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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 […]

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 […]

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