Archive | December, 2007

Yanni’s Greek Taverna

Yanni’s Greek Taverna is a restaurant and bar located at 3500 Connecticut Ave. in Cleveland Park. I live in the Van Ness / Tenleytown section of DC so Yanni’s has been a favorite of mine for a while now. It fulfills several needs for me: for one, I sometimes have a craving for saganaki and […]

Balance Gym

I first found out about Balance Gym about three years ago when I first moved back to the area. For the past two years I had been playing pick-up at the Municipal Gym in Balboa Park, San Diego, which has some great runs. I was looking for a place to go out and compete and […]

Pho Bistro

Pho is starting to steadily grow into the mainstream in the DC area, fueled by a number of popular Northern Virginia spots.  On most Sunday afternoons you can find DC area residents at some of the more popular hot spots in Arlington and Falls Church soaking up their hangovers with bowls of the steaming, hot […]


Even though the actual development of Proof took a couple of years, the concept was brewing in owner Mark Kuller’s mind for far longer. The attorney turned proprietor (although he still does some legal work on the side) has always enjoyed fine dining, wine and company so it was just a matter of time until […]


CityZen, is one of my personal favorites for modern American cuisine. Chef Eric Ziebold, formerly of Napa Valley’s renowned The French Laundry, was voted in Food & Wine magazine as one of ‘America’s Best New Chef’s’ and the restaurant one of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in the World’. CityZen is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel […]

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao is an all you can eat Brazillian churrascaria, or steakhouse, which offers a variety of slow-roasted meats served up tableside by gauchos for a fixed price. For those not wanting the meat, there is a salad bar only option available. There are locations throughout the eastern US and the DC restaurant is at […]


Mandu is a Korean restaurant located at 1805 18th St. NW between Dupont and Adams Morgan. As far as I can tell it is the only Korean restaurant in Washington, DC. This is pretty pathetic considering how damn good Korean food is. Cost – $$ Service – A- The service is top-notch. The wait staff, […]

Tom Tom

Tom Tom is a club in Adams Morgan located at 2333 18th St. NW. Cost – $$ Service – C+ I would have given this place a C but I had rapport with a bartender at Tom Tom when I used to go there and she hooked me up quite a bit. Food – ? […]


McFadden’s is a restaurant and bar located in Foggy Bottom. Cost – $$ Service – C It is a sports bar that caters to the University crowd. In other words the servers and bartenders have no real incentive to be polite or helpful because they aren’t going to get dick for tips. It is actually […]