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Food Meets Car – Experience Kia, Experience Fiola's

Most DC dwellers most likely spend at least 30 minutes commuting to and from work every day, some taking longer than 90 minutes. This isn't bad if you drive a luxury vehicle, but not everyone can afford that. Enter the 2014 Kia Cadenza – “the brand’s most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle that Kia has ever introduced [...]

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Argia’s: buon appetito!

Growing up, my favorite day of the week was Wednesday. Why? Because Wednesday was spaghetti night where my mom would make her classic marinara sauce with onion, mushrooms, and ground beef. Although simple, it was satisfying, comforting and, most importantly, soulful.
Satisfaction, comfort and soul can also be found in authentic, family-style Italian restaurants like Argia’s [...]

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Celebrating the Season at Elisir

Tis the season … for holiday parties. And there is certainly no shortage of yummy treats and delicious drinks throughout DC this time of year. At Elisir (427 11th St. NW), Chef Enzo Fargione showcased the masterpieces of Mixologist Mark Reyburn, who, according to Chef Enzo, delivers “innovative flavors in liquid form.”
Mark’s Seasonal Cocktails attracted [...]

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Maddy’s Opens at 13 and L Streets

Opening day of the second location for Maddy’s Tap Room (1100 13th St., NW) was a huge success just a few weeks ago. Beer enthusiasts, sports fans, and those ready to find a new hangout spot filled the tables, booths, and bar area to eat, drink, and watch the game.
Serving 40 beers on tap, Bartender Matt [...]

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A Barcelona Brunch at Boqueria

Yearning for a European getaway but just don’t have the time or resources? No worries. You can enjoy a jaunt to Spain without having to go through airport security. Boqueria (1837 M St. NW), DuPont Circle’s newest addition, brings an eclectic assortment of fresh, small plates to the District.

Boqueria was resurrected in the Flatiron District [...]

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Sticky Fingers: Finger Lickin’ Healthy Goodness

Made famous by being the first vegan bakery to win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars, Sticky Fingers Bakery (1370 Park Rd., NW)  in Columbia Heights is hosting its first ever Summer Supper Club held every Wednesday in the month of August. Featuring organic ingredients from local farmers’ markets, I had the privilege of partaking in Taco Night. [...]

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Hot Dog! Where to Celebrate Being an American in DC

Fireworks, baseball, pool parties, beer and flags. These are all things you will typically experience at a 4th of July celebration. But the most important aspect of this holiday (or any holiday, for that matter!) to consider is what you will eat. Because our Founding Fathers fought so hard to obtain and preserve our freedom, [...]

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Summertime Sweets and Tipsy Treats to Keep You Cool

Now that D.C .has finally accepted that it is indeed summer, the hot and steamy temps are rising and we are faced with the challenge of finding reprieve from the heat. How about this for a perfect equation? Humid weather + refreshingly cool sweets = a delightful summer pairing. It is really hard to turn [...]

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Where to Dine After Jazz in the Garden

If music be the food of love, play on. Jazz in the Garden is back for the twelfth year in a row, and you don’t want to miss a single beat of it. The free concert series that features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—including salsa, blusion, vibraphone, and Afrofunk, can be heard in the [...]