Week in Review – 11/21/2021

Image: Izis Bidermanas, le Petit Pont à Paris. As has often been the case in the last two years, the biggest news in the dining world is the public health issue. Other news includes shout-outs to local places from national outlets and two local businesses not clicking with segments of the local community. There are […]

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Week in Review – 11/14/2021

Image: Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944). This week we added a spot to our dining guide and several were updated – some good news and some sad news.  It was also a big news week. Local chains start to go national, FedEx walks back its ID policy, Albi gets some love, and we […]

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Week in Review – 11/7/2021

Image: Terry O’Neill photo of Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole on the set of How to Steal a Million (1966). It is time for our weekly round-up of activity on our site and other dining news. We added two relatively new spots to our recommended restaurant list and checked in on a favorite.  In news, […]

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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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