Yellow

Image: Falafel Pita Current Status: They are open for counter-service dining with outdoor tables and take-out. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Overview: Yellow is the Albi-adjacent (just wanted to use the throw-back meaning!) cafe serving pastries and pitas.  Albi’s pastry team cooks up the baked goods in the French style, but adds […]

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Roaming Roosters

Image:  Sandwich and Fries Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status:  With the opening in Tenleytown in February, the bust-out success of this mini-chain expanded to three locations – with more coming.  They have recently added breakfast options.  Last we checked in it was take-out/delivery only – Order online – but they may start opening dining rooms soon […]

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Immigrant Food

Image: Madam VP’s Heritage Bowl Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: Immigrant Food is serving up its bowls of goodness for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  It is generally walk-in, but you can make brunch reservations.  Note that in addition to the shop on Pennsylvania Ave., they also have a location at Union Market. As the […]

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Melange

Image: The Classic Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status:  Mélange serves up burgers, chicken sandwiches and a few other staples of fast food but does so with a focus on quality and a few curveballs thrown in.  It opened in the middle of the pandemic, but managed to meet the moment and gain a foothold.  […]

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Compliments Only

Image: The Teamster Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status: Many places switched to simpler food to get through the crisis.  Coconut Club was one of those places when it opened a ghost kitchen selling sandwiches called Crush Subbies.  Coconut Club closed up shop though, and the guy behind the subs, Pete Sitcov, looked to open […]

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Duke’s Grocery

Image: Shrimp Banh Mi Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status:  All three locations are open and appear to be going gangbusters.  The beer is still fresh, the sandwiches tasty and the scene relaxed.  There is even a whiff of first-date awkwardness around to remind you of the old days. Gift Cards Summary: Cuisine: Sandwiches/Salads Locations: […]

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Red Bear Brewing Co.

Last Updated: 6/16/2020 Current Status:  The big bar in the middle of the room tells you they are about beer.  The beer is pretty good.  The scene is friendly (the fact that REI is next door is on point).  They are open for sit-down on the patio, reservations HERE.  They are offering take-out and (and […]

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FishScale

Image: Rockfish with Coleslaw and Sweet Potatoes. Last Updated: 6/15/2020 Current Status: The narrow store front leads to a kitchen turning out fresh, sustainable fish sandwiches, but not ones that are goopy with mayo or breadcrumb-wrapped.  The shop focuses on fish and presents it as cleanly as possible.  You can add a few toppings and […]

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