The Pursuit Wine Bar

The other night I was able to catch up with an old friend. Since both of us ended up working late, we decided to meet at my house and grab a drink in the neighborhood. My friend is really into wine now, so I suggested The Pursuit Wine Bar. I almost forgot about the place…

MXDC

A friend of mine from work and I went to see Fun Home, a musical playing at the National Theatre downtown. The musical started at 7:30, so we wanted to find a place between the office and the theatre for a little happy hour. We were both in the mood for Mexican, and I saw…

Red Apron Burger Bar

Red Apron Burger Bar was born from the Red Apron Butchery in Union Market. Although I’ve never been to the butchery, I have had the pleasure of dining at The Partisan, another restaurant the was an expansion of another butchery location in Penn Quarter. If you like charcuterie, you’ll love the Partisan. But back to…

Rasika

My and I boyfriend decided to have a fancy dress night where we went to a secular Bach concert performed by the Washington Bach Consort (this lady loves the harpsichord!) followed by dinner at Rasika. Rasika has been on my list for a while now, and after dining here I can’t believe I waited this…

Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

Finally made it to the Petworth Citizen and Reading Room! This place has been on my list for a while. It’s basically two separate bars in one space. The main room is an old-timey like bar with a pretty decent (I’ll get to that soon), with the reading room next door. Petworth Citizen opens at…

Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers

I LOVE a good burger. Doesn’t matter if it’s from a food truck, diner, or 5-star restaurant. It just has to be good. Also, I’m willing to travel for food. Luckily my boyfriend supports my love of burgers because he drove me to Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers in Leesburg which was a 50-minute scenic drive away…

Toro Toro

Toro Toro has been on my brunch radar for a while, but I haven’t had the chance to try it.  I did, however, have a chance to try their happy hour.  I was very pleasantly surprised. Toro Toro’s happy hour menu was fairly extensive with cocktails running $5 and nibbles from $5 to $12. I…

Menomale

I have a friend who loves pizza, so I’ve been trying a few different pizza spots lately.  Last week we went to Menomale for lunch in Brookland.  I’m really starting to like this area of northeast DC.  It’s a small area, but there are a few hidden gems within.  I miss the days of finding little out…

Room 11

I originally intended to go to Room 11 for New Year’s Eve. It was the only place in town that didn’t have a prefix, VIP pricing or took reservations. Exactly what I was looking for. But I ended up staying home (happily) and rescheduled for the other night. I loved how dim and cozy the…

Eatsa

I’ve walked by Eatsa a couple of times before it opened but couldn’t figure out what it was. I assumed by the name it was food related, but I couldn’t tell where or how the food was being served. Then I forgot about the place until my boss came by my desk one afternoon telling me…

Brasserie Beck Update

So I had a lunch date at Brasserie Beck yesterday. I think this was my fourth visit to this restaurant and I was determined to order something other than the croque monsieur. They’re so delicious, it’s hard to resist! I decided to fully branch out and try the mussels. I’ve had mussels once before. Let…

On Rye

I love corned beef sandwiches! I grew up eating them as a kid in Detroit. It’s funny, as a local there are a few things Detroit is known for food-wise, in my opinion: Buddy’s pizza, coney island hot dogs, and corned beef. I’m always on the lookout for a good corned beef shop, so I…