Miami: A Kosher Moda-Moon Over Miami

My daughter’s wedding was in mid-June.  It’s a wondrous weekend, which still has us kvelling.  Following a mini-moon he has to go back to work; she is about to start a new job and has time off post-wedding. So in a somewhat unorthodox move, my modern-Orthodox daughter and I indulge in a brief getaway to […]

Timber Pizza Co: Fired Up in Petworth

It’s 8:00 pm on a Tuesday night. In Petworth, a steady stream of customers flow into Timber Pizza Co. to grab a “Neapolitan ish” wood-fired pie, freshly made salad, and an icy cocktail or a brew. The woman at the register greets guests with a friendly “Is this your first time here?” The restaurant is a mere two […]

Masseria: An Italian Oasis in DC

Masseria captivates me the moment I step through the gate and into the courtyard. This beautifully appointed spot created by chef/owner Nick Stefanelli is designed to transport visitors to the coast of Italy, which is an admirable feat considering its location on a quiet street of warehouses behind Union Market in DC. And while rustic brick and […]

Oz: Beyond the Vegemite Sandwich

I can’t say that I’ve ever woken up with a craving for Australian food.  In fact, until I received an invitation to visit Oz in Arlington, I never gave the cuisine from the land down under much thought. A glance at the menu at Oz is a little Miley Cyrus meets Liam Hemsworth. There’s flatbread […]

Rammy Awards: Celebrating DC’s Best

Deciding where to dine on my birthday is always difficult.  So many options, so much pressure.  This year was stress-free.  Many of my favorite DC chefs gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the annual RAMMY Awards on June 12, and I was right there with them. As someone obsessed with DC restaurants […]

Duck Duck Goose: Winning in Bethesda

As someone who considers restaurant-going a favorite pastime, I often skip the Maryland suburbs and head into DC. These days, however, Bethesda is coming into its own. Duck Duck Goose is one of the newer arrivals, bringing a playful take on French cuisine to Woodmont Triangle. The 28-seat no-reservations brasserie is bustling on a recent weeknight. It’s a […]

Simit + Smith: A Turkish Delight in Georgetown

Confession.  I am a carboholic.  I begin every day by consuming half a bagel topped with a thin layer of light cream cheese.  On occasion, I swap the bagel for a slice of toast, but this isn’t nearly as satisfying. My carb addiction goes far beyond my morning routine, so I am elated when a recent menu […]

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