Restaurants

Stanton’s Barbecue and Fish Camp Fly-In Restaurant

September 20, 2012 Restaurants

When visiting North Carolina over Labor Day weekend, we rode out to Stanton’s restaurant in Bennettsville, SC. I can’t think of a whole heck of a lot of places where you can find barbecue and seafood on the same menu. I can think of even fewer that offer a grass landing strip in the field [...]

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Blue Gypsy Watering Hole

June 14, 2012 Adventure

The Blue Gypsy Watering Hole was a new discovery for me on our latest trip to Saluda, N.C. We usually frequent the Saluda Grade Cafe and the Purple Onion- a couple of local dives on Main Street. The Blue Gypsy popped up not long ago. It was nice to see a new eatery in town. [...]

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A Baby Shower and Le Caprice Bakery

May 14, 2012 Food Info

On Mother’s Day I helped host a baby shower for a very special friend and mother-to-be. Our theme was “Paris” inspired so, we chose food and decor to create a modern bistro feel. Creating the menu was- as you can probably guess- my favorite part. Discovering Le Caprice bakery in Columbia Heights, DC was icing [...]

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Adventures in Austin, Part I

February 26, 2012 Adventure

This month, I had the pleasure of spending eight days with my sister at her home in Austin, TX. It was an ideal escape from the icy, February winds of DC. I always enjoy my trips to Austin. It’s such a funny little place. As soon as I step off the plane, I’m bombarded with [...]

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A stroll through the neighborhood and Filter coffee

November 16, 2011 My D.C.

A few weeks ago, before the big honeymoon adventure, my husband and I took our pup out for a stroll. It was such a lovely fall day.   We’ve had the best fall weather this year- a long and steady slide of temperature rather than plunging straight to winter. I’m especially happy that this allows [...]

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2 Amy’s Pizza

April 17, 2011 Restaurants

Someone pointed out that it’d been a while since I’d done a restaurant review. So true. Ever since I upgraded my camera, I’ve focused mainly on recipes, allowing me to play with the camera settings, lighting, styling, etc. Plus, I felt a bit awkward about breaking out my large, clunky new equipment in a public [...]

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Estadio

October 21, 2010 Food Info

So, I finally got around to trying this hip, new, little tapas place, called Estadio, that just opened up on 14th St NW in D.C. Nearly everyday, I walk by the large, sun drenched windows that reveal people inside, happily nibbling and slurping away. I long to be one of those people. So last week, [...]

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Austin Food Highlights

October 2, 2010 Adventure

I’ve been debating posting these pictures for awhile now. They didn’t turn out as nicely as I had hoped and I hate to make you suffer through a string of shoddy photos (I know I hate looking at bad photography on other blogs), but the food in Austin is too amazing to go unmentioned and, [...]

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Restaurant Review: Saigon Bistro, D.C.

September 16, 2010 Restaurants

My boyfriend and I recently discovered Saigon Bistro and we LOVE it! Located west of Dupont Circle, on P Street NW, Saigon Bistro offers simple Vietnamese fare, including a wide variety of pho and other noodle and rice dishes. We’ve been there a few times now and each time I’ve lamented not having my camera [...]

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The Book Worm

July 8, 2010 Adventure

After several days in the bustling city of Beijing, I was in need of some quiet, relaxing down time. My friend took me to The Book Worm, a western-style coffee shop/lounge/library in the Chao Yang district of Beijing where all the servers speak english and you can get typical american, brit and aussie fare. The [...]

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