Gordon Ramsay fish and chips The Wharf DC

A Day Out at the Wharf

After four years of living in Fiji, I appreciate experiencing the seasons change again now that we're back home in the U.S. I enjoy the enlivening chill of the fall air on my face when I go outside. We walked Guthrie and Jolene to the Wharf along Southwest DC's waterfront the other weekend to do… Continue reading A Day Out at the Wharf


Thunder Burger & Bar, D.C.

We were looking around for happy hours to check out in our neighborhood, and we decided to try Thunder Burger & Bar in Georgetown. The happy hour there is Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. We got there pretty early (before 5 p.m.), which worked out well because there were only a few… Continue reading Thunder Burger & Bar, D.C.

BGR Arlington VA

Fast-Food Find: BGR, Arlington, Virginia

BGR is a fast-food burger chain with locations in a few states and a couple outposts in (surprise, surprise) Kuwait. Judging by the one in Arlington, Virginia, BGR is a winner. It has restaurant-quality burgers. We ordered delivery through DoorDash. While it took patience (the food arrived 50 min. after ordering online), the wait was… Continue reading Fast-Food Find: BGR, Arlington, Virginia


Afghan Kabob House, Arlington, VA

Afghan Kabob House on Wilson Blvd. in Courthouse doesn't call attention to itself. I've walked by it several times without noticing it, but when I got its menu in the mail, I was intrigued. From the outside, it looks like a tiny place, but the interior is spacious. I'd even call it inviting. I walked… Continue reading Afghan Kabob House, Arlington, VA

Adventure, Art, Food

Lyon Hall

We spent about two weeks in the Washington, D.C., metro area after the Keys as part of the transition to our new post. We stayed at a lovely apartment building in Clarendon, Virginia, which was close to several good restaurants. One of our favorites became Lyon Hall, which serves American bistro fare. Monday is dollar-oyster… Continue reading Lyon Hall