Fire Works Pizzeria

Written by The Dr Grub on July 17, 2012

Fire Works is a local contemporary American pizzeria and bar located in Virginia. Here are  some of the pizzas from them.

Sopranos pizza in a classic Italian American style mushrooms, onions, sausage , truffle salt on cheese and classic tomato sauce.

Guadalajara pizza is a taco on pizza crust. Guadalajara pizza has spiced beef, cheddar, pico de galllo, jalapenos, lettuce, sour cream.

Fire cracker pizza has pepperoni, onions, olive and crushed red peppers on classic tomato sauce.

Black sheep pizza is full of gamy lamb sausage, feta cheese , spinach, onions with tomato sauce and balsamic glaze.

Pizza seasoning… classic!

The Beer List at Fire Works on chalkboard .. so it changes with each new keg.

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale..

White sangria…

Fire Works Pizzeria in Arlington Virginia.


Posted in: Twitter Image |

Tapas in Boqueria: Washington DC

Written by The Dr Grub on April 4, 2012

Here are some of the tapas in Boqueria located Washington DC…

Montada Mallorquín
Toast points, sobrasada, carmalized onions, mahón cheese (cow’s semi-firm cheese) with runny quail eggs on top


Dáiles con Beícon
Bacon wrapped dates with valdeón cheese (cow and goat’s milk blue cheese), marcona almond

Buñuelos de Bacalao
Salt-cod and potato fritters with citrus allioli

Pimientos de Padrón
Blistered Shishito peppers with coarse sea salt

Tortilla Española
Traditional Spanish omelet of farm eggs, confit potatoes, Spanish onions

Montados de Boquerones
Toast points, white anchovies, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, and spicy olive tapenade

Brocheta de Rape y Panceta
Monkfish, pork belly, tomato cherry, zuchinni, mojo verde

Patatas Bravas
Crispy potatoes served with brava sauce (spicy tomato sauce) and garlic aioli.

A look outside Boqueria….


Posted in: Twitter Image |

Taste of Nation: Washington DC 2012

Written by The Dr Grub on April 3, 2012

Here are some of the amazing delicacies served in Taste of the Nation Washington DC on April 2, 2012 in National Building Museum. Taste of the Nation brings together local culinary pioneers across the nation to raise funds needed to help end childhood hunger. 100% of ticket sales support Share Our Strength, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit organizations fighting hunger.

Tuna tartare with guacamole


Seafood tartare napoleon

Sous Vide Seafood

Georgetown Cupcakes

Beet tartare

Dates wrapped with bacon

Homemade sausages


Seafood & saffron




Lamb tartare

Pickled deviled eggs with pork rinds

Styrofoam parmesan

Clam chowder



Posted in: Twitter Image |

Sri Lankan Meal in Rice & Curry

Written by The Dr Grub on December 1, 2011

Rice & Curry book by S.H Fernando Jr. introduces food from Sri Lanka. Here are some authentic Sri Lankan delicacies served at Sri Lankan’s ambassador’s house during the book’s launch (Embassy press release).

The Sri Lankan dinner was served buffet style in traditional clay pottery.

Egg hoppers (Appa) is a bowl-shaped thin pancake, similar to South Indian, made with yeasty rice flour made breakfast and dinner.

Chicken curry is similar to curries from Indian subcontinent, but made with some different ingredients such as lemon grass. Sour fish curry made from tuna and flavored by gambooge (goraka), which gives it a complex flavor acquired sour taste.

Cashew curry made with raw cashews in coconut milk, being one of its major producers. This eggplant lived up to the author’s description of being the tastiest — slightly sweet and savory made with deep fried eggplant in coconut milk.

Sambol a unique condiment made with spiced grated coconut and onions, sometime flavored by dried shrimp.

My Sri Lankan dinner plate…

Rice & Curry cookbook on Sri Lankan home cooking has 100 easy to follow recipes. The book is now featured in New York Times list of notable cookbook in 2011 and you can read more of author’s writing in a blog with same name, Rice & Curry.


Posted in: Twitter Image | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Delicious by Design

Written by The Dr Grub on December 1, 2011

Delicious by Design is a cookbook that features 30 recipes curated in 30 years by Washington DC based designer Robert Sugar of Auras Design. In author’s word “cooking is a lot like designing. There’s a lot of thought put into the ingredients; it takes technique and tools to produce excellent work; and if everything works just right, the end result is pretty tasty”.

The 30 recipes are complemented by amazing photography by Renée Comet and artistically styled by Lisa Cherkasky. Here’re some of the mouthwatering (for lack of a better word) photos from the book.

Here’s my copy of Delicious by Design cookbook. I can’t wait to cook from this…

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Toki Underground’s Ramen

Written by The Dr Grub on November 9, 2011

Ramen and more in Toki Underground of Washington DC…

more photos in DesiGrub’s Facebook page

Ramen: Curry Chicken Hakata

Ramen broth with “the” big ladle spoon

Ramen noodles in the ramen soup

Ramen: Toki Hakata Classic


The man behind the Toki Underground


Posted in: Twitter Image |

Homemade Donuts

Written by The Dr Grub on November 6, 2011

Homemade donuts made from scratch by Manisha Shrestha and photos by Ali Shrestha,

flour (2 cups), yeast (1 pack of 7g), sugar 2 tablespoons
milk (¼ cup), warm water (¼  cup), butter (1 stick ), egg (1)
oil (frying)

  1. Mix and knead for 10 minutes. Leave it for 1 hr.
  2. Roll out the dough to a thickness of ½ inch. Use a coffee mug to cut the rolled dough, and cut off the center by a plastic bottle cap.
  3. Fry in the oil at 350 degree for 10 seconds on each side.
  4. Melt chocolate (dark and white) and mixed it with ¼ cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. You can add cardamom in white chocolate.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Ray’s Steaks and Cheese

Written by The Dr Grub on November 5, 2011

Ray’s new cheesesteaks restaurant “Ray’s Steaks and Cheese” opened in Arlington, Virginia and this how the cheesesteaks,menu and promo looks like…

more photos on Facebook page of DesiGrub

The cheesesteak!

Cheesy beef with uneven slice of sandwich bread…

What’s Ray’s cheesesteak (menu)? ½ lb of ribeye and  top sirloin with American/provolone cheese.

It’s NOT an authentic “Philly” Cheesesteaks but simply a good Cheesesteaks sandwich…

How did the Ray’s Cheesesteaks look?

What ad’s and sign did Ray’s use to draw crowds to their cheesesteaks?

Posted in: Twitter Image | Tags: , , , , ,

Hill Country Barbecue

Written by The Dr Grub on November 2, 2011

Hill Country in Washington DC takes inspiration from foods from legendary meat-markets-turned-barbecue-joints of Central Texas. Some of its offerings are…

more photos in DesiGrub’s Facebook page

Posted in: Twitter Image | Tags: , , , , , ,

Baked goodies at PAUL

Written by The Dr Grub on November 2, 2011

Baked goodies at PAUL‘s new store in the Georgetown (Wisconsin/M NW) , Washington DC opening on week of November 21, 2011.
more pics at DesiGrub’s Facebook Page.

Posted in: Twitter Image | Tags: , , , , ,

Pizza Paradiso Hits 20

Written by The Dr Grub on October 27, 2011

Pizzeria Paradiso Turns 20 with ‘20 Something’ Celebrations on Anniversary week Nov 7-13, 2011 with pizza and beer specials

More pics at  http://facebook.com/desigrub/

Posted in: Twitter Image | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Country Scrambler

Written by The Dr Grub on October 27, 2011

Country Scrambler at Silver Diner made from scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, jack cheddar, sausage gravy = comfort breakfast.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Rays to The Third

Written by The Dr Grub on September 21, 2011

Ray’s to the third is Michael Landrum new restaurant between Rosslyn and Courthouse metro stop in Arlington Virginia – right across from the famous Ray’s Hell Burger. New Ray’s serves fried chicken, crab, fried jumbo shrimp, grilled salmon, cajun catfish, and steaks with spiked milkshakes. Here’s how my grilled salmon looked like.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Porkorn – Bacon Carmel Popcorn

Written by The Dr Grub on April 6, 2011

Porkorn – Bacon Carmel Popcorn courtesy of Bayou Bakery Arlington Virginia

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Bacōn and Bakon

Written by The Dr Grub on April 6, 2011

Bacōn (a bacon-scented cologne)  or Bakon (bacon flavored vodka)?

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Paul Bakery Café in Washington DC

Written by The Dr Grub on March 30, 2011

Paul, a 120 yr. old French bakery-café, will open a bakery-café in Penn Quarter of Washington, DC on Monday, May 2nd. Here are some images for what to expect.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

DC Cupcakes

Written by The Dr Grub on March 27, 2011

Georgetown Cupcakes also known as DC Cupcakes (TLC show) courtesy of Mr. SK.

Georgetown Cupcakes aka DC Cupcakes
Vanilla Birthday Cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes
Milk Chocolate Birthday Cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes
Box of DC Cupcakes

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Quiznos Lobster Sub

Written by The Dr Grub on March 23, 2011

Quiznos Lobster Sub – doesn’t it look more colorful in advertisement?

Posted in: Twitter Image |

California Tortilla’s Korean BBQ

Written by The Dr Grub on January 13, 2011

California Tortilla’s new Korean BBQ flavor has steak, kimchi slaw, toasted sesame, scallions, and Korean BBQ sauce containing hot pepper paste, Gochuchang.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Ladyfinger Fruit cake

Written by The Dr Grub on January 11, 2011

Ladyfinger Fruit Cake – Best cake from the grocery store Giant Food

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Efes Pilsener

Written by The Dr Grub on January 8, 2011

Efes Pilsener, this Turkish beer is now officially Mr. ST’s favorite beer.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Salmon Samosa

Written by The Dr Grub on January 6, 2011

Where’s “Salmon” in Salmon Samosa ($6) , Heritage India http://www.heritageindiausa.com/ ? All I saw was rice + few salmon flakes.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Curried Meat Puff Pastry

Written by The Dr Grub on January 5, 2011

Have you ever tried salty puff pastry with meat and curry spices?

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Acrobat Pinot Noir

Written by The Dr Grub on January 4, 2011

Acrobat Wine (Oregon Pinot Noir) : You’re using too much computer if this makes you think of PDF.

Posted in: Twitter Image |

Candied Ginger

Written by The Dr Grub on January 4, 2011

Strong flavor of ginger with sweetness of sugar. Candied ginger is made  from ginger root cooked in sugar syrup.

Posted in: Twitter Image |