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TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

As we turn the corner of an alley lined with upmarket coffee shops, a pizzeria and the Manhattan Laundry WeWork office, we joke that the wooden, Tolkien-looking door looms ominously out of place. At 9:52 p.m., we are characteristically a few minutes late to our reservation, but hesitate for only[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TABLE FOR TWO: The Impossible Trinity of Dining

TABLE FOR TWO: The Impossible Trinity of Dining

In earlier iterations of this column, we sought to describe singular experiences we had at restaurants, reporting the highs and lows of dining in Washington, D.C. Since our last piece, we have surveyed a dozen more toothsome bites, including Garrison, Café Berlin and Thip Khao in the District, and flour[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Group dining is challenging. Pained compromise over availability eventually yields an agreed-upon time. Labored negotiations over restaurants ranging from the trendy to the mediocre threaten to derail the initial plan. Barring logistical setbacks, a final decision introduces yet another element of friction: What should everyone order? When choosing what to[Read More…]

TABLE FOR TWO: Why DC Restaurant Week Is a Sham

TABLE FOR TWO: Why DC Restaurant Week Is a Sham

“Value” is a word seldom found in the Washington, D.C. diner’s vocabulary — it is rare to find a restaurant that satisfies both the palate and the wallet. In light of these unfortunate circumstances, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington organizes a semi-annual Restaurant Week, with prix-fixe lunches and dinners[Read More…]

TABLE FOR TWO: Bresca Is a Buzzkill

TABLE FOR TWO: Bresca Is a Buzzkill

In its earliest form, this column was laid out largely in jest. Notwithstanding our lack of culinary training, we — two self-proclaimed restauranteurs who find themselves with a surprising amount of free time — wanted to pursue a questionably noble mission: critically explore Washington, D.C. dining and lay to waste[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
PINEAPPLE AND PEARLS

Eclectic Cuisine and Playful Elegance at Pineapple and Pearls

★★★★★ At Pineapple and Pearls, chef and owner Aaron Silverman makes fine dining fun. Silverman’s 2016 project presents a refined but playful menu comprising 11 courses paired with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Behind the buzz that surrounds Silverman’s newest venue, visitors will be thrilled to find a restaurant devoid[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
LIONSGATE

Movie Review: ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

Unwaveringly bleak, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” is the culmination of the action-packed, stirring “Hunger Games” series that fans deserved. As a result of director Francis Lawrence’s work, viewers will observe a series that found its spark among light, vibrant and futuristic gladiatorial battles mature into a dark tale[Read More…]

After Brazilian Elections, Expect More of the Same

As I sat and listened to the live broadcast during last Sunday’s Brazilian election results, one common theme seemed to make sense of what I and millions of Brazilian voters were thinking: Today, Brazil has lost. For those of us who voted for Aécio Neves, his loss of the presidential[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top