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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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Warm up by the Fire: Fireside Dining

We’re now officially in November. Once the cold sets in, there is nothing more comforting than dining and enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail beside the warmth of a roaring fire. The nation’s capital offers a variety of fireside dining to enjoy a hearty meal while listening to the crackle of flames. DC offers the best fireside [...]

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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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Winter Comes Early to Washington, DC. Where to Eat by the Fire

While the weather outside is frightful, dining by the fire is so delightful. Once the cold sets in, there is nothing more comforting than dining and enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail beside the warmth of a roaring fire. The nation’s capital offers a variety of fireside dining to enjoy a hearty meal while listening to the [...]

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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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DC’s Best Breakfasts

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 [...]

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District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]

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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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District of Hops: Cranberry and Stuffing Edition

Happy November everyone. Welcome to the month of turkey, stuffing, and endless family drama. While that last bit should be reason enough to drink, this month has plenty of fantastic reasons to throw back a pint or four.

Here are the best beer events for November:
Flying Dog Vineyard Blonde Release Party – November 5: Head up to Frederick [...]

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Warm up by the Fire: Fireside Dining

We’re now officially in November. Once the cold sets in, there is nothing more comforting than dining and enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail beside the warmth of a roaring fire. The nation’s capital offers a variety of fireside dining to enjoy a hearty meal while listening to the crackle of flames. DC offers the best fireside [...]

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The Heights – New chef, New menu, New look!

One of Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurants, The Heights, is about to get a major makeover. From their press release: The EatWell DC, LLC owned establishment is going to have an updated look to accompany the new menu created the recently-appointed Head Chef, Kerry Tate.
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The Heights is having a few different (and awesome)celebrations:
1) 10/27/13 - Everything Must [...]

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The Battle of the Bottles: #VinovsVino

The Young Winos of DC & BonVivant have teamed up with Veritas Wine Bar to bring you a series of wine tastings to find which wine region will reign supreme!
The Background
The first battle of #vinovsvino was held in September where France was up against California, the classic match-up of Old World vs New World. Guests [...]

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Novo Fogo Sets The Coupe on Fire

The Coupe (3415 11th St., NW), the 24/7 neighborhood gathering spot in Columbia Heights, is getting set on fire, figuratively that is. Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, The Coupe will be playing host to Novo Fogo Cachaça’s Bars on Fire tour. The nationwide tour partners guest bartenders from around the country for an evening [...]

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District of Hops: Shutdown Suds Edition

The government has shut down. Crazy us thinking that a legislative body elected to responsibly govern would actually do their jobs. I’m at the point where I officially have more faith in Miley Cyrus keeping her clothes on than I do in my leaders. Surely that qualifies as reason enough for having a drink (or [...]

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Dining and Dating: Win a #SparkDate Dinner for Two at Ghibellina

Want to dine on our dime? Looking for a great date night for two? In need of a fantastic meal you can tell your friends about? Win dinner for two at Ghibellina (1610 14th St. NW) from Dining in DC and Sparkology!

Ghibellina is one of the newest additions to the increasingly popular and crowded 14th Street restaurant [...]

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Vote for Dining in DC: Best Food Blog in the Express Night Out ‘Best of 2013′

Thank you to everyone who sent in their nominations! Dining in DC is a Top five finalist in the Express Night Out ‘Best of 2013′ Poll. I am honored to be nominated alongside some great blogs, new and old.
I need your help to Vote for Dining in DC to win!
From now until September 26th, Express Night Out [...]