Ramen Noodles for Lunch at Zengo DC

The ramen noodle phenomenon has arrived in DC, especially with hot spots like Toki Underground. But this is not that ramen noodle you had during your college years. Instead, I’d consider this to be a step up and will please most palettes. Walking the sidewalks of Chinatown a few weeks ago, I noticed a sign that Zengo DC was opening up their downstairs lounge for lunch and offering a lunch bar menu. So on a cold Friday, I ventured to Zengo with a friend to try out their new lunch…

An Eating Experience at America Eats Tavern

As my husband likes to point out, I’m a huge Jose Andres groupie! And after hearing that his pop up shop, America Eats Tavern, would be extended only until July 2012, I needed to take this opportunity to introduce my husband to the amazing cuisine of one of my favorite chefs! So we settled on a date night for Penn Quarter. Let’s just backtrack for sec and find out what’s so special about this place? Jose Andres is known for his unique take on food to feed all the senses…

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…

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…

Dinner at Two Amy’s Pizza

So for round 3 of my Neapolitan Pizza eating tour, I decided to go to Two Amy’s in DC. I’ve been told countless times that I need to go and try out their pizzas; the hype is definitely there, people were swearing to me that this was the best pizza they’ve ever had. So my husband and I decided to go on a little dinner and movie date night after work and finally see what Two Amy’s was all about. In order to make a fare comparison, we had to…

Lunch at 901

A new restaurant recently opened up a block from my office and it created quite a little buzz here. A friend went there and she came back telling us about the delicious dinner she had at 901 Restaurant. So of course, I really wanted to try it out. So on a hot and humid Friday, a group of us made our maiden voyage to 901 for lunch. As soon as you walk in, you get transported into a very swanky and hip dining space. It seemed very modern, but inviting…

Trying Out the Shake Shack in DC

Since the Shake Shack made it’s way down to DC from the Big Apple, there’s been a lot of hype. I keep reading tweets and blog posts about how groups of people are congregating there to try out this NYC staple; there have even been stories about the the ridiculous lines that wrap around the block. So finally, for an impromptu Family Food Adventure (FFA), we decided to check out what all the hype was about with the Shake Shack. We decided to have dinner around 7:00 pm on a…

Lunch at My Favorite Watering Hole

Cafe Asia in Rosslyn has been one of my favorite go to spots for drinks for a while now; mostly in part because my cousin in law is a bartender there and she makes the most amazing lychee martinis! So on a gorgeous Friday, my husband and I met up for lunch and we decided to go to Cafe Asia and actually have a meal. They actually have a pretty decent sushi selection; and during happy hour, the sushi prices are great! However for my lunch, I decided on the…

A Friday Lunch in DC at Central

The long wait for me has come to an end; I finally had lunch at Chef Michel Richard’s restaurant Central. I came in with high expectations of a really modern cuisine that would excite all my senses and Central delivered. Looking over the menu, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Loup de Mer – sea bass with mushrooms. One of their signature lunch dishes was the lobster burger; I originally was going to get that, but I wanted to go with my gut instinct. To start though, our waiter…