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: 6/11/2020 Current Status:  They are doing 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 can outperform that category.  Boston restaurateur Michael Schlow, who also owns neighboring Alta Strada, has the […]

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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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Zeppelin

Picture: Interior at Zeppelin.  It hasn’t crashed and burned yet. Last Updated 6/14/2020 Current Status: The patio is open on a first-come, first-served basis.  Take-out and delivery options continue. Gift Cards Before Times Review: The priorities of the team behind Zeppelin, who also own Chaplin’s, aren’t difficult to suss out.  The giant Godzilla mural on […]

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