As you guys know, I write for CityEats DC’s blog, The Plate. My fellow blogger and friend, Russel Warnick, is doing a fabulous new series for them called Where I Ate This Week and I’m the first to be featured!
I posted a link to the article on Facebook the other day with a caveat (or two): yes, I ate at all those places, yes I work out and yes I am still a healthy person. Portion control and moderation are so important, for all of us, but especially people who are immersed in the food world. There are times when it all goes out the window, right along with the treadmill, but what can you do? Sometimes it all just tastes so. Damn. Good. :) Now on to Russel’s piece:
There are pros and cons to being a food writer. The pros are obvious, we eat out a lot and get to surround ourselves with talented people in the industry. The cons? We eat out a lot, perhaps not cooking as much as we’d like — and we spend more money on food than we’d care to admit. Oh, and then there’s the gym – I can’t speak for my colleagues, but I don’t hit the treadmill nearly enough.
The most common questions I’m asked is where I eat out, what are my favorite restaurants and what do I like to cook at home. Such loaded topics, all. And I’m just as curious about the answers to those questions when it comes to my fellow food writers in The District.
I introduce to you What I Ate This Week, a series providing a snapshot highlighting what a member of the CityEats team eats in a week.
We begin with Alejandra Owens, writer for CityEats, Borderstan and One Bite at a Time.
When I asked Alejandra to tell me what she ate in this particular week, I was overwhelmed by the time she spent at Eataly. Of course, she’s telling us what she ate the week she’s jaunting across the east coast (damn you, New York — we’ll soon have our comeuppance).