Author: Julie Niesen

Recipe: Lazy Pasta

Recipe: Lazy Pasta

There’s so much truth in the saying that simple is better. Terry had rehearsal last night, and so did I (but in separate places– like, 30 miles apart separate!), so I only had to cook for myself and the cats last night*. So I threw […]

Mini-Reviews: The Precinct, Blackfinn and Cue

Mini-Reviews: The Precinct, Blackfinn and Cue

Friday night, instead of going downtown, Terry and I toured the East side. Though he’s lived here for a few years, he’s still learning his way around, and he discovered how close he lived to both Mt. Lookout (“I live that close to Zip’s?”) and […]

Review: Charlie Palmer’s, Washington, DC.

Review: Charlie Palmer’s, Washington, DC.

The Washingtonian’s Best Restaurants 2008 was an invaluable resource for us during our travels. No surprise to any regular readers of this blog, but my partner-in-crime had a steak craving while we were there. We decided on Charlie Palmer’s because the menu looked good and […]

Review: Jaleo, Washington DC.

Review: Jaleo, Washington DC.

I’m back from DC! Thanks for all of the “I miss you!” comments. I really appreciate it. Thanks also for the restaurant recommendations. We were able to take advantage of one of them. Terry, as I may have mentioned, lived for four years in the […]

Review: Hugo

Review: Hugo

Shrimp and grits. If you ask anyone who knows anything about Southern cuisine, specifically low country cuisine, this is about the time you should get out a handkerchief: let the drooling commence. Shrimp. Grits. What could be better? Now, seeing as my wonderful dining partner […]

wine me, dine me (in washington, DC)

wine me, dine me (in washington, DC)

Don’t worry, I’m not moving. However, Terry and I are going to be enjoying ourselves in our nation’s capital for a few days. I’ll be out of town until Tuesday, but I’ll be reporting from the field. I hear that I’ll be at Capitol City […]

Review: Half Day Cafe

Review: Half Day Cafe

My dear friend Abby is getting married in a few weeks, and I have the honor of being in her wedding. On Saturday, I had to go over to Bridal and Formal in Reading to pick up my (admittedly lovely) bridesmaid’s dress. I was slightly […]

My new Saturday morning hangout: Coffee Emporium

My new Saturday morning hangout: Coffee Emporium

Coffee Emporium Originally uploaded by anadequatenovel I’ve lived two blocks from Coffee Emporium since July, and I finally wandered there last weekend. What a great space! I saw lots of fellow downtowners/OTR-ers I recognized, and Jim Tarbell was holding court in the foyer. I had […]

Review: Universal Grille

Review: Universal Grille

I apparently haven’t been with it. Did you know that Universal Grille (formerly Hamburger Mary’s) had a bit of a kerfluffle in the kitchen and ended up closed for about a month? I sent my mom there a couple of months ago, since she wanted […]

How to throw a successful and stress free dinner party.

How to throw a successful and stress free dinner party.

Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah, that’s a funny one. I don’t think it’s possible that a dinner party can be stress free. I’ve tried, and it just doesn’t work. However, I have learned how to minimize stress so I can relax and generally enjoy myself and my guests. […]

%d bloggers like this: