Albi

Last Updated: 6/18/2020 Current Status:  Chef Michael Rafridi had a hit on his hands with Albi when COVID took the wind out of the sales of the restaurant industry.  Albi is now gearing back up to serve its open-flame, cooking from the Levant.  We did not get to try it before the shutdown, but based […]

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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: They are now open for dining on the patio daily from 11 am to 9 pm.  They are doing service via online ordering at bluejacketdc.menu.  Order from your seat and pick it up when pinged by text that it is ready. Arsenal/Bluejacket also has combined forces with other elements of […]

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Maialino Mare Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Bombolotti with winter greens pesto. Last Visit: February 2020 Maialino Mare is an offshoot of Danny Meyer’s Maialino in New York City.  Meyer is the insanely successful restaurateur who gave the world Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack.  His places are known for very good food and outstanding service.  This large spot […]

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Maxwell Park

Image: Glasses behind the bar. Last Updated: 6/9/2020 Current Status: Maxwell Park is doing limited patio seating at both locations.  They added food options of sandwiches, salads and snacks.  They continue to offer 30% off the wine list for sales.  They are open Wednesday – Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Free delivery on Thursdays […]

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Osteria Morini

Image: Spreads to start! Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status:  It is doing take-out and delivery currently.  Sit-down on the patio Thursday – Sunday, 4pm-8pm.  Reservations on website. Gift Cards – for Altamarea group. Before Times Review: Last Visited: October 2019 Osteria Morini can feel a bit manufactured, but don’t let that get in the way […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Kadir

Image: “Mighty Josh” by Kadir Nelson On Saturdays, we like to take a break from covering the world of D.C. dining to highlight something from the world of art.  Typically, that is something related to food, but on the week the Nationals won the National League Pennant, we turn to D.C. baseball history.   As many […]

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Shilling Canning Co.

Image: Setting the Table: Catfish, Monkfish, Vines & Nightshades Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: Sit-down service has begun on the sizable patio next to to the building and shielded somewhat by foot traffic.  Shilling is also doing something approaching their standard fare for take-out. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: August 2019 Despite being […]

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All Purpose

Photo: Enzo the Baker Pizza at All Purpose Last Updated: 5/21/2020 Current Status: The great pizza joint is doing take-out and delivery from both locations in Shaw and on the Waterfront.  They are also doing CSA boxes, pantry items, and alcohol sales.  And there is merchandise, including home-made masks!  But wait, there is more – […]

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