Category: restaurant reviews

Etiquette Tuesday:  The Land of Oz
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Land of Oz

It is hit or miss to meet a restaurant owner around these parts that is in it for more than the money versus bringing new flavors to the area that truly resonate with them and the region’s evolving palate.  This week’s Etiquette Tip is:  restaurant owners need to show love too.  After nine years and […]

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Is It Time for Cocktails?
[ 0 ] June 17, 2016 |

Is It Time for Cocktails?

Tyson’s Corner is making it enticing for the Washingtonian to consider this as another hangout headquarters.  The Metro has extended the Silver Line out to this part of Northern Virginia, making it a viable option for happy hour when you need to escape the usual suspect neighborhoods.  Besides the shopping, which used to be the central […]

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Don’t Skip This Dish:  Peanut Butter and Jelly BBQ Wings
[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |

Don’t Skip This Dish: Peanut Butter and Jelly BBQ Wings

The thought of ordering wings on any given day of the week does not excite my senses.  The District has a plethora of places adding lemon pepper and Old Bay to change up the game but these have even become a bore.  Florida Avenue’s newest beer garden, TAKODA, however, has awoken my senses and newfound […]

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A Look Into History with Mt. Vernon Triangle’s Ottoman Taverna
[ 0 ] June 1, 2016 |

A Look Into History with Mt. Vernon Triangle’s Ottoman Taverna

Décor, décor, décor!  The open space filled with white walls has the opposite effect than it does in someone’s home.  In this space, it gives life.  Airy and light are the feelings that ran through me the first time I visited Ottoman Taverna.  I felt like I was outside of the District where restaurants often […]

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Fig & Olive + Oranges = New Spring Menu
[ 0 ] May 19, 2016 |

Fig & Olive + Oranges = New Spring Menu

New seasons mean new menus in D.C.  This is evidence that seasonal ingredients mean something around these parts.  Fig & Olive was one of those places that I prejudged by the mere fact that it is an offspring from a small chain of sister restaurants.  Chains typically keep the same thing on their menu day […]

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