Category Archives: Restaurants

Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, CA

  On 1/12/2016 at 6:17 PM, DonRocks said: The Bouchon in Yountville has *terrific* bread – they serve epi with perfectly salted butter, yum. Dinner at Bouchon last night was very good while falling short of outstanding (which is what you … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, CA

Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco, CA

After a grueling, seemingly endless day of travel, I made it even longer by picking up my checked bag, heading up to the Air Train at SFO, heading to the BART Station, taking it to 16th and Mission, and schlepping … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco, CA

Saltbox Seafood Joint, Durham, NC

I had high hopes of writing a multi-part, serial story about my trip to North Carolina, starting with the Prologue (the background behind my trip), moving forward to Part One (the hotel where I stayed on the first night), and onward for … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Saltbox Seafood Joint, Durham, NC

Grandale Vintner’s Table, Neersville, VA

A friend of mine and I went out for a beautiful drive Sunday afternoon on this splendid 80-degree day, touring the mansions of Potomac (we decided *not* to go downtown to DC during this Cherry Blossom Festival weekend), and ended up over at White’s Ferry. She’s … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, VA | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Grandale Vintner’s Table, Neersville, VA

The Dabney, Blagden Alley

I went to the The Dabney right when it opened, and liked it well enough, but what I experienced there this week was a restaurant that has started to come into its own – the entire experience being at a … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Dabney, Blagden Alley

Grapeseed Bistro & Wine Bar, Bethesda

On Friday evening, I *finally* got out to one of Grapeseed’s Friday-night Dinners, a multi-course menu that, in this case, coincided with their 16th anniversary – it was a “Best Of,” four-course, prix-fixe menu for $45 ($11.25 per course). Chef-owner-star-athlete … Continue reading

Posted in MD, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Grapeseed Bistro & Wine Bar, Bethesda

Tail Up Goat, Adams Morgan

How to tell the difference between the two from a distance, on an island overrun with both: “Tail up goat. Tail down sheep.” Such is the origin behind the name of Adams Morgan’s hottest new restaurant, Tail Up Goat – … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Tail Up Goat, Adams Morgan

Trummer’s on Main, Clifton

(Click here for the Jun 5, 2011 Review) Trummer’s on Main is still the beautiful building it was, and the last few miles of the drive down Chapel Road are as nice as any in the area. The bar itself remains … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, VA | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Trummer’s on Main, Clifton

Requin, Pop-Up, Mosaic District

This is the first time, and perhaps the last time, I review a pop-up restaurant – there are just too many variables at play that I’m unfamiliar with. The dinnerware, for example. How am I supposed to evaluate this? I … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, VA | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Requin, Pop-Up, Mosaic District

Takumi, Falls Church

(Click here for the Dec 17, 2015 Review) I sat at the bar for lunch a week ago and, in effect, had an omakase:  We told Chef Yu two or three things we wanted, and asked him to supplement with … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, VA | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Takumi, Falls Church