Category Archives: DC

Kinship, Mount Vernon Square

It was my first night off the 3-month-long, “Walking Dead” Diet, and where better to spend it than where I had last gone three months before: Kinship? I had texted with Eric earlier that day, and knew he was leaving … Continue reading

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Kinship, Mount Vernon Square: The First Six Months of 2016

Between January and June, I went to Kinship fourteen times, and developed a strong sense of how the menu changed to reflect the seasons (primarily), and the creative mind of the chef (secondarily). It would be fruitless to recount each course from each meal, … Continue reading

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Boundary Road, H Street Corridor

I’ve been to Boundary Road three times recently – nothing is easier for me than turning right out of Union Station, and heading east to the H Street Corridor when I step off the Amtrak from New York City – and on … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Jarhead – Former Marine Ron Johnson’s Smoked Meats for Catering, Parties, and General Delivery in the DMV

Ron Johnson, aka “Smokin’ Jarhead” is a former marine, now offering some of the best barbecue I’ve ever eaten, and absolutely some of the very best barbecue you can find in the Washington, DC area. A couple months ago, I bought … Continue reading

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The Dabney, Blagden Alley

I went to the The Dabney right when it opened, and liked it well enough, but what I experienced there this week was a restaurant that has started to come into its own – the entire experience being at a … Continue reading

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Tail Up Goat, Adams Morgan

How to tell the difference between the two from a distance, on an island overrun with both: “Tail up goat. Tail down sheep.” Such is the origin behind the name of Adams Morgan’s hottest new restaurant, Tail Up Goat – … Continue reading

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Drift on 7th, Shaw

You folks may have noticed that I’ve taken a bit of time off from writing reviews – I have a lot of personal items on my plate (details forthcoming at some point), and writing reviews takes quite a bit out … Continue reading

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Rye Bar, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

On an absolutely *frigid* Monday evening, I drove to Georgetown, only to find K Street blocked off, and I was diverted onto the Whitehurst Freeway, where I was spit out near the Key Bridge. Turning right on M Street, I … Continue reading

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The Grill Room, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

(For the Jan 4, 2016 Review, click here.) “Oh, my *God*!” Earlier in the day, I had told my young dining companion that I wanted to take him to a super-deluxe, special meal to celebrate his first semester in college. … Continue reading

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The Grill Room, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

Chestnuts and Oyster Mushrooms DonRocks, on 11 Oct 2015 – 2:46 PM, said: Elli Benchimnol is doing the wine program. — Pool Boy, on 11 Oct 2015 – 7:45 PM, said: Has Keith already departed? — DonRocks, on 11 Oct … Continue reading

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