Kaliwa: Common Bonds

I like Kaliwa with its jumble of Southeast Asian dishes. It’s a restaurant rooted in tradition and the spirit of sharing, and the potential to create bonds between cuisines and its diners.

Miami: The Heat Goes On

Navigating a vacation with six adults and two babies – both under a year old – is tricky for any family.  A normal family would select a destination and find lodging with a kitchen to accommodate most meals.  But not my family.  Dining out is important to every one of us, even though we have […]

Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill: Countless Options

If you haven’t been to Georgetown to dine recently, it’s time. There is a crop of new restaurants to explore, including Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill overlooking the C&O Canal. The restaurant takes over the space once belonging to Sea Catch, which was a Georgetown mainstay for more than 30 years. Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill is […]

Ramen World 5: A Blissful Food Coma

Consensus is not easy to come by when you’re talking about food. Here’s an exception. Attendees of Ramen World 5 wholeheartedly agree – based on my scientific analysis of Instagram posts- that an afternoon spent devouring oodles of ramen and other Asian-inspired delights induces a food coma. But it’s a welcome one. Ramen World- now […]

Urbano 116: A Fight to the Finish

Wrestling may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about inspirations for a Mexican restaurant in Old Town Alexandria.  But the theme, referred to as Lucha Libre in Mexico, fits well at the new Urbano 116.  The restaurant is edgy and raucous, and you’ll probably find yourself fighting over the […]

Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen: Pass the Injera Please

Food is so much more than what’s on your plate.  It can also be a revealing glimpse into history and culture. Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen, a recent addition to Bethesda, is a prime example.  Delina is named for the 10-year old daughter of restaurant owners Abraham and Martha Melles. Martha serves as Executive Chef, alongside […]

A Partnership Story That Stands Out

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Julie Melnick and Jennie Kuperstein didn’t know each other growing up, yet they led parallel lives. Both are from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. They went to the same high school (one year apart) and the same Hebrew school. Both were involved in theater, and at one point, they […]

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