Category Archives: DC

Rogue 24 [2,] Washington DC

Rogue 24 Strawberry Shrub – Strawberry, Rice Vinegar, Yogurt Usual Suspects – Avua Cachaca, Bryan’s Tonic, Pineapple, Paprika, Cilantro Porcini – Meringue, Chicken Liver, XO Vinegar Puff – Prawn, Whitefish, Ossetra, Dill / Kushi – Cucumber, Finger Lime Caviar / … Continue reading

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Graffiato, Washington DC

Graffiato Kabocha Squash – Persimmon, Vanilla, Arugula Potato Gnocchi – Pork Ragu, Whipped Ricotta, Crisp Rosemary White House – Mozzarella, Taleggio, Ricotta, Prosciutto, Black Pepper Honey Grilled Flatbread with Pepperoni Sauce Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Cinnamon Gelato, Caramel, Spiced Pepitas … Continue reading

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Washington DC

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Playing Cards Potato Latkes – Apple-Serrano Pepper Jelly, Chive Crème Fraiche Sticky Cinnamon Roll – Toffee Sauce, Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Bacon Sauce Pontchartrain – Poached Farm Eggs, English Muffin, Blue Crab, Tasso Ham, Crawfish, Cayenne … Continue reading

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Ben’s Chili Bowl, Washington DC

Ben’s Chili Bowl Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Grits French Toast and Half Smoke As true an American Classic as they come, U Street landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl had always been one of those places I knew I’d visit eventually but given … Continue reading

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GBD, Washington DC

GBD Tres Leches with Toasted Coconut Spiced Pumpkin – Cake Doughnut with Ginger Glaze, Candied Pepitas Gala Apple Cinnamon Fritter Raspberry Ginger Fritter Maple Bourbon Bacon Key Lime Filled with Lime-Vanilla Glaze and Gingersnaps Fried Chicken Biscuit – Crème Fraiche … Continue reading

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Proof, Washington DC

Proof Crisps with Yogurt Whipped Pipe Dreams Farm Goat Cheese with clover honey, thyme, fried rosemary, maldon sea salt, black pepper, flatbread Sweet potato Gnocchi with Roasted Squash – Brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms, sage, brown butter, parmesan Sauteed Veal Sweetbreads … Continue reading

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Range, Washington DC

Range Roasted Baby Carrot – Hazelnut, Honey, Goat Cheese Kimchi Linguini – Uni, Scallop, Nasturtium Old Bay Rigati – Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Muscovy Duck Rillettes, Fig Jam, Baguette and Potted Foie Gras, Apricot Compote, Brioche Iron Skillet Cornbread – … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Waffle Shop, Washington DC

Lincoln’s Waffle Shop Banana Pancakes and Scrapple Chicken and Waffles A DC institution if for no other reason than the location an early morning stop at Lincoln’s Waffle shop seemed just the thing for a rainy day during a government … Continue reading

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Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, Washington DC

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken Key Lime Banana Nut Chocolate Caramel Sweet Potato, Toasted Marshmallow, Cranberries Black and White Crème Brulee While I’ll continue to hold a grudge that the combination of the government shutdown and constant rain made the … Continue reading

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Fiola, Washington DC

The Gist: http://www.fioladc.com/ The Why: Fabio Trabocchi is sort of a big deal in the Washington culinary landscape and having never had the opportunity to experience his cuisine at Maestro I was excited to hear about the soon-to-open Fiola on … Continue reading

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Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington DC

The Gist: http://www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm?Section=Main&Category=About_the_Ebbitt The Why: I was told that you go to The Old Ebbitt Grill for the history, not for the food, and considering my proclivity for the later I’d passed on Old Ebbitt during my first visit to … Continue reading

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Trummer’s on Main, Clifton VA

  The Gist: http://trummersonmain.com/ The Why: Staying with family in Clifton while visiting DC posed only one problem; the logistics of driving into the nation’s capital each day – a small problem to a tourist, but more so to the … Continue reading

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Virtue Feed & Grain, Alexandria VA

The Gist: http://virtuefeedandgrain.com/ The Why: Cathal Armstrong runs it. RJ Cooper recommended it. I’d already had breakfast at Blue Duck Tavern, Brunch at Birch & Barley, and just witnessed Steven Strausburg hit his first career home run – that and … Continue reading

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Birch & Barley, Washington DC

The Gist: http://birchandbarley.com/ The Why: A beer-centric gastropub with one of the best brunches in the city according to many, Birch & Barley opened just prior to my first visit to DC and although I’d wanted to go then our … Continue reading

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Blue Duck Tavern, Washington DC

The Gist: http://www.blueducktavern.com The Why: Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to visit all the restaurants that need to be visited during a short vacation and under those circumstances, particularly when planning around a baseball game (Steven Strausburg’s first home … Continue reading

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Rogue 24, Washington DC

The Gist: Taken directly from the website because I couldn’t possibly sum it up better myself, “Rogue 24 is all about the unexpected…to wildly imaginative dishes and the theater-like setup where the kitchen acts as a culinary stage. Rogue 24 … Continue reading

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The Source, Washington DC

The Gist: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3941 The Why: While many seem to enjoy criticizing Wolfgang Puck and his multitude of restaurant concepts I personally have never had a bad meal at one of his restaurants; a memorable family trip to Spago before the … Continue reading

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Ardeo and Bardeo, Washington DC

The Gist: http://ardeobardeo.com/ The Why: Another Knightsbridge property, but this one conveniently located near the National Zoo where I’d be spending the bulk of my morning, I was a bit hesitant to visit Ardeo based on my experience at Bibiana … Continue reading

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Society Fair and Buzz Bakery, Alexandria VA

  An early morning and an easy Saturday drive into the city allowed for a twofer in Alexandria before entering DC to visit the National Zoo – the first a brief shopping jaunt to Cathal Armstrong’s Society Fair and the … Continue reading

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Co co. Sala, Washington DC

The Gist: http://www.cocosala.com/ The Why: I was walking back to my car en route from Elisir and I’d heard good things, the weather was warm and the sidewalk had seating – who needs more reason that that for coffee and … Continue reading

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