Nutella Dino Cookies

Nutella Dino Cookies

On a mundane Sunday afternoon, I decided I wanted to experiment in some baking.  I like to eat, but I can’t cook or bake to save myself.  But, lately, I’ve been having some real cravings for soft, chewy cookies.  I had a disappointing run-in with these Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Chips Ahoy cookies and … Continue reading

Red, Red Wiiiinnnneeee

Red, Red Wiiiinnnneeee

Here’s a random blog post about one of my favorite pastimes:  drinking.  I’ve been trying to cut back lately <gasp!> but I thought it would be a nice trip down taste bud memory lane and share some drinks.  I’m no wine connoisseur and I’m not a seasoned wine taster, so take my comments with a … Continue reading

Paul

Paul

Paul: Bakery / Dessert So continuing with the French theme…French Press…French Cookies (Madeleines)..and now the Patisserie called Paul. I first heard about Paul from a good friend of mine.  She was adamant that the Paul in DC had THE BEST macaroons she ever tasted.  Later, I had heard similar ravings about Paul.  So, one day, … Continue reading

Oooo La La! Cafe & Madeleines

Oooo La La! Cafe & Madeleines

Whilst perusing the Crate & Barrel website to put something on my Elfster wishlist, I came upon this fella: So I put this bad boy on my wishlist since it was on sale and kind of put it in the back of my mind until my baby sister came to visit bringing my Kris Kringle … Continue reading

Valentino’s

Valentino’s

Valentino’s: Pizza As a native New Yorker, I always struggled with the term “NY style pizza.”  A thin crust with no regard for texture, ingredients, or the cheese-to-dough-to-sauce ratio does not qualify as a NY pizza.  Fuggedahboutit. It seems for the longest while, I was resigned to Papa John’s, Domino’s, and Lil’ Caesars (SIGH).  Not … Continue reading

A&J

A&J

A&J: Chinese A&J currently has two locations in the DMV Area: 1) Rockville, MD and 2) Annandale, VA.  I visit the VA one more so let’s talk about that one.  This Chinese café is located off of Little River Turnpike in a very non-descript parking lot / center.  It’s one of the very few non-Korean … Continue reading

Thanh Truc

Thanh Truc

Thanh Truc (#29 Eden Center): Vietnamese Thanh Truc is also identified as #29 in Eden Center (off 7 Corners).  Eden Center is modeled after the famous Vietnamese Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City and has even replicated the famous clock. So this review isn’t going to talk about Eden Center as a whole … Continue reading

Nak Won

Nak Won

Nak Won: Korean So, my husband and I had seen this place in Annandale for some time and were somewhat drawn to it since nothing on the outside was written in English and it held the promise of potentially authentic Korean food.  We kept forgetting this little nondescript place and finally decided to try it … Continue reading