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 […]

Yona: Unquestionably Delightful

On the car ride to Yona in Virginia’s Ballston neighborhood, I’m negotiating with myself. My husband is in the car, but at the moment he’s not part of the conversation.  I’m thinking about what I’ll order. How meat-centric can I be when it’s just the two of us, and he doesn’t eat meat or shellfish? […]

Maketto: A Super Supper

Year-end lists are inevitable. Best movies, TV shows, books, podcasts, and of course restaurants. The restaurant lists stress me out, as they inevitably emphasize where I failed to dine this year.  One of the restaurants sitting high on my “to do” list has been the Taiwanese/Cambodian Maketto.  Maketto is owned by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, who is […]

Miami: Artful Experiences

Art Basel Miami is a scintillating international art show featuring contemporary art. Multiple venues in Miami and Miami Beach are transformed into makeshift art galleries, with eye-popping art and a fascinating collection of patrons. My husband and I attend this year, joined by cousins from Michigan. My mission- to pair eight hour days spent perusing modern […]

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