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In Search of Lost Meals: D.C.'s Food History

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The Blair Mansion Restaurant is one of the few local dining establishments remaining from the 1950s.
Ramon Zeender
The Blair Mansion Restaurant is one of the few local dining establishments remaining from the 1950s.

Gusty's... Danny's Bakery... Paul Young's... Little Taverns. For longtime Washingtonians, these names conjure up D.C. food memories of yore. Rebecca Sheir visits a standby that's been around more than half a century, Silver Spring's Blair Mansion Restaurant, where she walks down memory lane with Sheilah Kaufman of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C., and Ramon Zeender, whose family runs Blair Mansion.

[Music: "Dinner Bell" by They Might Be Giants from Apollo 18]


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