Week in Review – 5/30/2021

Image: Marc Riboud, Karlo Vivary, 1962 There were some disturbances in the Force this week, and the steak house empire has struck back.  Read on for a recap of activity on our site and other dining news from around D.C. Updates to Recommended Restaurant List: Added: Mama Ayesha’s – What is now a neighborhood spot […]

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Week in Review – 5/23/21

Image: Jeanne Moreau, Paris, 1949. This week the sun came out literally and figuratively.  Starting on Friday, D.C. restaurants were able to go to 100% capacity.  Not all chose to do so right out of the gate for various reasons.  Nevertheless, the idea that places under siege for the last year could start to think […]

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Week in Review – 5/16/2021

Image: Cocktail party, Chicago, 1957. Unknown photo credit. Bracing for the big day on Friday, when D.C. goes to 100% capacity permitted indoors for restaurants, we did not add or subtract on the recommended restaurant list.  There was some news however from around the dining world. Updates to Recommended List: Green Almond Pantry – The […]

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Week in Review – 5/9/2021

Image: Boris Lipnitzk, Tea at the Ritz (Paris 1925). Over the weekend the infection rate for D.C. took another dip, and we are tantalizingly close to being at a rate that would justify relaxing the rules.  We here at 17 Degrees have been in favor of caution, but with the numbers pointed in the right […]

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Week in Review – 5/2/21

Image: American Ladies in London, 1956. As D.C. creeps closer to capacity dining, we have been ramping up our activity on this site.  We added a couple a restaurants this week to our recommended list.  There is news of places coming back and less news of places being lost.  So let’s get out the recap […]

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Update – April 25, 2021

Image: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman 1946 In the before times we would do a weekly recap of activity on the site and news from the D.C. dining world.  Our apologies for falling down on the job recently, but the good news is that there is news.  So without further ado, let’s do an update! Updates […]

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Week in Review – 11/22/20

Image: Couple walking in London (1954). During the past eight months there has been a strange tone in the local press covering the dining scene. While not ignoring the catastrophic impact on the industry, there has been a breezy veneer to the piece. “Check out this cool pop-up!” “The best places for takeout!” “Dr. Fauci’s […]

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Week In Review – 11/15/20

Image: Bruno Bernard. Sophia Loren, Berlin Film Festival, ca. 1958. With the bite of COVID returning, now we will remind you the following words of wisdom with emphasis: BUY A LOT OF STUFF FROM RESTAURANTS YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW. It might make the difference between survival and closing. Also tip big and wear a mask. […]

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