Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant: On a Roll

I must admit that until somewhat recently I didn’t have much of an affinity for sushi.  Of course, I’ve eaten my share of California rolls over the years.  Who hasn’t?  But honest to goodness maki and nigiri didn’t float my boat.  But now I’m on a roll.  And Nama– the Mount Vernon Triangle sushi restaurant […]

Bombay Street Food: Can We Chaat?

Asad Sheikh had a long-time dream to bring Bombay-based street food to DC and he has made his vision a reality with Bombay Street Food in Columbia Heights.

Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz: Not Your Grandma’s Burger and Fries

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience It’s called Bubbie’s and it’s certified kosher, but it’s not exactly what you might expect. Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz is about to open as a pop-up in the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street NE, and it will feature plant-based American food including burgers, hot dogs […]

DIRT Ballston: Talk DIRTy To Me

There is a lot of growth in Ballston at the moment, particularly when it comes to casual (fast, fine, or counter) dining options. Add DIRT Ballston to your list, because you’re going to want to get DIRTy.

Sababa: Cool Collaborations

If there is one ingredient that is woven consistently into the food at Sababa, the one-year old Israeli restaurant in Cleveland Park, it’s tahini. The creamy sesame paste that is akin to peanut butter is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern dishes and is a staple in Israeli cuisine. Ryan Moore, executive chef at Sababa, […]

New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB) 5: A Knock Out

Remember the days when you would have to wait for a restaurant to open before you could actually taste the food? Yeah, that’s no longer a thing in DC, thanks to Al Goldberg and Nevin Martell, founders of New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB). The duo launched the popular event at Mess Hall in 2016 […]

Embassy Chef Challenge 2019: Around the World in an Evening

One of my favorite DC food events is the Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge, where a Metro card rather than a plane ticket gives me a chance to explore cuisine from more than a dozen countries all at once.

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