Week in Review – 9/8/19

Image: Fay Wray and Bruce Cabot in King Kong (1933)

This week we posted about two favorites.  We made another plug for our neighborhood wine shop guide.  All that and some news.  Read on:

Updates to the Recommended Restaurant List:

Added: Tequila & Mezcal – This bright corner spot from the family behind Taqueria Habanero, impresses right out of the gate.  They have tacos.  In fact, new ones just for this spot.  They also have bigger dishes and some fancy cocktails.  We think it is worth the walk and another great addition to that stretch of 14th Street.

Removed: Bibiana – Not so much removed as revised.  This admired downtown Italian spot was spruced up and turned into another Italian spot called Modena.  We list the new spot based on reputation, but rating on hold.


St. Anselm – After a year away, we checked in again on the steakhouse that his not a steakhouse in Union Market.  It is still excellent.  Food, staff, wine all continue to sustain a high level.  It is worth paying for the trip there.

Other News:

D.C.’s own José Andrés continues to do some amazing work.  His rise as a humanitarian/relief leader just keeps going well beyond a celebrity gesture.  Consider supporting the effort.  Hurricane season still has a while to go.

The Reach opened at the Kennedy Center.  We got a sneak peak.  This development could alter the center of gravity with so many multi-use spaces and ways to pull in audiences.  It continues to amaze that there are so few notable restaurants in that area.  This might change because there may be shows that could start or finish at times that allow for non-pre-theater dinners.

As always check out our the rest of our site.  We have a guide to great D.C. neighborhood wine shops and a dining guide to D.C. restaurants.  You can sort dining establishments by cuisine, neighborhood, and/or rating. In both MAP or LIST format.

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