Mi La Cay: More Please

curry chicken with vermicelli noodles soup

I don’t ever remember leaving a restaurant and thinking I didn’t pay enough for the meal.  But that’s exactly what happens after a recent dinner at Mi La Cay in Wheaton.  I’m here with bloggers Laura Kumin of Mother Would Know and Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple.  It’s one of those nights where I can […]

A Tribute to My Sister

Lori and Shari

Today is my sister’s birthday. She would have been 52 years old.  Instead of celebrating, we are mourning, as she lost her battle with breast cancer just last week. In my remarks during her funeral, I spoke about our mutual love for food: Shari shared some of my passion for food- but her obsessions were […]

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar: Satisfying Cravings at Montgomery Mall

CRAVE interior

There was a time when I was known as a shopaholic. I still have trinkets adorned with cute little purses and shopping mottoes as evidence of my former passion. My addiction to restaurant dining surpassed shopping years ago, which seems to me like a much more palatable pastime. I recently attended a media dinner at the new […]

Bon Vivant Cafe and Farm Market: A Discovery in Del Ray

Bon Vivant meatball

When I receive an invitation for dinner at the Bon Vivant Cafe and Farm Market, located in the heart of Del Ray near Old Town Alexandria, I take it as my opportunity to finally see what’s happening across the river.  This is a neighborhood I’ve never taken time to explore, even though I grew up in […]

Marcel’s: A Dining Experience That’s Meant to Be

Marcel's duck breast

Anniversaries and birthdays are always my justification for a food splurge. The only challenge is coming up with which high-end restaurant I’m ready to check off my list. I’m thinking about Marcel’s for our 32nd wedding anniversary, but haven’t yet mentioned it to my husband.  When out of the blue he says “how about Marcel’s […]

The Daily Dish: Spring is in the Air in Silver Spring

daily dish appetizers

Can it be that spring has finally sprung?  A promising indicator is some of the new items on the menu at The Daily Dish, one of my favorite local restaurants.  I participate in a recent media dinner to check out what’s been cooking with this Silver Spring restaurant and catering company. The Daily Dish is […]

Great Sage: Meeting Diverse Tastes

great sage thai noodles.JPG

Dinner out with both of my kids and their significant others is a rarity.  We are a family with complex dining restrictions (all except for me, of course). My daughter and her boyfriend will only eat at kosher or vegan restaurants.  My son and daughter-in-law are meat free (will eat fish), and she is gluten free/dairy […]

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