Saturday in the Museum with Amanda

Image: Amanda de Leon, The Papaya Tree. For our Saturday art post we stumbled across this piece in our scouring the interwebs. We have been focused this year on the subject of where food comes from. Pondering Frida Kahlo’s still life paintings of summer’s bounty and the contrasting price of those fruits in certain parts […]

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Slate Wine Bar

Image: Octopus Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status: Dine-in.  Closed Sunday and Monday. Overview: The first-floor sibling to the fancy tasting-menu restaurant Xiquet, Slate serves Mediterranean-derived dishes from the same kitchen and under the supervision of Chef Danny Lledó.  Located a short stretch up Wisconsin from Georgetown, it serves the Glover Park residents well as […]

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Xiquet

Image: Roasted Fennel with Romesco Sauce. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in. Tasting menu only. Overview: Xiquet occupies a three-story building in Glover Park, sharing the first floor with Slate Wine Bar.  It uses all three levels through the course of the tasting menu experience.  You being with amuse-bouche-like bites and an […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pablo

Image: Pablo Picasso, Guernica (1937). On Saturdays, we usually post about art that intersects with the world of food. Today, however, we break from the escapism of still lifes and feasts. Due to current events, there was one piece of art that seemed appropriate to highlight. Guernica was created to be part of the Spanish […]

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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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