King Ribs

Today was a BBQ day. A perfect BBQ day. Friday afternoon was calling for a slightly prolonged lunch.  79 degrees. Fall is coming quickly and the last days to eat outside are upon us. All of this summed to outdoor dining and BBQ. We were on the hunt for the best BBQ in DC and…

RT's Restaurant - Alexandria, VA

Earlier this week I knocked another restaurant off my DC Bucket List.  RT's Restaurant - named for the initials of the founder - is now in it's 28th year and has occupied 3804 Mt Vernon Ave the entire time. I was told that before RT's opened the location was occupied by another restaurant dating back to…

Fast Gourmet - Washington, DC

I'm sure there is part of me that sublimely wants to be a food critic. Early in my education - after deciding not to purse art school (another story entirely), but before studying economics - I debated heavily about getting a degree in culinary arts.  I had just returned from living in the Netherlands where…

June 2013 Travel Log

Only one trip in June.... 1 trip 2 train stations (Washington DC Union Station (ZWU), New York City Penn Station (ZYP)) 2 trail segments 1 airport - sorta - (KSMQ)  410 or so total rail miles a few flight miles 4 hotel nights I spent the last week of June in New York City for…

Curacao

Having taken a hiatus from travel during the core of baseball season, I've found myself booking several future trips over the last few weeks as baseball season comes to a close - even if the travel dates are way off into the future.  I booked my annual ski trip and a Spring 2014 trip the…

Eating My Way Through a City

I love to eat localized cuisine when I'm in a foreign city - and I've got my favorite restaurants in several cities I visit frequently.  In fact, some of the restaurants I eat at most frequently are in cities outside of the one I live in. I love farm-to-table type restaurants, but what I really…