Izakaya Juraku – East Village – New York, NY

This place I discovered after visiting the opening day of the International Center of Photography Museum and once the torrential downpour cleared that afternoon. Between a couple Japanese restaurants on top of each other, Juraku had a sign out for having over 40 craft Japanese beers available and right around Happy Hour I was sold! […]

Curry in a Hurry, Rockville MD

Story begins with Rokagi – a Peruvian restaurant that operated out of the back of a beer and wine store right in front of Shady Grove Metro Station off of Rockville Pike (355), that eventually closed and got absorbed by Curry in a Hurry – now a Peruvian and Indian menus sharing the same old […]

American Tap Room, Bethesda MD

American Tap Room is a roomy restaurant in the heart of Bethesda, MD, with huge selection of creative American dishes and you guessed it – lots of beer on tap! Chicken and waffles, ahi tuna salad, and jambalaya all in one location. I definitely recommend checking them out if you’re in the area.

NaiNai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar, Silver Spring MD

NaiNai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar is a real treasure of Silver Spring, MD, with very fresh atmosphere and great fare of Chinese and Taiwanese street dishes and small bites. We all love our grandma’s cooking, and this is half of the theme of NaiNai’s, which means grandma in Chinese, and a thumbtack wall for you […]

Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine, Rockville MD

If you are around Twinbrook metro area and are in the mood for a beer or perhaps wine, why wouldn’t a beer and wine store also have an amazing deli in it? With creatively named and made tons of sandwiches and other deli-style eats, Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine has it all. Ham and […]

Frankford Hall, Philadelphia PA

My absolutely favorite German-style biergarten in Olde Kensington, Philly. Lots of space, air, classic bar games like ping-pong, corn hole and jenga and absolutely superb bites. This was the first shoot I had with fantastic natural lighting thanks to a 3 story white building across the street. Highly recommend this place!