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“Why do I get the 'bad' table?" "How can Michelin award stars during a pandemic?" Readers ask. I answer. To the Q & A transcript! washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/0…
It’s out! The one thing all 25 restaurants share is opening during the pandemic. Happily, though, they’re all making the DC area a more diverting place to eat and drink. Dig in: washingtonpost.com/food/interacti…
Last week, a server asked me if I was enjoying my meal. Except the actual question was “Is everything good to the lips?”
Dozens of good-to-great restaurants have opened in and around DC in the past year or so. Mariscos 1133 is my No. 1 favorite. #mexicanfood #dceats #seafood washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
I asked seven restaurant pros how diners might make their lives easier. washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/…
Not the horoscope a food critic wants to wake up to:
Review | My No. 2 favorite new restaurant is an exceptional Italian restaurant from an imaginative French chef, @Chef_DavidD washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
My No. 3 favorite new restaurant, Melina, channels Greece in Montgomery County. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
Review | The owners of the new Himalyan Wild Yak in Ashburn put diners on a pedestal. Along with riveting Nepalese fare, customers get a big, comfortable room, drinks as good as in DC and ...well, read on. @AshburnPatch washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
Ahead of my spring guide, I’m introducing my Top 5 new favorite restaurants. No. 4 is ⁦@kismetoldtown⁩, whose chef is an actual artist — and the plates show it. ⁦@AlexandriaVAwashingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
Review | Ahead of my spring dining guide, I'm introducing my Top 5 favorite new restaurants. No. 5 is the Japanese beauty, Shoto, in downtown DC washingtonpost.com/food/2022/05/1…
Yard sign truism: “What a year this week has been.”
"Who owns a recipe, the chef or restaurant?" Readers also ask if I plan to bring back star ratings and why restaurants don't run out to get missing ingredients. To the dining transcript: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/2…
Got a dining question? Send it to me before my live online chat on Wednesday. Right this way, please: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/2…
That time my mom told @g_keillor he should cut his hair. startribune.com/old-fans-welco…
Review | Open wide for the chicken soup and carrot cake -- meals that feel like hugs -- at @TheParkwayDeli in Silver Spring, open since 1963. @SilverSpringPatch #dceats #silverspring #deli washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/2…
Who gets how much of a 20 % service fee? A restaurateur responds. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/1…
"One admires the pluck, an essential attribute when playing a character whose introductory number is titled I’m the Greatest Star. Rather than incandescent, though, Feldstein’s star turn is an earthbound achievement," says the sage @petermarksdrama washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/…
No restaurant roundup can be all things to all people, but this month’s collection of faves helps anyone itching for road trips, private rooms, plant-based menus, half-portions of French food and eye-popping ambiance. Read on, and reserve away.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/2…
“We wanted to give a transforming experience,” says the founder of the new Shōtō in DC. The designer delivered with an installation of lava rock & a wall crawling with preserved ivy. Two chefs make sure you eat as well as you feast on the scenery. #dceats washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/2…
Half the crowd is on their phone tonight, including a woman who is snapping nonstop selfies of herself. I want to scream, “pay attention to the show, people!” Or at least your table mates.
My awesome waiter tonight says his job is three things: “psychologist, nutritionist and photographer.” Bless good servers.
Wendy Rieger, Beloved News4 Anchor, Dies Following Cancer Battle nbcwashington.com/news/local/wen…
Review | Longtime DC chef Roberto Donna is cooking for the public again, this time in Vienna, Va. His zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and mint and carrot pappardelle tossed with dorade taste like the good old days. @BEBONE61 #viennava washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/1…
Readers want to know why club soda costs $4, what to do if you can't locate your server & where to eat in Paris (and a bunch of other cities). To the dining chat transcript! washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/0…
Review | Chef Frederick De Pue is betting that food cooked on a $50,000 rotisserie and six private dining rooms will lure people to @TheHenriDC downtown. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/0…
Exciting news! As part of an exclusive partnership w @beardfoundation & @AmericanAir I'll be helping define American’s well-being program & design nourishing menu items that promote healthy balance, flavorfully. Thrilled to help people enjoy & feel great throughout their travels!
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Got a restaurant question? Send it my way, ahead of my live 11 a.m. Q & A this morning, and I'll endeavor to address it. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/3…
Review | Caleb Jang is putting out food as beautiful as it is delicious at the Korean-themed Magpie and the Tiger in Petworth, and in the same location as the late Himitsu, where he once worked. #dceats #korean washingtonpost.com/food/2022/04/0…
My mom went to see @g_keillor at his road show & stuck around to talk to him — give him some advice, really — afterwards. Given that he complained about getting old, she told him he needed to excercise. “And cut your hair” Once a nurse, always a nurse. (My mom is 94.)
Review | "Bang bang" broccoli. Cauliflower tots. Crab dip rethought with hearts of palm. Welcome to the lively, plant-based @PlantaResto, part of a Canadian chain, in Bethesda. #plantbased #vegetarian @BethesdaNews washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/2…
Dining Q&A: “The party next to me smells like weed. Can I move tables?” washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/1…
Review | My favorite places to eat this month include a Laotian watering hole in DC, a spot for Belgian fare in Md. and a new seafood source in Va. @thesaltline @ChefSeng #dmveats The list: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/2…
Review | The menu by chef Bin Lu at the renovated Blue Rock Inn is for applause -- and a road trip to #rappahannockcounty washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/1…
Dining Q & A: Tales of misbehaving dogs (and thoughtless owners) on restaurant patios. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/1…
A dozen people were just seated next to me at dinner and the guest of honor is … 100 years old. As he takes his seat, a family member whispers “he was at D-Day.” #feelingverklempt
Review | 2 Amys puts out a pizza that seduces me with char marks reminiscent of leopard spots, lips that rival Angelina Jolie’s, pleasant chewiness & a lovely yeasty flavor. Oh, yeah. It also serves dishes worthy of an upscale Italian ristorante. #pizza washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/1…
"My table mate is a loud chewer. Advice, please?" washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/0…
Best place to eat in DC next Saturday? Belly Full, a pop-up supported by some of the area's best chefs (@mattadler81, @ChefAmyBDC, @chefkatsuya, etc.) who are raising money to help feed Ukrainian refugees. The details: donate.wck.org/team/411022
If you want me to return your call, pronto, tell me you’re trying to plan a birthday dinner for yourself and “this may be my last party.” (Here’s hoping that nice 92 year-old lady I spoke with this weekend gets what she wants from the restaurants I suggested.)
Review | The servers treat you like investors and the very good Mexican menu runs 20 appetizers long. Brother and sister Alfredo and Jessica Solis have another hit on their hands with the seafood-themed Mariscos 1133. My rave: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/0…
Dining Out Q & A: “How much should I be tipping on takeout these days?” and lots more questions from readers. To the transcript: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/2…
Got a dining question? Send it my way before my live online restaurant discussion Wednesday at 11 a.m. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/2…
As of today, you can listen to my reviews. Either "Ava" or "Matthew" will read them aloud, and at different speeds. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/2…
Review | The most ambitious restaurant in @chefjoseandres' Washington portfolio recently reopened, with a Japanese script. Here’s how an evening unfolds at @minibarbyjose — one of the hardest tickets in the country: washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/2…
Readers ask, I respond: “How do you decide what to review?” “Can I take photos of my fancy dinner?” “Where should I eat in Santa Fe?” Plus, a server asks diners not to camp out at tables. To the dining chat transcript! washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/1…
Review | My recent best meals have taken me to the Eastern Shore for a taste of Old World cooking, Northern Virginia for creative Indian fare & DC's Chinatown, where I checked out the reborn Japanese-Italian theme @tonaridc. #dceats washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/2…
Review | Cod fritters. Tortilla Espanola. "Burnt" cheesecake. The gang's all there at the new El Mercat in @RockvilleTownSq by chef George Rodriguez. washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/1…
Perspective | Some thoughts on how restaurants can address the elephant in the room these days — poor service — with great, low-cost advice from @FrascaFoodWine, @Ryan_Giffen and @shenarrigreens. #hospitality washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/1…
Review | Celebration by Rupa Vira, a self-trained chef with an eye for presentation, makes good on the restaurant's name. #indianfood @theburn_VA #ashburnva washingtonpost.com/food/2022/02/1…
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