Sally’s Middle Name: A Knockout

Let’s cut to the chase.  Sally doesn’t have a middle name.  Her brother, Chef Sam Adkins, co-owns Sally’s Middle Name with his wife Aphra and they decide to call this out in naming their restaurant. I don’t know why this idea emerged, but the moniker is unique, memorable, and even smile-inducing. I had an enjoyable […]

Del Mar: It’s All in the Name

I sometimes have a hard time recalling people’s names.  It’s most likely an age thing, and it can be frustrating. When asked for a restaurant recommendation, however, I can usually spout off names without hesitation. The brain works in mysterious ways. The request I field most often is where to go for a celebratory dinner.  […]

ChiKo: A Prescription to Alleviate FOMO

From the moment ChiKo opened in early July, the envy-inducing photos of the food were everywhere.  They were causing me a serious case of FOMO.  FOMO is my affliction, and social media seriously aggravates my condition.  (But, can someone please tell me why it’s “fear of missing out” when you have actually missed out?! ) I […]

Arroz: Mem’ries (CLOSED)

ARROZ IS NOW CLOSED 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 […]

Rose’s Luxury: In Full Bloom

I wrote a passionate love letter to Rose’s Luxury in November 2013.  The restaurant was relatively new at the time, but already receiving plenty of accolades.  Rose’s Luxury and chef/owner Aaron Silverman have since been honored with numerous awards and recognition, including a Michelin Star and a James Beard award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. It was my […]

Bindaas: Paving the Way with Flavor

“If this is street food, I want to live on that street,” says my husband as we depart Bindaas. We’re giddy after a memorable meal, and probably the after-effects of “Green with Envy” cocktails. Bindaas, which is Hindi slang for cool and carefree, features a menu showcasing Indian street food.  DC restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James […]

2016: The Leftovers

At the end of every year, most food writers and bloggers publish summaries: favorite chefs, restaurants, dishes, trends, events, etc.  I was planning to do the same.  But who needs another wrap up extolling the virtues of Pineapple and Pearls, Bad Saint, All Purpose, Tail Up Goat, Convivial, Hazel, Kinship, etc. etc.?  You can read […]

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