Rappahannock Oyster Bar

I had such a lovely dinner at Rappahannock Oyster Bar on 8-19-2017. It was relaxed and low key but seriously delicious. Chef Autumn was also so generous with her time! Rappahannock Oyster Bar is inside of Union Market, a “gourmet food hall” in Northwest DC. The restaurant is literally an oyster bar with a few […]

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The Very Special Desserts at Maketto

People are always asking me for D.C. restaurant recommendations . Well, I absolutely cannot stress enough the importance of what’s happening right now at Maketto in terms of desserts. They’re the work of Pastry Chef extraordinaire Pichet Ong who literally has more awards to his name than I can list. His pedigree includes working as […]

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I had a wonderful dinner at Bresca on 10-11-2017. It just opened in September so it’s definitely not in the Michelin Guide yet. It is, however, one of the most highly-anticipated restaurant openings this Fall. And man did it deliver! Between the gorgeous space and playful touches, everything was imbued with a bit of whimsy–not […]

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Kōbō by Sushiko*

I had an amazing dinner at kōbō by Sushiko on 10-6-2017. It’s too new to be in the 2017 DC Michelin Guide but it was Tom Sietsema’s #9 in the Washington Post Spring 2017 Dining Guide. The meal was really fun: it was delicious, quite luxurious (caviar, foie gras, truffles, oh my!) as well as […]

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Fiola Mare

I had lunch at Fiola Mare with my friend and coworker Heather on 8-18-2017. What a fantastic experience! The entire staff was so amazing and the food was delicious! I love what the Trabocchis do!! This is what I call a “large format restaurant” meaning it’s not only really big but has many different rooms […]

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I had dinner at Komi with my friend and colleague Ketzirah on 8-17-17. While the food was really good I gotta be honest, I wasn’t feelin’ the vibe. There are no pictures of the food and the chef wouldn’t say hello let alone sign my Michelin Guide. Honestly that would all be fine but there […]

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I had lunch at Acadiana with my friend and colleague Alexis on 8-18-2017. I’d been to Acadiana a bunch back in the day and it was always a pretty solid. On this visit, though, one dish really stood out! Upon entering the bar is to the right behind the hostess stand. Love those urns. And […]

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Izakaya Seki

I had an amazing dinner at Izakaya Seki with my girlfriends Lauren and Alyssa on 8-16-2017. I’d never been to an izakaya, or Japanese gastropub, before and didn’t know what to expect. Well it was absolutely delicious and a really nice atmosphere. The ground floor (not pictured) consists of a counter with about 10 seats. […]

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I had dinner at Lapis with Eater D.C. Editor Warren Rojas on 5-3-2017. The food was good but what really stood out for me was the space. This place had a very bohemian vibe. It reminded me of Cornell professors’ houses from growing up in Ithaca: eclectic, exotic, but instantly approachable. It had a lived-in […]

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The Oval Room

I had a wonderful lunch at The Oval Room with my girlfriend Maeve on 8-16-2017. It was Restaurant Week, which can sometimes be dicey in terms of selection and quality. This meal, however, was top notch. This is the view to the left of the entrance immediately after you walk in. This is the dining […]

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