Del Mar: It’s All in the Name

I sometimes have a hard time recalling people’s names.  It’s most likely an age thing, and it can be frustrating. When asked for a restaurant recommendation, however, I can usually spout off names without hesitation. The brain works in mysterious ways. The request I field most often is where to go for a celebratory dinner.  […]

Jackie Greenbaum: Rocking it in the Restaurant World

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience DC restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum (Little Coco’s, El Chucho, Quarry House, Slash Run and Bar Charley) confesses that she’s a former punk rocker, whose life took an unconventional path after she attended a concert by The Ramones. In the height of her rebellious days in the early 1980s, she […]

Capital Food Fight: Giving Thanks

As we take time out of our busy lives this week to give thanks -and stuff ourselves silly- it’s appropriate to acknowledge the dedicated chefs, judges, hosts, sponsors, and representatives from 80 local restaurants who participated in last week’s sold-out Capital Food Fight to benefit DC Central Kitchen.  The event, held at the Ronald Reagan Building, […]

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 […]

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