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D.C. Restaurant Experts Look Back on the Saddest Closings of 2022

In keeping with Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers and industry experts to share their thoughts on this year’s cuisine.their annual answer “Ear in Eater” The research will be revealed in several posts this month.Then the dining experts look back closed restaurant They will miss the most in 2022.

Tom Siessema, washington post Food critic: Tamee’s closure hit me the hardest. Serving unusual flavors of Myanmar, it focused on the well-being of its staff like few other restaurants.

Anne Limpert, Washington faction Executive Food Editor and Critic: Bad Saint is #1, but so are Union Market, Thamee and Columbia Room’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar. It was rough.

Jessica Sidman, Washington faction Food editor: I miss Bad Saint having had some of the most memorable meals of the last decade. Even during the pandemic, it was a takeout treat, and it’s sad that communities like Little Red Fox’s hubs would be shut down, especially considering health issues are a disappointing reason. is. They really have he one of the best breakfast burritos in the city. It was the first time she had been discharged from the hospital since her daughter was born, and it was very healing.

Lori Gardner, i was there i ate it Blogger: Rappahannock Oyster Bar. Yasmin coming in is very exciting, but Rappahannock’s closing was abrupt and unexpected.

Rebecca CooperArt & Food Editor, DCist/WAMU: Bad Saint is probably the saddest thing on the city’s dining scene. The saddest for me personally was the Delray street market and cafes. This is a bit of a cheat, as it hasn’t really been a restaurant since March 2020…but it’s a ‘corner store’ in my neighborhood where you can get a few lemons, a perfectly ripe avocado, or 6 I was able to get the pack. I still miss it every week.

anti way, decorated antey Blogger: Rappahannock Oyster Bar. Yasmin coming in is very exciting, but Rappahannock’s closing was abrupt and unexpected.

Rick Chessen, Rick Eats DC Blogger: Unfortunately, there are many to choose from. I miss Thamee for Burmese, Bad Saint for Filipino and Max’s for the best falafel in the area.

Angie Duran women of wine Co-Founder and Director of Operations, Duo Group and Bottles Wine Garden: I can’t name the saddest, but they are all “sadest”. Every place, no matter how long it’s been open, reviewed/operated/loved or not, has a human being who put it all into it at one point or another. Most closings always make me sad when I hear about them. Little Red Fox really breaks my heart.

Niche Nellis, the publisher: It was a pity that Tamee and Columbia Room were closed.

Missy FrederickEater City Director: I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but it freaks me out that I didn’t make it to Thamee before it closed.