant standing in Jeffrey Buben’s collection does very good French food at the base of Capitol Hill.  If you wrapping up a day near the Mall, and looking for something a little nicer, this spot might work.  They are open and doing dine-in, take-out and delivery. Gift Cards Summary: […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul III

Image: Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and Peaches (c. 1905). We close out our series of Cézanne still life postings for our Saturday look at art, and we turn the page on the 19th Century. This week’s painting is found in D.C.’s own National Gallery of Art. Due to Covid, it is closed. We […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul II

Image: Paul Cézanne, Dish of Apples (c. 1876-77) For our weekend sojourn to the world of art, especially art that focuses on food – after all we are dining guide most days of the week, we continue looking at still lifes. This week is another Cézanne. It dates to about a decade after last week’s. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

Image: Paul Cézanne, Sugar Bowl, Pears and Blue Cup (Sucrier, poires et tasse bleue) (c. 1866) For the past several months we have been focusing on still lifes for our Saturday art posts. Going chronologically, at least when focusing on European painters, means you focus on the Dutch early but eventually you must end up […]

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