The Next Great Bite’s Favorite Bites of 2014

Next-Great-Bite-Best-Bites-of-2014As 2014 come to a close, it is a time to reflect and take a look back on the year. Here are my favorite bites of 2014. They include bites from the DC, Maryland and Virginia area but also some of my travel bites from Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA and Tampa, FL.

Dining in DC, Maryland and Virginia

Mussels a la Vodka
Graffiato, Washington, DC

Mussels a la Vodka Graffiato, Washington, DC The pot of mussels, shrimp and sausage with the zesty tomato vodka sauce is served with a side of polenta fries, sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan. You may not want to share!

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Chef’s Burger, Vermillion, Alexandria, VA

I went to lunch with some of my coworkers the other day. I was ready to order one of their Power Lunch Boxes from the menu. One of my coworkers said how he had been to Vermillion the day before and how he got the chef’s burger. He told us how decadent it was with  “chicken fried” bacon on it. Chicken fried bacon? Really? This I had to try. First of all the burger was so juicy. Thick and meaty. It was covered with tillamook cheddar and topped with escarole greens. But, look at that bacon! Thick slices of bacon battered. It usually comes with fries but I had to make myself feel like I was eating something that was good for me. I enjoyed each bite.

It was well worth splurging on this dish.