Rant or Rave

Rant and Rave: Rose’s Luxury

Rant and Rave: Rose’s Luxury

There’s so much publicity surrounding Aaron Silverman’s restaurant, Rose’s Luxury that one cannot help but be intrigued about it. Whenever I find myself perusing the shops and the streets along Barracks Row, I’ll often see a queue forming outside the pastel green wall so I’ve decided to go ahead and…

Rant or Rave: Thip Khao

Rant or Rave: Thip Khao

It didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to hit up Thip Khao, one of Washington, D.C.’s hottest restaurants that received rave reviews from critics and Yelpers alike. I finally went a couple of weeks ago, on a Monday night, and dined with a friend. We ordered a few…

Rant and Rave: Osteen’s Restaurant, St. Augustine

Rant and Rave: Osteen’s Restaurant, St. Augustine

If you ever been to St. Augustine, you know that shrimpin’ is big business. One of the main livelihoods for generations of families living in this northeastern Florida coastal city is reeling in shrimp from their shrimp boats, very much like Forrest Gump’s best friend Bubba. When I learned about…

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

What can I say about Paesano’s that hasn’t already been said? This iconic sandwich shop located in Philadelphia’s Italian Market has one of the best sandwiches I’ve eaten in a while. I’ve only tried one, the Paesano, made with thin slices of beef brisket, provolone, horseradish mayo, tomatoes, pepperoncino, and…

Rant or Rave: Bad Saint DC

Rant or Rave: Bad Saint DC

The second restaurant in Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant neighbourhood to feature Filipino dishes opened without much hype a couple of weeks ago. When I read about it, I asked another Filipino friend of mine to see if she’s interested in trying it out with me. She said yes and so we…

Rant or Rave: Rasika, Penn Quarter

Rant or Rave: Rasika, Penn Quarter

I’m a little late to the party obviously, considering Rasika has been “wowing” Washingtonians for a decade now, but I know for a fact that there are locals that still haven’t tried the place. So if you’re in that minority, go, now! Indian food isn’t exactly my favorite. In fact,…

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Good Japanese food is rare in Washington, D.C., and it’s even harder to find authentic Tokyo izakayas that won’t break your wallet. I love Japanese food. It’s one of my favorite cuisines. I can eat sushi every day if my bank account only allows it so when someone suggested trying…

Rant or Rave: Maketto

Rant or Rave: Maketto

I finally made it to this hyped up retail/restaurant place on Washington, D.C.’s H Street neighborhood. I came here Saturday night with a friend (probably not the best time if you want to grab a table.) The first thing I noticed was that Maketto was bigger than I thought. The space…

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

I needed a place to eat lunch at as soon as I arrived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania so I checked out some suggestions on the Internet and came across Food 101, Gettysburg. Generally, when deciding on where to eat, I’ll have a look at the restaurant’s menu and reviews, but since…

Rant or Rave: The Royal DC

Rant or Rave: The Royal DC

The Royal DC There’s something about The Royal DC that intrigued me from the beginning. First, it offers Latin cuisine, something I’ve had a taste for lately because of my recent travels to South America. Second, was its intriguing bar décor particularly its chosen accessories, like an old fire hydrant…