The Oval Room: A Visit to Provence

As I sit at my computer, taking a much-needed breather from the stifling air outside, my mind wanders back to a dinner in Provence. Every dish in the meal is spiked up with sun-ripened vegetables, a liberal dose of fragrant olive oil, and herbs fresh from the garden.  I sigh audibly, remembering the bold flavors […]

KAZ Sushi Bistro: It’s About Time

My earliest memories of eating Japanese food are trips to Benihana with my family.  I marveled at how the chefs managed to skewer meat with a sword-like knife and fling it onto a plate without inflicting injury on themselves or the diners.  I loved all the magic tricks they performed. My favorite was the one […]

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.

Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill: Countless Options (CLOSED)

Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill is now Closed 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 […]

2018 Restaurant World Summed Up in One Word- Frenetic

When Eater DC invited me to participate in their 2018 year-end survey, I was eager to provide my input.  Answering the questions becomes a delightful journey down memory lane. At the same time, it’s daunting, as I know my answers will appear alongside DC’s established food journalists.  I took a stab at it from my […]

Daikaya: A Relationship Refresher

Long-term relationships are difficult to keep fresh and interesting.  I’ve been married for decades, so I know what I’m talking about.  Restaurants have an even bigger challenge.  How do they manage to stay attractive and in demand, when the next hot thing is right around the corner? Daikaya, the Japanese restaurant from Daisuke Utagawa, Yama […]

Sushería: Taking it to the Streets

Glitzy art deco décor meets the Japanese-Peruvian fusion known as Nikkei cuisine at Sushería – the Georgetown waterfront restaurant transformed by owner Maurico Fraga-Rosenfeld from his previous spot, Maté. What is Nikkei? Nikkei is a result of an influx of Japanese immigrants to Peru in the late 1800’s. The cuisine contrasts the delicate flavors of Japan […]

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