Ellē: A To-Do About Toast

I love to-do lists.  I maintain them for work tasks, home errands and projects, tv to watch, movies and plays to see, people I want to connect with, and most importantly restaurants where I want to dine.  The glee I experience from crossing an item off any of my to-do lists is insanely disproportionate to […]

Taberna Del Alabardero: Where Brunch Transports You to Spain

When you enter Taberna Del Alabardero at 1776 I Street in Northwest, DC you are instantly transported. Picture yourself dining in a classic restaurant in Spain, and this is what you are likely to experience.  You can feel the vibe through resplendent crimson red walls adorned with Spanish art, tiles, and tapestry.  Gold chandeliers and wall […]

Chloe: Take a Seat

Dinner at Chloe, the new restaurant from Chef Haidar Karoum (formerly of Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi), leaves me with the feeling that I am missing something.  It isn’t the food.  I thoroughly enjoy everything I eat.  It isn’t the service. The wait staff is competent and quite pleasant.  It takes me some time to […]

The Lafayette: A Brunch Prescription

I don’t think I’m alone in being particularly stressed out lately. Most people I know live their lives at an incredibly hectic pace, with little down time. Our ability to access news and information 24-7 adds to the anxiety. My go-to stress-reliever typically involves a restaurant meal.  There is nothing quite as relaxing as brunch […]

Unconventional Diner: An Unconventional Dinner

We had just finished our appetizers at Unconventional Diner when a nearby table was presented with a celebratory cake spewing forth sparklers from the center. Adding to the drama, the lights in the entire restaurant dimmed.  A very nice touch, I thought. Diners clapped at the spectacle, and waited for the staff to resume normal […]

Requin: Weathering the Elements at The Wharf

The temperatures were hovering at the zero mark, and our dining companions were ready to scrap our plans to head down to Requin at the District Wharf, in favor of staying closer to home. I had my heart set on Requin so that I could check off dining at another one of the flagship restaurants […]

St. Regis Restaurant: Jazz Brunch is an Exercise in Indulgence

A new year has commenced, and with it the inevitable resolutions to eat less and work out more.  On January 2, I opened my Weight Watchers app for the first time in months and started tracking food points.  So, if you are one of those people who are in a reduced food mode right now, […]

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