Boqueria

Image: Assorted goodies to start. Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down for lunch and dinner and brunch. Take-out and Delivery available. Overview: D.C. is blessed with some good Spanish restaurants, thanks mostly to José Andrés, but Boqueria holds its own.  The menu is focused around pretty traditional tapas, with a few jazzed-up […]

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Del Mar

Image: Paella de Pescado y Mariscos. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status: The dining room is fully open with no social distancing. They continue to do take-out. Overview: Del Mar is a seafood delight.  It is one of the original anchor restaurants in The Wharf complex.  A large, two-story gleaming corner spot with a sharp […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Joan

Image: Joan Miró, The Farm (1921-22). On Saturday’s we like to post something about art, usually art related to the world of food.  This Saturday we are excited that the National Gallery of Art will be re-opening in a few weeks.  The loss of access to museums was not the most tragic impact of COVID, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francisco

Image: Francisco de Goya, Still Life With Sheep’s Head (c. 1808-1812) Today we make a virtual trip to the Louvre – because how else can you get there now?!  For our Saturday art posting we move from the 18th to the 19th century with this painting of butcher shop work by Spanish master Francisco de […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Luis

Image: Luis Meléndez “Still Life With Watermelons and Apples in a Landscape” (1771). Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid. This week’s virtual trip to the museum continues to trace the history of still-life painting.  It recalls an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in 2009 on a contemporary of Goya who became one of the […]

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Nido

Image: Artichokes and Olives to take home. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status: The market is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday opening at 10:00 am. CSA grocery orders are due by Sunday 10:00 pm for Tuesday evening pickup. Overview:  The owners of Mola converted to a market to get through […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Juan

Image: Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber by Juan Sánchez Cotán (1602).  Oil on canvas. On Saturdays, we like to focus on a piece of art, and recently we have been focusing on still life paintings.  Though the Netherlands was the focal point of the movement in the 16th and 17th century, there […]

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minibar

Image: Sun Choke and Hay Cheese in media res. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  They have reopened! Before Times Review: First Visit: November 2019 To go to minibar is to ponder many big questions about economics, art, time, and taste, among other topics.  It is a multi-hour immersive experience.  It is to dining what […]

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