Caruso’s Grocery

Image: Pork Chop Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down service. Overview: Caruso’s Grocery serves up a revived take on the American mid-century version of Italian restaurants.  It not only brings to mind places with straw-covered wine bottles, chicken parm covered in red sauce, and Louis Prima playing, it is a recreation of […]

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Porchetta District

Image: Porco+ Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  They have some sit-down space for dining in.  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open 10:00 to 5:00 Monday through Saturday. Overview: Not so much a pop-up as a sub-menu in the Georgetown Gourmet deli, Porchetta District serves sandwiches using the famous Italian rolled-pork. They have a few […]

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La Collina

Image: Bucatini “Cacio e Pepe” Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: They are open Thursday to Sunday, 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Take-out and delivery are available. Proof of vaccine or recent test required to dine inside. Overview: La Collina sits next to its sister restaurant The Duck and The Peach and even share the same […]

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Grand Duchess

Image: Shrimp Scampi. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down inside and on a small sidewalk area.  They will do take-out too. Overview: The low-key bar has upgraded its menu hiring a chef that worked previously at Fiola Mare and Martin’s Tavern.  The food is solid with a few fun twists like Philly […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paolo

Image: Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana (1562-63). Oil on canvas. We here at 17° Cork by Northwest concentrate on the D.C. dining scene on most days, but on Saturday we like to post something about art, albeit often it is art connected to food.  This weekend, probably like many in the coming weeks, we […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Titian

Image: Titian, The Andrians (1523-1526) Oil on Canvas. Last night marked the first time clubs and bars (that do not serve food) in D.C. could be at full capacity.  In honor of the moment, we chose a scene of bacchanalia for our Saturday art post.  So, as modern-day revelers stumble from bed and ponder if […]

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I Ricchi

Image: Rigatoni from another time Last Updated: February 2021 Current Status: I Ricchi keeps chugging along.  Now in its fourth decade, the hearty Tuscan cuisine paired with slightly kitschy décor remains a standard-bearer.  They have used the large open space in front of the restaurant to create a heated, covered seating area.  Chef/Owner Christianne Ricchi […]

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Pupatella

Image: Pizza! Last Updated: 11/9/20 Current Status:  The Virginia-based mini-chain opened up an outpost in the old Rosemary Thyme spot, with abundant outdoor seating in Dupont.  They brought in a classic oven and the pies started flying out the door.  There is often a group of people waiting on pick-up orders and a few others […]

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