Category Archives: Food & Drink DC

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, …

Check Out This Video about Capitol Riverfront


I found this video on YouTube about the Capitol Riverfront. The Capitol Riverfront is located near the Anacostia River and is becoming a vibrant community that has become part of a greener community.

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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 …

It’s DC Restaurant Week 2014


Food enthusiasts, it’s DC Restaurant Week! The first restaurant week begins today and will end Sunday, January 19, 2014 offering affordable lunches and dinner meals throughout Washington, DC. With more than 200 of Washington, DC restaurants participating, they are offering three-course lunches for $20.14 and three-course dinners for $35.14.
Experience the variety of cuisines at these participating restaurants including Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Southern, Cajun, American, Indian, Mexican, Seafood, and many more.
For a complete list of the participating restaurants, visit Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington or Open Table website for a full …

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