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Comfort Food at The Ugly Mug DC

I know Jay-z just dropped his 4:44 album today, and you’re probably preoccupied with listening to it for the fourth time already, but I need ya’ll to pay attention to something else dropping today: The Ugly Mug’s new and improved menu! OK OK, it didn’t officially drop today, but I was recently invited to try some […] Read more…

Etete – Modern Ethiopian Food in DC

Etete

Etete 1942 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 http://www.eteterestaurant.com Walking into Etete in the Shaw neighborhood of DC feels like home. Its recent renovation did a body good, and its two-floor space is warm, inviting and pretty damn sexy! The food is amazing as well. Etete, meaning mama in Amharic, was the well-known restaurant of Tiwaltengus “Etete” Shenegelegne […] Read more…

Korean BBQ In Crystal City – KBQ Korean BBQ & Bar

 KBQ Korean BBQ & Bar 2450 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 http://www.kbqbar.com Crystal City, located just outside Washington DC, is so close to me and yet I’ve never explored this area. I was actually surprised to see so many restaurants and bars and mad at myself for not coming to the area sooner! Luckily, KBQ […] Read more…

Sakuramen – A Ramen Gem in Adams Morgan

SAKURAMEN 2441 18th St NW, Washington, DC http://www.sakuramen.info If you’re walking too quickly down 18th Street in Adams Morgan, you might end up passing this nondescript but amazing ramen restaurant. Set in the basement of a rowhouse, Sakuramen’s chill vibe is a pleasant contrast to Adams Morgan’s normally bustling (aka wild) 18th Street bar scene. Since […] Read more…

The Chickery DC – Fast Casual Chicken in Dupont Circle

The Chickery DC 1300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC thechickery.com The Chickery DC, located in the Dupont Circle area of DC, is a fast casual restaurant serving all-natural never frozen chicken and sides! The space is a decent size for dining in, has a rustic design, and an open kitchen layout. The prices are reasonable as well, so […] Read more…

Hen Quarter – Southern Comfort in Old Town

Hen Quarter 801 King Street, Alexandria, VA henquarter.com A post shared by FOOD | LIFESTYLE (@cupcakescaviar) on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:22am PDT  If you’ve read any of my previous restaurant reviews, you might notice I have a slight obsession with Old Town in Alexandria. There is a restaurant, cafe, and shop on almost every […] Read more…

DC Restaurant Week Survival Guide and Top 10 Picks

DC Restaurant Week

DC Restaurant Week begins tomorrow and I am all types of excited! If you’ve read my survival guide to NYC Restaurant Week, then you know the 6 tips I shared to maximize your dining experience. If you haven’t read it, here’s a summary: Stay away from a restaurant you would go to on a normal […] Read more…

Tapas & Sangria at La Tasca!

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There are a few reasons tapas restaurants bring me so much joy. I can order multiple plates without looking like a fat ass I can try out multiple items on the menu in one sitting See 1 and 2 above Although tapas restaurants are my fave right now, not all of them tapas restaurants are […] Read more…

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