Dinner tonight at someplace new for me, Cork. Its on 14th Street in the Logan Circle area, a wine bar with small plates and big atmosphere. I went with my dear friend Harry Shearer, who's in town promoting his terrific documentary, "The Big Uneasy," about the floods that hit New Orleans after Katrina. It screened tonight at a film festival at The Gala, and will screen again Tuesday evening at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring--7 p.m. with a Q&A after--as part of a special "Whisteblower Film Series."
Also, Harry is the feature attraction at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday.
We chose Cork because of its location but also its reputation, which is well deserved. Owner Khalid Pitts welcomed us warmly, as did his wife and baby. Its a family affair. Turns out Khalid is a fan of Harry's radio show, Le Show, from KCRW in Santa Monica. I download it off itunes every Sunday night.
But back to Cork. I especially liked the salad of watercress, walnuts and paper thin slices of apple, the Turbot, the Duck Confit, the Roasted Chicken and the wine list with so many good choices by the glass. I'm so sorry I didn't have my real camera. I must return and get some respectable shots. The Blackberry just doesn't get it done in low light. Its a cozy room, and every table outside was filled, too.