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Rebellion DC

Rebellion DC

Tis the season for graduation, and it is with great pleasure that last week we celebrated the successful dissertation defense of my friend and cohort-mate, Joanna Pepin! Faced with the last major decision of the semester – which happy hour to attend – Joanna selected…

Jeni’s Ice Creams

Jeni’s Ice Creams

After brunch this Saturday at Local 16, my soul sister and global health expert, Mia Keeys, and I were walking back to the U Street metro, when we were enchanted by the neon sign for Jeni’s Ice Creams. Never ones to pass up the free…

Local 16

Local 16

One of the best things about DC is brunch, and after this weekend I’ve found a new favorite: Local 16. Located at 16th and U, Local 16 is probably best known for its amazing rooftop. But, you should remember it for its delicious Afghan food.…

Osteria Morini

Osteria Morini

Last year for my birthday, my boyfriend and I took in the beautiful views of the Anacostia from the Navy Yard’s Osteria Morini. An Italian restaurant by┬áNew York restaurateur Michael White, Osteria Morini is what your pasta dreams are made of. House-made pastas that are…

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…

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…

Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar

Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar

Around the corner from my hair stylist is Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar, a cute coffee bar with a delightful patio (when the weather agrees) and a delicious spread of baked goods. On this day, I could not say no to a peanut butter…

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…

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is one of my DC favs! Could it be the selection of oysters, creole staples, or po’boys overflowing with fried shrimp, oysters, or catfish? Whatever your N’awlins pleasure, Pearl’s serves it up consistently and authentically. Whenever folks are visiting, Pearl’s is…