Pom Pom Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List – Closed

Image: Cauliflower and Scallop Curry Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status:  Pom Pom has transformed itself into Seco Wine, selling bottles, pantry items and some prepared foods.  You can either do pick-up or delivery (for free).  The windows of operation are Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. You can get prepared theme […]

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Reveler’s Hour

Image: Guanciale over Bucatini Last Updated: 7/9/2020 Current Status: Reveler’s Hour is opening its dining room for sit-down service starting July 3, Wednesday to Sunday.  They will serve a 3-course dinner for $45 per person, available only by reservations. Additional guidance from their site: Time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Reservations may be […]

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Dabney Cellar

Image: Glassware in use. Last Visit: January 2020 Down some tricky stairs to the basement of a townhouse building on Ninth Street, you enter a retreat of casual refinement.  Despite being a basement, the room is open and more cave-like than you would expect.  Thirty or so seats are spread between the bar and about […]

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Maxwell Park

Image: Glasses behind the bar. Last Updated: 6/9/2020 Current Status: Maxwell Park is doing limited patio seating at both locations.  They added food options of sandwiches, salads and snacks.  They continue to offer 30% off the wine list for sales.  They are open Wednesday – Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Free delivery on Thursdays […]

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Week in Review – 12/22/19

Image: Katharine Hepburn in Christopher Strong (1933) It was a light week for posting, coming down the stretch towards Christmas.  The news this week was also touched by sadness.  So in a reflective mood, we look back on the week that was. Updates to the Recommended Restaurant List: Added: Brasserie Liberté – Several years ago […]

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Week in Review – 9/21/19

Image: Frank Sinatra in High Society (1956) This week we added, we subtracted, we multiplied the people that like orange wine and we divided past from present at a new Italian spot in an old Italian spot spot. Updates to the Recommended Restaurant List: Added:  Gravitas – This post-industrial, New American Ivy City spot is […]

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Go Orange (Wine)

Image: Qvevri in front of the Embassy of Georgia. On Sunday, in our Week in Review, we flagged a recent piece in the New Yorker that received some backlash.  We write about it again just to post the picture above.  Writer Troy Patterson wrote an article on “orange” wine.  His conclusion: “In this sphere, a […]

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Week in Review – 9/15/19

Image: Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Rear Window (1954). Lots of news and changes this week in the D.C. dining world and on our website.  Here is the week that was: Changes to Recommended Restaurant List: Added: Breadline – The venerable lunch spot with great soups and sandwiches. Removed: Himitsu – The Petworth pioneer […]

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