What I Ate This Week – Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell

Welcome back to another What I Ate This Week, our series on what our crew here over at CityEats eats. Literally.

This week we have Nevin Martell, freelance writer and CityEats contributor.

On breakfast, Nevin tells me he likes to pace himself, “Since I will probably eat rich foods for lunch and/or dinner, I try to always start the day with a bowl of oatmeal (though sometimes I still fall off the wagon and start the day with a toasted everything bagel slathered with full fat chive cream cheese).” A great example we should all adhere to.

Other than his eating at home, here are some of Nevin’s favorite dishes he ate this particular week:



Oatmeal with dried blueberries, cherries and strawberries with 2% milk and a dusting of ground cinnamon.


Lunch: non-traditional (or as Nevin puts it, Baltimore-styled) Cheesesteak with a slather of sriracha mayo, followed by Chef Alison Reed’s Ice Cream Sandwich; a layer of espresso cream sandwiched between two cocoa meringues with a serving of caramel ice cream and bourbon cherries at Cafe St- Ex.


Dinner: Sea Scallop Ceviche with wedges of pink grapefruit and a blood orange-passion fruit sauce, and Fried Salt Cod Fritters, which Nevin described as “perfectly crunchy on the outside, but warm and smooth on the inside”  from Cuba Libre.


Yes, another cheesesteak, this time a Lamb Cheesesteak with sharp aged provolone and ribbons of caramelized onions and peppers, as if that wasn’t enough, Nevin also sampled the Southwestern corn salad from Zola Wine Kitchen. Nevin describes the salad as “deftly melded rustic American and Mexican flavors.”


Lemon, Raspberry and Coffee Macarons from Paul, the recently opened French bakery in Georgetown.


Nevin usually only heads out to Rockville for dim sum, but on this occasion he got in the car and headed to Matchbox, and for one reason alone: Cinnamon Rolls baked in a cast iron skillet. He justified it by saying “these gluttonous goodies paired with strong coffee and good friends made for a great way to kick off the weekend.

Sounds like an awesome Saturday morning. Thanks, Nevin!


  • Micahael Palmer

    Okay brother, we are getting that social media portrait done STAT!!