BABA: Party On!

As I descend the stairs to BABA, the sibling of the popular Ambar in Clarendon, my eyes adjust to the dim light.  I’m feeling tired from the long workday and thinking that I really should have gone home rather than venturing out to explore Balkan-inspired drinks and dinner in far-off Arlington. But then I remember […]

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 […]

Kith/Kin: Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Food is A Knockout

There was a song released in 1997 called “Tubthumping” by the group Chumbawamba.  If it’s not ringing a bell, the lyrics may bring it back: I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me […]

Supra: Georgian on My Mind

It’s safe to say that most of us don’t find ourselves thinking “Let’s go out for Georgian food tonight.” Yet the cuisine of Georgia- the country, not the state – is distinctive and versatile. Supra, the DC restaurant showcasing the dishes of this Eastern European country, is a fun and interesting venue with lots of […]

Maydan: A Countdown

6:10 pm:  Sunday evening. Car ride en route to Maydan- the Middle Eastern, deservedly lauded, restaurant located in an alley near 14th Street and Florida Avenue, NW. 2nd visit for my husband and me.  1st visit for our dining companions. They are VERY excited.  Their enthusiasm reignites mine. Concern: will the restaurant live up to […]

Call Your Mother: This Deli Thinks You Should!

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Like many Jewish families, the Danas ate bagels nearly every Sunday morning. And for as long as Andrew Dana can remember, his father Jon—whom he fondly describes as “bagel-obsessed”—talked about opening a Jewish deli. Jon Dana is an attorney who never found the right time to make his […]

Pappe: Brotherly Love

It’s difficult for me to specify one cuisine as my favorite, but if push comes to shove -and I hope it doesn’t- I must declare Indian for the win. There is a richness and a depth of flavor that is all-encompassing, regardless of regional variations in spices and ingredients. I’m delighted to see a proliferation […]

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