I enjoy food + drinks. This page was initially built in 1999 or so. Now with Food Network on cable, food has become an even bigger pasttime for many! Here are good eats that I will go out of my way for:

my foodie short list

  • Yogurtland – self-serve frozen yogurt, a new franchise in Southern California
  • tips and notes about Maryland blue crabs — have a crab feast!
  • FIVE GUYS – best burgers in the country!
  • Chipotle, Baja Fresh, Popeye’s, Jerry’s Subs
  • Bill’s Virginia Barbeque (in Richmond, Virginia; Boulevard exit)
  • Frozen Custard, at Milwaukee Frozen Custard (Chantilly), Goodberry’s in Raleigh NC, Pack’s Frozen Custard in Winchester VA 540-667-1301 on Weems Lane and Loudoun St. [cf. check to find a place that has this delicacy!]
  • Matuba Japan – great box lunch specials and rotary sushi bar at its Bethesda location
  • birch beer (usually found in parts of Pennsylvania, and a few other locales)
  • Cherry Limeade, at Sonic Drive-In & Burger Street

foodie websites and blogs

  • Yelp – restaurant reviews with the genius of social networking / wisdom of the crowd
  • Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide – excellent restaurant guide for Northern Virginia and expanding to cover much of metro Washington DC too
  • : the politics of dining
  • : Reviews and rankings for restaurants located in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Also offers a selection of essays.