Category: food

all about food, new trends, food porn, upcoming restaurants or just musings on cuisine

0

Julia Child… (and Her Amazing Friends)

I absolutely love this photo of Julia Child filming a promo for “The French Chef” in 1964. It embodies the reason I’ve never quite made any food/recipe/cooking videos for YouTube: it’s a heck of a lot of work!

0

Brunch: The Majestic, Old Town, Alexandria, VA

Brunch at a new place? Yes indeed! I was in Old Town Alexandria this past weekend and took advantage of The Majestic’s new brunch menu. It’s definitely worth the trip. Good cocktails, good food… I’ll be back again.

0

Dining Alone? No Problem!

While dining alone isn’t as awkward as it used to be, there are still some places that could better learn how to cater to and serve parties of one. Just please don’t say “By yourself tonight?” or “Just one?” when I ask for a table…

0

Beset on all sides!

Some days, it just isn’t fair. You try to do your best, but temptation creeps in everywhere no matter what you do. But I shall be strong and stand firm. Brave, stalwart, yadda yadda… Yesterday was the first day I...

0

Give A Damn: Helen Mirren for Budweiser

Budweiser’s Super Bowl spot features Dame Helen Mirren admonishing anyone that might consider driving while under the influence. Hello, I’m Helen Mirren, a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady. The Collective “We” are dumbfounded that people still drive drunk. So...

0

And they called it coffee love…

Truly is there any love better than coffee love? I saw this stock image in an article on my way to work and thought it was simply adorable! The Awkward Yeti expresses the love for coffee far better than I...

0

DMV Winter Restaurant Week, January 25-31, 2016

Restaurant Week already? Yep! While you’re enjoying traveling or staying home for Christmas and/or New Year’s, think about making those plans around the end of January. Kick 2016 off at your favorite restaurants this January 25-31, 2016 when Metropolitan Washington...

0

André Sousa: “Gin and Tonics”

André Sousa gives us a “then and now” look at ordering and making the very simple gin and tonic… More than a little reminiscent of Portlandia’s “Mixology” episode where Carrie is given a “ginger-based bourbon drink infused with honey, lemon,...

0

Candy Corn Martini at Cuba Libre

It wasn’t enough for me to just try tasting candy corn for Halloween, but I also heard that Cuba Libre in Gallery Place had a seasonal candy corn martini and figured I’d give it a try. I’ve seen recipes for...

2

Let’s Have A Candy Corn Tasting!

I don’t really care where others stand on the topic of candy corn. I know some people, like myself, love it and others hate it. We call those other people… wrong. Not only is candy corn a chewy sweet treat,...

0

Double-Shot Macchiato at The Bean Counter

As Facebook’s On This Day is doing its best to make sure I don’t forget a rather painful and difficult breakup from three years ago1, I’m trying to focus on more pleasant, more recent experiences. Found myself in Georgetown with...

0

Scene from a Perfect Happy Hour

I know it seems dark and lonely, but this shot taken last week at Libertine in Adams Morgan is what the perfect start to a happy hour looks like for me. I love getting there when it starts, if possible,...

0

Easy Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Since getting back to writing on a more regular basis, it’s been a while since I shared a recipe, hasn’t it? Recently, I was informed that Chobani is engaging in a #madewithchobani social media campaign showcasing ideas for using Chobani...

0

Pick a Purple Pepper?

I have never really felt like I had a green thumb. My mother never had any trouble with plants around the house or in our greenhouse growing up. I could never keep anything green alive for very long and mostly...