The Lafayette: A Brunch Prescription

I don’t think I’m alone in being particularly stressed out lately. Most people I know live their lives at an incredibly hectic pace, with little down time. Our ability to access news and information 24-7 adds to the anxiety. My go-to stress-reliever typically involves a restaurant meal.  There is nothing quite as relaxing as brunch […]

Unconventional Diner: An Unconventional Dinner

We had just finished our appetizers at Unconventional Diner when a nearby table was presented with a celebratory cake spewing forth sparklers from the center. Adding to the drama, the lights in the entire restaurant dimmed.  A very nice touch, I thought. Diners clapped at the spectacle, and waited for the staff to resume normal […]

Chef Adam Greenberg: Jewish Food Takes a Vacation

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Chef Adam Greenberg likes Jewish food despite the fact that he and his family have always joked about how ugly it is. “It’s monochromatic…all brown on brown,” he muses. Greenberg, who was most recently the executive chef at Barcelona Wine Bar and is a four-time champion of Chopped on the […]

Requin: Weathering the Elements at The Wharf

The temperatures were hovering at the zero mark, and our dining companions were ready to scrap our plans to head down to Requin at the District Wharf, in favor of staying closer to home. I had my heart set on Requin so that I could check off dining at another one of the flagship restaurants […]

St. Regis Restaurant: Jazz Brunch is an Exercise in Indulgence

A new year has commenced, and with it the inevitable resolutions to eat less and work out more.  On January 2, I opened my Weight Watchers app for the first time in months and started tracking food points.  So, if you are one of those people who are in a reduced food mode right now, […]

2017: Unpredictable, Often Unsettling. But Let’s Just Focus on the Food!

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time for me to reflect on the year in food, and some of the highlights for Been There, Eaten That. It’s been…. a year. DC continues its ascent as a one of the best food cities in the country, and those of us who live here are fortunate […]

Sally’s Middle Name: A Knockout

Let’s cut to the chase.  Sally doesn’t have a middle name.  Her brother, Chef Sam Adkins, co-owns Sally’s Middle Name with his wife Aphra and they decide to call this out in naming their restaurant. I don’t know why this idea emerged, but the moniker is unique, memorable, and even smile-inducing. I had an enjoyable […]

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