When It Comes to Restaurants, Give Me More Than a Story

It happens all too often. A new restaurant comes to town (or maybe a new spot opens by local chefs). Hype ensues. Local bloggers attach themselves to the story. Buzz words like “homegrown,” “authentic,” “ethnic,” “local,” “natural,” and “gem” pop up in the stories. Usually, there is a very compelling story. Pick-me-up-by-the-bootstraps type of story….

ZooFari for the Foodies

It is very possible that I found the best foodie event here in DC. Not, as you might imagine, at some brand new swanky eatery, or even a fancy downtown ballroom, but at a place that is not often associated with fine dining. I found it at the Zoo. For the past 20 years, the…