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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Dabney Cellar

Image: Glassware in use. Last Visit: January 2020 Down some tricky stairs to the basement of a townhouse building on Ninth Street, you enter a retreat of casual refinement.  Despite being a basement, the room is open and more cave-like than you would expect.  Thirty or so seats are spread between the bar and about […]

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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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Nina May Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Chicken, Po Boy, Tater Tots, Onion Rings Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status:  Nina May shifted quickly and has been doing a lot of things to stay afloat.  They are offering take-out and delivery (which was one of the better take-out meals we tried).  They also added a large-format meal option called FEAST that they […]

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Hanumanh Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Mixing and dishing Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: Closed. Sister restaurant Thip Khao is doing take-out if you want a Lao food fix. Gift Cards Employee Relief Fund (For Thip Khao and related restaurants) Before Times Review: First Visit: July 2019 Chef Seng Luangrath took a chance on Laotian food and the gamble paid […]

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Week in Review – 7/21/19

Image: Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) via We Had Faces Then. After a summer break, we resume activity here at 17° Cork by Northwest.  Restaurant reviews and updates to the recommended list are coming in the next couple days.  In this update, we flag some news that happened […]

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The Dabney

Last Updated:  6/1/2020 Current Status:  They are doing “$45, 3-course Prix Fixe food menu for take-away along with a concise selection of bottled wine, beer, cider, and cocktails.”  This is a steal of a meal that travels well based on our sampling.  Menu for week is available for pick-up slots via Tock beginning on Wednesdays […]

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Corduroy/Baby Wale

Last Updated: 5/2/2021 Current Status: The great, low-key, vanguard restaurant under Chef/Owner Tom Power returned to service and added outdoor dining.  They also are doing take-out.   Before Times Review: Last Visited: February 2020 While the D.C. dining scene tumultuously churns, Corduroy remains a stable, underrated oasis.  A few years back, Chef/Owner Tom Power moved […]

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