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A Maine-sourced Lobster Roll in New York City

On a list of tough ways to make a living, owning a restaurant in New York City has to be somewhere near the top.  But what’s so great about it is that if you find a niche and that niche has a market, then owning a restaurant is a rewarding experience. So it is with […]

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A real café in Washington, D.C.

What is authenticity? I can’t say exactly – perhaps a mix of honesty, integrity, and the courage to be. Authenticity is a slippery designation. And it is challenging to articulate why a place is authentic, but as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart so sensibly wrote of hard-core pornography, “I know it when I see it.” […]

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Classic Dining in Adams Morgan

  Cashion’s Eat Place is so nice you don’t even realize that you’re in Adam’s Morgan. And I say this lovingly, having spent two years in that neighborhood, dancing downstairs at Sake, eating ribs at Pharaohs, and drinking bourbon at Bourbon. But it took me a relocation and a celebration to finally make it to […]

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Espresso in Logan Circle

Upon moving to a new neighborhood one investigates the lay of the land. In the initial search we hunt for the necessary – those two or three shops we will come to rely on to provide the quotidien services that make our lives either functional or just a bit more pleasant. Perhaps it is a […]

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The DC feel of Old Ebbitt Grill

In the shadow of the U.S. Department of Treasury, the only Cabinet Department that shares grounds with the White House, rests Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington D.C.’s elegant standard. Despite its three bars and patrons in the hundreds, the place still manages to feel genuinely intimate. Maybe it’s the soft carpets, or the wood paneling, or […]

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