Queen's English is one of the most exciting new restaurants in DC.
The Red Hen is one of the more consistent and comforting restaurants in DC.
I learned from Anthony Bourdain (though not personally) that when you travel, read a book set in or about your destination. I try to follow his advice most of the time, but this kernel of wisdom struck me as particularly valuable — as a literary person myself, why shouldn't I read something of my short-term … Continue reading Three Days In Las Vegas, NV
I like food. I write about food. I pay attention to restaurants, reviews, and industry-wide reportage — particularly in Washington, DC, where I work. Tom Sietsema is an undeniable presence in my life, is what I'm saying. He's been the chief restaurant critic for the Washington Post since 2000, during which time the restaurant scene in … Continue reading On Tom Sietsema And Objectivity
Maine is an interesting place. It’s remote. It’s beautiful. It’s empty. I had the pleasure of visiting Portland, the state’s largest city, for the second time earlier this year. My time was short - fly in Monday afternoon, fly out Tuesday early evening - but I’m not one to miss an opportunity. Between my two … Continue reading Two Days In Portland, ME