post-race bliss


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shio with soft boiled egg | nom nom ramen | philadelphia, pa

After running 13.1 miles in shorts and a tank top (with arm warmers) on a brisk morning in Philly, I was so happy to stumble upon Nom Nom Ramen. K and I had been in search of something (really anything) warm and satisfying in downtown Philly, but everything seemed to be closed!

Everything about the classic shio ramen hit the spot — I refueled on carbs, rebalanced my electrolytes, and warmed up my core.   I added a soft boiled egg for extra richness (and a little extra protein).

P.S. I know I have been MIA for a bit.  An update post is forthcoming!

made in montauk


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montauk | new york

On a recent stay at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, New York, I couldn’t help but think of Kellerman’s from Dirty Dancing. It was charming, cute, and complete with arts and crafts hour. Lucky for me, the craft being created in kitchens around Montauk were top notch. My favorite dish of the weekend was definitely the lemongrass local porgy a la plancha at South Edison.

the proof is in the pork


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before: grilled berkshire pork chop with sauteed local greens, onion-balsamic compote, negroni vinaigrette | proof | chinatown

An “oldie” but goodie favorite of mine is Proof, in the heart of Chinatown. It had been awhile since my last visit, and my heart fell a *little* when I saw that one of my favorite dishes in all of D.C. was no longer on the menu — the miso sablefish (an excellent sustainable substitute for the overfished Chilean sea bass). To be honest, it was a blessing in disguise because sometimes I have a hard time deviating from dishes that I know I love, especially at restaurants I don’t frequent as often. My occasional disloyalty to a tried-and-true favorite has yielded mixed results.

But there’s never a shortage of things I want to try on Proof’s menu, so I opted for the grilled pork chop. Admittedly, I was starving. But the chop was grilled perfectly, the greens were seasoned just right, and the onion-balsamic compote and negroni vinaigrette were a balanced marriage. And, well, see for yourself . . .


Not pictured because it was devoured before I thought to take a photo: chilled green tomato gazpacho with pickled shrimp, white corn croutons, and tomato infused olive oil.

775 g street nw | chinatown