From Sips and Snacks to Five Star Seated Service – Blue Duck Has it All
Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern introduced Adam Howard as its new executive chef this Fall. Howard brings sixteen years of experience to his new position having worked at esteemed restaurants throughout New York, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. His experience is apparent as I peruse his ambitious and seasonal menus, including wine bites in the lounge, an extensive dinner menu, and curated chef’s table experiences. Each menu is thoughtfully crafted with local purveyors in mind.Read More
Foodie Experience of a Lifetime
Remember that time when I went to Tulum, Mexico to eat bugs in a jungle for $750? Well I thought it was only right that I share my experience with you all, albeit one year after. It was by far one of the most incredible experiences of my life. From the initial procurement of a reservation via Tom Sietsema and a little tweet I sent that literally said "YAS!" (regrets), to the moment I hugged René Redzepi and dined with him in a jungle on the coast of Tulum, it was an experience I will never forget.Read More
Is upscale casual a thing?
So, you may know by know that I am very into all things H Street. What I didn't know about was this little hidden gem called DC Harvest. Tucked away amongst construction and office buildings is DC Harvest, an upscale casual restaurant specializing in mostly local and all homemade ingredients utilizing what's in season - my fave. Check out how I filled my belly below!Read More
I find it quite necessary to write about one of DC's G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) restaurants during the final week of the 2016 Summer Olympics. What's more fitting? The restaurant's name, Tail Up GOAT, even alludes to its greatness. This Adams Morgan eatery is inviting, cheerful and delicious, scoring high enough marks to earn it a gold medal in the Hangry District rankings. Even more appealing is knowing that this restaurant is sourcing from local farmers around the area, including one of my all-time faves, Whitmore Farm.Read More
Sharing is Caring
Sally's Middle Name has been attracting lots of buzz since opening in June of 2015. It has joined the likes of other H Street treasures such as Maketto, DC Harvest, H St. Country Club, and Granville Moore's. The menu changes daily and the small plates are intended to be shared - my favorite way to eat. I'm totally the girl that reaches across the table for a bite of whatever my dining companion is eating before I try my own, #hatersgonnahate. Sally's is the perfect place to go with close friends or family for unique flavors; fresh, local ingredients; and impeccable service. Keep reading to find out what we tried!
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Assistant Baker/Chief Decorator at Little Red Fox on following her dream to create flour flowers full-time.Read More
This Little Piggy Went to Market...
Pork. It's what's for dinner. Remember those pork cutlets Will Morrow described in my Hangry Hero spotlight? Well here's my version: quick, delicious and absolutely addicting. I can see why he is so obsessed with them at the moment. This supper was quite a highlight in my household - hangry bf ate three of the cutlets before we even sat down. It's even quicker if you enlist someone to help you make them - he took on the roll of fry cook, while I took care of the dredging station. Keep reading to find out how to make these babies at home.
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When Hangry, Must Feast
My favorite thing to do is eat. I can't deny it - I have the most fun when I'm discovering new tastes and textures. Do you know where the best place to go is to eat the maximum amount of delicious, local, artisanal products? Union. Market. This place is a place of wonder - featuring products from the depths of the sea to the vast skies above. I tried really hard to eat something from each vendor, but I would've been dragged out by hangry boyfriend and that is only acceptable in the comfort of my own home.Read More
Transform Those Winter CSA Shares!
I'm excited to announce that Hangry District (aka me, Michelle) will be leading a Pre-Conference workshop at Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture's 17th Annual Conference! You can hang with me and learn how to Transform Your Winter CSA Share on January 14 during the morning session of the In the Kitchen Pre-Conference track. Keep reading to find out what I'll be cooking up!Read More
A Taste of East London in DC
If you're looking for a casual neighborhood joint with scratch-made food, cold drinks and a cozy atmosphere, you need to go to Duke's Grocery immediately. Duke's is inspired by sleek avant-garde restaurants and greasy hole in the wall spots in East London -- my two favorite things. The chalkboard menu is updated regularly depending on what is seasonally available and fresh, and the ingredients are sourced from local purveyors and centered around sustainability. Seriously, I have died and gone to foodie heaven.Read More