Henry’s Soul Cafe

Image: Fried Chicken, Greens, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and a hint of Cornbread. Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status:  Open for take-out, and you can order ahead.  They have a couple seats outside, if you can’t wait.  Note that they close on the early side. Overview:  Inconspicuous on the Dupont side of a block that […]

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Taqueria Xochi

Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: This tiny spot next to Service Bar on U Street started doing only take-out and delivery.  They are sticking with that model for now. It began with the laying off of talent. Chef Teresa Padilla worked in José Andrés’s restaurants, including China Chilcano and “took advantage” of last year’s […]

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Charcoal Town Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Kefta Platter, wrapped chicken sandwich and grape leaves Last Updated: 5/30/2020 Current Status:  As of Saturday, May 30, they are reopen for dine-in service on their small patio, plus take-out and delivery.  Hours: 12-10pm daily. Before Times Review: Last Visit: November 2019 The space is a modest converted rowhouse, requiring a few steps down […]

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Archipelago Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image:  What is this Popeye’s chicken you are all speaking of? Last Updated: 5/25/2020 Current Status:  The tiki bar serving up Asian small plates is doing take-out with of both food and their signature cocktails.  Reduced hours (currently Wednesday – Saturday 4-9 pm).   Before Times Review: First Visit: September 2019 This no frills, open […]

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Maydan

Image:  That’s one way to cook cauliflower. Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status:  Maydan is back to sit-down dining, indoor and outdoor.  They also continue to do take-out. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 Maydan is a phenom.  When it opened it captured something in the imagination of the public and critical world, […]

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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 6/2/19

Image: Hedy Lamarr and James Stewart in Come Live With Me (1941) Here is a recap of the week that was on the site. Added to the Recommended Restaurant list: Seven Reasons – Three of the most interesting restaurants in Washington right now are about a block apart.  Maydan’s giant hearth has been pulling in […]

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Seven Reasons

Picture: The name is mysterious; the food inspired. Last Updated: 6/11/2021 Current Status:  Seven Reasons built out a deck in 2019 thinking it would help come summer.  Little did they know.  They are open and you can choose reservations inside or out.  They switched to Tock.  They continue to do one of the better take-out […]

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Hazel

Picture: Beef Tartare at Hazel Last Updated: 11/1/2020 Hazel closed down for the winter, but continues to also combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into […]

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