From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time where she writes about food, cooking and even offers up some great recipes. You can also find her on Twitter at @frijolita.
Joe Yonan is the Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and a fellow Borderstani. Having lived in the 17th Street area for five years, Yonan not only knows the neighborhood but also has a good sense of how it’s changed in recent years. He recently published his cookbook, Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, which can be purchased at Amazon.com and local bookstores.
Owens: Let’s get the basics out of the way: what brought you to D.C? How long have you lived in D.C? When did you move to the neighborhood?
Yonan: I came to D.C. in fall 2006 to start the job as Post Food section editor, and moved right to 17th Street into an 800-square-foot condo.
Owens: In a recent “Morning Joe” segment on MSNBC, Mike Barnicle said no good ethnic food (including Italian food) is made south of Philadelphia. Some maintain that D.C. isn’t a legitimate “food city” — what do you have to say to naysayers?