In a city like D.C. it pays to explore, for the things you’ll find will blow your mind and leave you wanting more. Some of those things might be the fresh, steaming, Jamaican empanadas from Julia’s in Adams Morgan or Bourbon Banana Caramel ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee in the Naval Yard. Recently I was lucky enough to grab a late dinner at Billy Sud in Georgetown. I started with a Pate Maison: a country style pork pate with prunes, pistachios, and cornichons and finished with a luxurious Gnocchi Parisienne: a velvety cream, roasted peas, and mushrooms, it was a true delight. At the end of the meal I was cheesing sooo hard, blissfully recalling a meal that lasted an hour and half but remembered forever. Keep in mind, it’s not like I ever heard of this place before 9pm last night, so this was a wonderfully unexpected surprise in a city full of them. Thank you mom and dad and thank you Washington D.C.