Requin: Weathering the Elements at The Wharf

The temperatures were hovering at the zero mark, and our dining companions were ready to scrap our plans to head down to Requin at the District Wharf, in favor of staying closer to home. I had my heart set on Requin so that I could check off dining at another one of the flagship restaurants […]

St. Regis Restaurant: Jazz Brunch is an Exercise in Indulgence

A new year has commenced, and with it the inevitable resolutions to eat less and work out more.  On January 2, I opened my Weight Watchers app for the first time in months and started tracking food points.  So, if you are one of those people who are in a reduced food mode right now, […]

2017: Unpredictable, Often Unsettling. But Let’s Just Focus on the Food!

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time for me to reflect on the year in food, and some of the highlights for Been There, Eaten That. It’s been…. a year. DC continues its ascent as a one of the best food cities in the country, and those of us who live here are fortunate […]

Sally’s Middle Name: A Knockout

Let’s cut to the chase.  Sally doesn’t have a middle name.  Her brother, Chef Sam Adkins, co-owns Sally’s Middle Name with his wife Aphra and they decide to call this out in naming their restaurant. I don’t know why this idea emerged, but the moniker is unique, memorable, and even smile-inducing. I had an enjoyable […]

Del Mar: It’s All in the Name

I sometimes have a hard time recalling people’s names.  It’s most likely an age thing, and it can be frustrating. When asked for a restaurant recommendation, however, I can usually spout off names without hesitation. The brain works in mysterious ways. The request I field most often is where to go for a celebratory dinner.  […]

Capital Food Fight: Giving Thanks

As we take time out of our busy lives this week to give thanks -and stuff ourselves silly- it’s appropriate to acknowledge the dedicated chefs, judges, hosts, sponsors, and representatives from 80 local restaurants who participated in last week’s sold-out Capital Food Fight to benefit DC Central Kitchen.  The event, held at the Ronald Reagan Building, […]

Calle Cinco: The Real Thing

I have a pet peeve when it comes to the word “tapas.”  All too often I hear people use tapas as a generic term for small plates, which actually makes me cringe. Tapas is a Spanish word referring to small savory snacks, and really shouldn’t be interchangeable in describing other cuisines that also happen to […]

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