A gentle pit stop

Since my son Keller started college, I must have driven on I-66 and I-81 in Virginia dozens of times. As beautiful as the drive is—characterized by a bucolic landscape of rolling hills; farm animals grazing on lush, green grass and exits to wineries and charming small towns—I’ve seldom stopped to sample the local fare and … Continue reading A gentle pit stop

Fast Food on the Run

Whenever someone asks for a restaurant recommendation in downtown D.C., I often refer folks to one of José Andrés’ restaurants. Whether it’s Zaytinya, Jaleo or Oyamel, the food is always exceptional. What sets his restaurants apart from the other amazing ones in town is José himself, his convictions and his philanthropic heart. It’s why I was more than happy to pony up the $150 for Dine-n-Dash, a benefit for Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The nonprofit organization through its chef network has been key in feeding Puerto Ricans as they continue to recover from Hurricane Maria, and more recently the people in Hawaii and Guatemala in the wake of their respective natural disasters. Continue reading Fast Food on the Run