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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…