the cottage

Fried Rice and Free Wine

Well, it’s the new year and so I naturally started to think about the Chinese New Year and which animal is going to represented,…

Fresh linguine

How Pasta Got Its Groove Back

I’m not going to sugar coat this in any way.  When Kris started to make fresh pasta, it use to bug the crap out…

Tina's Cafe, Ruidoso, New Mexico

Tina’s Cafe

New Mexico is known for its wonderful chilies, art, and Mexican-influenced cuisine.   From Santa Fe to Ruidoso…the culture, landscape and food are just…

Capitol with flag

When In Washington, D.C.

A journey to the Capitol of the United States is pretty awesome anytime of the year, but planning a trip in early Spring when…

Filomena invites you in

Filomena, D.C.

Filomena 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202. 338.8800 www.filomena.com   So, locals will tell you that D.C. will never be known for…

Ebbit Outside

Old Ebbit Grill

Old Ebbit Grill 675 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 2005 202.347.4800 www.ebbit.com   The Old Ebbit Grill is Washington’s oldest saloon, founded in 1856.  …