Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Image: Frederick Douglass, Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas (c. 1844). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution For the last few weeks the words of Frederick Douglass have been floating in and out of our national conversation.  In the District this has been in regard to the statute in Lincoln Park.  On Saturdays, we tend to post […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 – Part Four: Where We Are The Outlier

Image: Adolfo Celi and Sean Connery, Thunderball, 1965 In our first post breaking down the Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  In Part Two, we looked at places where Tom Sietsema of the Post is the outlier from other critics.  For Part Three, we looked […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 – Part Three: Where Washingtonian Is The Outlier

Image: Agnes Moorehead with Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage (Delmer Daves, 1947). via We Had Faces Then. We have been breaking down the 2020 edition of the Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In the first post we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  In Part Two, we looked at places where […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part Two: Where Tom Sietsema Is the Outlier

Image: Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. We continue our breakdown of the 2020 Washingtonian Top 100 Very Best Restaurants.  In our first post, we identified the places all the critics generally agree on.  For this second post, we start looking at places where one critic is an outlier from the others.  First up, The Washington […]

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Washingtonian 2020 Top 100 Thoughts – Part One: Restaurants All The Critics Agree On

Image: Frank Sinatra in Lady in Cement (1968). Last year we did an in-depth breakdown of the annual list of the Top 100 Very Best Restaurants done by Washingtonian magazine (See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).  Now the 2020 version is out, and our research department has been working overtime to dissect it.  We […]

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Week in Review – 2/9/20

Image: Kirk Douglas This week we posted two reviews, corrected our dessert/desert mistake in our Dolan Uyghur post, and made no changes to the recommended restaurant list – though there are two new additions slated for next week, so follow us on social media ( FB, Insta, Twitter) for updates!  In news, we take on […]

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Week in Review – 10/13/19

Image: Lauren Bacall (1944) D.C. may feel tumultuous right now, but it was a pretty calm week in the dining world.  A week after Michelin released its guide, Tom Sietsema did a 20th anniversary Fall Dining Guide.  Here is the week that was on our site and some news to flag from the world of […]

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Michelin Guide D.C. 2020 – Thoughts

Over the last two weeks Michelin has announced its 2020 guide star restaurants for D.C. and its Bib Gourmand selections.  After a couple days to mull it over, I have some thoughts.  For reference, here are the Michelin star restaurants (Bib Gourmands at the bottom of the post).  In parenthesis is our site rating for […]

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