Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Tartufo Restaurant Fast Becoming Tenleytown Favorite

Tartufo Restaurant quietly opened in Tenleytown at the end of September, but already is creating quite a buzz with local diners who are giving its Italian cuisine glowing reviews. Here’s our take on the neighborhood’s newest restaurant.

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Bread & Salt: Tenleytown’s Newest Restaurant Leaves Much to be Desired

Bread & Salt seemed destined to be a fresh, slightly upscale addition to the Tenleytown dining scene. Not wanting to sample the food while Bread & Salt worked out the kinks any new restaurant faces, I waited a month before visiting in the hopes of sharing a rave review. Unfortunately, I should have waited longer.

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Trivia Kings at Kitty O’Shea’s: Add a Little Quirk to Your Quiz

After last month’s successful foray into the trivia world with District Trivia Wednesdays at Public Tenley, I decided to venture across Wisconsin Avenue for Trivia Kings’ Tuesday evening competition at Kitty O’Shea’s. With a smaller venue, Kitty O’Shea’s trivia night has a more authentic pub quiz feel than its counterpart across the street. However, the simplicity of the décor belies

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Lunch at Masala Art: Delicious Indian Cuisine at a Mouthwatering Price

The latest installment of Tenleytown, D.C.’s amateur restaurant reviews takes us to local favorite Masala Art Indian Restaurant. Walking into Masala Art for lunch the other week, I felt like I was entering a stylish friend’s home. The manager cheerfully greeted me as soon as I stepped into the light restaurant, comforting with its soft greens, browns, and natural tones.

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District Trivia at Public Tenley – Worth Your Wednesday

I finally worked up the courage to recruit some friends for the weekly District Trivia night at Public Tenley. It had been years since I had played pub trivia, and part of my trepidation was rooted in a waning body of relevant pop culture knowledge and a fear that perhaps I wasn’t half as smart as I once thought I was. So I assembled a crack team of friends who are not only wicked smart but also wonderfully fun to hang out with over a beer. Fortunately, that mix of smart and fun is perfectly suited to District Trivia.

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Coffee Nature: Tenleytown’s Neighborhood Coffee Shop

If you haven’t been to Coffee Nature yet, you’ve been missing out. As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. The cozy Fessenden Street coffee shop, located off Wisconsin Avenue, is just what a neighborhood coffee shop should be. Some may remember when Conie’s Cafe occupied the space a few years ago. While I enjoyed coming to Conie’s,

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Kitty O’Sheas Revisited – A Good Irish Pub in the Making

Readers of my initial review of Kitty O’Sheas last month may recall that I promised to give our neighborhood Irish pub another chance after a mediocre brunch experience.  Twitter followers, and my husband, urged me to stick with more standard fare of burgers and sandwiches, assuring me that I would not be disappointed.  This Sunday I decided to give it another

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Restaurant Review: Kitty O’Sheas

Kitty O’Sheas 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC I so wanted to like Kitty O’Sheas, Tenleytown’s own Irish pub and eatery. The idea of a small, friendly neighborhood watering hole seems perfect for this community, and the kind of place I’d like to frequent. Walking in the door over the Labor Day weekend for a mid-afternoon brunch, a friendly

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