Author Archive for Jason Cherkis

Young & Hungry Dining Guide Staff Picks: Pines of Rome

Growing up, the majority of my Happy Meal–free restaurant experiences centered on a constellation of Bethesda restaurants: O’Donnell’s, a few Chinese places, Benihana, and Pines of Rome. Ordering from the big menu meant navigating among old people in golf slacks, getting stung by the misdirection of the free bread (don’t pick the hunk with the […]

Weekend Feed: Pete’s Apizza

Pete's Apizza 1400 Irving St, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 332-7383 In the District, pizza lovers suffer from two extremes: the artery-clogging cardboard of the cheap jumbo slice or the overpriced boutique pies sold as authentic New York or authentic New Haven (we don’t think those New Haven institutions ever thought of putting squash on their […]

Here Comes A Regular

At 4:50 p.m., Tom, 88, grabs an empty table along the left side of the Washington Hospital Center's cafeteria. He takes off his cap and plops it in front of his food tray. The room is nearly empty. Two men in scrubs tap away at their phones. A teenage girl struggles through math homework. A […]

What’s In Your Fridge?

I'm sorry, almond butter jar. We bought you many months ago for a crockpot dish. On Thanksgiving, we broke our crockpot (apparently, crockpots don't like getting heated directly on the stove). But we kept you, half-full and relegated to the far back corner of our fridge's top shelf. I notice today at 10:04 a.m., that […]

Mocha Hut R.I.P.

DCist is reporting that Mocha Hut has closed. We agree with the bloggers that its brunch was super awesome and relatively cheap. It literally was one of two decent options in the corridor. It was always Mocha Hut or Busboys and Poets for brunch. This will surely mean the lines at Busboys will be that […]