Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Menu ReVamp: Trio Grill


By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Between the Mosaic District and Halstead Square, the Merrifield area is really becoming a dining gem for those outside the beltway. However, these two areas aren’t the only place where you can dine well in that area – Trio Grill, open for one year and located off Route 29 – recently launched their new fall menu featuring seasonal items and having never dined there, I was excited to try it out. The first thing I noticed when I walked into the restaurant were the warm orange, mahogany and honey tones, large, comfortable leather chairs, four(!) wine cellars, expansive bar and the exposed brick walls, giving the restaurant a warm, cozy feeling.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just Lunch: Daily Grill

Red Quinoa and Arugula Salad
Daily Grill has some new menu items that are both healthy and delicious.  We always have great meals at this restaurant, but the new menu items really hit the spot.  Get ready to be stuffed with the generous portions!  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Living Mediterranean at Zoës Kitchen

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor 
Looking for a fresh taste of the Mediterranean served with a side of Southern Hospitality? Then look no further than Zoës Kitchen, with locations popping up all over the DC area. I visited the Ballston location and was pleased to find a  family-friendly eatery that prides itself on simple, convenient and tasty recipes that embraces the Mediterranean way of life – that a fulfilling, happy life is one that is shared with family, friends, and eating wholesome, fresh ingredients.