Requin:  No Snap Judgements

Jennifer Carroll, chef/partner of Requin in the Mosaic District of Northern Virginia has been on Top Chef.  I really don’t want to start my post this way, as I imagine she is ready to get past this as a definer. But as far as I’m concerned, there really is no getting around it. Carroll’s first […]

Ari Gejdenson: From Generation to Generation

written by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience From Gejdenson…err, Generation to Generation The restaurant business isn’t a cakewalk. It takes fortitude, courage, determination and a willingness to explore new territories if you want to succeed. Ari Gejdenson, founder and president of Mindful Restaurant Group, is among DC’s most successful restaurateurs. His establishments include Acqua al […]

2017 RAMMY Awards: Glamour & Glee

There was glamour, glee, and countless expressions of camaraderie Sunday night as the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington held its 35th Annual RAMMY Awards at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Professionals from all facets of the industry, along with their supporters, honored nominees and recipients in 21 RAMMY Award categories.  Winners were consistent in […]

True Food Kitchen: Here’s to Your Health

If you’re of a certain age, you start hearing the term anti-inflammatory on a regular basis. And as much as my eating habits are decidedly more millennial than they are member of AARP, I’m not opposed to healthy eating. True Food Kitchen in Bethesda appeals to the part of me that really should be paying […]

Himitsu: Turning Up the Heat

If you are at all plugged in to DC restaurants, Himitsu is on your radar.  It’s been on mine since it opened in November 2016.  After one too many conversations where I had to sheepishly admit I hadn’t yet dined here, I was forced to forego my reticence over the no-reservations policy and just get […]

Tredici Enoteca: Checking Out Brunch

There was a time when dining in a hotel restaurant was something you did when you were out of town and actually staying on the premises. Prices were typically elevated, and food quality not necessarily on par with cost. The stigma attached to dining in a restaurant that can be accessed through a lobby is […]

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 […]

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