Saturday in the Museum with Carl

Image: Carl Gustaf Hjalmar Mörner, Italian Harvest Festival at Monte Testaccio near Rome (1825). This week on the IG, many of the wineries that we follow posted about the beginning of harvest.  Today harvest is celebrated with a beer and a social media post, but once upon a time it was a communal celebration (and […]

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Wine Country Trip: Santa Barbara

Image: At Beckmen Vineyards Published: August 30, 2021 A recent two-day swing through Santa Barbara wine country was inspiring.  It it is one of the most interesting wine regions around.  A fair share of big “California-style” wines are produced in the region, but there are also all kinds of producers, big and small, that are […]

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Santa Barbara Wine Country History

Image: Santa Rita Hills in the morning.  Sea smoke indeed. Published: August 30, 2021 This history is an appendix to our Santa Barbara Wine Country guide.  We thought it would just be a few paragraphs for reference at the end of the guide, but – as you can see – it got a little out […]

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Week in Review – 8/29/2021

Image: Tore Johnson, Paris (1949). Welcome to the weekly recap of activity on our site and a news round-up of the dining world.  The least favorite month in D.C. is almost over, and we look forward to a better autumn.  So let’s start with updates to our dining guide that you can use to plot […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Titian

Image: Titian, The Andrians (1523-1526) Oil on Canvas. Last night marked the first time clubs and bars (that do not serve food) in D.C. could be at full capacity.  In honor of the moment, we chose a scene of bacchanalia for our Saturday art post.  So, as modern-day revelers stumble from bed and ponder if […]

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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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