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Which Came First: the Chicken or the Waffle?

Some combinations are just so beloved and iconic, they’ve stood the test of time for decades. Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, milk and cookies—and yes, chicken and waffles. Featured Photos & Recipe from The Candid Appetite While not everyone begins salivating at the mention of chicken and waffles—they might even scrunch up their noses in confusion—the sweet and savory combo is worth a taste. If the idea of… read more

Machinery Turned Chic Decor

While ’70s- inspired, mid-century modern furniture continues to be on the up-and-up, I’m partial to the industrial chic look. Repurposed, industrial decor is not only environmentally-friendly, but it holds something most furniture can’t: nostalgia. Featured Photos from Vintage Industrial We’ve recently stumbled upon Vintage Industrial—a company that has built a small empire on re-purposing machinery into furniture for present-day usage. Vintage Industrial understands a nostalgic heart and marries it with functional… read more

Biltong: The Best Bite of Jerky

If anyone ever goes so far as to doubt my Southern street cred, I can always pull out, “Hey, I’ve had deer jerky,” and they’re sure to back off with due respect. I grew up playing soccer, and one of my teammates’ dads would bring us 8- and 9-year-olds the hardened, salty meat snack that he made from the deer he hunted. We’d go crazy for it. It was an… read more


the craft of brotherhood

Beautiful transformations happen at Lamon Luther. Salvaged wood becomes exquisite pieces of furniture, and once-broken and hopeless men metamorphose into skilled artisans with dignity and purpose. This is the story of those craftsmen and the reclaiming of their futures.    


The Inexpensive Boutique That You’ve Been Looking For

You know the drill: you walk into a boutique filled with racks of stunning pieces. Silks, knits, suedes, and chiffons are all hanging there, waiting for you to fall in love and take them home to your closet. You spy those trendy leather booties you’ve secretly been lusting over, or a pair of classic nude flats you realize would be ideal for your morning commute. The glint of metallic bobbles… read more

The Best Vegan Treats in D.C.

In a city where local news is national news, appetites are big and expectations are even higher. Washington, D.C. is well-known for its historical and political importance, but real visitors of the city know it’s the scrumptious cuisine that keeps people coming back. These are the places that not only have a great menu, but also a story and driving purpose behind them. I love a good meal, but when… read more

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