Solid southern food. Cool space. Up-and-comng neighborhood. All of those incomplete sentences are true about this restaurant. Anyway, I highly recommend it and here are pictures of everything I ordered. For real reviews, there is Tom Sietsema's review for WaPo, and more info on it from WCP.
Yesterday, I hit up Yona, this newly-opened noodle bar and "Japanese small plates" restaurant from Mike Isabella and Jonah Kim. Opened earlier this year, you can get lunch and dinner here if you find yourself stuck in Arlington with nothing to eat. It might even be good enough to deliberately cross Key Bridge. It has a very a cool interior, and serves some very good food, including the most photogenic uni waffles in the DMV. Here is what I ordered.
I normally don't use this blog for anything but photography, but if you haven't heard about what's going on at Fig and Olive, you should get hip. In the following post, This post has links to articles by DC food writers exposing Fig & Olive's questionable practices in chronological order.
I had the opportunity recently to go to the White House Hanukkah Part, full of DC's Jewish movers and shakers, and me. I took full advantage of the amazing buffet. I took some black and white pictures of the beautiful spaces and holiday decorations. It was cool being in the White House for the first timeHere they are. Happy holidays everyone!
November has come and gone and it was, as every month is in DC, a busy month for the District food world. Popups opened everywhere, including in Dolcezza. The Convention Center announced plans to open up a bunch of restaurants. Doughnuts are still a thing, apparently, with some doughnut shops opening around town. Chaia finally opened a storefront in Georgetown, making the journey from farmer's market stand to restaurant. Thrillist released a list of best ethnic restaurants. And of course a slew of other news and restaurant openings happened. Also, another big month of DC food instagramming took place. Here are seven standouts, curated by me, taken by some great photographers.
Breadfurst, the neighborhood bakery of Van Ness NW, has some limited-edition soufganiyot, jelly-filled doughnuts, for Hanukkah. I don't know how long they are carrying them, probably all eight days of the holiday, but I recommend getting them while you can. Or just get any jelly doughnut from anywhere you want and use Hanukkah as your justification. Just eat more doughnuts, really.