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Archive for May 13th, 2011

The Princely Pistachio

Young couples, the story goes, strolled through pistachio gardens in Persia and stood under a tree in the moonlight, hoping to hear the nut’s shell crack open. This was an auspicious sign, a promise of future happiness. The distinctive split-open shell of the pistachios suggested a laughing (khandan) face to the poetic Persians. When the […]

Restaurant Review: Tabard Inn

Rarely on the city’s foodie radar, the Tabard Inn Restaurant nonetheless is one of DC’s most desirable destinations. The setting with its garden view (the patio is great for alfresco seating in warm weather) and its quaint Americana, white-tablecloth charm provide the perfect backdrop for chef Paul Pelt’s and pastry chef Huw Griffiths’ glorious food. […]

Venerable Harvey’s Restaurant Remembered

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Harvey’s Restaurant was perhaps the best known eating establishment in Washington, DC, and also the center of power and networking for much of its more than 150 years in business. Originally named Harvey’s Ladies and Gentlemen’s Oyster Saloon, it was established by brothers George W. and Thomas M. Harvey in 1858 […]