A New Tradition: Thanksgiving in Georgetown Restaurants

November 23, 2020

Gallant Georgetown restaurants are offering new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. While large gatherings must be postponed, it’s not all bad news. Also postponed are endless days of food shopping and preparation. Cooks can join the rest of the family to …

New Chef-Partner at Lutèce: Matt Conroy

November 12, 2020

Matt Conroy, the engaging, recently installed chef-partner at Lutèce, brings a modern, French-inspired sensibility to this reimaged bistro at 1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Plates should be “fun” not fussy, he declares. Food should be “lighter,” yet full of flavor. Seasonal …

An Inviting Streatery Offers an Italian Interlude

October 1, 2020

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s Italian artistry pops up in Georgetown at Officina in Via Umbria’s Wisconsin Avenue location. Curbside, a floral bower invites sit-down dining on specialty pastas and classic entrées, as well as midday pizzas, panini and salads. Inside are …

An Elegant Cafe With Middle Eastern Accents

August 31, 2020

Just-opened Tatte Bakery & Cafe, on New Hampshire Avenue in the West End, offers D.C. its first taste of the breads, pastries and breakfast and casual fare that have made this concept a runaway hit in Boston.

Tatte’s elegant aesthetic …

Chef Danny Lledó Opens Xiquet

March 12, 2020

Xiquet (pronounced “chee-KETT”), an exciting new restaurant in Glover Park, offers a gastronomic tour of Valencia — a hot Spanish travel destination. Above his newly recast international wine bar Slate, chef-restaurateur Danny Lledó has crafted an inviting, intimate setting to …

Annabelle Opens Friday, Replacing Nora’s

January 13, 2020

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has transformed the legendary Restaurant Nora near Dupont Circle into Annabelle — a supremely comfortable, cosmopolitan and chic dining milieu serving fresh, flavor-packed, locally-inspired cuisine, set to open Jan. 17.

Its mid-century modern dining rooms welcome conversation …

Area Restaurateurs Face ‘Politics on the Plate’  

November 6, 2019

Q&A Cafe host Carol Joynt chatted with prominent local restaurateurs Fiola, Fiola Mare and Sfoglina co-owner Maria Trabocchi; Cafe Milano manager Laurent Menoud; Ashok Bajaj, owner of Bombay Club and Rasika, among others