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 […]

Momofuku CCDC: The Heat is On

There was a lot of hububb when the well-known David Chang brought his highly-regarded Momofuku from New York to DC.  Momofuku CCDC, along with it’s bakery Milk Bar, attracted lines with hours-long waits for its renowned pork buns, ramen, and crack pie. Somewhat to my own surprise, I resist the hordes, telling myself I’ll wait […]

Lamb Lovers Flock to DC’s Lamb Jam

I am a devoted fan of lamb, and so the annual Lamb Jam is naturally one of my favorite food events. This year’s event, held May 15 at DC’s Union Market was a chance for me- and 400 other lamb devotees- to go wild. Lamb Jam pits local chefs in a competition to cook up the best dish- […]

Osteria Morini: Again (and again)

I don’t actually tabulate the number of times I visit a restaurant, but if I did Osteria Morini is in the running for the number one spot.  It has been quite some time since my initial post, so I’m putting my fingers on the keyboard once again to sum up why this Navy Yards Italian […]

Pineapple and Pearls: Fusing Fine Food and Fun

About halfway through our meal at Pineapple and Pearls I offer these words of wisdom to chef/owner Aaron Silverman to express how I feel about his new restaurant: “HOLY CRAP.” It’s hard to be articulate when your mind is in the midst of being blown. We are seated at the counter, only a few feet […]

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