Author: Julie Niesen

Dinners this weekend.

Dinners this weekend.

Finally, a fairly non-busy weekend. I have a staged reading to perform on Friday and Saturday, and one of my coworkers who is in massage school is giving both Terry and me massages on Saturday, but other than that– an open schedule! I think we’ll […]

Quick Reviews: Circa on Dupont, Zorba

Quick Reviews: Circa on Dupont, Zorba

It’s a lot harder for Terry and me to do our little dance when we’re traveling. “What do you want?”“I don’t know. What do you want?” Since I’m the local here, he tends to rely on me for direction. However, when he’s the one familiar […]

Review: Afterwords, Washington, DC

Review: Afterwords, Washington, DC

The great thing about DC is you can always find somewhere with a noteworthy (or simply scandalous) history. Me, I go for the scandalous stuff. The mall we went to several times (Pentagon City Mall), as it was right outside the metro station closest to […]

Non-Food post: West Side Bingo
The kitchen of the future…

The kitchen of the future…

…courtesy Mark Bittman. How bleak! I don’t know about you, but I very rarely use my microwave. In fact, I don’t think I’d really miss it if it mysteriously disappeared. I bought some popcorn at Costco (Orville Redenbacher’s All Natural, no weird chemicals, and really […]

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 […]

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