Author Archive for Alison Baitz

Truffle Pop Throw Down! What’s D.C.’s Best? Reef? Commissary? Chef Geoff’s?

Is there any better indicator of the District's enduring artisanal-take-on-comfort-food craze than truffle-laden popcorn? That simple cinema snack drizzled with decadence is currently served in at least three D.C. venues, including The Reef, Commissary and Chef Geoff's Downtown. I recently set out to determine whose truffle pop is tops.

The Sweetness of Cucumber Mint Vodka Success: Dolcezza’s Gelato Maestro Robb Duncan

Robb Duncan isn’t quite sure how the producers of daytime talk show The View heard about his D.C. gelato shop, Dolcezza. But he's glad they did. On July 15, Duncan, along with his wife and business partner, Violeta Edelman, were featured on-camera in a segment exploring the country's best ice creams. Talk about a ringing […]

Nevermind the Dog Pee: A Writer Forages for Wild Foods in D.C.

On Sunday, I arrive for a free urban foraging class held at the nonprofit Bread for the City and organized by Knowledge Commons DC. I'm 15 minutes late and perspiring lightly. I’m here because foraging is the type of adventure that I can really get behind. It’s free, quasi-dangerous and, best of all, edible. I’ve […]