We Love Food


If you haven’t already, you might notice a bit of a food theme on this blog. My husband and I love to eat. In fact, we’re a little obsessed. We have found ourselves on more than one occasion (among different company though, so nobody knew the difference until now) in a deep discussion about the best chain restaurants and how unfortunate it is that today it’s fashionable to turn up one’s nose at say, The Olive Garden (fancy dining in my childhood), but rave endlessly about the latest overpriced, locally grown, farm-to-table, grass-fed, organic restaurant downtown.Anyway, I digress. The point of this post is not to convince people that the chain restaurants are delicious (they are) or that it’s not worth dining at gourmet restaurants (it is). (Aside: What can I say? I have a complex palette. Sometimes I feel like having a McDonald’s Two Cheeseburger Meal and other times I feel like having bone marrow at Blue Duck Tavern. OK, I always feel like having both of those things, but my waistline and my wallet prevent that from happening.) The point of this post is to share with everyone the fact that not long after Kail and I found out we were posted to El Salvador — or maybe even before we knew where we were going — we created a shared Google document titled, “Places to Eat Before Departing for Post.”food bucket list, good stuff eatery, american foodAs you might guess from its name, the document lists dining establishments — both ones we’ve been to and ones we haven’t — where we’d like to enjoy a meal prior to moving abroad. They run the gamut from our favorite regular neighborhood eateries to places we love but don’t get to often enough to places we’d only eat for a special occasion/we’re probably not going to because they are so expensive.food bucket list, french food, belgian beer, american foodIt’s a lot of dining out over the next few months:Mandatory


Tell me: What would make your food bucket list? What are your favorite restaurants?

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

9 thoughts on “We Love Food

  1. definitely a sandwich at italian store and one last liberty tavern brunch; earl’s, ben’s, rustico and definitely one last matchbox meal. wiinky’s in ballston has the best burgers in the DMV, IMO.


    1. Ooh Liberty Tavern is good — I had eaten there for dinner and lunch before but just had brunch for the first time a couple weekends ago. I’ve never been to Wiinky’s (I just Googled that to make sure it wasn’t a typo, but I should have known that an editor would not allow herself a comment typo!) but it’s now on the list.


  2. If you want company for Peking Gourmet Inn, I would love to join you! I don’t think Mike has ever been there and he could probably eat a whole duck!


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