Tag Archives: Modern American

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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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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Rose’s Luxury, Barracks Row

On a rainy Monday evening I was heading downtown to have dinner somewhere – perhaps Purple Patch, or Thip Khao – but I thought to myself, at 7:45 tonight, this is my best chance to get into Rose’s Luxury, so … Continue reading

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Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, Indiana

I raised my glass of wine to Matt’s glass of water for a toast: “And so your culinary education by me ends here,” I said. He said, “Yeah,” and we clinked glasses. My young dining companion is no longer young, … Continue reading

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Baby Wale, Convention Center

(For the Dec 12, 2013 Review, click here.) My most recent visit to Baby Wale was during Happy Hour, and I took advantage of Happy Hour pricing throughout the meal, assembling more food than I was able to finish for … Continue reading

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Garrison, Barracks Row

I stopped into Garrison for a very early dinner, and came away thinking that the food coming from this kitchen is upper-upper-ItalicĀ in quality, even though the restaurant isn’t necessarily shooting for anything higher than that (i.e., the dreaded “B” word), … Continue reading

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Barrel and Crow, Bethesda

Fried chicken & waffles The fried chicken was the dish of the night. Truly great. Try this dish. After a long afternoon at Walter Reed, visiting a friend of Matt’s, I took some time off and went to dinner – … 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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Bar Civita, Woodley Park

It had been too long since my young dining companion and I went off on one of our adventures in DC, so I wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before. Bar Civita just got something of a … Continue reading

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