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Early look at Thally

September 9, 2013
Early look at Thally

      After its first full week of operation, Thally is plagued with notable hiccups in the front and back of the house.  I hope for Thally’s sake that it finds its footing in the next few weeks or months given the stiff competition in the Shaw neighborhood it calls home.    
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Early look at Azur

April 28, 2013
Early look at Azur

Open for just over a week, Azur seems to be getting off to a mediocre start.  Who hasn’t been looking forward to the opening of Frederik de Pue’s second DC restaurant (Table, being his first) in the former Cafe Atlantico/Minibar space?  (Read my write-up on the Daily Meal here for more background.) Azur has many ingredients...
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Döner Bistro

February 27, 2013
Döner Bistro

Amsterdam Falafel better watch out. Döner Bistro is only a few blocks away and, like Amsterdam, its food tastes good to both the inebriated and sober alike. Plus, Döner has beer and wine! On its website, Döner Bistro explains what it’s all about: But what the f*** is a Döner? The Döner Kebab (meaning...
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Daikaya: now serving ramen

February 17, 2013
Daikaya: now serving ramen

Daikaya was greeted with long lines when it opened the doors of its first floor ramen shop on Valentine’s Day. With the Sushiko chef/owner Daisuke Utagawa and co-founder of Eighteenth Street Lounge Yama Jewayni at its helm, it’s no surprise that the restaurant is off to a good start. Daikaya offers four types of...
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DGS Delicatessen ….$40 later

January 15, 2013
DGS Delicatessen ….$40 later

I was feeling happy-go-lucky one Saturday morning until I got the bill at DGS. I ordered the pastrami, which takes over a week to make and is massaged by hand for three hours a day (ok that last part may be a lie). $13. I couldn’t pass up the matzo ball soup. $7. As...
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