Month: October 2016

  • Book review: The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn

    The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the final book in the Lady Julia Grey series, and I confess that I took my time reading it. I have loved this series since it came out—the first book, “Silent as the Grave” being a particular favorite. It contains one…

  • Restaurant review: Chinatown Express (Washington, DC)

    We were looking for a quick bite to eat before the Adele concert at the Verizon Center.  Daikaya (known for its ramen) was a 40 minute wait.  But then we happened upon this hole-in-the-wall that advertised fresh hand-cut noodles (called 手拉麵 in Chinese). The noodles can be either put in soup or stir-fried, and you…