It’s been a little while since I updated my blog, buttttt I’m back and ready to write! My first post back revolves around one of my favorite things – city dining. I am truly a foodie at heart. This week I ventured out of D.C. and over to a restaurant called Raku in the city’s neighboring little sister – Bethesda, Md.
The self-proclaimed Asian, Sushi & Sake joint is to die for. Here’s what I snagged during my friend’s birthday dinner (clearly margs are a must during birthday festivities!) –
Sushi lovers in the DMV, you’re definitely going to want to check this place out.
Fresh seafood, delicious cocktails and a great ambiance – what’s not to love?
Since I moved to DC, I have found myself at brunch almost every single Saturday and Sunday – and I’m not hating it one bit.
Honestly, I didn’t think it was possible to beat New York in the brunch competition – but DC has come on strong. The District is King when it comes to a variety of venues offering bottomless barrels of mimosas and bloody marys alongside delicious breakfast plates.
I love new dining experiences – and my Instagram definitely reflects that. Take a look at two of my brunch shots below.
I know it’s Monday, but the weekend will be here before we know it!
You may have gotten the hint that I am a coffee lover. Well, appropriately enough, this week marked a very significant stepping stone into the holiday season. Starbucks unveiled its legendary, annual RED CUP.
Who would’ve thought a little red cup would symbolize so much – Starbuck’s creme brulee and gingerbread lattes, sweater weather and drum roll please – start of the holiday season!
So, I suggest starting your morning tomorrow with a little red cup. This may be premature, but tis the season!
Last night a group of nine of us headed over to Founding Farmers to celebrate my friend Lyndsay’s birthday. First of all, there’s nothing better than celebrating a birthday over delicious plates and delectable wine – in my opinion!
I’ve always heard amazing reviews on the place and I was excited to try it myself! Between our group, we probably ordered 15 separate plates – they were all mouthwatering. My friend Ali and I split the Lemon Meunière Diver Scallops – paired with butternut squash risotto and a lemon brown butter sauce – and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Both were INCREDIBLE.
Other top rates:
Oven-roasted crack black pepper wings
Fried green tomatos
Southern pan-fried chicken and waffles
Crab cakes with grainy mustard sauce and your choice of two sides
Bonus: there’s not just one, but twolocations in the DMV! Pennsylvania Ave. in NW and Potomac, Md. GO IMMEDIATELY – i’m not kidding. Your tastebuds will thank you.
My girlfriends and I recently made a pact to try a new restaurant/have a girl’s night out twice a month. First on our list – Unum – a “neighborhood restaurant with American contemporary cuisine” in the heart of Georgetown. Conclusion: It’s 12 hours later and I’m still drooling/thinking about all of that deliciousness.
My personal favorite: Sesame crusted scallops with wasabi risotto with edamame, shiitake & tobiko, spiced shishito peppers, pickled vegetables & nori beurre blanc.
Other top rates:
Grilled quail with sauteed spinach with dates, pistachios & date demi-glace
Boneless shortrib pasta with tagliatelle, baby root vegetables & red-wine braising jus
Grilled hanger steak with roasted sunchokes, white & green asparagus, horseraddish & port sauces
Looks as if our dining pact is off to a scrumptious start!