Embracing Flavors Soul Food Restaurant

I would not consider myself a fried chicken connoisseur, but I do love fried chicken, from the fast food variety to the upscale version. I even own a deep fryer so I can make it at home when I’ve got the urge. So when my husband’s cousin mentioned that he was going to Flavor’s for some fried chicken, I was very intrigued and wanted to try it out for myself. I’d definitely describe the restaurant as a hole in the wall type place, it’s right off Columbia Pike and if…

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…

Vietnamese Style Chicken Wings

My husband wanted me to watch a clip of a Portland, OR establishment featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It featured a Southeast Asian restaurant called Pok Pok that makes some of the town’s best Asian cuisine.  One of the  items highlighted on this episode were Vietnamese chicken wings. I just about drooled after watching the clip and it totally inspired me to try this recipe at home! I made the recipe once and tweaked it again to come out with this version. Allowing the chicken wings to marinate overnight really…