Before Our Trip to Spain, We Feast on Tapas Closer to Home

Churros at Boqueria in Washington, D.C.

We may have a new favorite restaurant in D.C. Hyperbole? Maybe—we do have a tendency to get swept up in the joy of new discoveries. If not our absolute favorite though, Boqueria is still really, really good.

We visited their newly-opened Penn Quarter location last week and consumed a tapas feast of epic proportion, which you can read all about right here. We’ve decided that this place is so good, we will brave the D.C. metro closure in order to dine on their tasty tapas over the summer—waiting until September to return will simply not suffice.


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There’s Nothing Quite Like Your First Trip to New Orleans

Grilled oysters at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans, LA

Over on our Travel Page, we’ve posted our first travelogue. It’s a day-by-day, long form account of a trip to New Orleans we took back in 2014. It also includes a blow-by-blow of our seven-night cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas.

Read about our spooky ghost tour of the French Quarter, see how many bars on Bourbon Street we managed to sample, and be horrified by what we ate in Grand Cayman. And, as always, if you like our stories, please subscribe below for updates and share widely with friends, family, random strangers on the street, etc.

An Ode to Barbuto

Roast chicken at Barbuto in New York, NY
Farewell, sweet chicken.

I recently found out that my favorite restaurant in the entire world, Barbuto in New York City, is closing. My heart weeps, my soul has been torn asunder, and my tummy is downright depressed.

Barbuto was where I first tasted my all-time favorite pasta dish, bucatini alla carbonara. And even that played second fiddle to the best chicken I’ve ever tasted.

Our first entry in our Restaurants section is my ode to this most wonderful of culinary destinations. Click here to read about our fantastic experiences at Barbuto, and pray they find a new home soon.

Welcome to Our New Website!

Kathleen and Paul in Tuscany
Us, living the good life.

Welcome to our very own travel and food website, Food & DINK! We’re focused on writing about what matters to us most. By this, of course, I mean food…and travel…and traveling to eat more food.

On our Travel Page you’ll find long-form, day-by-day reviews of our various journeys; our Restaurants Page is where you’ll find reviews of some of our favorite places to dine out; and if you head to our Recipes Page you’ll find info on how to make some of our favorite food creations.

Sometimes—and I know this will be hard to believe—we think about stuff other than food. When that rarity happens, we may post about it right here on this blog.

We have traveled to a lot of places and eaten at a lot of restaurants. This will naturally take us a good deal of time to organize and post here, so be sure to subscribe below to receive notifications when we post new content. Bon appétit!