Home Away From Home…

I don’t venture back out to the Washington, DC area enough.  I was born here, I grew up here, spent my youth here, and now find myself an outsider, but I’m really not. As eras have ended, new ones can begin.  We can honor the past, but not live in it too much.  We can […]

Three Is A Magic Number

I ate a Three Brothers restaurant many years ago, not appreciating the significance of family, or a family operation. When I was younger, I appreciated local business, but maybe not in the same way I do now.  I’m always sentimental to stories about family, and how one business grows into many.  Bigger than that, when […]

Back Where I Come From

I grew up around the Rockville, MD area, and each time I come home, I get these feelings of uneasiness.  It still feels like the place I remember when I was a kid, but all that is waning. Here are my past posts from this historic town. My peers and I are older now.  Many […]

Local, Simple, Superb…

There’s that old cliche that if you stop looking for things, they come to you.  I’m not articulating it as properly as I could, but I think you know what I’m saying.  Watching too many cheesy (ha) Christmas movies a little earlier than maybe one should will get one overly sentimental.  Oh my… Well where […]

Still Plenty of Good

For those friends and other peoples that have lived or spent time in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, right outside of Washington, DC, you’ve seen change right before your very eyes. Whether those changes are for the better is probably not even up for debate.  That may sound defeatist and helpless but in the past […]

Life Changing and Amazing

Baltimore is going through rapid changes.  Whether those are good or otherwise is anyone’s guess.  But change can be a good thing.  And with change means an upswing in great restaurants, retail, attractions, and everything in between.  Does that mean good pizza?   The answer is a resounding yes. I’ve deliberately spaced out the heavy […]

Paradise By The…

A lot of good pizza was had in 2016.  It seems to me that the focus has been on only finding the better slices, the better pies, and the better experiences.  If something is really horrific and worth talking about it will be talked about here.  But the emphasis will always be talking about quality […]