The Fogo de Chão churrascaria experience in our new normal.

Disclaimer: Fogo de Chão invited us to their Baltimore location and compensated for our meal, but all opinions are my own. Since March, much of my restaurant patronage has been in the form of going to local restaurants and enjoying their takeout on Friday evenings, but since things have started to slowly open up here…

Tom Colicchio’s roasted tomato risotto from Think Like a Chef.

Even the most casual of Top Chef fans know that attempting to make risotto usually does not end well for the cheftestants, though there have been a few exceptions. Some notable ones I remember include: Season three premiere: Howie actually makes a successful risotto with uni, but forgets to plate the other required component (frog’s…

Images from Baltimore, Herb Festival 2018 edition.

I’ll be honest—I wasn’t sure if we were going to go to the Baltimore Herb Festival this year because with my additions to the lineup last year, I kind of thought I was set. But the mint we got outgrew its pot likwhoa, and the black pear pepper plant also outgrew its pot, and then…

Checking in after an eventful July and August.

It’s a little surreal to think that it’s September already. I’d normally wonder where July and August went, but this year I can chalk it up to a lot of traveling, between day trips and weekend trips to PA for birthday celebrations to a long weekend in Rehoboth and even a short trip to Bethesda…

Chicken thighs with a lemon-basil sauce, and thoughts on entertaining.

It’s hard to believe that July is winding down already, but then again so much of it passed by in a blur. I’m grateful that we’re still slightly less scheduled for August (just one weekend trip planned) but instead I’m taking on the rather enormous task of pulling together a 35th birthday party for Michael…