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Extra Innings: Where to go Before and After Nationals Games

Baseball used to mean crackerjacks and peanuts. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. As most Americans’ culinary interests have exploded, unless you’re a lover of Taco Bell Doritos Locos tacos (in which case you’re probably dealing with a different type of gastrointestinal explosion), our appetite for a good meal and a great game have [...]

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Wine on a Dime: Half-price Wine Nights

How about a glass of wine to help chase away the Winter Blues nearly every day of the week? There are restaurants all over the DC area included.

Restaurants tend to offer wine deals early in the week to increase business on slower nights—most promotions are on Sunday and Monday, but Wine Down Wednesday is super [...]

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Best Shucking Happy Hours

Did you know that there is a “National Oyster Day”? Well – in my mind, everyday should be oyster day! But if you don’t want to sell an arm and a leg to enjoy these briny bivalves, Happy Hour is the way to go. Here are some reliable bets in the DC area to enjoy [...]

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Pizzeria Orso: Foodie Tested. Mother Approved

It’s a constant struggle to choose the perfect place to dine, as a foodie and as a mother. There just aren’t a lot of choices that both satisfy my palate and are suitable to take my family (my kids are typical chicken nugget and french fries eaters).
Recently, for my sister’s birthday, I made the suggestion [...]

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Dining in DC – Dining with a Vegan edition

I should start by saying that I eat everything. Pig blood ice cream? Bring it on!  So when a vegan friend was visiting me recently, I was in a fix.  What were we going to eat? Thankfully, more and more restaurants in the area have some kind of vegan option, so although we have divergent [...]

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Capella DC’s Thanksgiving Gives New Meaning to Posh

On a cold and windy day last month, we were asked to attend Capella DC‘s Thanksgiving Tasting. Thinking about turkey, stuffing, and cranberry in October may seem impossible but the thought of comforting food that day kept my attention more than TGIT (Gladiators know!) To my surprise, the group was extremely small as we were [...]

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It’s Not Too Late to Experience Nordic Week

Nordic Week has commenced and the reviews have come back…Washingtonians are definitely interested. Chef Bart Vandaele known for his exquisite Belgian cuisine at Belga Cafe as well as B Too, shows that he is knowledgeable in Nordic flavors as well. As one of the board members of the  Norwegian Seafood Council’s Culinary Board, his dedication [...]

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Summer Festivals and Fairs 2014

From fests to parades, there’s always something going on in the nation’s capital in the summertime. Us locals are a little spoiled, especially since visitors often save for months or spend their life savings to come here when we have access to the greatest tastings, festivals, fairs, and events year round. Don’t be afraid to [...]

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Todd Gray’s Muse On The Move: Menu Details Revealed

Beginning July 20th fans of Chef Todd Gray’s popular gourmet vegan brunch previously held at Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran Art Gallery will be enjoying their favorite meat-free fare at a new address.  While it was previously announced that the Corcoran Gallery of Art would be taken over by the National Gallery of Art and George [...]

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Top Three “Must Sees” at Great Tastes of Tysons

This weekend is the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival from Drink.Eat.Relax. We went and checked out the sights, sounds and tastes on the first day of the festival. We picked out three “must sees” that today’s attendees can’t miss out on:

Whole Hog Butchering Session: Head to the workshop area one at 1 p.m. [...]

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Great Bites and Sips at the Great Taste of Tysons

The fun and sun of Memorial Day may be a memory, but the summer festival season is just beginning. Start things off right with a brand new festival premiering this weekend in Virginia. Head to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II this Saturday and Sunday for the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival [...]

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Memorial Day Tap Takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Beer lovers of D.C., scrap your Memorial Day plans and strap on your shoes as there is an Adams Morgan tap takeover event you don’t want to miss. Celebrate beer, craft cocktails and the pin-ups of yesteryear with a special Fordham & Dominion Brewing tap takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW). The event represents the largest [...]

DC Stadium at dusk. Image courtesy of Mike Myers.

Extra Innings: Where to go Before and After Nationals Games

Baseball used to mean crackerjacks and peanuts. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. As most Americans’ culinary interests have exploded, unless you’re a lover of Taco Bell Doritos Locos tacos (in which case you’re probably dealing with a different type of gastrointestinal explosion), our appetite for a good meal and a great game have [...]

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District of Hops: May’s Best Beer Events

At long last May is finally upon us. For some reason, we celebrate this lovely month by proclaiming it “National Drinking Water Month.” Why we need a reminder to drink a substance which makes up a majority of our bodies is beyond me.

May is not a month for celebrating water. It is a month of [...]

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Picking Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th. Every year, one can expect to find legions of green-clad revelers taking to the streets in search of beer, whiskey and merriment. However since St. Patrick’s Day will follow on a Monday, those celebrations will extend all weekend long and into [...]

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It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only is it essential to fuel up to help you keep energized throughout the day, it can also set the tone for your day.  With these yummy breakfast spots, you’ll be more than willing to leap out of bed.
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District of Hops: February’s Best Beer Events

We are three months into winter, and to say that it has been brutal would be an understatement akin to saying panda cubs are “kinda cute.” Winter 2014 has been long and historically rough. However, there are reasons to look on the bright side. Spring is just around the corner, bringing with it warmth and [...]

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District of Hops: January’s Best Beer Events

The new year is already a week old. Time sure does seems to fly when you’re frozen and miserable. If you made a resolution to stop drinking in 2014, stop reading right now. However, if you’re like me and you’ve resolved to continue to enjoy the nectar of the gods, you are in luck. January [...]