It's no secret: I am a Mexican food snob. Growing up in Southern California, some of the best Mexican food I ate was in the kitchens of my close friends. And if we were to go out, our Mexican restaurants were solid. When people ask me what I miss most about not living in California [...]
Top Eats of 2019
Disfrutar: Experiencing the #9 Ranked Restaurant in the World
I've been extremely fortunate in my dining adventures. I have four restaurants under my belt that have all made the World's Best Restaurants List: Hof van Cleve (43), Atelier Crenn (35), Arzak (53) and Disfrutar (9). This year's list was just revealed in late June so, I intentionally held on to this post in hopes [...]
Ray’s the Steaks: A Tribute to an Arlington Institution
I am a hardcore carnivore. There is no other way to describe me. When people talk to me about vegetarians, I respond with, "I don't trust them." I just don't understand how you can live your days without wanting meat. Any meat. Steak, pepperoni, bacon, burgers, meatballs, sausage, BBQ. Don't even get me started on [...]
Top Pintxos in San Sebastián
A Little Bit of Paris in D.C.
Small Plates, Big Taste: Balkan Date Night in Arlington
I've lived in Arlington nearly 10 years. I've seen places come and go. But my complaint about this area is always the same: we need more diversity in our restaurant scene! Look, I love a good sports bar as much as the next person (and that's actually true. I love sports. Hence, the baseballs used [...]
Quick Weekend Getaway from D.C.
One of my favorite things about living in the Washington, D.C., area is how many opportunities there are for quick road trips and weekend getaways. Whether it is a drive to the Virginia countryside, or hopping on a train and three hours later walking the streets of Manhattan, the options are endless for unique trips [...]
Wine Bar = Home Run
Ladies like wine bars. There is just something about them. They're cozy. They're comfortable. There is an upscale ambiance about them. You can have fun hanging with a friend, your mom, a date. Usually solid food choices - at the very least they have cheese (always an A+ in my book). They just have that [...]
Date Night in Arlington
The Green Pig Bistro in Arlington is a long-time favorite of ours. In fact, they're currently celebrating their 7-year anniversary. Excellent for both brunch and dinner, we frequent this spot often (dinner reservations are encouraged - it gets packed!). It doesn't hurt that it is only two blocks or so from where we live. They [...]