Category: food

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

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Soup Dumpling Quest: Reren Lamen & Bar

Trying to expand my tastes beyond “food for Americans”, I hunt down DC options for the elusive Soup Dumpling, starting with Reren Lamen & Bar in Chinatown.

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Brunch: Succotash, Penn Quarter

I visited Succotash in Penn Quarter this weekend for brunch. Giving that Korean and Southern fusion a try and it did not disappoint. Check it out, y’all!

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Ghibellina: Gamberi e Polenta

Tried a new place for brunch a few weekends ago, Ghibellina on 14th St NW. Had a lovely shrimp and polenta dish and overall enjoyed the experience. Would definitely head back for another visit.

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Grow, baby, grow…

This wasn’t one of my worst ideas, but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to be overrun with bell pepper plants in a few weeks!

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Weekend Mood: Liquid

A very fluid weekend, all told. From a chilly rainy Friday to playing around with spirits and infusions throughout the weekend. Spring is making itself known and with nicer weather comes cocktail time!

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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!

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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.

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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…

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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...