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The Corned Beef Has Arrived!

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In the spring we mentioned that the DGS Deli would be opening in the summer. Well, it’s now Fall and we’re still wishing and hoping for some good corned beef. Good thing DGS has finally arrived; it’s D(eli) Day! D.C. gets compared to New York City in many ways, for better or worse. It’s almost […]

Mendelsohn Owns The Hill

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Apparently DC’ers aren’t sick of Spike yet. Mendelsohn is set to open a  steak-frites restaurant in the former Thai Roma space for a restaurant named Bearnaise slated to open in October. Mendelsohn’s rep Jordyn Lazar confirmed that they signed the lease in mid-July and will be a steak-frites concept. Bearnaise will serve lunch and dinner and it’ll be another sit-down […]

Washington Jewish Music Festival

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If it’s one thing we like here at The Chosen, it’s music. Once we learned about the Jewish Music Festival taking place in May we couldn’t pass up the chance to give you the details. Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family […]


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Young Diplomats Reception 2012:The Arab Awakening: The Changing Face of the Middle East March 13, 2012 1777 F St., NW Reception at 6:30PM; Program at 7:15PM $15 FOR ACCESS SUPPORTERS; $20 FOR GENERAL REGISTRATION If you are not yet an ACCESS Supporter, click HERE and select ACCESS Supporter to sign up! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR […]

Dupont Gets a Deli

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Delis and their food have fallen dramatically in number and quality over the past few decades, especially in DC. But before you go stockpiling corned beef and pastrami there is good news on the horizon! Chef Barry Koslow (formerly of Tallula and Mendocino Grille) is partnering with David and Nick Wiseman (Roadside Food Projects) to open […]


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We hope you’ve been enjoying this unusually pleasant DC summer! AJC Access DC has some very exciting programs coming up over the summer, and we’d like to share them with you: Sport Summerfest at the Austrian Embassy Wednesday, July 13, *6:30pm* ACCESS DC is co-hosting a “Sport Summerfest” with the Embassy of Austria! The event will celebrate Vienna’s first time […]

DC’s First Kosher Food Truck

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Washington, D.C.’s has food trucks with lobster rolls, BBQ, gourmet pizza, Korean tacos and cupcakes and now we’ve got a kosher food truck! Spike Mendelsohn and on-board chef Malcolm Mitchell have teamed up with Sixth & I Synagogue to bring you traditional kosher fare to the streets of DC. The menu is largely community driven so […]

Have a Passover Sweet Tooth?

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re tired of the same old  Passover-safe desserts why don’t you give chocolate-covered caramel matzah a try? I REALLY doubt that there is anything better than chocolate and toffee. Chef David Lebovitz has a great blog about life in Paris which is where I stumbled across this delicious […]

The Art of Breakfast

For us at The Chosen, brunch is easily the most favorite meal of the day. Give us an omelet, rye toast and some bacon (shh, don’t tell Bubbe) and we’re set! Dana Moos, born and bred in Potomac, Maryland was involved in real estate and commercial property management before her and her husband decided to move […]


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Pre-register for the ACCESS Annual Winter Party at Lounge 201. You can register here or by clicking the invitation below.