Author: Aparna

Aparna, Feature

Don’t Sleep on Bulgarian Wine!

Did you know Bulgaria has been making wine as far back as the Stone Age and the Thracians? That’s about 9000 years ago! And they were the largest supplier of wine to the Soviet Union? And Sir Winston Churchill reportedly ordered 500 liters of Bulgaria’s wine every year? Also, Chef […]

Aparna, Restaurant Review

Jose Andres Beefsteak, Dupont Circle

The second location of Beefsteak, Jose Andres’ vegetable focused restaurant is now open in Dupont Circle in what was earlier a conference room in a bank. Let me say though, there are no remnants of that conference room anymore! The space is now open and bright, with milk crates hanging […]

Aparna, Restaurant Review

Republic Kolache Saturday Pop-Ups

Firstly, what is a kolache? All you need to know is that it a Czech pastry with sweet or savory fillings, first brought by immigrants to Texas in the mid 1800’s. And it’s delicious. Every Texan worth his/her worth should know the “national pastry of Texas” J – it’s a […]