Dinner at Zaytinya

moshar souvlaki (veal breast)

Washington DC has so many great restaurants maybe not as much as New York but it's pretty close. The only reason I don't get to eat in DC as much as I want to is I stay in Virginia with my cousin and it's not as easy to go to DC at night without driving and needing a babysitter for my cousin's ... [Read More]

Chinatown Coffee

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When I was in San Francisco there were specialty coffee shops and roasters everywhere. I didn't even have time to try more than 4 shops. I didn't think I'd find any independent coffee shop in DC but thanks to Yelp I found Chinatown Coffee.Look who I found? My silly cousin Sharon works around the ... [Read More]

Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop in Washington DC

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Continuing my walk on F Street in Washington DC, I was pleasantly surprised to see San Francisco's favorite artisan cheese shop, Cowgirl Creamery.I didn't know whether to jump for joy or groan in agony. You see, I love cheese. I regretted not being able to go to Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Plaza ... [Read More]

Le Pain Quotidien

apple almond tart

My stay at Virginia was almost over so my cousins decided I spend the day in DC. La and I had lunch at Rasika then she dropped me off at Filene's Basement for some retail therapy. Armed with my folding umbrella and red trench coat I faced the gloomy and rainy day in DC. Before shopping I had ... [Read More]

Lunch at Rasika

palak chaat

My cousin La and I have been wanting to try Rasika for a couple of years already and finally we got to try it last December. Rasika is the most popular Indian restaurant in Washington DC. Yelp, Urbanspoon, OpenTable and so many other sites rate it 4.5 stars. Majority of the reviewers gave it ... [Read More]

Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley, The Willard InterContinental Hotel

afternoon tea at The Willard

As a special treat for me since I've never experienced the delights of afternoon tea my cousin La invited Sha and me to Peacock Alley at The Willard InterContinental Hotel. They are very well known for their traditional afternoon tea which they have been serving for over a century. This was the ... [Read More]

Baked and Wired

apple caramel bar

My real destination in Georgetown was Baked and Wired. It took me a while to find it with only a picture from google map on my iPhone to guide me. But the lure of coffee and cookies made me even more determined to find the place. I finally found the place tucked along a street lined with ... [Read More]

Dean & Deluca at Georgetown, DC

latte bar

Having exhausted the suburbs in Virginia, I decided to spend the day in Georgetown, DC for a change. I went to work with my cousin La and she brought me to the Metro station nearest her office which was Federal Station SW. Luckily the rush hour was over so we took our time figuring out what ... [Read More]

Lunch at Founding Farmers

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After visiting Newseum I walked to the restaurant my cousin Sharon chose for us to have lunch at. Sharon told me I could take the bus or the Metro but I decided to walk the 14 blocks from 6th St. to 20th St. It didn't look that far from Google maps which said I would get there in 35-38 minutes. I ... [Read More]

Newseum

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Last July 2010 I went to the USA for an extended vacation. After more than 4 weeks of shopping and eating in Virginia and DC it was time for a break. I went to Newseum, a museum dedicated to news and journalism.The night before I did some research on their web site and found an excellent 2 hour ... [Read More]