Buck’s Fishing & Camping

Image: Shrimp & Grits. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service, with indoor seating and covered outdoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: Buck’s is going on two decades.  For the community near the circle in Chevy Chase, it is an institution just like its neighbor Politics & Prose.  As an […]

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Ris

Image: Branzino Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.  To-go options available with limited delivery options. Overview: In a space suitable for adults, but not stuffy at all, Ris Lacoste quietly serves the food that gained her fame and fans over the years.  The dishes are a mix […]

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Lucky Buns

Image: OG Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: Original location open for sit-down service.  Delivery and Take-out available through apps. Overview: Lucky Buns starts with fundamentals and a narrow focus.  The menu is essentially limited to burgers and fried chicken sandwiches made well employing good ingredients.  From that foundational point it then gets a little […]

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Bar Charley

Image: You might miss the door, but you’ll know when they’re open! Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status: Sit-down service in the dining room and outdoors out back. Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: Bar Charley is low-key, bordering on inconspicuous.  Between the big corner patios of Lauriol Plaza and Pupatella, it is easy to […]

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Honeymoon Chicken

Image: Buns, Bird, Slaw Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery.  Brunch. Overview: In a diner-esque setting, the kitchen slings fried chicken in deep orange hues.  Conceived as an ode to the dish, this spot sings.  Honey works its way into the standard version with a dusting and also a […]

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Pennyroyal Station

Image: Mac & Cheese, Marrow & Brisket. Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down both inside and outside.  Take-out and Delivery also available. Overview: Jesse Miller made his name among D.C. foodies as one of a string of excellent chefs working in the overachieving kitchen at Bar Pilar.  Now his excellent cooking is […]

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Crazy Aunt Helen’s

Image: Cajun Shrimp with Brie creamed corn. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open for lunch/brunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Overview: This is old-school, American-style comfort food with suggestions of culinary showmanship.  Pork chops, roast chicken, brisket are the type of mains you will find.  Running the kitchen is Mykie Moll, who worked as […]

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Henry’s Soul Cafe

Image: Fried Chicken, Greens, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and a hint of Cornbread. Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status:  Open for take-out, and you can order ahead.  They have a couple seats outside, if you can’t wait.  Note that they close on the early side. Overview:  Inconspicuous on the Dupont side of a block that […]

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