Himitsu: Turning Up the Heat

If you are at all plugged in to DC restaurants, Himitsu is on your radar.  It’s been on mine since it opened in November 2016.  After one too many conversations where I had to sheepishly admit I hadn’t yet dined here, I was forced to forego my reticence over the no-reservations policy and just get […]

Tredici Enoteca: Checking Out Brunch

There was a time when dining in a hotel restaurant was something you did when you were out of town and actually staying on the premises. Prices were typically elevated, and food quality not necessarily on par with cost. The stigma attached to dining in a restaurant that can be accessed through a lobby is […]

Chicago: Bad Hunter Showcases Vegetables That Sing

My 91 year old aunt lives in Chicago.  She follows my blog, and after she reads my posts I often receive an email that says “I wish I could dine there with you.  Someday I will.”  The day comes when I am in Chicago for a conference.  I peruse the Eater Chicago Hot List, and […]

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm:  Natural Beauty

It’s 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. There is a warm breeze and a blue sky. My husband and I eagerly approach an open-air tent with a smattering of tables covered with white tablecloths and a small terrarium as a centerpiece. For a moment I fear that we’ve stumbled into a private party.  There are […]

Silver: Getting to Know You

The Tony Awards were held this week, which naturally has me thinking about show tunes.  For example, dinner at Silver in Bethesda brings to mind “Getting to Know You” from The King and I. If you live in or around Bethesda, Silver is probably familiar to you.  The restaurant sits on Woodmont Avenue, next to […]

Dine-N-Dash: Trick or Treating for Foodies

Do you remember what it was like to go trick or treating?  Was there anything more magical than going door to door with a pack of friends, collecting candy until you just can’t carry your bag- or plastic pumpkin- for a second longer?  I loved it as a kid, and it was just as good […]

Fogo de Chão: Dreams Do Come True

I don’t dream about food, which is odd because I think about food all the time when I’m awake.  But there are meals that put me in a dreamlike state, which is actually better because the tastes and sensations are genuine.  Fogo de Chão is where my meat fantasies become reality.  Wait…you don’t fantasize about […]

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