Thip Khao: A Sizzler in Columbia Heights

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There are a plethora of new restaurants in DC.  One of the hottest newbies- in more ways than one- is Thip Khao.  Thip Khao, serving up Laotian food in Columbia Heights, is my restaurant of choice for Valentine’s Day dinner.  A romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day is traditional. But we’re more about taking […]

Floriana: Checks and Balances

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People choose where to dine for a variety of reasons, and sometimes convenience tops the list. I select Floriana, the Italian restaurant near DC’s Dupont Circle, as the location for a pre-theater dinner.  Since my friends have come to expect carefully curated restaurants when they dine with me, I feel the need to issue a qualifier […]

Florida Avenue Grill and Gypsy Soul: Southern Comfort

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The winter months lend themselves to food that warms the soul.  Two of my recent dining experiences are as different as night and day, yet they each offer food from the south that is both hearty and comforting.  Gypsy Soul, in Northern Virginia’s Mosaic District, is a chance for Chef RJ Cooper to embrace Southern […]

DC Dining: Where I Plan to Eat Again (& Again) in 2015

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As 2014 came to a close, nearly every DC food writer and blogger published a wrap-up about their favorite restaurants, bars, etc. I didn’t quite get around to writing mine, although I was certainly thinking about it. It’s now mid-January, and I’ve been diligently fulfilling my New Year’s resolution of checking off restaurants on my to do […]

Ocopa: The Wow Factor

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When you eat in restaurants on a regular basis as I do, it’s easy to become jaded and difficult to impress.  At this point, a wow for me is really a WOW. Ocopa, the new Peruvian restaurant on H Street, Northeast recently wowed me. Ocopa, which opened last August, was certainly on my radar.  It […]

City Perch: Eat Local!

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I am a big believer in eating local. One of my favorite weekend activities is a visit to a farmer’s market, where I can stock up on locally-sourced produce and other artisanal goodies. I like to dine local as well. I live in Silver Spring, in close proximity to an impressive array of ethnic restaurants where […]

Sushiko: A Movie & Japanese Food on Christmas

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Christmas for Jews= a movie and Chinese food.  Everybody knows this. So when I join a group of Jewish neighbors to see “Unbroken,” we are surprised to see our Chinese friends in the theater.  “Wait,” my husband says.  “I have to ask. What are you having for dinner…Jewish food?” We have actually decided to deviate […]

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