Restaurants

Eating NYC: Udon West Eating DC: Jinya Ramen Bar Eating DC: Bistro Bohem Eating STL: Bogart’s Smokehouse Eating DC: Service Bar Eating DC: Pop’s Sea Bar Eating DMV: Honey Pig Korean BBQ Eating DC: Tiger Fork Eating NYC: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Eating DC: All-Purpose Pizzeria Eating DC: Tail Up Goat Eating DC: Shouk Eating…

Recipes

Beef & Broccoli (& Mushroom) Soba Noodles Beef & Chestnut Stew Coffee Infused Chocolate Raspberry Cake Fennel & Crispy Chickpea Salad Latkes Pecan Pie Roasted Vegetable Pasta Kimchi Ramen Homemade Sushi Chicken & Shrimp Gyoza Chicken Marsala Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera Ikea Meatball Sub Chickpea & Sweet Potato Yellow Curry Crispy Seared Salmon Strawberry Jam-Filled…

Places

City Guides: A Beginners Guide to Eating in SF Gracie’s Grand Guide to Paris Best TWO Burgers in DC DC Going Out Guide (2015) Hana Japanese Market DC Study Abroad: Paris Spring 2014 About Studying Abroad in Paris Week 1: Wandering Around Paris Weeks 1.5 & 2: More Wandering Pairs & a Short Trip to…

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Hi I’m Gracie- author and owner of The Brisket Diaries.  I originally hail from the farm-to-table capital of the world: Marin County, California and currently live and work across the country in Washington, DC.  (I moved out to DC in 2011 to attend American University and have been here ever since!). I developed a love for…

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A Weekend In… Washington, DC

Washington, DC, our (if you live in the USA) Nation’s Capitol!!  I think DC is often overlooked- perhaps you think it is too touristy or too straight-edge or not full of culture.  If that is what you think of DC, you are absolutely mistaken.  DC is one of the most diverse, international and culturally vibrant…

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Ingredients: 1 packet of dry active yeast 1 tbsp and 4-5 cups of flour 1 tbsp and 1/4 cup of white sugar 2 egg yolks 1 egg 1/2 cup of warm milk (microwave it for 30 seconds) 1/2 tsp orange zest 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp brandy 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Eating DMV: Mike’s Crab House

Summer in the Mid Atlantic is synonymous with crab season.  This summer, I was lucky enough to go for crabs a few times and at various locations in Maryland.  While Cantler’s Riverside Inn will always be my favorite, Mike’s Crab House was pretty incredible as well. Mike’s is great because their menu has something for…

Fall Kale Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups of Tuscan Kale; de-stemmed and chopped 2- 3 cups of shredded Brussels Sprouts 1/4 of a red onion; sliced thinly 1 1/2 cup roasted beets; chopped 1/2 cup parsley; chopped 1-2 cups of candied pecans or walnuts (homemade or store bought… I got my pecans from Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup slivered almond…

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 1 lb of whatever type of potato you prefer 2 tbsp paprika powder 2 tbsp garlic powder 2 tsp ground chili powder 4 tbsp olive oil Salt & Pepper Parsley; chopped for garnish   Prep Put your potatoes in a large pot and cover with water (about 1 inch over where the potatoes are)….

Peanut Butter Cookies

  Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract   Prep Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with…