Zaytinya

Image: Lamb and Sprouts Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service inside and a large outdoor seating area out front. Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview For years, Zaytinya has managed to produce very good food on an grand scale.  The giant, two-story windows surround an open space that seats hundreds. Inside, […]

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Martha Dear

Image: The crust, the cheese, oh my. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in both inside and out (uncovered) and Take-out, Wednesday through Sunday. Overview: In a dimly-lit basement a big, white, gas-fired pizza oven turns out distinctive sourdough crust pies.  Tim Carman writing in the Post was jolted by the tanginess of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dante

Image: Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Proserpine (1882). This piece is by an English painter with an Italian name painting a Greek goddess as a stand-in for the married woman the painter pines for.  This week we took in a show at the Kennedy Center for the first time since before times. The show, Hadestown, is a […]

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Iron Gate

Image: Eggplant Involtini with bacon and feta. Last Updated: 7/5/2021 Current Status: Iron Gate is open for dining Tues-Sun on the patio.  The dining room and bar area do not appear to be open yet.  They continue doing take-out/delivery.  It is also part of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing […]

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The Greek Deli

Image: Serving platters almost as large as serving sizes. (photo from the Greek Deli) Last Updated: 6/4/2020 Current Status:  Kostas is back at it.  Take-out Monday-Friday – 11am-3pm. Before Times Review: Last Visited: November 2018 The line stretches out the door to get to the narrow counter where Kostas Fostieris has been serving customers for […]

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