Category Archives: Washington, D.C.

CityZen – A Reunion With Class

The only thing better than a great meal for its own sake is a great meal shared with friends. I recently had an opportunity to do that in Washington D.C. when I organized a mini-reunion dinner with some college classmates […]


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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

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For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time […]


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The Docsconz 2013 Wish List

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I have had the great fortune of eating at many wonderful restaurants, but there are many, many more that I haven’t eaten at, that I would very much like to. There are restaurants in the far corners of the […]


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Fabio’s Fabulous Fiola

I missed him at Maestro, but I’ve been a fan of Fabio Trabocchi’s for a few years now and have followed him from Fiamma to the Four Seasons and finally to Fiola. Few prepare food better or more beautifully. Fiamma was […]


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Sunday Photo – For Those Who Served

A big THANK YOU to those who served. Whether they gave their lives or just the best years of their lives, our freedom would not exist without their sacrifices. Remember and honor the veterans! Happy Veterans’ Day!
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A Vote For DC – A Segway Into Washington Dining

Washington DC may be a very dysfunctional place when it comes to politics, but the contemporary food scene is anything but that. Having just returned from six nights in the nation’s capitol, I can attest that when it comes to […]


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Sunday Photo – Johnny Spero and Süna

The name Johnny Spero may not yet be known to many in the world of food, but I suspect that will change in the not too distant future. Johnny is a young cook, who has spent time working in places […]


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Breaking News – John & Karen Shields Have Left Town House

According to The Washington Post, Chefs and souses John and Karen Urie Shields have left the restaurant that they put on the map and conversely made them culinary stars – Town House in Chilhowie, Virginia. Southwest Virginia is not the […]


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Wish List 2012

My wish list of restaurants that I have not yet visited has evolved a bit with time. Some have made it off the list, because I have finally eaten at them, while others have slid off due to changing interests. […]


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StarChefs 2011: Woodberry Kitchen – Sustaining Relationships: A Chesapeake Ecosystem of Purveyors

(ed. note: In the 6 years that I have been attending Culinary Congresses, this was quite possibly the most thorough and most well organized workshop presentation that I have seen. It was also one of the tastiest, with a number of different […]


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