Lauriol Plaza has a new neighbor knocking on its door.  Zabb opened late summer and paints a great alternative for those patrons who aren’t happy with long waits, hoping for a fiesta. Located directly across from Lauriol Plaza, Zabb offers a tranquil and trendy Asian vibe with a colorful atmosphere.  The modern Asian house has a full … Continue reading

It’s Weakness Wednesday!

Hey, y’all!  It’s Weakness Wednesday! One of my true loves happens to be the charbroiled parmesan–crusted oysters from my favorite Creole restaurant in the area – Acadiana, in NW.  They’re dressed with garlic butter, lemon, and you can’t forget the Tabasco to go with it. Just when you think you’re finished, you have to have the warm bread … Continue reading


Arguably in the Foggy Bottom area, Bayou recently opened its doors with a taste of New Orleans.  Located on 25th and Penn, the Bourbon Street inspired bar hosts live band performances several nights a week and is Saints based sports bar. With two-levels of dining and outdoor seating, they’ve got a great happy hour so … Continue reading


Zeba I stumbled upon Zeba the other night, while strolling through Columbia Heights, after Hurricane Irene.  Although their power was temporarily out, they were serving drinks on their patio and deck!  I must say, they know how to keep the party going! Zeba serves a Mediterranean cuisine and is known for their popular kabobs, hummus, and … Continue reading

Acre 121

Drink a cold brew and sing to bluegrass in Columbia Heights, at Acre 121.  In late June, this southern bar opened its doors showcasing live band performances with low-country cuisine, accompanied with local beer selection. Formerly the CommonWealth, Acre 121 has made a few changes to the interior decor and features live country and light rock … Continue reading

It’s Weakness Wednesday!

Continuing with the weekly features theme, today is Weakness Wednesday! Every Wednesday, I share one of my favorite drinks or bar bites with you!  I welcome you to share the same with me and any other reader/follower!  Please post your favorite HH weakness on the blog, at, and at! I have a definite … Continue reading

It’s Manic Monday!

Good morning, DC! It’s Monday and after Hurricane Irene, your day may get a bit manic!  I hope everyone is safe and has power.  I have a few new spots to share with you – The Codmother, Touchdown, and Lavagna!  Check out the individual posts that are listed. This is the first of week of … Continue reading

The Codmother

An underground dive bar has made its way to U Street.  I paid a visit to The Codmother, formerly named Cafe Nema, to see what transformations have been made. To my great surprise, it was nearly unrecognizable with a larger bar, more beer and liquor selections and a brighter feel.  The Codmothers’ mission is to … Continue reading