Sara Levine

Sara Levine has written about food in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New York. A recent culinary school grad, she enjoys cooking in her miniature Manhattan kitchen.

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  • Location: New York, NY
  • Favorite foods: I share Erin Zimmer's passion for oatmeal.
  • Last bite on earth: Mascarpone-stuffed date from Komi in D.C., my favorite restaurant on earth.

In-Flight Drinks: Spicy Tomato Juice

I always order bloody mary mix on planes. my bev of choice was orange juice for years (which i also never drink on land), but now i always go for the spicy tomato!

Chef Siblings: Beyond the BroVos

@DCeater: Hah, I grew up eating at Mel and Morty's delis! They are definitely quite the characters, and always served tasty matzoh ball soup! I tried to keep this roundup to just chefs, since sibling restauranteurs opens up a whole other (much bigger) category.

Lunch at Del Posto: A Four-Star Italian Gamble Pays Off

brooks headley used to be at komi in dc...i remember his desserts fondly! will have to get myself over to del posto soon, this lunch deal sounds amazing.

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Next Stop in D.C.: Birch & Barley and Churchkey

[Flickr: Daquella manera] Birch & Barley and its upstairs beer-centric bar, Churchkey, opened near Logan Circle just last fall but it's not uncommon to see a crowd waiting outside on 14th Street for a table. As soon as they sit down they'll be welcomed with pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac's stellar bread board (and will hopefully end the meal with at least one of her oatmeal cookies). Birch & Barley's bread board. [Photograph: Sara Levine] MacIsaac's husband, Kyle Bailey, runs the savory side of the kitchen at Birch & Barley and Churchkey. The duo came to Washington from Allen & Delancey in New York. They also worked together at Cru and separately at Union Square Cafe and Blue Hill at... More