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#16 Sneakeater

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 03:59 AM

Distantly related.
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#17 joethefoodie

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:52 PM

I know about as much as Jon Snow about the DC dining scene.  I do know a lot of money has come into DC this decade.  I also know Tyler Cowen believes there will have to be massive grade inflation.

 

Is Tom Sietsema related to Robert?  He seems to enjoy butchering the sacred cows of DC.

 

 

Distantly related.

Yeah, like 2nd cousins or something.



#18 Nathan

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:20 PM

With that said, I was at The Majestic last night and it wasn't very good.  I was like, if this place were in NYC it would be better simply because of the competition.


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#19 Adrian

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:04 PM

With that said, I was at The Majestic last night and it wasn't very good.  I was like, if this place were in NYC it would be better simply because of the competition.


This true is correct and why much of the nyc complaining here is unwarranted.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#20 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

No. Its not unwarrented. My comp set doesnt include dc.
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#21 taion

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:50 PM

What do our counterparts in better food cities complain about?


I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#22 Adrian

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:18 PM

In all five or ten of those cities they complain that their dining scene isn't Brooklyn enough.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#23 Rail Paul

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:59 PM

Nice review of Eric Ziebold's new Metier. Literally underneath Kinship.

 

 

 

 

 

he first face you are likely to see is that of Celia Laurent, the chef’s wife and business partner, who asks if you’d like a drink and a preview of the menu, then returns with canapes that have included a delicate falafel dabbed with cumin yogurt and a two-bite lobster roll: seafood heaven. While there’s no rush to leave the cocoon, the sumptuous snacks whet a diner’s curiosity for what awaits next door; soon enough, you’re led to a hushed dining room, fewer than 40 seats, where the chef and his crew are on display behind an expanse of glass.

Notice a pattern? Ziebold hopes the elevator ride and a spell in the salon allow guests time to decompress, while the sight of a band of cooks forges a bond between kitchen and customer. As the chef sees it, luxury dining is based, in part, on a sense of intimacy.

 

a salad composed of juniper-spiked meringue mushrooms and tiny mushroom fritters sprouting from the wood, with pickled mushrooms and smoked ham nestled in a flat bowl on one end of the limb. Equally clever and luscious is an ivory bar of poached halibut sharing its bowl with fragrant coconut rice and balls of foamy curry, a subtle tropical medley embellished by a pitcher of melted sea urchin butter.

 

 

https://www.washingt...265c_story.html


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#24 joethefoodie

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 02:02 AM

2016 DC is an exponential improvement on 2006 DC.  It's even improved significantly on 2014.  Espita is successfully doing the Empellon thing.  The Dabney is a rightfully popular NBC place.  Haven't been to Kinship, Convivial, Bad Saint or Tail Up Goat yet.  I haven't been to Pineapples and Pearls yet (the $250 all inclusive tasting menu sequel to Rose's Luxury) but considering how good Rose's Luxury is, I'm sure it's very good.  No, it's not NY or SF or Chicago, but it's making a case for the top 5 in the U.S.

 

Kinship was quite good - we ate there last night, and I'll write up more when I get back to NYC. May even go back tomorrow night for more of this cooking. Gorgeous space, too.



#25 Suzanne F

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:35 PM

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Clinton would pick Alice Waters

Sanders would pick Rick Bayless

Trump would pick Anita Lo or Jose Andres, depending on his mood that day

 

Naw, Trump would pick Guy Fieri. :P And fire Cris Comerford.

 

Anyway, didn't José Andrés already refuse to have anything to do with The Don? Trump is so the opposite of all that José stand for. I'd think Clinton might want to bring back Walter Scheib, who cooked during Bill's administration (see White House Chef, written with Andrew Friedman), but he's dead.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:02 PM

in another 15 years it will be the twin cities' turn!


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#28 Adrian

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:39 PM

List is out: http://www.washingto...red-restaurants

No threes. P&p, inn at little Washington and minibar get two. Both little serow and Komi went unstarred in a plainly perplexing decision. In particular given what gets stars in other cities.

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#29 Nathan

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:31 PM

agreed on the Komi and Little Serow omissions...but overall it's a very good list.  other than those two, that list is pretty much the agreed upon (by those with some knowledge) list of best restaurants in the area.


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#30 Daniel

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:31 PM

does anyone have a schedule for new york?


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