Milk & Honey, D.C.

Milk & Honey, D.C.

Milk & Honey, D.C.

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  In my line of work, I come across so many amazing restaurants and eateries. While in D.C. last fall, I was taken to this cute eclectic spot right outside of Washington. It was called Milk and Honey. I had heard about it from friends who said it’s a must try while in the city. Since it’s an African American owned establishment I was thrilled to try it.
Let me just paint a picture for you. We arrive and the place is all a buzz with activity. I’m told there is always a wait. I assume that’s why they have a dedicated waiting area that is chic, well appointed, and comfortable. Get this they offer a coffee wait station for guest waiting for a table. Which I was really impressed by, and something I had never seen in a fine dining establishment. How cool to wait for your table while enjoying a nice cup of gourmet coffee.
I was invited by a new friend Anthony Clemmons, a true foodie. He knows where all the great spots are in the area. He says he loves to eat, don’t we all!! While sitting in the waiting area we are chatting it up. Talking about the night before, Live Free Magazine had thrown a promotional networking event at the Dupont Collection Inn South a quaint bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Dupont Circle. A great destination to check out. It’s also owned by a couple of color. I digress, Anthony and I are sitting and enjoying our coffee, when we notice a very out spoken lady who was also waiting for her table start talking to another group of ladies and ask them if they are waiting to be seated. They said yes, and so she proceeded to take action.
At first I was totally turned off but her bold and aggressive actions, why is she all in that other lady’s business. Then she asked us if we were waiting too. We affirmed that we were waiting too. Let me give you a little back story about me. I’ve worked in the restaurant business, as a server, front house manager, and general manager. So, I know how the business works. To have a customer act this way I was so turned off. Like who does she think she is?  She then told the server to move a couple who were in the midst of eating their food to move so that the six of us could sit a one big table. Again, keep in mind I don’t know these ladies from ADAM. But my friend Anthony was like let’s just go with it. So I agreed.
We sat down to eat brunch with six individuals I’ve never met before. Can I say it was the best experience! I let my guard down and really enjoyed myself. It was awesome one was an African American artist, one was a singer, a project manager, a attorney, and a professor. This chance meeting was life changing. It taught me to say yes to the universe and what it has for you. I’m a Christian so it was a true GOD moment.
I say that due to the fact that the event the night before although beautiful it was not what I expected. I was truly disappointed with the turn out. But this brunch was like GOD kissing me on the cheek and saying keep going. So in this new year be open to the possibilities to have GOD encounters with HIS people.
Now let me get to the food at Milk and Honey. Absolutely amazing!  The bossy lady who set our group up ordered an appetizer for the table. LOL let me give you some background about Christie (the bossy lady). She has four or five degrees. She is a force to be reckoned with, intelligent, funny, full of life. She really needs her own television show! Back to the appetizer, she ordered chicken and red velvet waffles. You can see a picture of this mouthwatering dish on the cover of this issue.
I liked it so much I had to order one for myself. My buddy Anthony ordered the Shrimp and grits, which I had to try it. It was the best I ever had! It was seasoned to perfection. The upscale yet casual atmosphere made for the perfect brunch destination.
The ownership team is a beautiful couple Monique and Sammy Simms are a powerhouse! Monique runs the front of the house while celebrity chef Sammy runs the kitchen. Chef Sammy is famous from his appearance on Food Network’s “Chopped” which has been a huge exposure for their new venture in the D.C. area.
This is not their first eatery though. They began in the industry in Atlanta, GA. They have such an interesting take on cuisine. Chef uses his southern roots to create oversized delectable cuisine. That keep his patrons coming back for more. If you are in the D.C. area you must check them out. Go online and check out their menu, and make reservations you’ll need them! Remember to keep your mind and spirit open to new and creative experience in life!
Jarvus Hester
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