The Pastrami at Silver and Sons BBQ, Montgomery County, Maryland

Remember Silver and Sons? I’ve written about their big food truck and their outstanding lamb barbecue cooked fresh in their onboard smoker. (Silver and Sons parks at various locations in Montgomery County and, occasionally, DC. Check here to find their locations for the coming week.) I went back again to test their pastrami, and Oh! I’m glad I did. As regular readers know, I’ve been … Continue reading The Pastrami at Silver and Sons BBQ, Montgomery County, Maryland

Attman’s Potomac Deli, Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland

This report is on our continuing series on Jewish delis, with current focus on pastrami in the Washington area. Previous Jewish deli reports have included Shapiro’s, Perly’s, and the Parkway Deli in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Blog’s Senior Jewish Deli correspondent, Les Wexler, recommended Attman’s. It’s a Montgomery County outpost of a Baltimore deli on Corned Beef Row, on Lombard Street. The local version is … Continue reading Attman’s Potomac Deli, Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland

Dream Weaver Cafe and Catering, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

I put off going to Dream Weaver for a long time because of its name. What a mistake. Dream Weaver is highly rated by both Yelp and TripAdvisor, my initial guides to then-unfamiliar Calvert County but the name conjured up a New Age-y sort of place with lots of bean sprouts and no bacon. Once I connected with the Calvert Foodies Facebook group, however, I … Continue reading Dream Weaver Cafe and Catering, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

Lunch at Le Chat Noir, Tenleytown, Washington, DC

There was a brief flurry of pro and con about Le Chat Noir on the neighborhood listserv, as well as widely varying reviews on various internet sites. Intrigued, I decided to go for lunch by myself, but was distracted by earlier-opening Coffee Nature (I had to get back to pick up Lily at preschool) and put off the trip. The estimable Bob Berendt, a longtime … Continue reading Lunch at Le Chat Noir, Tenleytown, Washington, DC

Brunch at The Pier, Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland

Where to eat after church on a Sunday? There are lots of attractive choices, but we decided on The Pier, shown here in warmer weather. The Pier was the first place we ate on our exploratory trip to Cove Point. That was during the spring of 2020, the depths of COVID, when nothing was hitting on all cylinders, and the food was, well, mediocre, enough … Continue reading Brunch at The Pier, Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland

Logan Tavern, Logan Circle, Washington, DC

What a treat! My grand-nephew Jack Tanner, the new and much improved John Tanner, was back in town to visit Patterson Sheehan, who recently moved to DC from North Carolina. We all — Liza, Michael, Ella, Lily, and I — got together for a Saturday brunch. (Alas, Nancy was at a ladies gathering for a friend from Maine, Nancy Breul, who was staying with us.) … Continue reading Logan Tavern, Logan Circle, Washington, DC

Bulrushes, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

Nancy and I have been to Bulrushes a couple of times now. On our first trip we simply were looking for a new place to have lunch in Prince Frederick, just lunch, nothing special, and settled on Bulrushes. It’s a pleasant place, nothing fancy or elaborate, but preternaturally clean. There’s plenty of room, and the dark ceiling softens the light. You order at the counter … Continue reading Bulrushes, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

Bread and Chocolate, Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

I recently gave a positive report, one perhaps influenced by the opening cocktail of heroic proportions, and certainly by the company, on La Ferme. Remarkably, it was the first time for all four of us, even though both we and La Ferme have shared the neighborhood for decades. Here’s a report on another longstanding favorite that I’ve neglected, Bread and Chocolate. I had been to … Continue reading Bread and Chocolate, Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

Buckets Bar and Grill, Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland

Here we have a bit of a shift of gears from our dinner at La Ferme in Chevy Chase. In our continuing exploration of Southern Maryland restaurants, Michael Boyd, my son-in-law, and I decided to go out for a burger and some wings while the ladies went to see the film, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. We settled on Buckets Bar and Grill, a local sports bar … Continue reading Buckets Bar and Grill, Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland

La Ferme, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Michael, Liza, Nancy, and I went to La Ferme for a special dinner. Amazingly, none of us had been there for dinner before, and it is off the beaten track, just off the edge of a tiny commercial block nestled in residential Chevy Chase (with, incredibly, abundant parking). I’d heard good things about it from multiple sources. I also saw a picture on Jeremy Steed’s … Continue reading La Ferme, Chevy Chase, Maryland