Requin:  No Snap Judgements

Jennifer Carroll, chef/partner of Requin in the Mosaic District of Northern Virginia has been on Top Chef.  I really don’t want to start my post this way, as I imagine she is ready to get past this as a definer. But as far as I’m concerned, there really is no getting around it. Carroll’s first […]

Ari Gejdenson: From Generation to Generation

written by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience From Gejdenson…err, Generation to Generation The restaurant business isn’t a cakewalk. It takes fortitude, courage, determination and a willingness to explore new territories if you want to succeed. Ari Gejdenson, founder and president of Mindful Restaurant Group, is among DC’s most successful restaurateurs. His establishments include Acqua al […]

The Wine Kitchen: Going the Distance for Hyper-Local

It’s a Thursday in early August.  I turn up my radio, roll down the windows, and head to Leesburg, Virginia for lunch at The Wine Kitchen. It’s a real treat, as I rarely take time out of my workday for anything other than eating lunch at my desk.  But I can’t pass up an opportunity […]

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue: This Little Piggy

When it comes to dining out, I am hardly deprived.  I eat at fine dining restaurants, fine casual restaurants, fast casual restaurants, ethnic restaurants, and everything in between.  A void in my dining repertoire is barbecue restaurants. I actually get a pit in my stomach when I think about it. The invitation to dine at Myron […]

2017 RAMMY Awards: Glamour & Glee

There was glamour, glee, and countless expressions of camaraderie Sunday night as the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington held its 35th Annual RAMMY Awards at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Professionals from all facets of the industry, along with their supporters, honored nominees and recipients in 21 RAMMY Award categories.  Winners were consistent in […]

True Food Kitchen: Here’s to Your Health

If you’re of a certain age, you start hearing the term anti-inflammatory on a regular basis. And as much as my eating habits are decidedly more millennial than they are member of AARP, I’m not opposed to healthy eating. True Food Kitchen in Bethesda appeals to the part of me that really should be paying […]

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 […]

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