AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.
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Despite a cold and the 90 degree heat, my friend and DC dweller Pets told me we were going to take a day trip to Annapolis. To eat crabs.
Not wanting to back down from a culinary challenge, I grabbed my Sudafed and hopped in the car. After a 45 minute drive and a few near death experiences (kidding, kidding) we arrived at Cantler’s, a giant bar-restaurant hidden in a suburban neighborhood, overlooking Mill Creek.
Everyone and their brother was there, so to kill our wait time we walked down to the dock to meet our lunch—Maryland Blue Crabs.
Click through to see what happens when two Midwestern girls de-shell and eat crabs for the first time…
Sticky Scallops: pan seared scallops in house brown sauce, garnished with cashews
You know those nites when you just can’t decide if you’re craving tator tots or sushi? Well fret no more—Sticky Rice has both your hipster and fine dining needs covered. On up-and-coming H Street (think Williamsburg before the condo boom), this unassuming spot is serving up grade A eats.
Yellow Basil: Fresh Hamachi chunked with hymalayan pink salt and house made yellow basil topped with scallions and sesame seeds
After a quick debate between the pulled pork sandwich and the sushi, I settled in for fresh, innovative rolls and hamachi. Flavor explosion! Everything was outstanding; so good, I can’t even pick a favorite dish.
Godzirra (center): large crunchy shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, spicy sauce, and cucumbers with tempura crunchies and tobiko. Chill Roll: tuna, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, and grilled pineapple with tempura crunchies and tobiko.
Quality food at affordable prices (everything on the menu’s under $13), a killer-sounding brunch (Korean-style pancakes and Asian pear sangria, anyone?), karaoke, bingo, and DJs. I think I’ve found my new favorite restaurant in DC.
Twenty-some hot dogs inspired by regional specialties. A cotton candy machine. Fried pickle chips. Yes, all this and more is at DC-3, Capitol Hill’s new hot dog joint. The tiny diner is fun, friendly, and food costs a fraction of how many calories you’re going to consume.
Our order: Chicago 7 (tomato, pickle spear, nuclear green relish, onions, sport peppers, yellow mustard, celery salt), Seattle Pike Place Fish-Dog (deep fried cod, coleslaw, malt vinegar), NY Coney (Nathan’s all beef dog, chili, onions, yellow mustard), cheese fries and pickle chips. Only one word is appropriate here: WOOF!!