Vintage Virginia Wine Festival 2011

I spent this past weekend at the Vintage Virginia Wine Festival which is held at Bull Run Park in Centreville, Virginia. I had heard great things about the festival, but I was a… Continue reading

So Long Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate

Today the New York Times reported that the Department of Agriculture created a new model for healthy eating, called MyPlate to replace the outdated (and often harshly criticized) Food Pyramid. The plate is… Continue reading

Easy Breakfast Casserole– Food Network

Back from vacation in the OBX followed by a long weekend at Dewey and Bethany beaches in Delaware (post to follow on spots to eat in these areas). As part of the birthday present to… Continue reading

Sixth and Rye Launches

Happy Friday! Steering away from my Friday food faves post and taking time to let people know about Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s (owns Good Stuff Eatery and We the Pizza) new Food Truck concept-… Continue reading

A Foodie Soldier, New Event, and McLean Restaurant Opening

In my random daily internet searching, I came across an article (before you judge what site it’s found on, hear me out) in my Google search results that profiled Lt. Cmdr. Morgan Murphy,… Continue reading

Brunch at Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall is one of my favorite “new” (just under a year old) restaurants in the DC area. Located in the heart of Clarendon in Arlington, the restaurant features Belgian/German/Austrian/French nuances– which can… Continue reading

Winners: 2011 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

Last night the winners were finally announced for the 2011 James Beard Foundation awards! And one of my favorite DC chefs took home the Outstanding Chef award – Chef José Andrés  of Minibar.… Continue reading

National Harbor Wine and Food Festival

Quick post today! I just bought tickets to this event which runs May14-15 at the National Harbor: Chefs: Elizabeth Faulkner, Citizen Cake and Orson Katsuya Fukushima, Iron Chef America Billy Strynkowski, Cooking… Continue reading

Dining in Charlottesville

Apologies again for the lack of recent posts- as I said before had to finish up exams and a couple of crazy weeks of work but I should be posting pretty regularly from… Continue reading

Friday Food Faves: Mexican Cuisine

I looooove Mexican cuisine. I am breaking from my Friday Food Faves format by naming a genre rather than a specific food item, but I can’t help it- I love anything and everything… Continue reading

World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Quick post today- the next couple of weeks are going to be a bit light as I wrap up class for this semester and work gets a little crazy. They announced the S.… Continue reading

Is it obnoxious to send a dish back?- Continuing Mark Schatzker and Ian Brown’s debate

A couple weeks ago, things got a little ugly in the foodie world between author Mark Schatzker and Ian Brown. The two had dined together and Mark, upon being served duck confit that… Continue reading

Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill- Perfect Sunday Night Out

Finally, a rooftop and bar in Arlington that has a similar ambiance to some of the rooftop hangouts I frequented when visiting San Diego this past October and January. The recently opened Arlington Rooftop… Continue reading

Friday Food Faves: Oysters

I decided to do this Friday Food Faves post on Oysters due to my interesting experience at Sea Catch in Georgetown for happy hour last night. We had heard through a friend of… Continue reading

O’Sullivan’s in Arlington- Sunday Brunch

This past weekend, after the Cherry Blossom 5K downtown, a bunch of my friends and I attempted to meet up for brunch in Clarendon at noon….without reservations. So of course we couldn’t find… Continue reading