Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 5/26/19

Image:  Eva Marie Saint on the train in North by Northwest (1959).

This week we added a place to the recommended restaurant list, published a review and continued our hunt for great neighborhood wine shops.  On Saturday, we posted about the Civil War General that started Memorial Day.   He was called Black Jack Logan, but you can start wearing whites.  Saturday was also National Wine Day, but we missed that social media fabricated event. Hooters in Chinatown closed, something we saw coming, but it was not on our recommended restaurant list, so none were removed this week from the list.

Added to Recommended Restaurant List:

Leopold’s Kafe & Konditorei – We added the sunny spot, down Cady’s Alley in Georgetown, where sweets are center stage.  We made the obligatory Sound of Music reference as well.


We wrote up our take on the new Mediterranean menu at Birch & Barley.  Chef Silver is doing some good work and things are looking up.


In our quest to find great neighborhood wine shops, we found two on Barracks Row – DCanter and Chat’s.

Other News:

Tom Sietsema announced that he will now include a rating for accessibility in his reviews.  This is a welcome development. I often disagree with Tom, but this is a reminder that he is a dedicated and thoughtful voice. Though, on the week where Mario Batali made a court appearance, it is a reminder that it is easier to rate on objective things like door-width or decibels than whether the chef is a jerk or the owner has a history of assault.

If you want to be like Eve Kendall, you can check out our full LIST of 200+ recommended restaurants in DC.  You can also search using the MAP.

By the way, according to the Google, Eva Marie Saint is 94 years old and still going.