Review of Sticky Rice: Good for Vegans & the Gluten-Free, Mediocre for Everyone Else

I wanted to like Sticky Rice, but I just couldn't. This place gets kudos for opening in 2008 when H Street really lacked any food options, let alone a dietary-preference-friendly sushi joint. (Part of Sticky Rice’s hook is that it caters to sushi-loving vegetarians and vegans.) While it may have been more popular when it first opened, I don’t think this place can hang with the H Street cool cool kids (Copycat, Maketto, etc.) anymore. Aside from being good for special diets, the bucket of tater tots are the best thing they've got going for them.

Review of Tail Up Goat: Believe the Hype

At Tail Up Goat, I revisited some of my favorite childhood food memories. Tucked away beyond the bustle of the main drag of Adams Morgan, this unpretentious restaurant feels like a neighborhood cafe you'd find in Southern Italy. When I was there, I didn't have a sense of time and was focused on fully experiencing the food and enjoying time with friends. A restaurant that can transport you like that is one worth savoring.

New Dog-Friendly, Pop-Up Beer Garden Canteen Opening Saturday

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group has announced that a new beer garden called Canteen is opening this Saturday in the West End neighborhood. Featuring lawn games and live music, there will also be hot dogs and other snacks from Red Apron. From the press release and the logo, it seems like it could be a more refined version of the Bullpen at the Fairgrounds in Southwest, DC. Unlike the Bullpen which only has Flip Flop wine (yikes), Canteen will cater to oenophiles as well with "refreshing summer wines". 

Do you know this rooster?

I was walking my dog tonight at about 5:30pm on South Capitol Street Southwest when we encountered a stray rooster near the Randall Recreation Center. 

I called animal control and they said they'd send an officer but didn't know when it would happen. I couldn't get close enough to pick him up and he eventually hopped under a locked gate near the rear of the rec center.

Keeping George the Coonhound Safe and Healthy with Whistle

In 2012, I fell in love George after seeing his sad shelter photo. Since adopting him, keeping him safe has been my top priority. In December 2015, we found Whistle products that keep us updated on George's location and activity. His Whistle GPS tracker also lets us track his medications. After months of singing the praises of Whistle, I decided to become an ambassador for the products since we meet so many dog owners who seem highly interested and unknowing of its existence. Learn more.

Upcoming #MNniceforlife Events in DC: Night Moves at DC9, MN Twins & Loon Happy Hour

Washington, DC has a surprisingly high number of Minnesota ex-pats.  As a proud member of the Minnesota State Society's Board of Directors, I am thrilled to share our Minnesota-focused, Washington, DC area events with you. This month is particularly exciting with the Minnesota Twins here and Minneapolis-based band, Night Moves, playing at DC9.

Review for Scarlet Oak: A Neighborhood Bar with Tasty Food and the Best Picklebacks in DC

Scarlet Oak is the perfect neighborhood bar for Navy Yard/Southwest Washington, DC residents looking for friendly faces and reasonable prices for quality food and drinks.