4.07.2006

The Week in Review



What people are talking about locally ...

... There have been several restaurant openings to note, including Indique Heights, Sala Thai in Court House and A Taste of Carolina (grand opening today), as well as the re-opening of Rays the Steaks, which no longer takes reservations. ...

... Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve snags a spot on Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2006 list. ...

... Johnny's Half Shell finally comes clean about its big move to the Hill. Plans include a taqueria take-out in the former La Colline Express space. And no, Montmartre isn't closing, but branching out into Johnny's Dupont Circle space. ...

... DCist takes a look at Passover meals. ...

... And Tom Sietsema goes drinking.

(Photo by Metrocurean.)

6 comments:

PalacePool said...

Went to Ray's the other night, and tested out the new system. Got out of work early, and put my name down for a time, (730) and cruised over to Rhodeside for a beer or 2. It didnt work out too badly.

Spoke with the owner Mike at length about his new policy, and tried to see if there was any more equitable way to seat people in a more convenient way. The answer is no, He wants to be as equitable as possible, while maintaining the high standards that we have become accustomed to at Rays. He also cant afford to have empty tables with such a small space (agreed). I may not love the new system, but the steaks will probably keep me coming back for more.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the report. So did you request 7:30 or did they give you an estimated wait ime?

PalacePool said...

I came in early, so we were able to request a time. if you come in later in the evening, they will give you a time to come back. ie you walk in at 720, Mike will say we can seat you at 750.

Barbara said...

Does anyone have an opinion on Finemondo on 13th and F?

Amanda said...

I haven't been, but have been to the chef/owner's other restaurant, Primi Piatti, and loved the risotto served from a parmesan wheel.

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