Bresca: Bee-witching

I have an embarrassing confession. Until last weekend, I had never eaten food prepared by Chef Ryan Ratino. This may be inconsequential to many of my readers, but I can almost hear the gasps among those who keep abreast of DC restaurants. Ratino was named Rising Culinary Star of 2017 by the Restaurant Association of […]

Calle Cinco: The Real Thing

I have a pet peeve when it comes to the word “tapas.”  All too often I hear people use tapas as a generic term for small plates, which actually makes me cringe. Tapas is a Spanish word referring to small savory snacks, and really shouldn’t be interchangeable in describing other cuisines that also happen to […]

A Recipe for Healing

A Recipe for Healing by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Jews and food are inextricably linked. For some Jews, family meals and Jewish holiday celebrations inform eating and dining preferences throughout their life. Many Jewish professionals in the food industry will tell you that childhood experiences of cooking […]

ChiKo: A Prescription to Alleviate FOMO

From the moment ChiKo opened in early July, the envy-inducing photos of the food were everywhere.  They were causing me a serious case of FOMO.  FOMO is my affliction, and social media seriously aggravates my condition.  (But, can someone please tell me why it’s “fear of missing out” when you have actually missed out?! ) I […]

The Hits Keep on Coming at New Kitchens on the Block Event

DC food lovers strive to be in the know about upcoming restaurants. It’s nearly impossible to keep up. Participants in Sunday’s New Kitchens on the Block event (NKOTB) at Mess Hall benefited from a sneak peek at eleven upcoming restaurants.  They include ventures from several well-known veteran chefs, and a few who are making their […]

Chef Sasha Felikson: Bring on the Borscht

By Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Chef Sasha Felikson thinks that borscht is going to be the next big thing in food. He speaks with such exuberance and passion that it’s impossible to disagree. Felikson is the executive chef at Doi Moi on 14th Street, Northwest. While the cuisine at Doi Moi is Asian inspired, Felikson […]

Chicago’s Bonci: A Memorable Slice of Rome

Google “best pizza in Rome” and Pizzarium will appear on your screen.  We ate there in 2011 and loved it, but it became a Pavlovian response for my husband to mention it every time pizza came up in conversation. Frankly, it was starting to annoy me, and I wanted him to move on. But then, […]

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