Cinder BBQ

Image: Brisket and Rings. Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, with indoor, outdoor and bar seating.  Take-out and Delivery also available, as well as a walk-up bar to go. Overview: The star of the show here is a pepper and salt rubbed brisket cooked for 12+ hours over hard and fruit wood.  […]

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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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Magpie and The Tiger – Closed for Good

Image: Lobster Ginger-Scallion Guksu Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status: They announced they are closing August 21, 2022. One glimmer of hope is that reservations booked up completely for their last week. Overview: In the cozy spot on Upshur, familiar to many in D.C.’s food-focused community, Caleb Jang is doing a very serious take on […]

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Menya Hosaki

Image: Big pieces of pork in Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  Dine-in and Take-out options.  They are open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner (5:00 to 9:00) and also Saturday for lunch (12:00 to 2:30). Overview: Menya Hosaki does ramen.  With the exception of a very good version of Karaage (pieces of […]

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Little Food Studio

Image: Nichelle (marinated eggplant, mozzarella, pesto, tomato cream, arugula). Last Updated: November 2021 Current Status: Open for take-out Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 – 2:30; Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 – 3:30.  They have a few seats outside. Overview: The artist in residence in this studio is Chef Danielle Harris (aka Chef DMH).  The little store front […]

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St. Vincent Wine

Image: The Not-So-Secret Garden Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: The two-story wine bar and backyard garden in Park View is open for dine-in.  Reservations strongly recommended for the time being.  Wine shop, cheese and charcuterie also available to go. Overview: St. Vincent was hatched as an idea in 2018 by two long-time D.C. bartenders […]

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Tsehay

Image: Veggies! Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status: A relative newcomer, Tsehay quickly became mentioned with the stalwarts of the Ethiopian dining scene, highlighted by 100% teff injera that is freshly made.  It is open for dine-in service with a heated patio.  You can also get take-out and delivery. Summary: Cuisine: Ethiopian Neighborhood: Petworth Address: […]

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Makan

Image: Nasi Lemak take-out. Last Updated: 4/10/2021 Current Status:  James Wozniuk is the chef behind Makan that has filled a void in D.C. dining by bringing back Malaysian cuisine.  The restaurant had the great misfortune of opening in March 2020.  It held on and is now doing sit-down with outdoor seating plus take-out and delivery.  […]

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