Category Northeast

Yum’s II – Washington, DC

Tonight’s first dinner comes to you courtesy of an article from the July 2011 issue Travel and Leisure, called “The United States of Deliciousness”.  In it, the chef at Beef & Barley raved about the Philly cheesesteak at Yum’s II.  He said it was the best cheesesteak, outside of Philly.  Challenge accepted. In town for […]

Rose’s Luxury – Washington, DC

If you read yesterday’s lament (note: the lament was definitely not about where I ate – which was a phenomenal meal, but about where I didn’t get to eat) about the plumbing problem, that once again, thwarted my attempt to go to Rose’s Luxury, you’ll be pleased to hear that the quest is finally over.  […]

Little Serow – Washington, DC

Every spring, for the last twenty-something years, I head to a conference in Washington, DC.  As with every other adventure I take, there’s always planning around the Omnivore’s Dilemna.  Last year, I tried to get to a restaurant that was new to the scene in 2014 and has been named the second best restaurant in […]

Royal Tavern – Philadelphia, PA

Known for my exceptional timing, I arrived in the City of Brotherly Love, four days ahead of the Pope.  The airport and every street sign was welcoming the Pontiff and on Tuesday night, the police were in full preparation mode.  The first place I headed to for dinner (in Fairmount), I couldn’t get near, at […]

Fiola Mare – Washington, DC

On this trip to DC, I did a little exploring and determined, in advance, where I could make a reservation for dinner that was on one of my lists.  I knew that the top spot on my “to-do” list did not take reservations (Rose’s Luxury), so I looked at other choices.  From the Southern Living […]

Ping Pong Dim Sum – Washington, DC

After arriving in DC and dropping our bags at the hotel, food was shortly on our mind.  I asked the concierge about restaurants in Chinatown and he gave me two names, both near the metro station.  We saw Ping Pong Dim Sum first, so it “won”.  We’re fond of dim sum – and what could […]

Komi – Washington, DC

When I opened up “the lists” to find C F Folks earlier in the day, I took note of the other five District options, and before I headed to lunch I looked about making a dinner reservation.  But here’s the delimma – OpenTable (my go-to food planning site) won’t let you make a reservation for […]

C.F. Folks – Washington, DC

Arriving in DC mid-morning for an early afternoon meeting, the top thing on my agenda was lunch. I checked one of my lists (100 Places to Eat Now – Southern Living, August, 2013) and found six places in the District. Three of those appear to be open for lunch and one is close to my […]

Colicchio & Sons – New York , NY

As we were taking a break from wandering in the snow on Saturday, I began looking for a spot for dinner.  When I sorted the available options on OpenTable by “ratings”, I saw that Colicchio & Sons had a reservation available at 5:00.  As restauranteur / chef Tom Colicchio is the mastermind behind one of […]

PJ Clarke’s – New York, NY

When we made plans to go to New York City in mid- December, one of the first things I did was grab my dog-eared copy of Hamburger America and look to see where we were going to eat lunch.  I had narrowed my choices down to three: Corner Bistro, JG Melon and P.J. Clarke’s.  Once […]