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…

First Time for Stone Crab Claws!

I was in Orlando after Thanksgiving and an opportunity came up for me to go to a restaurant called FishBones to try my very first stone crab claws. I had always heard about these, and they are native to the FL area, so why not give them a try. One of the unique things about stone crab claws is the way they are harvested. They have one large claw that is removed and the crab is allowed to go back into the ocean to regenerate its claw. As with any…

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…

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…

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…

Family Dinner at PassionFish for July’s Edition of FFA

For this latest round of Family Food Adventure (FFA) we decided to venture out west to Reston over the weekend and give PassionFish a try. I do want to thank some fellow foodies who recommended this place to me on Twitter. PassionFish is owned by the same trio who own DC Coast; as the name suggest, the specialty here is seafood. Walking in, you can’t help but notice the seafood station in the middle of the main dining room. There’s also a pretty spectacular glass staircase; the décor is definitely…

Neapolitan Style Pizza at Pizzeria Orso

I think I’ve discovered that I’m totally partial to Neapolitan style pizza; I love the doughy soft crust that’s been cooked for 60 seconds in a super hot clay oven. And as of late, I’ve been a huge fan of the Margherita pizza. So for dinner over the weekend, we decided to give Pizzeria Orso a try. As any true Neapolitan style place, they only use San Marzano tomatoes; I was also impressed to learn that their mozzarella is local, from Blue Ridge Farms in Leesburg, VA. One thing to…