Tag Archives: Modern American

Hazel, Shaw

I’ve stressed for years that I don’t review restaurants; I review meals, and you all know by now that I have to call things as I see them, without any external influences. With that in mind … Last week, I … Continue reading

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Kyirisan, Shaw

I was worried last Thursday – which was shortly after all the “Autumn Dining Guides” had been released – that Kyirisan was going to be packed, so I got there around 6 PM, and was surprised to see an empty … 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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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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Grapeseed Bistro & Wine Bar, Bethesda

On Friday evening, I *finally* got out to one of Grapeseed’s Friday-night Dinners, a multi-course menu that, in this case, coincided with their 16th anniversary – it was a “Best Of,” four-course, prix-fixe menu for $45 ($11.25 per course). Chef-owner-star-athlete … Continue reading

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Trummer’s on Main, Clifton

(Click here for the Jun 5, 2011 Review) Trummer’s on Main is still the beautiful building it was, and the last few miles of the drive down Chapel Road are as nice as any in the area. The bar itself remains … 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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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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Elements, Princeton, NJ

Recently, I needed to make a quick jaunt to New York. I decided to make the trip have purpose, so I themed it, “2015 New Jersey James Beard Award Semifinalists,” making it a point to go to every single restaurant … Continue reading

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