Crawfish Dinner in Eden Center

Sometimes it’s hard when a craving hits me and our area really isn’t known for that type of cuisine. I love crawfish (also commonly known as crayfish and crawdads). There’s just something so decadent yet filling about getting my hands dirty while devouring those succulent little crustaceans that resemble mini-lobsters! There is a chain-type restaurant that opened up near the Zoo that I’ve been to a few times. But on this particular cold night, I wasn’t in the mood to trek into the city. After doing my due diligence and looking…

Weeknight Dinner at Rustico

I had heard about the great happy hours at Rustico (Ballston location) many times, so it was one of the places on my list to check out. Now, given my condition, I wasn’t going there for the drinks, instead, I was going for the food. Walking in for dinner on a weeknight, the place was packed with happy hour revelers. It didn’t take us long to get a table though and from looking around me, it seemed like everyone was ordering pizza. So then and there, I knew I had my…

One of My Favorite Dishes at Thai Square

On my way home from work the other night, I had a huge craving for Thai food, which happens to be one of my favorite cuisines. So my husband and I decided to go to one of our usual places, Thai Square in Arlington. There’s one dish here that I must always get, the crispy squid! It had been a while since we’ve visited Thai Square, but I was already drooling in anticipation of my dinner. When the waitress placed my entree in front of me, I was greeted by…

Bacon Week at Restaurant 3

Earlier this fall, Restaurant 3 was again having their infamous Bacon Week. Yes, you read correctly. During that week span, they were highlighting items featuring bacon on their menu. They even had a special 3 course bacon centered prix fixe menu. So of course, being the bacon lover that I am and the adventurer, I decided to venture there with 3 other brave souls who couldn’t resist the lure of bacon! What was looking to be a great meal turned out to be bacon overload! Not only did we all…

Lunching at Graffiato

As I’m sure you all are well aware, there has been much hype about Mike Isabella’s new restaurant in Chinatown. Graffiato is a small-plates type place and the chef is well known for his pepperoni sauce. So while thinking of lunch plans one day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out Graffiato! We ordered a good number of items to share, but the two standouts for me were the hand cut spaghetti and chicken thighs in pepperoni sauce. The chicken thighs were deboned, which was a plus for…

Finally Made it to Four Sisters

I’ve heard amazing things about Four Sisters since I moved into the area a few years ago. I don’t know why I’ve never made it over there before, but was super happy when my husband suggested we try them out for lunch. It did feel a little odd that I wasn’t going to Eden Center for Vietnamese food. Four Sisters is located in Merrifield, right across from Sea Pearl. The restaurant itself was impressive. It was very spacious and very clean and modern looking; I was a fan of the…

Bibimbap Lunch at Mandu

Earlier this year, a new Korean restaurant opened up a few blocks from my office in the Mount Vernon Triangle area; of course as soon as I heard, I put this place on my list to check out. So finally, one day for lunch, I went with some co-workers on a mission to taste their bibimbap. So first at foremost, what is bibimbap? The way I explain it to people, it’s a rice/vegetable/meat mixture cooked in a sizzling clay pot. It’s one of the signature Korean dishes and staple for…

Long Overdue Dinner at Kushi

I’ve been meaning to go to Kushi for a while, and with it being literally a few blocks from my office in Chinatown, I didn’t have much of an excuse. However, it kept being put off, until finally, my husband and I decided to do an impromptu dinner there before heading out later that night for drinks. So first and foremost, what makes Kushi a little different from other countless sushi restaurants in DC? I would say the selection of types of food; not only do they offer sushi, but…

A Little Taste of Vietnam at Saigon Saigon

We were out and about strolling through Pentagon Row and decided to stop into Saigon Saigon for dinner. It just caught our attention, and as you may know, I’m a huge fan of Southeast Asian cuisine. I also remember my mother in law telling me that her friend runs this place; so those were 2 pretty solid reasons to give this place a try. Stepping inside, the decoration and the restaurant space were very modern and casual. The exposed ceiling beams, dim lighting and dark wood furniture gave the place a…

Lunch at Amoo’s House of Kabob

I never thought I’d go out of my way to McLean for Kabobs, especially with so many great places near where I live. But for lunch, we tried out Amoo’s House of Kabob. I was looking for a very unpretentious place with good solid food! Walking in, we were greeted very warmly. It seemed like it was a family run establishment and we walked into their house for a meal. Being a huge fan of kabobs, my eyes skipped over appetizers and entrees and went straight to the kabob section…