The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm:  Natural Beauty

It’s 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. There is a warm breeze and a blue sky. My husband and I eagerly approach an open-air tent with a smattering of tables covered with white tablecloths and a small terrarium as a centerpiece. For a moment I fear that we’ve stumbled into a private party.  There are […]

Dine-N-Dash: Trick or Treating for Foodies

Do you remember what it was like to go trick or treating?  Was there anything more magical than going door to door with a pack of friends, collecting candy until you just can’t carry your bag- or plastic pumpkin- for a second longer?  I loved it as a kid, and it was just as good […]

Fogo de Chão: Dreams Do Come True

I don’t dream about food, which is odd because I think about food all the time when I’m awake.  But there are meals that put me in a dreamlike state, which is actually better because the tastes and sensations are genuine.  Fogo de Chão is where my meat fantasies become reality.  Wait…you don’t fantasize about […]

Shouk: All Shook Up

It’s midnight.  I should go to bed. But there’s something nagging at me, and it’s keeping me from calling it a night. I shuffle down the stairs, open the refrigerator door and peer into a leftover rice bowl from Shouk.  The container of cauliflower, asparagus, arugula, za’atar, and tahini would make for a satisfying lunch […]

Stable: My Slow and Steady Ascent

When I first peruse the dinner menu at Stable restaurant, I feel… neutral. This is perfectly natural, as Stable is a Swiss American restaurant. It’s my husband’s birthday, and the one time during the year when the choice of a restaurant is solely his. I don’t relay my ambivalence over a menu that includes dishes […]

Arroz: Mem’ries

It is impossible to write about every restaurant I visit.  Sometimes great ones get past me because I don’t have time, and the details slowly slip away. (This is the case with Alma Cocina Latina in Baltimore, a restaurant I absolutely went crazy over, and highly recommend.) It’s been more than a month since I […]

Tiger Fork: Don’t Miss Out!

I have a serious condition known as FOMO, and Instagram aggravates my symptoms.  Tiger Fork, the new restaurant in Blagden Alley featuring the cuisine of Hong Kong, is the subject of many, many Instagram photos.  The pictures alternatively intrigue and taunt me, as I plot out my visit. The no-reservations restaurant (unless you are a […]

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