Image: Clark Gable
This week was the first time I was optimistic, the full seats at expanded sidewalk/street seating gave me hope that many places might be able to gut this out. There is still a reckoning coming, and the health restrictions continue to be necessary because too many people refuse to take the risk to themselves and others seriously. If you want to save the bars – Wear a Damn Mask! But maybe the losses will be sad instead of devastating.
Additions to the Recommended Restaurant List:
We also added I’m Eddie Cano. A place we visited before the shutdown and looped back to add.
Status Updates to the List:
We did a scrub to update the fact that many places have added dine-in service over the last couple weeks, some of which we missed. Some notable recent changes:
Sushi Taro is back and doing take-out.
There are about a dozen other places that have added dine-in on our list. Some like Pappe have added outdoor seating. So even if you are not ready for indoor dining, there might be places that you aren’t thinking of. Here is a list of some more recently added outdoor spaces.
Tortilla Coast has survived to fight another day – or at least a couple weeks according to Barred in DC.
Be sure to check out the WCP Food Issue with a roll of honor of those doing some good work in the food industry.
Finally, if you would like to take Mr. Gable’s advice be sure to check out the whole dining guide. We have 300 restaurants in D.C. listed and are the only ones doing real-time updates to status – not the Post, not Washingtonian, not Infatuation, Thrillist, Michelin or Zagats. You can search by LIST or MAP. And you can sort by status, neighborhood, and/or cuisine.
Stay home if you can. Wear a mask. Tip Big!