The Art of A Good Wine List

Answers to the Age-Old Question: What Makes a "Good" Wine List? by certified Sommelier Elizabeth Schneider As wine becomes more popular, it seems like every restaurant touts its unique, boutique wine list. I’ve got to … Read more →

Tekka-Don and Viagra: Japanese Health Crack [Buddhacation]

I’ve said it before: Taka-san runs an awesome blog!  He’s funny, straight up honest, and also a master of dropping knowledge.  Yesterday, he ran an educational post on tekka-don, natto and a few other healthy … Read more →

Slicing Pizza and VPN Rules [Buddhacation]

While I was preparing my first impressions on Double Zero Napoletana, I reached out to the Verace Pizza Napoletana Americas (VPN) for some clarification on a few “pizza rules.”  The VPN is an international organization … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Finale – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

Bum bum bum … another one bites the dust.  Yes, that’s it for this season of Top Chef.  By now, y’all probably know that while the season was set in DC, the two part finale … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Covert Cuisine – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

As we collectively suffer through one of the worst seasons of Top Chef, I find myself about a week behind on “What Was That Ingredient?”  While you might be expecting a recap of tonight’s show, … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Restaurant Wars – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

“Restaurant Wars” is almost always the most popular episode during any given season of Top Chef.  Though the bar has been set remarkably low throughout Top Chef DC, I’m pretty sure that last night’s episode … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Foreign Affairs – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

  Last night’s Top Chef: DC episode was filled up from the floor up with ingredients of mystery.  Entitled “Foreign Affairs,” it started with Ethiopian food and resolved itself around several different types of cuisine.  … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Power Lunch – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

In case you missed it, I started a little series on here to try and cover all the strange and funky terms that seem to surface during Top Chef episodes.  Last night’s episode of Top … Read more →

How To Eat Chinese Soup Dumplings (Xiaolongbao/Tang Bao)? [Buddhacation]

Chinese Soup Dumplings (xiaolongbao and tang bao) courtesy misoponia In Atlanta, and many other cities across the states, the popularity of Asian cuisine seems to be growing.  In years past, it was essentially relegated to … Read more →

Top Chef DC: Cold War – What Was That Ingredient? [Buddhacation]

Every week, I get the feeling that somewhere, someone is watching Top Chef and asking themselves: “What the hell is ___?”  Heck, sometimes I even find myself right there with those people.  No matter how … Read more →