2016 Year in Review – food

I’m trying to find new ways to do a year in review, especially for a year that was kind of a dumpster fire. But it wasn’t all bad, and in reviewing, I’m actually starting to feel a lot better about it.

I’m going to divide it up differently this year. This post is on FOOD.

We ate at a bunch of really good restaurants this year.

Multiple visits to Zengo in DC (Asian/Latin fusion) – thanks to Janine for turning us on to it!
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Graffiato in DC(Italian small plates, owned by Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella) – this is one of my fav places. The “Jersey Shore” pizza is life changing.
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Bantam King in DC (ramen and friend chicken)
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Tavira in Bethesda (Portuguese)
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Ambar in Eastern Market (Balkan small plates)
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Sei in DC (small plates, Asian)
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Salty Wave in Delaware (crabs, seafood)
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Fractured Prune (donuts)
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The Crab Cake Cafe at National Harbor (crabcakes)
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Okopa in DC (Peruvian):
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Level in Annapolis (small plates)
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White Dog in PA (brunch)
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Hawwi in Alexandria (Ethiopian)
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Honu (Hawaiian plate lunch)
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Luke’s Lobster in DC:
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Red Velvet Cupcakery in DC
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Noosa near Cleveland (Katie’s wedding) – this soy ginger glazed salmon was memorably amazing.
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Magnolia’s on King (southern)
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Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, FL (seafood)
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3rd Wave Cafe (Flagler Beach, FL)
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Norwoods in New Smyrna Beach (seafood)
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Cafe Heavenly in Flagler Beach (seafood)
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JB’s Fish Camp in NSB, FL (seafood, best clam strips ever)
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That’s Amore in Flagler Beach, FL (Italian). This pizza with seafood was amazing.
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Aldeerah in Vienna, VA (Saudi)
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Kino Spoon in Rockville (ramen)
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Neo Pizza (new place in Annapolis Town Center we really like).
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El Ranchero Y Sus Mariachis in Beltsville (Mexican)
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Our usual breakfast place, First Watch.
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Others: Mastro’s Steak House in DC for restaurant week, Bonefish Grill (totally a chain, but a pleasant surprise food-wise nonetheless), Sabrina’s Cafe (also PA, outstanding crispy asian tofu dish, but no pic), Atlantis Bistro (Flagler), The Garlic, Blackwall Hitch, Mandalay, Nai Nai

And of course, Food & Wine and Flower & Garden at Disney
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