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Beyond the Glowing Gates

There is something otherworldly about the Iron Gate Restaurant. This is probably due at least in part to the uniqueness of its setting. It is located in a grand town house built in 1875 on a mostly quiet, residential street. Read More »

A Kinship of Bon Goût

Kinship, or “the feeling of being connected to other people,” is more than just the name of the restaurant recently opened by Chef Eric Ziebold and his wife and partner Célia Laurent in the Shaw district of Washington D.C. It appears to be what drives the couple’s finely tuned style of hospitality. Read More »

Union Marché

Union Market in NE Washington D.C. is more than just a place where cool kids meet on the weekends to shuck oysters and drink rosé before shopping for artisanal bread and cheese.   It is also a place with a long industrial history and deep roots in the local community.  Read More »

A Comfortable Little Restaurant

“I’d like to be known for a comfortable little restaurant that really cares about its product.” That’s what Chef Johnny Monis told the Washington Business Journal in 2004 shortly after opening the now uber-popular Komi restaurant at 17th and P streets in Northwest Washington, D.C. at the ripe old age of 24. Read More »

Conviviality in Shaw

A neighborhood spot with panache.  Undeterred by bad weather, we ventured out last night for drinks and dinner at the latest Cedric Maupillier (of Mintwood Place fame) restaurant, Convivial.   Read More »

Tavolo Per Due

Upscale Italian near Union Market. Amazing date night at Masseria, Nicholas Stefanelli’s swanky NoMa digs.  We arrived right on time, which is unusual for me, only to discover that I had plugged in the wrong date on Open Table when I made the reservation the night before (I was wondering why it was so easy to get one).  Read More »