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…

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…

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…

Farmers and Distillers

A friend of mine took me to lunch at Farmers and Distillers the other day. It’s the same group that brought us Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown and Founding Farmers.  Are you sensing a theme?  We thought we’d give it a shot since it was new and close to the office.  When we entered, the place…

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…

Friday Things

I can’t believe it’s going to be in the 70s today as we approach the end of February.  I’ve gotten used to the fact that it doesn’t get as cold here for as long as it does in the midwest, but 70?  It feels good, but a little scary at the same time.  I know…

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…

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…