Category Archives: Washington

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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Lark, Seattle WA

With the focus of the evening aural rather than oral delights I still had no intention of dining poorly before seeing Soundgarden and as such my decision to visit Lark was predicated by its early opening hour, relative proximity to … Continue reading

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Paseo, Seattle WA

Another spot closed during my first visit to Seattle was Paseo; their legendary sandwiches attracting such large crowds that the team constructed a second location which, according to the man behind me in a line of five that had already … Continue reading

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Canlis, Seattle WA

…considered by many to be the finest restaurant in the Pacific Northwest I’d originally planned to dine at Canlis with my family on 12/27/2011, a plan derailed (and detailed by the worst flight experience of my life and leaving … Continue reading

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Delancey, Seattle WA

With Brandon Pettit’s highly touted pizzeria closed during my first visit to Seattle I’d made it a point to visit during this trip and with limited time in the Emerald City I eventually opted to shoehorn it in as a … Continue reading

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Three Days of Sweets, Seattle WA

Clearly unable to experience as much of Seattle as I wanted with three square meals a day another dozen or so stops consisting of both sweets and savories would round out the schedule along with the Soundgarden Concert, Art Museum, … Continue reading

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Sitka & Spruce, Seattle WA

Sitka and Spruce – House Sourdough Our Yogurt, Honeycrisp Apple, Roasted Seeds, Rosemary Honey Peregion Beans, Hedgehogs, Spinach on Toast with Fried Egg Gateau Basque with poached figs and toasted almonds Buckwheat Canele with lemon curd Salted Caramel If … Continue reading

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Fiola, Washington DC

The Gist: 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: 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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Birch & Barley, Washington DC

The Gist: 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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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: 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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