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Normal People. Sally Rooney.

Rooney, Sally. Normal People. Faber and Faber, London, 2018. F;5/19. This is a love story beginning in high school and carrying into young adulthood. Wealthy Marianne is brilliant but a social recluse, Connell is if anything even smarter but his … Continue reading

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A Tale of Love and Darkness. Amos Oz.

Oz, Amos. A Tale of Love and Darkness. Translated from Hebrew by Nicholas DeLange. Harcourt Harvest 2003. F; 5/19 I thought this was superior to Oz’s Judas. Here we have essentially an autobiography, detailing the boy’s upbringing by a strongly academic … Continue reading

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Tail Up Goat, Washington DC.

May 2019. The name refers to animals apparently indigenous to the Virgin Islands, where one of the owners is from (the goat has its tail up, the sheep down…). This whimsical approach extends to everything else about the restaurant: menu, … Continue reading

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1789, Washington DC.

May 2019. This place is billed as the pinnacle of conservatism in DC dining. It meets the grade for ambience and sort of for cost (it isn’t really that expensive) and the food is very good. We just kind of … Continue reading

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Convivial, Washington DC.

May 2019 We searched online to find the best restaurants this not-particularly-culinary town, and this one came up as one of them and it also, unlike most of the others, served lunch. We made our way over there within walking … Continue reading

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Rose’s Luxury, Washington DC.

April 2019 I must be missing something. All the fuss made of this place online and the trouble getting a reservation point to something pretty special. But having discovered they hold a few tables you can book on the same … Continue reading

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Red Hen, Washington DC.

April 2019 First night in the great capital, this was a really spectacular find. A 10-minute walk from our Air B&B and recommended by the hostess’ instruction booklet, I wasn’t optimistic based on her wall graphics in the otherwise nice … Continue reading

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