Grilled Cheese DC not gouda-nough
I don’t often think about class warfare while eating grilled cheese. But as I bit into an artisanal sandwich oozing Grilled Cheese D.C.’s custom Gruyere blend, bourgeois offenses were all... Read more
Carrying On: Waging war on the poor
“Do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny!” When the co-host of “The Five” on Fox News, Andrea Tantaros, beamed at the camera and bragged about how... Read more
Carrying On: What would Scalia say?
The first time I ever visited the Supreme Court, I ended up talking to Scalia while double-fisting two glasses of wine. To be fair, only one glass was mine. But... Read more
Carrying On: I like big books and I cannot lie
Georgetown students read so much that we end up doing hardly any reading at all. Most classes at Georgetown pack a tremendous number of pages into their syllabi. And they... Read more
New restaurant Silo teases the taste buds
The Scotch Striptease cocktail makes a playful nod to the past tenants of the space Silo now inhabits. Before Reza Akhavan opened the restaurant in Mount Vernon, the industrial building... Read more
Cretton’s Short Term 12 leaves a long-term impression
When Jayden first joins Short Term 12—a group home for at-risk teens—she introduces herself with an apology. She’s sure the people sitting around her are nice enough, but she doesn’t want to get to know them“Don’t take it personally,” she says as she makes her anti-introduction. Jayden knows the drill all too well: Take your meds, follow the rules, don’t freak out. If you don’t make friends at the foster care facility, it’s easier to leave. But Jayden, played with enormous heart by Kaitlyn Denver, soon realizes what the audience knows from the start—that it’s impossible not to get drawn into the community at Short Term 12.
Plate of the Union: The life of pie sisters
Every grandchild may proclaim her grandmother the best baker around, but unlike the rest of yours, my grandma has a trophy to prove it. Sitting on top of our dining room cabinet, its shiny plaque declares her the winner of the Beverly Hills Pie Contest. She makes her pies less often today, but when my brother Ross and I were in middle school, we would often come home to a dining room table piled high with Granny Smiths.
Plate of the Union: Let’s not put labels on it
In the broadest sense of the word, foodies are harmless. They’re just a group of people intensely curious about food. They flock to every new restaurant, they memorize José Andrés’ cookbook as though it were the Bible, and they scour farmers’ markets for heirloom varieties of little-known vegetables. Though doing such things may seem ridiculous, foodies are, in fact, nothing more than hobbyists.
Plate of the Union: Pumpkins: Spiked and Spiced
“Life starts all over again when Starbucks starts selling pumpkin spice lattes in the fall and doesn’t fill the cup all the way to the brim on account of all that God-damned whipped cream, Daisy.”
Plate of the Union: Cookbooks are literature, too!
Even as Amazon packages filled with copies of International Economics and the Oresteia arrived on campus, almost every Georgetown student was still missing a crucial text. If you already own a college cookbook, you can stop reading now. Go make yourself some mushroom risotto and study for midterms.