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Month: March 2018

City Perch Kitchen & Bar

City Perch Kitchen & Bar

Always a delicious choice, City Perch Kitchen & Bar, was my birthday dinner destination not only because it’s delicious but also because I hadn’t been there in quite a while, and, most importantly, it is right next to the movie theatre where we had tickets […]

Three Strong Women

Three Strong Women

Intrigued by the title and the stories of strength and resilience it surely contained, I picked up Marie NDiaye’s Three Strong Women. Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, a French literary award, Three Strong Women has been praised for its beautiful prose. With strength and beauty a backdrop for […]

Floriana

Floriana

Way back, almost six years ago, when I first started graduate school, a group of cohort members used to meet up for monthly brunch. It was a way to build community, take a break from seemingly endless readings, and, of course, eat yummy food. There […]

The Red Boat

The Red Boat

On a recent Baltimore stay-cation, I was browsing for nearby restaurants and found The Red Boat. An Asian fusion restaurant (in walking distance of my hotel), The Red Boat serves a mix of rolls, sandwiches, and pho. What sold me though was their hotdogs and […]

Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

“And what do you think of this new person you’re becoming?” “I don’t know.” “Let me put this another way: Are you happy with who you’re becoming?” Imbolo Mbue tells a compelling tale of family, dreams, and sacrifice in her debut novel Behold the Dreamers. Set […]

Afternoon Tea at the Willard Intercontinental

Afternoon Tea at the Willard Intercontinental

Nothing says fancy like afternoon tea, and since I was looking for a fancy and fun way to celebrate birthdays this was the ideal choice. Afternoon tea at the Willard Intercontinental is served from late fall to early spring in the hotel’s Peacock Alley. Lining […]

Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza

All of this cold weather has me reminiscing about patio brunches and warmer days. It seems like the weather may break soon, but really who knows? What I do know, however, is that brunch at Lauriol Plaza must be in my near future warm weather […]

The Muse

The Muse

“art rarely obeys human desire” After six years of living in Maryland, I finally got a Prince George’s county library card! I immediately checked out two books. One being The Muse by Jessie Burton. I’ll admit I had not heard of the author previously. It was […]

Northwest Chinese Food

Northwest Chinese Food

One of my absolute favorite inexpensive eats near the University of Maryland is Northwest Chinese Food! I shouldn’t even really say favorite inexpensive eats, because it is one of my Top 5 eateries near campus, period. That it’s very reasonably priced is an added bonus.  […]

Mona’s Gourmet Carryout

Mona’s Gourmet Carryout

On a day like today, I crave Mona’s Gourmet Carryout. Who am I kidding? Everyday is a Mona’s Gourmet Carryout kinda day. An easy-to-miss eatery on Annapolis Road in Odenton, Maryland, Mona’s is the type of place that, once it draws you in, you’re hooked. […]