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, […]

Guess What’s Back? New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB)

My previous blog post is about comebacks.  Addie’s restaurant recently re-opened in a new location in Park Potomac after a four-year hiatus.  “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to television on October 1.  And here’s another return I’m excited about:  New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB). New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB) 3.0 takes place at DC’s Mess […]

Addie’s: Pretty, Pretty Good

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” is coming back to television on October 1.  My enthusiasm about this comeback is anything but curbed. In fact, upon hearing the first few bars of the theme song, my whole face lights up at the thought of all the awkward scenarios that Larry David is poised to portray with stunning accuracy. […]

La Limena Grill: A Reminiscent Restaurant

La Limena on Rockville Pike is the place where we meet friends to talk about our upcoming trip to Peru.  It’s where we go when we want to revel in the flavors we enjoyed on that trip. We head to La Limena after an hours-long car ride, and again on a night when doing anything […]

Bird’s Eye Sandwich Shop: A New Perspective

I don’t really like sandwiches.  My co-workers look at me quixotically every time I make this declaration, which is whenever we have a lunchtime meeting and this is the only option on the table.  But a recent visit to Bird’s Eye Sandwich Shop has me rethinking my position. Bird’s Eye is a Friday- Sunday pop-up […]

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