August 32

Bubble tea shops seem to be popping up more, and I love it! When I was working on the DMV Boba Tea guide, I came across August 32. I had no idea this shop was nestled in Beltway Plaza Mall, which is a place I frequented as a child. WHAT I ORDERED August 32’s menu…

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Manila Mart

Would you believe it if I told you that my list of boba spots has 35 different shops on it? I’m determined to get to all of them to add to the boba tea shops guide that you can read here. Manila Mart was one of the places on that list, and it was exciting…

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Love Life Cafe

Ever since one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @JustSeasonedWell, posted about Love Life Cafe, it’s been on my list of shops to try. I recently included it in my “Black-owned Juice Bars in Maryland” guide that you can read here. Love Life Cafe is a Black- and woman-owned business nestled in a shopping center in…

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Berries & Bowls

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie bowl? I was invited to check out Berries & Bowls’ Bethesda, Maryland location and try one of their smoothie bowls. I was so excited to try it out. Berries & Bowls is a family-owned business with two locations in Montgomery County, Maryland. They only use fresh ingredients for their…

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Black-owned Juice Bars in Maryland

Juice bars have been popping up more, but I’ve noticed that many of the ones I’ve stumbled upon are Black-owned. They all have one common goal: to provide juice and food with great quality ingredients for their communities. It’s comforting to know that the shops listed care about the ingredients that they put in the…

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Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe

There’s something about finding a doughnut shop to try with a great mix of classic and specialty doughnuts. I came across Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe while looking for more doughnut shops to check out in the D.C. Metro Area. This shop is a veteran-owned and family-owned shop in the Ballston Area of Arlington, VA.…

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Commonwealth Joe

When was the last time you explored a city near you? I’ve been feeling the need to explore more of Alexandria and Arlington, VA, particularly their coffee shops. I go to Starbucks and Dunkin more often because they’re the closest to me, so I like to visit other coffee shops when I can. On my…

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All Day Breakfast at Iron Rooster

Is there a restaurant that’s your go-to for breakfast food? One of mine is Iron Rooster, an restaurant that serves breakfast dishes all day. My first blog post about it was published in 2018, and I’ve been a few other times since then. The 2018 post can be found here: https://foodishways.com/2018/11/21/iron-rooster/. I finally visited for…

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Federalist Pig

Is there a restaurant that you keep telling yourself that you’ll go to next time…every time you pass it? That was me with the Federalist Pig. I finally checked out their FedMobile location in Hyattsville, Maryland, which is a food truck. They’re using this while their location out there is being built. I’ve seen a…

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Let’s Talk About Dealing with Burnout

Have you ever experienced burnout? It can happen to anyone, and I think it can be worse if you don’t catch it early enough…and it happened to me. Since July, I’ve been dealing with some things in my personal life. I just kept going and didn’t truly take the time to bounce back from those…

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