Eats

The PITs

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
As Matthew Hancock tells it, the most recent version of The PIT Barbecue Restaurant was pretty much his idea of heaven on Earth.


Holiday Greenery

Chow, Baby
Today’s journalism-lingo term is evergreen, meaning a non-time-pegged article that an editor keeps on hand to fill space in case of emergency – say a columnist gets sick, or suddenly takes off to visit its family in...



The PITs

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
As Matthew Hancock tells it, the most recent version of The PIT Barbecue Restaurant was pretty much his idea of heaven on Earth. “I like good food, good wine, cold beer, pretty women, and live music,” he said. ̶...


White Like Me

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has been reading a book called Stuff White People Like, compiled from the blog of the same name. It’s basically a field guide to the things some people do to feel special and unique even though millions of othe...



White Like Me

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has been reading a book called Stuff White People Like, compiled from the blog of the same name. It’s basically a field guide to the things some people do to feel special and unique even though millions of othe...


Roll, Baby, Roll

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What do you do when you and some friends are in the Mid-Cities around happy hour and are craving a mid-week pick-me-up? You could do a lot worse than swing into Bedford and hit Duke’s Original Roadhouse, where you’l...



That Ol’ Cheese Magic

Chow, Baby
No need to get into who’s been too busy and hardly ever home, and who’s been a boring dud just sitting on the couch watching TV all the time. Point is, Chow, Baby and the beloved needed a romantic evening out to rek...


Blogrolling in Our Time

Chow, Baby
You’d think Chow, Baby scans the local foodie blogs to steal ideas, but in fact it’s just looking to see if its name is mentioned (as in, “As the brilliant Chow, Baby brilliantly pointed out…”). Th...



Mac Daddy

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In my South Arlington neighborhood, Mac’s Steaks and Seafood (or, as the signage says simply, Mac’s Grille) has been an institution for nearly two decades. Sunday brunches are so crowded you can barely breathe insid...


That Ol’ Cheese Magic

Chow, Baby
No need to get into who’s been too busy and hardly ever home, and who’s been a boring dud just sitting on the couch watching TV all the time. Point is, Chow, Baby and the beloved needed a romantic evening out to rek...