Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que: Shaking Things Up in Silver Spring (closed)

Lincoln’s Barbecue is Closed When The Restaurant Group closed AG Kitchen in downtown Silver Spring and transformed it into Lincoln’s Bar–B–Que, they wanted to shake things up. Research pointed to potential for a barbecue restaurant in the area.  If a bustling dining room just weeks after opening Lincoln’s is any indication, the decision seems to be a fitting one. […]

Owen’s Ordinary: Where I Discover Something Extraordinary

I am not a beer drinker.  I’ve probably consumed five beers in my entire life. But when my daughter and I discuss where to go for a night out, I suggest a visit to the beer-centric Owen’s Ordinary at Pike and Rose in N. Bethesda.  I plan to drink cocktails and wine, while she indulges […]

Northwest Chinese Food: Making the Grade in College Park

I graduated from University of Maryland many, many years ago.  Heck, my son graduated from there years ago! Sadly, there were never great restaurant options when I was a student. If we wanted a nice meal, we went to the nearby Ledo’s Pizza.  By the time my son attended UMD, the dining situation hadn’t progressed […]

2016: The Leftovers

At the end of every year, most food writers and bloggers publish summaries: favorite chefs, restaurants, dishes, trends, events, etc.  I was planning to do the same.  But who needs another wrap up extolling the virtues of Pineapple and Pearls, Bad Saint, All Purpose, Tail Up Goat, Convivial, Hazel, Kinship, etc. etc.?  You can read […]

Community: Belonging in Bethesda

If I were asked to make a list of words that mean the most to me, community would be among them.  I’m someone to whom a sense of belonging matters, and being part of a community is vitally important to my well-being.  What’s also on my list of favorite words?  Restaurant.  Obviously. So when Community […]

Wildwood Kitchen: Dishing out Brunch

I need a new set of dishes for those rare occasions when I eat dinner at home. This has been a months-long process, with my husband and I conducting online searches and visiting Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, Bed, Beth & Beyond, and beyond. We finally agree on a pattern when we extend our search […]

Preserve: Savoring Summer in Annapolis

As summer winds down, I feel a need to preserve precious moments from a season that has been far too fleeting.  A visit to Annapolis and the restaurant Preserve seems like the appropriate homage. The small restaurant with a window onto Main Street has a focus on “pickling, preserving and fermenting,” a concept that sustains itself […]

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