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 […]

ChiKo: A Prescription to Alleviate FOMO

From the moment ChiKo opened in early July, the envy-inducing photos of the food were everywhere.  They were causing me a serious case of FOMO.  FOMO is my affliction, and social media seriously aggravates my condition.  (But, can someone please tell me why it’s “fear of missing out” when you have actually missed out?! ) I […]

The Hits Keep on Coming at New Kitchens on the Block Event

DC food lovers strive to be in the know about upcoming restaurants. It’s nearly impossible to keep up. Participants in Sunday’s New Kitchens on the Block event (NKOTB) at Mess Hall benefited from a sneak peek at eleven upcoming restaurants.  They include ventures from several well-known veteran chefs, and a few who are making their […]

Chef Sasha Felikson: Bring on the Borscht

By Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Chef Sasha Felikson thinks that borscht is going to be the next big thing in food. He speaks with such exuberance and passion that it’s impossible to disagree. Felikson is the executive chef at Doi Moi on 14th Street, Northwest. While the cuisine at Doi Moi is Asian inspired, Felikson […]

Guess What’s Back? New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB)

My previous blog post is about comebacks.  Addie’s restaurant recently re-opened in a new location in Park Potomac after a four-year hiatus.  “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to television on October 1.  And here’s another return I’m excited about:  New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB). New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB) 3.0 takes place at DC’s Mess […]

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