Deep Fried Diaries

The insider's scoop on food, travel & southern culture

Fork It Up – Summer 2015 – is HERE!

Hot off the press, our new Summer 2015 edition of Fork It Up is here for the hottest days of the year with the latest on happenings at each Passion Food Hospitality restaurant. From the group’s maiden … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fork It Up – Spring 2015 – is HERE!

After a long winter, the sun is finally shining, the ground is beginning to thaw, the flowers will soon be blossoming and we have the spring 2015 edition of Fork It … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s Carnival Time!

DC-area restaurants kick off a season of revelry with festive fare & spirits Mardi Gras season is in full swing and once again, Louisiana-inspired restaurants Acadiana and Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spring ‘Fork It Up’ is out!

We know you’ve been waiting all winter for this. As the weather warms, the spring edition of Fork It Up is officially out with everything you need to know about … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Acadiana gets a makeover

There’s something different at Acadiana these days, and we’re pretty sure you could put your finger on it. The classic Louisiana restaurant just underwent a significant makeover, retaining its Louisiana … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 Summer Lunch Spots (in 45 minutes or less)

Skip the line and enjoy the convenience of “food truck” speediness with the added comfort of brisk air conditioning, plush seats, and a server at your beck and call… That’s … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Fork It Up” — Hot off the press!

This summer’s Fork It Up is officially out! Read about the latest happening throughout the Passion Food Hospitality Group restaurants (Acadiana, Burger Tap & Shake, Ceiba, DC Coast, District Commons, … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Cheers to Cherry Blossoms

Spring has sprung. Well… kind of. With the official turn of the season last week, I was expecting the sprouting of spring flowers and a flittering of little animals emerging … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Inaugural Sips & Eats

Today is the day! President Barack Obama has once again taken the oath of office, marking the start of his second term as president. The inaugural festivities have, for the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Inaugural Blast from the Past

Yet again, another inauguration is here. There’s a unique energy about this place as outsiders join the ranks of Washingtonians, here to witness the historical event. I came across a … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Deep Fried Turkey Diaries (leftover recipes)

Thanksgiving day is over. You’ve got a sink full of dishes, a fridge full of leftovers, and a house full of hungry relatives—it’s time to think on your feet. For … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

SIMONE SEZ: The Best of Southern Brunch

It’s Sunday morning. Hopefully you just caught up on a bit of much-needed sleep. Or maybe you went out last night, and the sunlight streaming through your window is just … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Isaac Meets Katrina (hurricane reflections)

Everyone can’t help but to draw comparisons between Hurricane Isaac and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which was seven years ago this week. Isaac has made landfall, and we’re hoping … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment
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