Brunch at the Green Pig Bistro

A good friend suggested meeting up for brunch and she had a list of 3 places she wanted to try. My eye was immediately drawn to the Green Pig Bistro; it’s a pretty catchy name and I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this place on Twitter. It’s a relatively new place, so I was excited to give it a try. The atmosphere is very cool, we actually got seated near the bar area instead of the main dining room. Looking over their brunch menu, there were a handful of…

Tapping into Cajun Cuisine at Chasin’ Tails

A few weeks ago, my husband noticed someone across the street from La Cote D’or waving around a sign with some sort of crustacean on it. He guessed it would be a new seafood place opening up. Little did I know that only a few days later, people on Twitter were buzzing about a place called Chasin’ Tails Seafood and Bar (Twitter handle @ChasinTailsCF) and talking especially about the crawfish there! If any of you listen to the Sports Junkies, 106.7 the Fan, you know that EB was helping to…

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…

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…

Sichuan Style Hot Pot at Mala Tang

About a week ago, my twitter feed was going crazy with all tweets from my fellow bloggers and foodies about this place, Mala Tang. My husband had also mentioned to me a while ago about this new hot pot style place that he thought I would like. I love eating hot pot style; one of my favorite Cambodian dishes is cooked in a hot pot. So of course, it’s been on the back of my mind to finally try. So what is the deal with this Sichuan place in Arlington?…

A Surprise Date Night at Ray’s the Steaks

On our way home, my husband, Tuan, and I were trying to figure out dinner plans; after throwing out a few ideas, he wanted to take me to one of our favorite places for an impromptu date night. We’ve been a fan of Ray’s the Steaks since they were at their old location next to Hell Burger. What really attracts me to the new location is that they now take reservations and the space is much larger. In all actually, we’ve never had a tough time getting a table; we…

A Much Needed Trip to Banh Mi DC

On the way home from work, I was really craving banh mi, otherwise known as Vietnamese Po Boys. For those who are not aware, a banh mi sandwich is composed of delicious meats, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, cucumbers and jalapenos, all tucked inside a super crispy loaf of french bread. And I’m not sure where my craving came from, but all I could think about was having one (or 2) of those sandwiches for dinner. Since I’m so close to Eden Center, you think it would make perfect sense…

A Global Dining Affair at SAUCA Restaurant

Most of you may have heard of the Sauca food truck roaming around DC and the surrounding areas. But, did you know that they just opened up a restaurant right off Columbia Pike in Arlington? The restaurant serves the same globally inspired menu as the truck, in addition to Peruvian style chicken, roast pig on Sundays and dessert! As soon as you walk through the doors, you are greeted by the staff behind the counter with a friendly hello and a smile. We were perusing over the menu trying to decide…