Red wine onions, arugula, goat cheese, aioli, pickle, brioche bun. Served with portabello mushroom soup. $21
Barking Frog, Woodinville WA
This was a pretty heavy and rich burger, but I liked the combination of flavors. The lamb patty wasn’t too strong and it had a nice sear on the outside. The soup, also very heavy, was a tasty accompaniment.
Kohlrabi, szechuan lemon oil, dill. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD
Mmm, this was delicious! And it wasn’t even on the tasting menu – they just brought it out as an extra. Not that I needed more food, I was getting pretty full at this point in the meal. I’m glad I tried this though. The rockfish was cooked beautifully, but I particularly liked the kohlrabi puree.
Chocolate custard blended with minted marshmallow sauce and chocolate truffle cookie dough. $4.69
Shake Shack, Tysons VA
I don’t usually order shakes or the sort, but I was feeling frisky, lol! This tasted great though and I could have even handled the larger size. Wow, I really need to hit the gym now!
Mustard-fennel aioli, fresh apple and fennel slaw. Happy hour $11.755
Arnies Restaurant, Edmonds WA
This was good, but the crab cake was kinda small and it look pretty lonely on that big plate. (Who would eat that much aioli with a single, tiny crab cake anyway?) The apple fennel slaw was nice and refreshing though.
Dried chili peppers, green peppers, carrots in chef’s spicy sauce. $8.95
China King Restaurant, Herndon VA
This was a decent dish. I liked the flavor of the sauce and the amount of chicken they gave. I just wish the sauce was less runny and that there chicken wasn’t so heavily breaded.
Boneless leg and thigh, wilted kale, buttermilk waffle, bacon jam. $14
The Wine Kitchen, Leesburg VA
This dish was a major fail! The waffles were so crumbly that they had no chance to stay intact with the fried chicken and the wilted kale. The kale was actually pretty tough so it wasn’t an easy green to put in a “sandwich” in the first place. The chicken was also pretty greasy. I definitely had diner’s remorse.
Asian salad, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables, jalapeno, scallion oil, crispy shallots, chopped peanuts, fish sauce. $8.75
Asian Box, San Francisco CA
I love the flavors of their boxes, but they’re just not filling for me especially when it’s salad instead of rice. This time around, the lemongrass pork was a bit on the dry side. I’m glad that I got the fried shallots though – they tasted good.