Favorite Eats of 2013

It's no secret that I love to dine out and try as many new dishes as possible. Here is a highlight of my favorite eats of 2013:

Little Goat Diner in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a foodie town and we had some fantastic meals while visiting. One of the most eclectic was at Little Goat Diner where I ordered "Kimchee & Bacon & Eggs & Pancakes Asian Style Breakfast Tasty Thing". And it was just as bizarre as it sounds! Honorary mention: brunch at Wishbone. Read more about our full trip here.

Fiola in Washington, DC

We celebrated my birthday this year at Fiola in DC, a well-recognized Italian restaurant that had been on my "must-visit" list for a while. We ordered bison tartare and tortellini of baby lamb with seared fois gras. Absolutely amazing! Also, sushi and sparkling at The Source beforehand was a great way to start off a birthday celebration!

Blue Smoke in NYC

For our 1st wedding anniversary, we took a trip to NYC and of course there were numerous fantastic eats during that trip! We were caught by surprise when we visited Blue Smoke for some southern BBQ. And man, was it delicious. 

Ai Fiori in NYC

Our anniversary dinner was celebrated at Ai Fiori where we received fantastic service and complimentary sparkling and dessert! Always the way to my heart. I enjoyed the lobster risotto.

Trummers on Main in Clifton, VA

Trummer's has been on my "must-visit" list for a long time too. We finally went for an impromptu date night. I've had rabbit a few times before but the rabbit ragu dish at Trummer's tops them all. For my entree, I enjoyed the short ribs. Definitely a must visit in NoVa.

And what's Favorite Eats without Favorite Drinks?!

Ripple in Washington, DC

Craft Spirit of Poe was an event held on the anniversary of Poe's death and numerous bars in the DC area crafted original cocktails to match with a Poe reading. Ripple did it best with a cocktail including a chicken foot! It was aptly named "Raven". Surprisingly, it was delicious!

And it's not a great year without Grand Cru Burgundy from the Ritz-Carlton!

Here's to many more experiences in 2014...