Category: Restaurant Reviews

Rise: Ellicott City; one year after the flood, and it’s better than ever

One of my favorite day trips has always been shopping in historic Ellicott City, in Howard County, Maryland. Last year, a terrible flood roared through the historic downtown, taking lives and destroying businesses. It looked impossible to recover, but if you’ve ever met anyone from Ellicott City you’d know that couldn’t be true. This community came together…

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Top Kid Friendly Restaurants in Bethesda

These Restaurants Welcome Your Kid!    What makes a restaurant “family friendly”? A a tell-tale sign that the restaurant will serve smaller, less expensive kid-friendly meals. Secondly, check the noise level–are conversations lively enough that your crabby kid won’t attract glares from customers? Another sign—lighting–kids and the dark aren’t as ideal as say, eating on…

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Where to Eat in Washington DC

Friends ask me nearly every day, “Where should I eat in Washington DC?” (I’ve become a resource since I’ve been writing about restaurants for the last 15 years). But there are so many great places, it’s hard to recommend one or two. Whether you’re visiting for a day or live here, one way to experience…

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