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 […]

Spark at Engine Co. 12: Firing Up Caribbean Cuisine- Closed

Closed. It’s an Instagram photo of chicken wings that prompts me to add Spark at Engine Co. 12 to my restaurant to-do list.  Chicken wings are my Kryptonite.  Show me a good photo of chicken wings, and I’ll show you a food obsessed blogger who can’t wait to get her hands on those babies. Spark […]

Gravitas: A Beautiful Palette for the Palate

Food and art are well-suited companions. Dinner at the new Gravitas in Ivy City reminds me of how much I appreciate the pairing. The dining experience at Gravitas begins with a blank canvas. The diner controls the experience by selecting a tasting menu consisting of 4, 5, 6 or 7 courses (priced from $78-$110).  Then […]

Silver: An Encore

When I wrote about Silver last year, I incorporated the show tune “Getting to Know You” into my post.  This is because my visit coincided with the Tony Awards, and it seemed fitting. This post can be considered an encore. As a quick synopsis, Silver is the more sophisticated sister of Silver Diner.  Executive Chef Ype […]

Lupo Marino: Yes I Can

I can’t even.  I seem to find myself scratching my head in disbelief quite a lot these days. Most often I employ this phrase as a negative reaction to an event or situation, but occasionally it’s how I express myself when I find something impressive or intriguing. “I can’t even” is what I exclaim as […]

K Town Bistro: Duly Noted

As someone who writes about restaurants, most of the time my friends let me pick where to dine.  But every now and again it’s only polite to let someone else take the reins. Even so, I’m taken aback when a friend rejects my restaurant suggestion and makes a reservation for our party of six at K […]

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