The Salt Line

Every since moving to DC back in 2011, I’ve missed so much about New England. I miss the smell of the ocean, the salt in the air, dunking fresh-caught lobster in a tub of melted butter and crunching down on a grain of sand in a fresh clam. I have been very spoiled growing up […]

Izakaya Daikaya

Tucked on a side street in Washington DC’s Chinatown district is a fantastic little ramen shop.  It’s gotten rave reviews from all the local publications, and the line is frequently snaking down 6th street regardless of the weather.  I’ve known about this ramen shop for some time, but what I didn’t realize is that as […]

25th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

For the past 25 years, the nation’s finest BBQ joints have come together for a summer weekend BBQ blowout held right in front of the capitol building. According to the website, “The Giant Barbecue Battle is one of the largest and most unique food and music festivals in the country an experience the thrill of […]

Lupo Verde

Sooo I graduated from my Masters program at Johns Hopkins University last week! I can’t believe two years of writing papers and reading textbooks is already over! It’s such an enormous feeling of accomplishment, and I was BEYOND thrilled that my mom, dad, Madison & boyfriend were all able to celebrate with me.  To toast […]

Bad Saint

Like many people, every year I stalk Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list, my eyes lusting over the glossy pages of delicious food and imagining taking a month off of work to do a national tour of the greats.  Lucky for me, in 2016 several DC restaurants were highlighted by the magazine including Bad Saint, […]


Development in Washington DC is now a constant.  You can’t travel around the city without seeing construction of another new restaurant or towering apartment building.  There’s a tremendous economy in DC that’s growing, and the neighborhoods are striving to keep up with it. The Navy Yard/Waterfront area is no exception, and with some help from the […]

El Centro D.F

So last Monday was President’s Day, as if we all needed another reason to remember that Donald Trump is sitting in the most prestigious chair in the world.  Grateful nonetheless for the day off and seizing the opportunity to drink away our sorrows, my pals and I decided there was no better way to spend […]

DC Restaurant Week: China Chilcano

It’s the best week of the year! AKA restaurant week! AKA the week that I can afford to indulge at the best DC restaurants for only $35! So yes, I definitely take advantage. On Monday, my two best friends and I chose one of the legendary Jose Andres hot spots: China Chilcano. This funky Chinatown […]

Fast Gourmet

UPDATE: Fast Gourmet has closed due to tax evasion 🙁 (people, the IRS will ALWAYS find you!). Looks like another sandwich shop is under construction to replace it.   Who would have thought that one of the best on-the-go food spots with Latin American flare was located in…. a gas station? That’s right folks, a […]