Week in Review – 12/8/19

Image: David Vestal, New York City (1950). This week, we added a place to our recommended restaurant list, and thankfully there were no big closures (though Baan Thai is moving up).  We also reviewed a place that we do think is worth paying the cab fare to get there.  Here is the week that was […]

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Poca Madre

Image: Tuna and Uni Tostada Last Visited: November 2019 Poca Madre is an excellent restaurant that has found its groove. You enter from the side of the building, around the corner from Taco Bamba, and pass into a high-ceiling oasis where Chef/Owner Victor Albisu serves upscale Mexican cuisine.  Nearly all leave impressed.  Rather than starting […]

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Tequila & Mezcal Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Guac! First Visited: August 2019 The team behind the excellent Taqueria Habanero opened this spot a couple blocks south.  It is a little spiffier than the taqueria with a proper bar and plates that go beyond just tacos.  The tacos are upgraded too, with new takes, including a rich Campechano with chorizo and a […]

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Mi Vida added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Queso! Last Updated: 6/10/2020 Current Status: Outdoor seating is now available for sit-down service.  They continue to do take-out and delivery. Gift Cards – good for all KNEAD restaurants (in D.C. that means Succotash) Before Times Review: First Visit: May 2019 On first impression, Mi Vida is a nicer, sleeker version of Lauriol Plaza.  […]

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El Rinconcito Café Added to Recommended Restaurant List

Photo:  Pupusa and Tamal de Pollo Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  They are doing take-out only.  Order here. Before Times Review: El Rinconcito Café – Today we add a legend to the list.  The small spot (handful of tables and small bar) has been serving locals for years, but word is getting out.  Along with […]

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