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 […]

Kyirisan: Been There, Eaten That. Want More.

There are restaurants where I dine once, enjoy the meal, and then happily check the box.  I’ve been there, eaten that.  Others capture my attention and leap to mind when I respond to the frequently asked question:  “What restaurants do you like these days?” My newest response is Kyirisan in DC’s growing food mecca, Shaw. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Espita Mezcaleria: Holy Mole

DC restaurant-goers are scurrying around the city right now, trying to keep up with openings and pop-ups. It’s not an easy feat. It requires patience, fortitude, and often a tolerance for the highest level on the decibel meter.  A visit to Espita Mezcaleria in Shaw is a test on all three counts. But the payoff […]

Clarity: I Can See Clearly Now

To many Montgomery County dwellers, traveling to Northern Virginia to dine is akin to visiting a different country. While a passport isn’t necessary, it does require pre-planning and a willingness to travel over the American Legion Bridge just for fun. It’s not something to be taken lightly.  Since traveling for food is one of my favorite […]

The Source: An Inspiring Journey

One of my favorite sources for Chinese food is not really a Chinese restaurant.  It’s The Source, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, where Executive Chef Scott Drewno exhibits a finesse for creating Chinese dishes such as dumplings, roast duck, and steamed buns.   Since my last visit to The Source, there has been a renovation to […]

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