Wisconsin Ave. Cafe Is Now Lutèce by Bonaparte

After a recent renovation, the former Cafe Bonaparte is doubling down on its Frenchness by eighty-sixing the crepes, according to new chef Martin Senoville.

Cook on a Whim: Southeast Asian-Style Chicken Wings

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, these wings are beautiful and almost too easy to believe, but — most important — they are delicious little flavor bombs.

Cook on a Whim: Sweet & Salty Graham Cracker Toffee

This is one of the easiest little snacks you could ever whip up. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. Feel free to mix up the type of nuts you use.

Cook on a Whim: Cream of Mushroom Soup

This soup is rich, creamy and comforting, but not overly thick (as some “cream of” soups can be). While my amount of mushrooms might seem excessive, I promise it’s worth it.

Annabelle Opens Friday, Replacing Nora’s

Ashok Bajaj worked closely with restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York on the reputed $6-million renovation of the former Restaurant Nora.

ANC Approves Bagel Shop as ‘Corner Store’

After a lively, sometimes heated debate on Jan. 7, ANC 2E voted 6-2 in favor of a proposal giving the owner of Call Your Mother a corner store zoning variance.  

Cook on a Whim: Vanilla Bean Scones

Of all the sweets on my blog, this is probably the recipe I’ve referenced and made the most. My kids adore them and I love making them, so it’s a win-win.

Cook on a Whim: Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

Serve this soup with some warm, crusty bread and good, salted butter, a glass of red wine or a rich, dark beer and you’ve got the coziest dinner.

Cook on a Whim: Slow-Roasted Salmon

Slow-roasting might sound strange when it comes to fish, but, I promise you, this is the softest, most buttery salmon — so packed with flavor, so elegant and so easy to prepare.

Cook on a Whim: Browned Butter Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A cookie doesn’t have to be in the shape of a snowflake, flavored with peppermint and dusted in powdered sugar to be a holiday cookie. It just has to be special.