Week in Review 7/5/20

Image: Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery, 1962 It was a slow week on the site as we did some internal housecleaning.  There was some news in the D.C. dining world – some of it sad some of it hopeful.  Fireworks season reached peak yesterday.  Cicadas are coming! Sad: Yesterday we re-tweeted a post from DC […]

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Week in Review – 6/28/20

Image: Parrish Sisters, “Two priests walking down a lane in Amalfi, Italy” (1913) Site News: This week we finished our first pass of revising our dining guide to match the environment restaurants are operating in.  Our dining guide previously allowed sorting by rating, cuisine, and neighborhood.  No we have ditched ratings and added “Status” by […]

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Changed Dining World

Image: Stanko Abadžic, “Curiosity” (Prague 2000). Our D.C. Dining Guide’s Plan Going Forward We would like to update you on what we have been doing with this site for the last couple months and our plans going forward.  Covid forced the restaurant industry to take stock and our plucky little site must adapt as well.  […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Melchior

Image: Melchior d’ Hondecoeter, “Peacocks” (1683). Oil on canvas During this time of corona, we have reduced postings on this dining guide site to three things:  1) Updating the post on ways you can help those who lost their jobs in the food & beverage industry; 2) Updating the post on ways to help D.C. […]

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D.C. Restaurant Gift Card/Take-out List (Updated 5/30)

Image: Arthur Miller photographed by Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits (1961). Update May 30: This is our quick and dirty list of gift card options and take-out delivery availability for D.C. restaurants that we did when the shutdown began.  We have been updating routinely and will continue to do so, but as […]

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Week in Review – 3/15/20

Image: Gunnar Smoliansky,  Sodermalm, Stockholm (1956). For the dining world the news of the week was the news of the world, as the pandemic threatens a large number of businesses and is a huge blow to those in the service industry.  On our website, by pure coincidence, we posted reviews of two places that do […]

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Week in Review – 3/8/20

Image: Seine in the Mist – Kees Scherer (Paris 1955) This week we wrapped up our four part series breaking down the Washingtonian Top 100 for 2020.  Last week we did posts looking at the restaurants that all the critics agree about and the ones where Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post breaks from the […]

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Call Your Mother Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Egg, Bacon, Cheese and Honey First Visit: February 2020 This low-key, self-described “Jew-ish” deli in Petworth makes really good bagels.  For D.C., that is reason alone for people to line up for blocks on weekend mornings to order at the counter for stay-in or take out.  It is open daily from 8:00 am to […]

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