The Sovereign

I typically try to avoid busy bar times. I don’t enjoy jostling for a seat and the bartender’s attention. I’ll sit and wait patiently because God knows that bartender is busy. I don’t know how they manage all those people and orders. I’m impressed every time. I prefer happy hours and Sunday nights. There is…

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The City Life: Nailed It

It’s always fun when you walk to the hostess stand at a restaurant on a Friday night and she gives you a worried look when you say you don’t have reservations. It’s even better when she says she has this one table and gives you that sideways look. And it’s the best when the universe…

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Life Mission: Eat All The Oysters

My love of oysters is apparently never ending. I could eat them everyday. I’m even getting pretty handy with my new shucking knife. I recently figured out, after extensive taste testing of course, that oysters sourced from the Chesapeake Bay are my current favorites. Naturally that means I found myself at Rappahannock Oyster Company’s stall…

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Food Coma Worthy

I’m from New England, when I say “let’s go to the deli” I don’t mean the deli counter at a grocery store. I mean an unassuming little sandwich shop that doesn’t do gourmet $14 sandwiches, but classics like the Italian or a plain old bologna sandwich. Simple and delicious. You might even get a house-made…

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Not Firing on all Cylinders

For the first time ever, I’m going to tell you to skip the cocktails. Yes, it happened, I ran into a place that was lackluster on the craft when they should’ve been spot on. The Green Pig Bistro in Clarendon is absolutely owning it with their food. Order everything on the menu. It’s so damn…

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