call your mother – park view

I made the mistake of going here opening weekend. I don’t know why I thought I would be able to just walk in.  There was a line down the block.  Oh well, I would go another day.  That day came about a month later when I was in the neighborhood on a weekday morning. The…

DBGB – City Center

Where did you go? DBGB – City Center Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Happy Hour? Dinner? Happy hour.   My friend and I were on our way to a play and were in the mood for apps that could pass for light dinner. Do I have to dress up? Nope.  It’s pretty casual. Cuisine? French bistro fare What…

Lunch at NicolaPizza

The calendar says fall, but the temperature here still says summer.  And that came in handy because it allowed me to road trip to the beach for the first and only time this year.  My bf and I decided to take a quick overnight trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware since I’ve never been. We hung…

Lunch at Tupelo Honey

My folks came to town for a visit a little while back for school shopping, and to wish my son bon voyage as he started his sophomore year of high school. We popped into Tupelo Honey for lunch and a little break after hitting the mall. We basically had the entire place to ourselves. It’s…

Pizza at Faccia Luna

The bf and I stumbled onto Faccia Luna while looking for baking supplies next door at Williams Sonoma. I had just received a gift card, and was anxious to use it.  When my bf saw Faccia Luna, his face lit up, and mentioned that he was feeling a bit peckish, even though had we snacked…

Take Out Grilled Chicken: Farmbird

H Street in Northeast DC has been going through a growth spurt. In the past year, tons of new bars have opened, as well as apartment complexes, a Whole Foods, and fast casual eateries such as Farmbird. Farmbird is a grilled chicken spot that sources their menu items locally. And… they raise their chickens on…

Cava Grill

I’ve been to Cava Grill at least five times now, so if you think I like it, you’re right!  Cava Grill is a spin-off of Cava Mezze, a great greek small plates spot with a solid happy hour menu with locations in DC, northern VA and a few cities in MD.  About a year ago…

Parks and Rec Diner

A couple of weeks ago, my bf and I went to Detroit to do a little sightseeing and meet my parents.  Detroit has turned into such a foodie city, and I was looking forward to trying out all the new places like the Parks and Rec Diner. No, it’s not a Parks and Rec show…

Mike’s American

Now that Miles is away for the summer, I’m spending more time in the ‘burbs with the bf. The other night he says he’s going to take me to the nicest place in town. That turned out to be Mike’s American in Springfield. From the outside, Mike’s American reminded me of places in suburban Detroit….

Frankly…Pizza!

Earlier this month, my job posted an article titled “The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2017”. I always make note of such articles. I like to pat myself on the back occasionally when I see that I’ve eaten or tried about a third of whatever’s listed. As I scrolled through this article, nodding…

Casa Luca

I was given a very generous gift card for Casa Luca for my birthday by my boss. It was actually good for any of Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s restaurants, but I’ve heard so much about this family-style Italian eatery, that I wanted to go. When I made the reservations online, I mentioned that I received…

The Smith

A coworker and I decided to try The Smith for lunch the other day.  It’s a relatively new spot that opened in Penn Quarter this spring.  It’s actually part of a chain that is based in NYC.  I almost went to one of the NYC locations when I was there in March, but never had…