Tag Archives: Local and Seasonal

Fremont Diner, Sonoma, CA

On my previous visit to Fremont Diner in Sonoma, I had what must surely be the greatest breakfast food I’ve ever eaten (major bonus: It’s served all day long). Last night, my friend and I hit it up for an early … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Chaia, Georgetown

“This is it,” I thought to myself. “This is the best taco I’ve ever eaten in my life.” I had read about the lines at farmer’s markets for Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern’s taco stand, but didn’t really know much … Continue reading

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Elements, Princeton, NJ

Recently, I needed to make a quick jaunt to New York. I decided to make the trip have purpose, so I themed it, “2015 New Jersey James Beard Award Semifinalists,” making it a point to go to every single restaurant … Continue reading

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The Dabney, Blagden Alley

I wasn’t going to write up my meal at The Dabney, because it was on October 31st, the very first night they opened for business, and I was an early customer, so that quite likely means I had both dishes … Continue reading

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The Shack, Staunton

Winding down my recent trip to the Midwest, I drove from Louisville to Staunton for my third consecutive evening of trying James Beard Award semi-finalists and finalists, in three different categories (Great Lakes, Southeast, and now Mid-Atlantic). First, let me … Continue reading

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Garrison, Barracks Row

I stopped into Garrison for a very early dinner, and came away thinking that the food coming from this kitchen is upper-upper-Italic in quality, even though the restaurant isn’t necessarily shooting for anything higher than that (i.e., the dreaded “B” word), … Continue reading

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2 Amys, Cathedral Heights

(For the Apr 25, 2011 Review, click here.) There are three people in the DC area whose lack of James Beard Awards show what a travesty the entire process is. One of them is Cathal Armstrong, whose time may now … Continue reading

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Barrel and Crow, Bethesda

Fried chicken & waffles The fried chicken was the dish of the night. Truly great. Try this dish. After a long afternoon at Walter Reed, visiting a friend of Matt’s, I took some time off and went to dinner – … Continue reading

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