In celebration of Ireland's 100 year anniversary, The Kennedy Center will be hosting an array of musical and cultural events, and naturally some culinary ones too. From May 17 through June 5 the Center's KC Cafe will feature Irish cuisine, along with several food events detailed below.Read More
As a slight detour from restaurants and cooking, I wanted to share with you a pretty awesome magazine that recently launched, Jarry. A magazine for gay men who love food. Or as their website puts it: "Jarry brings together a community of gay chefs, eaters, artisans, writers, photographers, artists, and industry influences, and celebrates the art of gay domesticity." I discovered Jarry through their Kickstarter campaign and received the first issue last month, it's more than just a magazine, it's more like an almanac of food with great recipes, stunning photos and some pretty attractive chefs - Anjelica Houston's personal cook anyone?Read More
There are plenty of ways to prove you've lived in the DMV to call it home, but unless you've eaten at Peking Gourmet Inn in Falls Church I think you need to pass the baton. In a nondescript strip-mall off of Leesburg Pike, with its red and yellow signage, Peking Gourmet looks like any other Chinese restaurant. Except the people waiting outside., there are always people waiting outside. Forget Rose's Luxury, this is the original restaurant people waited in line for.
Peking Gourmet is a machine like operation, it's larger than it looks and its walls are adorned with photos of famous people who have eaten there, above the doorway is both Presidents Bush and family, including Jeb! The restaurant churns over tables with amazing efficiency, but not pushy were the waiters are standing over you with a check. In fact, it's the house specialty that actually takes time, fine tuned to precision - the Peking Duck.Read More
There's more to experience in Chicago than any one weekend can allow, many people go for its architecture but I went for its food. And it'd take me many more weekends to get a true sense of what the city has to offer, alas, I only had two days so I scoured online and asked for recommendations, but I think the best way to experience the city is to crash with a friend and hijack their weekend. I was fortunate enough to stay with a friend (thanks Josh) who enjoys food as much as I do, and despite only having lived in Chicago for a year he was well versed in where to go and what to eat. So that's what we did.Read More