Tequila

Happy National Tequila Day!

By Bev Rahj:  It has come to our attention that July 24, 2014 is National Tequila Day. Recently, we were introduced to the world of tequila in new and interesting ways at an Arta Tequila event that made fans out of me and my cohort, Thom Collyns. You can read about those experiences in the…

Table Top

Come to the Table Top

By Edan Goode:  The other day, upon finding out that I review restaurants, someone asked me where I last had a really fantastic meal. I’ve had some very good meals lately and some mediocre ones. But it had been a while since I’ve had something that really stopped me in my tracks – in a…

Pho 79

Get Real at Pho 79

By Edan Goode: What’s the deal with all of the Pho-followed-by-a-number places, like Pho29. Are they all related and just counting themselves off? I chose one to try after noticing its consistently full parking lot – Pho 79: House of Vietnam on Havana at Mississippi. We’ve returned several times. The place is a screamin’ deal and the food is…

BottleAndBottega-Ginger

Pop Goes the Art at Bottle & Bottega

When I was a kid, I loved to draw and paint and did it every chance I got. I even went to art school but was turned off by having to spend two weeks drawing the letter “A” various ways. Grown up life infringed and time to make art went out the window. Yet my…

CityGrille

CityGrille Slicks Up

By Edan Goode: It’s a lot to live up to. CityGrille has their “best burger” accolades posted all around, including above the bar. That sets up high expections for serious burger-lovers like me. I dodged a pretty dodgy Colfax street scene recently to reach this Capitol Hill institution, filled with government workers and other business…

Not really "da-bomb," still, "The Bomb" loaded on the toppings.

Being Neighborly with Oblio’s Pizzeria

 By Edan Goode: Happening upon little pockets of retail businesses tucked into established neighborhoods is like finding treasure. If you live in that neighborhood, those places are your “neighborhood” places – they belong to you. If you’re an “outsider,” it’s still a pleasure to be able to tell your friends about this great little _______…