Travel with Purpose: Ballou International


Guest post from Jessica (DC Repatriate) Although I have plenty of formal education, much of my knowledge has come from travel. Twenty years ago, I was an inner-city high school kid dreaming about traveling the world. As I started to travel, I dreamed to be part of a movement to get kids to see the… 

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A Little Heart and Art in Amsterdam

Petra invited guests into her Amsterdam flat last weekend, served them an incredible dinner and showed them her art. Each course was paired with a handpicked glass of wine. Petra has another event this Saturday, book here.

Fried Chickpeas Fried Egg Dunya

Dinner Out at Dunya in DC

This week, Bookalokal guests gathered at Dunya, a cozy Mediterranean inspired American bistro for a 3 course tasting menu. The food was delicious and beautifully plated and the group had a wonderful time. Book Dunya’s next meal here: Thanks again to Andy Chang for the wonderful photos.

Streak Frites Menu MBK

Bookalokal Meets Menu MBK

Thanks to Jess at Adventures of the Repatriate for sharing this post. Visit her amazing blog here. I have a fascination with all things Belgian, fueled by my nostalgia of my former Brussels life.  Given that, I have been curious about Menu MBK, the restaurant/market concept by Chef Federik de Pue. Thankfully, my friends at… 

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Traditional Dining: The Nigerian Way

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.“- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Summertime brings out the best of Washington Heights’ lively dominican neighborhood. From dusk until dawn, music can be heard blaring from windows, while young and old men play dominoes on fold out tables and chairs parked… 

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