Bindaas

Image: Shrimp Bezule Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Both full-service locations open for sit-down and both have indoor and outdoor seating.  They are doing take-out and delivery.  A third trimmed-down location in Penn Quarter, Bowls and Rolls, does sit-down and take-out. Overview: Bindaas serves dishes developed by the same chef as the legendary Rasika, […]

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Ris

Image: Branzino Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.  To-go options available with limited delivery options. Overview: In a space suitable for adults, but not stuffy at all, Ris Lacoste quietly serves the food that gained her fame and fans over the years.  The dishes are a mix […]

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Swahili Village

Image: Suya/Nyama Choma (Beef cubes with Swahili spice mix) Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. Overview:  For years the original Swahili Village built up a base of fans in Maryland.  A couple years ago, owner/chef Kevin Onyona decided to take over the old Vidalia/Honeysuckle space, thinking […]

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Imperfecto

Image: Chicken Mole Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Dine-in service only. Overview: Imperfecto is from the team behind Seven Reasons, and there is something about it that we can’t quite nail down.  Imperfecto is inscrutable.  Let’s start with what it is not.  It is not a replica of Seven Reasons.  At Seven Reasons the […]

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Mercy Me

Image: Pizza! Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status: The expansive dining/lounge area is open for sit-down.  They also do take-out and delivery. Overview: This place has undergone changes since opening.  The original dinner menu has rolled over.  And during the day, it now is an outpost of Call Your Mother bagels.  We have not had […]

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