Saturday, September 19: Our staple pizza spot lately has been Kora. While Sachin's been sticking to his duck confit pizza, I keep trying out new ones. So far, my favorite has been the sausage pizza; you just can't beat the pools of creamy ricotta baked into the pie. This time I tried the chicken pesto pizza, it was good, but not one I'd get again. I did enjoy my whiskey sour though!
Sunday, September 20: To get back into the football season, Sachin and I met up wtih his friend at Bar Louie to watch the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins games. I had a hankering for some tater tots, so we down a big basket of perfectly fried tater tots and deliciously spiced buffalo-style boneless wings.
Monday, September 21: Since I'm a huge fan of the Chef Isabella restaurants in D.C., I had to try out Kapnos Taverna. I went to happy hour with a couple of friends from law school. Chowed down on marinated octopus - with eggplant, red pepper and olives; marinated mussels - with celery, preserved lemon and pomegranate seeds; raw oysters - served with freshly grated horseradish, and crispy eggplant - with spicy honey and an orange pith puree. I ordered the spit-roasted lamb which was served with grain salad and tzatziki. The flavor on the spit-roasted lamb was fantastic. Charred edges, but with tender meat - it tasted so buttery.
Tuesday, September 22: I use to live in Cleveland Park, but it was only after I left, that Medium Rare popped up in the neighborhood. This establishment touts its fixed menu, priced around $20, which offers customers bread, salad, and two servings of steak frites. A pretty great deal I'd say, but I wanted to know whether the food was actually that good. Sonia, Mirona and I went there for dinner, and we were sold. This is going to be a repeat spot! The sauce poured over the steak frites is ridiculously good, it's almost like a gravy - creamy with peppercorns - just fantastic!
Wednesday, September 23: Chicken Tikka Masala for lunch, because listen, you work at least an 8-hour day, you might as well enjoy your meals!
Thursday, September 24: I head off to San Francisco today for 6 days. I'll be back on Wednesday, the 30th you guys, but of course follow our Instagram or Twitter account and I'll likely feature a lot of what I eat on the trip on this blog.