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MACFARLANE: Making the Cut: The Business of Books

As a lover of books, it is easy to forget that books, like so many beloved things, are also part of a business. The business of art is so often overlooked, frequently because it seems beside the point (and writers are not exempt from harping this tune). However, after spending[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Japanese Restaurant Shows off Its Chops

Japanese Restaurant Shows off Its Chops

4/5 stars $$ Big dinners — the kind where more than eight overeager diners descend upon one table at one restaurant for one night — are perilous. However, as a good friend prepared to go spend seven months abroad, I found myself in such a situation. A venue for her[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Classic Eatery Elevates Homemade Favorites

Classic Eatery Elevates Homemade Favorites

5/5 stars $$$ Every family has a few secret spots, places suffused with good memories where one turns when in search of comfort or guaranteed excellence. For my family, at least whenever we’re in Washington D.C., that place is the Woodmont Grill. In fact, my mother has been going to the Woodmont Grill since[Read More…]

by April 10, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Corcoran Gallery Highlights D.C.’s Hardcore History

Corcoran Gallery Highlights D.C.’s Hardcore History

When an unassuming tourist hears “Washington, D.C.,” he generally thinks of hardcore politics, beautiful cherry blossoms and historic museums and sites. Our nation’s capital currently has — and perhaps has always had — the reputation of being the city in which all of our country’s major decisions are made. Flocking[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Elegant Dishes Bring Culinary Escape

Elegant Dishes Bring Culinary Escape

5/5 $$$ For a reviewer, a bad meal is often preferable to a good one. Rarely, if ever, is this through any fault of a meal itself. It is easy enough to make quick work of a dismal or mediocre restaurant, a trite snipe at the service or jab at[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern

Mourayo | 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW There is nothing quite like the shared looks of anticipation among friends that quickly turn to deep satisfaction or the mumbled attempts at describing the pleasure of great food.Mourayo allowed me this rare and distinct experience. The table quickly descended into silence as meals were laid before[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern

Mourayo | 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW There is nothing quite like the shared looks of anticipation among friends that quickly turn to deep satisfaction or the mumbled attempts at describing the pleasure of great food.Mourayo allowed me this rare and distinct experience. The table quickly descended into silence as meals were laid before[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Small Dishes Capture the Heart of Italy

Small Dishes Capture the Heart of Italy

Most people will acknowledge the communal nature of eating, at least in theory. But, when eating out, it often becomes apparent that despite how obvious it might seem to even the most casual eater, restaurants often fail to facilitate the communal appeal of food. Plates are often awkwardly allocated around[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Burger Joint Shows Off Its Grill

Burger Joint Shows Off Its Grill

4/5 stars $$ Sometimes, I just really need an adventure. That is not to say that I spend all day coming up with imaginary excursions or that I constantly need an adventure fix in order to make it to the weekend, but I love getting outside of my comfort zone[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Mexican Kitchen Cooks Up Formula for Success

The best Mexican food is messy, delicious and inventive. Unlike many other types of cuisine, Mexican food is at its greatest when it isn’t fussy and when it allows diners to get their hands a little dirty and have some fun. Criosaccomplishes all of this — and more —  with ease.[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide