Selected Food Features and Columns

Virginian-Pilot 1981-1984 and 1987-1996
As restaurant critic, food news and trends columnist, and food and restaurant feature writer, I wrote hundreds of articles during this period. Columns for the Virginian-Pilot included "Bill of Fare" restaurant criticism; "Morsels," "a la carte," and "Short Orders" food news and trends; and "Chef's Secret" recipes from local restaurants. Features included profiles of restaurant people, cookbook reviews and overviews, food-related travel, and themes like eating out with children, brunches, bistros, and ethnic cuisines.

virginian pilot inn style article cover

Inn Style: The Inn at Little Washington, Virginia "One of the Ten Best Restaurants in the World" according to Patricia Wells (1994) and one of my favorite restaurant feature articles (August 21, 1994)

Feature articles for the Flavor section

Washington Post Weekend Beach Edition, May 1995-1997
washingtonpost beach weekend 1995 cover Fishing for Flavor in and Around Virginia Beach, May 16, 1997
Beyond Surf and Turf at Virginia Beach, May 17, 1996
Virginia Beach's Best Eats 1995, May 19, 1995 

Metro Hampton Roads Magazine and Ghent/City Magazine 1981-1993

“In Pursuit of the Perfect Pizza,” Metro Hampton Roads Magazine, December 1981
“Smartening Up the Dumbwaiter for Its Imminent Move,” Ghent/City Magazine, June 1993
“Dail’s Offers Culinary Bounty with Extended Menu, Service,” Ghent/City Magazine,” July 1993
“Dinner at Nations Could Go Around the World in 7 Days,” Ghent/City Magazine, August 1993 Food Issue
“Sous Chef is Important Link in Fine-Dining Food Chain,” Ghent/City Magazine, August 1993 Food Issue
“History Repeats Itself as Restaurant Patrons Dine in Colonial Style,” Ghent/City Magazine, August 1993 Food Issue
“Cheap Places To Eat Your Fill Without All the Pricy Frills,” Ghent/City Magazine, October 1993

During 2006-2008 I wrote restaurant reviews for Greenville Magazine, Greenville, South Carolina using the nom de plume D.B. Larousse.

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modified 6 October 2018 by D. Reiss