Kapnos Kouzina: Abuzz in Bethesda

I glance up at my computer screen and see the tweet I’ve eagerly anticipated for months.  Kapnos Kouzina is officially taking reservations. Bethesda’s newest restaurant is from the prolific Mike Isabella and his partner George Pagonis, both former “Top Chef” contestants. I race to snag a table for opening night. My “Top Chef” fanaticism is well-documented on this blog, […]

The Source: An Inspiring Journey

One of my favorite sources for Chinese food is not really a Chinese restaurant.  It’s The Source, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, where Executive Chef Scott Drewno exhibits a finesse for creating Chinese dishes such as dumplings, roast duck, and steamed buns.   Since my last visit to The Source, there has been a renovation to […]

Tail Up Goat: Thumbs Up!

The name of the restaurant is initially a head-scratcher, but Tail Up Goat is anything but puzzling. My visit to the new Adams Morgan restaurant leaves me eager to extol its virtues. First, let’s try and clear up the curious name. Tail Up Goat is inspired by the U.S. Virgin Islands where co-owner and Service Director Jill […]

Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana: Chef Tosses Aside Fine Dining for Pizza

When Chef Tony Conte decided to leave his post at DC’s upscale Oval Room and open Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana, Darnestown got lucky.  Really lucky. The Chef hung up his fine dining toque last year and is now tossing up pizzas, salad, and appetizers in a lovely, but small, no-reservations restaurant in a strip mall. As a Montgomery […]

Kinship: Feeling It

Kinship, the new Shaw restaurant from Chef Eric Zeibold, has an obvious mission that plays on its name. “Kinship is a feeling of being close or connected to other people.  Our menu is a reflection of what inspires us when we think about food.  We hope that our restaurant fosters camaraderie with the people you […]

New Orleans: Music to My Ears

It’s the beginning of the year and most people are busy tackling resolutions about diet and exercise.  I should be one of them, but it is going to have to wait.  First comes a weekend in New Orleans.  This is one of those cities where I could drive myself crazy deciding where to dine.  But […]

Bad Saint: Good Goal

Determination is not always a trait associated with dining, but occasionally it’s required.  I’m resolute to get to Bad Saint before 2015 comes to a close, and it’s not the easiest goal to fulfill. The tiny Filipino restaurant made its debut in Columbia Heights in September 2015.  A preview pop-up attracts legions of diners, and […]

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