Tag Archives: Fine Dining

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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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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Corduroy, Convention Center

(See the Jan 22, 2012 Minibite here, and the Jan 22, 2011 Review here.) We had our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, and stayed with the tried-and-true: Corduroy. They were full, of course, but I knew that Matt and I … Continue reading

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610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY

I’ve been procrastinating writing a continuation of my trip to the Midwest – the day of Matt’s invocation, I decided to take the southern route home, and hit a couple James Beard nominees in the process. The night before, in Bloomington, … Continue reading

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Al Tiramisu, Dupont Circle

Sometimes, when you read restaurant reviews, a reviewer will close with “I’ll be back soon” (and then they never end up going back). But I really, really want to go back to Al Tiramisu soon, and here’s why: I’d been … Continue reading

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Smith and Wollensky, Downtown

I walked into Smith and Wollensky tonight a touch on the casual side. It’s the norm for gentlemen to be in a suit and tie, and I was wearing a polo shirt and slacks (not jeans). After a friendly welcome … Continue reading

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Rafagino, Burke, VA

On a very slow, cold, rainy night on a Columbus Day Sunday, Rafagino was fairly empty with only a few tables taken, but the suave owner, Paulo Carvalho, greeted the trickling of patrons by the door, just as he has done for … Continue reading

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Adour – Minibites, March 4, 2012 – March 10, 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 is located exclusively on donrockwell.com. (For an extra shot, click on the link and enjoy the full … 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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