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Month: February 2018

Kimbob NaRa

Kimbob NaRa

In Ellicott City, Maryland, there is a strip of US Route 40 named “Korean Way.” Only about a half a mile in total, this naming recognizes Koreans’ contributions to Maryland’s economic development and cultural diversity. Although the total Asian population in Maryland is around 6 […]

Essential Reads: Korea

Essential Reads: Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics has come to a close but if you are one of the many whose interest in Korea is just beginning, then you’ll want to check out these 11 essential reads. I’ve selected a mix of history, food, contemporary culture, and fiction […]

XS

XS

One of the first restaurants in Baltimore that I had the pleasure of visiting is (sushi) XS, which I found out is actually just called XS. Makes it awkward when you’re trying to explain to folks where to meet up for brunch and then you […]

The Wangs vs The World

The Wangs vs The World

A rags-to-riches-to-rags tale sets the stage for an intimate look into the complexity of family relationships – the unknown people our parents once were before they had us, the secret lives of our siblings, and the glue that holds us together even when we wish […]

Milk & Honey Cafe

Milk & Honey Cafe

Brunch is the official meal of the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia), and Milk & Honey Cafe takes this to the next level by being a seven-day a week brunch ONLY restaurant. Milk & Honey offers a “Top Ten Brunch” menu, including salmon hash (pictured), shrimp & grits, […]

Hunan Manor Restaurant

Hunan Manor Restaurant

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Adoption Links DC, a local international adult adoptee organization, gathered at Hunan Manor Restaurant to share in a Chinese feast. I have seen Hunan Manor several times before (my favorite Indian restaurant, House of India, is right around […]

Birthday Book Wish List

Birthday Book Wish List

On more than one occasion I’ve been told that I am a terrible gift receiver. Don’t get me wrong, I love gifts. I love to give them, and I love to receive them… generally. But, apparently, if I receive a gift that I, in actuality, […]

Mi Cuba Cafe

Mi Cuba Cafe

Hands down one of my DC favs! Mi Cuba Cafe is conveniently located a short couple blocks from the Columbia Heights metro making it easy to grab a plate to go. Of course, dining in is always an option. When the cohort bestie suggested a […]

Valentine’s Day Book Gifting Guide

Valentine’s Day Book Gifting Guide

Is it just me or wouldn’t you rather have a thoughtful, personalized Valentine’s Day gift? Who needs flowers, candy, or diamonds when you can have a good book? Who am I kidding – I want all of those things. But, I do think a hand-selected […]

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

In 2018, I’m committed to reading more non-academic books. I started this quest with East Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane’s recently released autobiography, aptly titled The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (2017, Simon & Schuster). First of all, let me begin by saying that I stopped being a fan […]