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…

Next Level Grilled Cheese

I’m literally calling this next level grilled cheese, because there’s no other way to describe probably the best grilled cheese I’ve ever eaten. I’m a huge grilled cheese fan, and love to play around with different breads, cheeses, meats, and veggies. There’s something about melted cheese that makes me smile. When I saw Ruth Reichl’s…

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…

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…

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…

Sweet Chick

My friend and I stayed right in the middle of the lower east side while in NYC. The neighborhood has changed tremendously (there’s a Whole Foods now?) since we lived there, but one thing hasn’t changed is finding good places to eat. We were so lucky to stumble upon Sweet Chick! We checked into our…

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…

Alpha Pie House

A couple of weeks ago, on my way to a food truck, my friend and I spotted Alpha Pie House.  We thought it was a dessert/pie shop, but as we got a little closer we discovered it was really an authentic Greek pie shop.  I went in to grab a menu, but they didn’t have any,…

Mango Tree

Since my office moved approximately two blocks from our original location, it’s become increasingly difficult to find a place to eat for lunch.  Walking back to our old area seems too far (no judging) and the food trucks are just beginning to discover the park across from our building as a great place to camp out. …