Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō – Gone Fishin’

Image: Hokusai, Fisherman (19th Century). Ink and color on silk. Last weekend for our art posting we focused on the famous Japanese artist Hokusai (whose name at birth was Tokitarō), who is the subject of an exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. This week we dip back into that exhibit for […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Clam Gatherers on the Shore. Ink on color silk. Undated. One of the things we missed most for the last year was art museums. One of the impacts of the pandemic for museums was planned exhibits that did not happen.  Now one of those exhibits is is getting a delayed opening at […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Suzuki

Image: Suzuki Harunobu, Osode of the Sakaiya Teahouse (c. 1769) Our weekend highlight of a piece of art takes us to 18th century Japan by way of Honolulu.  With the announced re-opening to full capacity at the end of next week for restaurants in Washington, D.C., we highlight the service industry.  With the corresponding discussion […]

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Tonari Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Clam and Seaweed Pizza First Visit: February 2020 There are a couple things people might say to explain Tonari.  The first thing they might note is that it is in the old Graffiato space and the team from neighboring Daikaya took it over once they a had a realization of what to do with […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Animals

Image:  Animals in Japanese Art – Screen On Saturdays, we detour from the D.C. dining scene to highlight something related to art, often art related to food.  This weekend, we highlight the blockbuster show going on at the National Gallery of Art on the Mall: The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.  It is on […]

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Nama added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Specialty roll with Shrimp Tempura Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status:  Nama has re-opened on K St.  They also opened a pop-up within Tico on 14th. They continue to do take-out and delivery.  They are planning on outdoor seating soon. Last Visit: July 2019 Nama is a good, neighborhood sushi spot that on some nights […]

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Bantam King Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Ramen! Last Updated: 5/25/2020 Current Status: The Daikaya group Ramen places are doing Take-out and Delivery (Tonari and Izakaya are closed until full service can return). Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 This small casual spot is part of a string of related ramen spots (the others are Daikaya and Haikan, with more […]

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Spoken English added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: It’s hard to find at first, then you can’t miss it. First Visit: June 2019 The most important thing to know about Spoken English is that it is just a couple communal tables where guests eat standing up.  If you can get over that, the food is very good with some outstanding dishes.  It […]

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