food

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 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: 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…

My Favorite Eateries in Dallas-Fort Worth

My Favorite Eateries in Dallas-Fort Worth

  My impending visit to Texas in a couple of week’s time prompted me to think back and reminisce about my favorite eateries in the area I called home for almost 17 years. I’ve tried and tested many restaurants but these are the primary ones that make my stomach growl…

Rant or Rave: Chez Billy Sud, Georgetown

Rant or Rave: Chez Billy Sud, Georgetown

Chez Billy Sud, Georgetown I came here unexpectedly with a friend. We just concluded an early evening kayaking excursion on the Potomac River and she suggested that we grab a light bite to eat. Since we were already in Georgetown, she wanted to check out Chez Billy Sud because she used…

A Special Night With The Lone Bellow in DC

A Special Night With The Lone Bellow in DC

The Lone Bellow in DC The Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel sponsored a one night only performance by The Lone Bellow in DC this past Wednesday night, July 22. The Brooklyn-based band released its first self-titled album in 2013. It climbed to #64 on the Billboard 200. Their second…

My Favorite Brussels Hangouts

My Favorite Brussels Hangouts

I spent much of 2013 gallivanting around Europe, stopping in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Prague, and Budapest, but Brussels was my home base. In the months I’ve stayed in the Belgian capital, I did my best to make the city feel a bit more like home and thanks to these locations…

Jaleo Paella Festival

Jaleo Paella Festival

Jaleo Paella Festival It was a festival of paella indeed! Five different types plus another seafood rice dish filled the tummies of over 200 people at Jaleo Crystal City tonight. The restaurant kicked off the 13th annual Jaleo Paella Festival, which will run from now until July 26. Within the…

A Review of Claudia’s Steakhouse

A Review of Claudia’s Steakhouse

It hasn’t even been a week and I saw myself back at Claudia’s Steakhouse, this time not just to nibble on canapés and hors d’oeuvres but to have the “full experience, “ as one would say. So here’s what happened. Claudia’s Steakhouse My colleague and I arrived exactly at 7…

The Dinner Collective

The Dinner Collective

Perhaps it was happenstance, but rarely does it occur that such a diverse group of strangers get along so easily and visibly have a great time with each other. The Dinner Collective You’re probably wondering what was it that brought such an eclectic group of individuals together. Was it a meeting…