Masala Art

Image: Menu as muse. Last Updated: September 2023 With two relatively inconspicuous locations, Masala Art flies under the radar.  Yet, like more than a few neighborhood spots it does deserve broader recognition.  The Tenleytown location opened in 2009, when Atul Bhola, the manager at Heritage India, went out on his own with the intent to […]

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Macon

Image: A balanced meal. Last Updated: June 2023 Overview: Macon’s name is a geographic double-entendre, referring both to southern cooking (Macon, Ga.) and French (Macon, France).  In some dishes one or the other will show up, the classic chunky stew of ratatouille being French, the shrimp and grits being southern. Other dishes will blend the […]

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Opal

Image: Not going hungry at Opal – Salmon, Pork Chop, Squash, Mushrooms. Last Updated: January 2023 Overview: Opal is a sibling restaurant to Nina May.  Like Nina May it focuses on seasonal and fresh cooking, using a variety of techniques that roughly fall under the New American moniker, though Opal is more open to sourcing […]

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Buck’s Fishing & Camping

Image: Shrimp & Grits. Last Updated: October 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down service, with indoor seating and covered outdoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: Buck’s is going on two decades.  For the community near the circle in Chevy Chase, it is an institution just like its neighbor Politics & Prose.  As an […]

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Muchas Gracias

Image: Chicken Tinga Verde Burrito Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: The tiny spot serving Mexican classics with panache has seating indoors (just a few tables) and outdoors (both front and back).  Of course, they continue to do take-out and delivery. It is a strange twist of fate that led to Muchas Gracias coming to […]

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2 Amys

Last Updated:  July 2022 The legendary Neapolitan-style pizza spot by the Cathedral is now open for sit-down and take-out. They have wine and merch for sale too.  They have incorporated labor costs into prices to eliminate tipping. Gift Cards Summary: Cuisine: Pizza/Italian Neighborhood: Upper NW Address: 3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016 Website: http://2amyspizza.com/ […]

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