Category Archives: DC Restaurants

Restaurant Spotlight: Pastry Xpo Cafe


I must admit, I truly love desserts and pastries. Today, I took a visit to a place that sells cupcakes, deserts, and pastries which is Pastry Xpo Café. This place is located in Merrifield near the Dun Loring metro station in Virginia. Owner Pastry Chef Toni Srour has over 35 plus years of experience in the baking and management industry in which he describes his food options as fresh, wholesome, and natural.
When you walk into the café, it has a casual feel with small tables, a comfy lounge area, and …

What’s Your Favorite Doughnut?



If you like doughnuts, there are many doughnut places in the DC metropolitan area. Doughnut shops such as Krispy Crème, Astro Doughnuts, Heller’s Bakery, Poste Modern Brasserie, Dunkin Donuts, and many more offer a variety of doughnuts to choose from. But what is your favorite doughnut?
According to a Thrillist article, there were four tasters who decided to taste a variety of doughnuts at Dunkin Donuts.  Each taster was to comment on the experience, the texture, the flavor, and overall profile.
According to the tasters, they listed 15 of the doughnuts but …

New Restaurant Paladar Coming to Tyson’s Area VA


As I was driving in the Tyson’s area, I found that there will be another restaurant addition to this neighborhood which will be the Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio; it plans to open its doors in the Tyson’s neighborhood next to Nordstorm Rack this year (Spring 2014).
The Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar focuses on Central, Cuba, Caribbean, and South-American cuisine but will offer a variety of  alcoholic drinks and will serve over 50 types of­­­ rum.  The Paladar will serve lunch, dinner, brunch, …

5 Best Places for Late Night Eats in DC


There are lot of places that are expanding their hours instead of closing its doors around 10pm. Washington, DC of course have several restaurants that cater to late night eats. Below you will find five post-midnight dining options in DC.
Ben’s Chili Bowl. This place has been open on U Street since 1958. Ben’s Chili Bowl serves up breakfast and its main menu including half-smokes, chili dogs, burgers, vegetarian chili, turkey burgers, veggie burger, and other favorable side options to choose.
Hours of Opertion
Monday-Thursday 6am-2am
Friday 6am-4am
Saturday 7am-4am
Sunday  11am-12am

Amsterdam Falafelshop. Located in …

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Restaurant Spotlight of the Week: Inspire Bar-B-Que


Located in the H Street Corridor of northeast Washington, DC is a southern food restaurant called Inspire Bar-B-Que.  This carryout-restaurant motto is “Come Taste, the Difference” as it prides itself on helping the youth in the community. According to Inspire Bar-B-Que website, they hire high school students to learn the foundation of culinary art and prepare them for real  world experience for the hospitality industry.
Inspire Bar-B-Que has a variety of southern food menu options including BBQ Ribs Platter ($8.99), Pulled Pork Platter ($8.99), Fish Platter ($8.99), Angus Beef Brisket Platter …

Something Fun: Burger 7

Located in Falls Church yet nearby the Tyson’s Corner area is a burger joint called Burger 7. Burger 7 is a gourmet burger place that prides itself on using healthy conscience and quality ingredients. Unlike other burger establishments, their regular burgers come from grass-fed cows that have not been pumped full with antibiotics.
Burger 7 has a variety of menu options for their burgers including the B7 (two patties) for $5.50, B7 Junior (one patty) for $3.99, and a Vegan burger for $4.99. Customize your choice of burger with toppings, your …

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