Week in Review – 8/16/20

Image: Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo for High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) via We Had Faces Then. We took last week off because…well sometimes we run out of steam.  Apologies to both our readers.  This week we added to our list and saw more signs of life.  But ominous omens continue to lurk.   Read […]

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Week in Review – 8/2/20

Image: Jeanloup Sieff, Le Café de Flore (c) (1975). There was more news out and about in the dining world than on our site this week.  Let’s get to it. Restaurant Status Updates: Brothers & Sisters – This place reopened in the lobby of the Line Hotel.  It operates in conjunction with the Cafe Spoken, […]

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Week in Review – 7/19/20

Image: Clark Gable This week was the first time I was optimistic, the full seats at expanded sidewalk/street seating gave me hope that many places might be able to gut this out.  There is still a reckoning coming, and the health restrictions continue to be necessary because too many people refuse to take the risk […]

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Week in Review -7/12/20

Image: Buster Keaton and Dorothy Sebastian for Spite Marriage, 1929. Photo by Ruth Harriet Louise. If you are looking for canaries in the coal mine of the D.C. dining scene, this week had more than a few dead canaries.  But there were also signs of hope and some things that are strange.  Let’s start with […]

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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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