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  1. Following on to this, there is an excellent documentary on Jeremiah Tower out now called The Last Magnificent. I believe that it opens in DC soon. Saw it in NY - they do a great job capturing a complex guy, and don't gloss over the fact that Alice Waters plagarized her entire first cookbook from Jeremiah.
  2. I haven't been to Masa in a number of years, but I have to say that a Masa/ Le Bernardin combo for a quick visit to NYC is pretty much my ideal trip, price be damned. Nothing like them in DC.
  3. Wale is a former colleague of mine, and while he primarily shoots weddings he also has come to our office to take headshots.
  4. To Don Rickles. One of the all-time greats.
  5. Peter Meehan confirmed the shutter via email today. This is a shame - one of the only magazines I truly looked forward to reading. "Behind Magazine's Closing, Colliding Visions" by Tejaj Rao on
  6. Yes, but those are ClubCorp run establishments, and have a fraction of none of the history of the other entities you list. Consequently they will struggle in comparison to the more long-lived and exclusive clubs (like the Metropolitan for example) - many of which are struggling themselves. With respect to how these entities survive (or don't) it seems to be a combination of a few things - offering new amentities aimed at younger professionals (e.g. day spa, improved athletic facilities and events for families), prudent management/ investment of funds and endowments and long-term ownership of their locations. Any slips on either of those three fronts can trigger a death-spiral. As to the Cosmos Club and it's survival (which is not in question, but was mentioned upthread), just look at the club's Real Estate. If the board felt like selling Hillyer House (and removing the connecting bridge) they could fund the club's continued operation for many years.
  7. I believe that Tarver King had some on the Patomack Farm menu last week.
  8. Another option, and I would absolutely go to Le Bernardin btw, is DB Bistro Moderne.
  9. I've used Trevino Trucking ( to deliver vehicles ranging from a Grand Wagoneer to a Volvo P1800 to a 356 cabriolet. They do a great job - something to consider.
  10. Times like these I wish Etrusco was still open with George Vetsch behind the stove. Both i Ricci and La Perla are in decline - the former having had a good run, the latter not so much. More casual than you are thinking, but what about Al Tiramisu? Service is more laid back than "correct", but the food will be better. Assuming you don't need to be around the West End, I'd say Tosca. Still rock solid. I haven't been to Villa Mozart in years, but one perspective - were I to attend a professional group meeting in DC I would be FURIOUS if we had to drive to Fairfax City (or anywhere outside the city for that matter) for dinner.
  11. Great! I am a big fan of the winery, and have been buying since their second vintage. Of the single vineyards I typically buy a case of Farella, as coombsville cabs really seem to suit my palate more than the beckstoffer's. Of those, I prefer Dr. Crane. I typically do a case of farella and a half dozen dr's. No experience with the white wine or Houyi. That said, I do love the blends, and buy the Bard and Tempest in quantity each fall. To my palate they are ripe, but still remain lithe. Jammy and mouth-coating are not words I look for in wine (or anything really), and I think that Realm is a great example of walking the tightrope between correct (to me) and too ripe. The wines are built to age as well. Still drinking 04's and 05's which have a lot of life left. Haven't touched anything newer yet.
  12. Realm. Outpost. Copain. Failla. Harris Estate. ok, so more than one, but all different and worthy of consideration.