Tag Archives: Cocktails

China Chilcano, Penn Quarter

China Chilcano is open every single day, from 11 AM until closing: It’s open 84 hours a week. It’s safe to say that this restaurant better have some serious depth of staff, because you’re not guaranteed of the “A Team,” … 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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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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Convivial, Shaw

I had arrived at Convivial early – way early – thinking that I’d be able to nab a seat at the bar at 5 PM, and have a drink while waiting for the restaurant to open at 5:30. Bad assumption: … Continue reading

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Pepita Cantina, Ballston

I suppose you could say that Pepita Cantina is being graded on an auto-curve, because immediately before going there, I went to one of its “competitors,” if you could call it that. One important thing to remember about Pepita Cantina … Continue reading

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The Dabney, Blagden Alley

I wasn’t going to write up my meal at The Dabney, because it was on October 31st, the very first night they opened for business, and I was an early customer, so that quite likely means I had both dishes … Continue reading

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Sally’s Middle Name, H Street Corridor

I stopped by an empty Sally’s Middle Name at 5:30 on Monday evening, and had one of the very best meals I’ve had in a long time. First of all, it’s important to note that Sally’s Middle Name (SMN) was … Continue reading

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Corduroy: Minibites, January 15, 2012 – January 21, 2012

Minibites are delicious samplings of Don’s culinary adventures, condensed, distilled, and always meant to be savored with your Monday morning coffee. The DCDining.com Restaurant Guide, i.e., Le Grand Champ, is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link … Continue reading

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Little Serow: Minibites, January 1, 2012 – January 7, 2012

Minibites are delicious samplings of Don’s culinary adventures, condensed, distilled, and always meant to be savored with your Monday morning coffee. The DCDining.com Restaurant Guide, i.e., Le Grand Champ, is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link … Continue reading

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The Atlas Room, Atlas District

If you’ve still not been to the H Street Corridor, or refuse to go because of all the road construction, The Atlas Room is your excuse. I had many hours of free time the other night, and couldn’t think of a … Continue reading

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