Tag: Food

Recipe: Gravy, or Is It Tomato Sauce?

Kathleen’s family, having strong Italian-American roots, has equally strong views regarding the naming of tomato sauce. To them, this classic Italian sauce is always called gravy. No matter what you call it, there’s no doubt that a good recipe for this Italian staple is a must-have. There are no shortage of gravy recipes, from the …

A Recipe for A Vegetable Dish I Don’t Hate

Over on our Recipes Page, I just did the unthinkable: I posted a recipe for an exclusively vegetable dish. What the hell’s gotten into me? My struggle with vegetables is well-documented among my friends and family. Despite loving food and wanting to experience a wide range of cuisines, I’ve had an aversion to veggies for …

Travelogue: Our Weekend at Lake Anna, Virginia

Avowed city dwellers though we are, we recently set out to enjoy a quiet weekend at the lake at nearby Lake Anna, VA. A little fresh air, a little sunshine, and some swimming in a nice, cool lake sounded like just the thing for a June weekend. This did not go as planned. Over on …

Where to Eat in South Florida

Recently, I was chatting with a new friend I’d made on Twitter (and seriously, you should follow us there @FoodAndDINK if you haven’t already), and my Twitter friend mentioned plans to spend part of the upcoming summer in South Florida. Now, it just so happens I grew up in South Florida, and even though I …

Travelogue: Our Two Weeks in France, Spain, and Italy

There’s nothing quite like your first trip to Europe. For us, it took months of planning, multiple changes to our itinerary, and a great deal of narrowing down where to visit (wanting to experience it all). The result: a two-week whirlwind through France, Spain, and Italy, including a seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic. …

Stop Ordering Crab Rangoon and Make These Spicy Crab Dip Eggrolls Instead

We’re on something of a roll with homemade eggroll appetizers (pardon the pun). A couple weeks ago, we posted a recipe for our take on a BBQ pork-filled eggroll. We enjoyed that dish so much, we set our minds to coming up with more tasty things we could stuff in wonton wrappers. We came up …

Our Neighborhood Just Got an Awesome New Seafood Restaurant and I’m Pumped About It

Our neighborhood, the Carlyle section of Alexandria, doesn’t have a lot in the way of restaurants. It’s been primarily a commercial zone, populated with chains and lunch spots designed to satisfy the nearly 10,000 people who come to work here each day. That’s started to change, though, as more and more residences pop up in …

Lamb Shawarma Burgers

Last weekend, we took a slightly different approach to the traditional Memorial Day cookout. Tired of the same old burgers, we experimented with some new flavors, with spectacular results! Our first entry on our Meats Page, these herbaceous, spicy Lamb Shawarma Burgers will zest up any occasion. And don’t forget to top them with our …

Our Epic Meal at St. Anselm, One of D.C.’s Hottest Restaurants

We’ve watched Top Chef for years, all the while hoping we’d one day get to taste some of the offerings by our various favorite contestants. That day finally happened a couple months ago when we dined at one of D.C.’s hottest restaurants, St. Anselm. Run by Top Chef alum Marjorie Meek-Bradley, the food on offer …

Travelogue: Christmas in New Orleans and Cruising on the Norwegian Dawn

Back in 2016, Kathleen and I took a Christmas vacation just the two of us. It was relaxing, festive, and—most importantly—it was delicious. We spent seven fun nights aboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, hitting stops in the Western Caribbean. We soaked up some Mayan culture in Costa Maya, spent a day feasting at an …