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Pan American Bakery & Grill: The Bolivian Hidden Gem

When venturing outside our neighborhood and looking for nourishment, a GPS search often leads us to generic, chain restaurants rather than local hidden gems. One such instance comes to mind when in search of coffee  in Alexandria, VA, which yielded results of several Dunkin Donuts in the area. No regrets after deciding to taking a chance on [...]

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Telecommute in Style: Home Office Escapes in the District

With an ever growing work-from-home population, escapes outside the home where one can do work (and actually be productive) are increasingly popular, yet hard to come by unless you know where to go. Free WiFi just doesn’t cut it anyone. Telecommuters want good eats, ambiance, and interesting decor. Whether you fall into this workforce demographic or just [...]

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Painting the Town Red, Green, & Purple for Charity

The upcoming holiday season often allows food and fun to take on special purpose by also incorporating the spirit of giving. With this in mind, look for Dining in DC posts over the next few months that honor local charities through special events to see not only how readers can and have enjoyed themselves but [...]

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Hilton Brothers Open Room with a ‘Boo’

With Halloween just around the corner, ’tis the season for people to jump out and shout “Boo!” At the new Satellite Room (2047 9th St., NW), diners can look forward to hearing Boo a bit more often. The newest neighbor to DC music institution 9:30 club (and newest venture for the the musically inclined Hilton [...]

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Pulling the Trigger on Festival Fun at the National Harbor

The National Harbor has been buzzing with events all throughout the summer, including numerous promoted by the Trigger Agency. They hosted huge events drawing thousands of locals encouraged to “drink, eat, relax” and enjoy the fresh tastes of summer, including crabs, lobster, local brews, and flavorful bourbons among other tasty treats. Below is our recap of these [...]

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Animal Appetites: Dining & Cub Spotting at the National Zoo

Last month, the world was in awe after the debut of two ridiculously adorable cheetah cubs at DC’s very own National Zoo. The two cubs, named Carmelita and Justin, after US Olympic sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin, have captured the hearts of many Washingtonians. The new darlings may be the cause of an increase [...]

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A Piece of H & Perfection

H Street ‘hood residents rejoice – there is finally a legitimate pizza joint in the Atlas District! The eagerly anticipated H &Pizza (1118 H St. NE) opened last weekend, providing yet another reason to consider the up-and-coming neighborhood when dining out or looking for a night on the town. After only a few weeks in business, [...]

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The Pig for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

In May, the EatWell group opened the Pig (3115 14th St. NW), truly a pork-lovers dream. In most dishes, pork is featured in a subtle manner that enhances the dishes rather than being a main focus. Keeping with the small plate trend, plates at the Pig should be ordered with the intent to share, giving you the opportunity to try dishes in both the more and less pig varieties. Meat-free meals are also available and quite tasty. Additionally, the Pig will begin serving brunch starting June 30th on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm.

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Here, piggy piggy… DC’s National Harbor gets a taste of the Red, White, & Booze

Few things in life can compare to sitting by the water on a warm day, enjoying a cold brew, and bold barbeque with good friends. On Saturday, June 16th this possibly perfect combination came to fruition at DC’s National Harbor, where the Trigger Agency’s BBQ, Bourbon, & Beer event provided all of the above and [...]

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Tonic at Quigley’s Cures Summer Fever With New Menu

Last week, Tonic at Quigley’s revealed their summer menu while hosting an intimate media preview. Executive chef Michael Degginger displayed a variety of offerings that will be available as of June 4th at their popular Foggy Bottom location (2036 G St. NW). The restaurant is housed in a former pharmacy and lunch counter that was [...]

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For the Love of Lamb! What are “ewe” looking at?

If you were at DC’s historic Eastern Market on Monday, May 21st, then ewe were one of the lucky ones to witness eighteen of the nation’s capital baaad-est chefs engaging in a fierce competition for who would take the title for serving the most lambtastic dish at the 2nd Annual DC Lamb Jam. Sponsored by [...]

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9:30 Club hosts street fusion of beats, eats, and booze

Two of DC’s boldest cultural aspects – tasty food and “groovy” music – came together for the 3rd Annual Soundbites, a local charity event last Sunday, May 20th at the 9:30 Club (815 V St., NW). The annual fundraiser which raised more than $50,000 was bigger than ever and took up over half of [...]

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“Tiki” it up a notch at Dirty Martini

In the spirit of summer (and rum spirits), Dupont Circle’s, Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave., NW) known for its modern upscale, sophisticated style has quietly launched a new addition to its rooftop lounge. Unlike the Passenger and Tryst, who currently serve up island flair just once a week, Dirty Martini’s new Tiki Bar will be [...]

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A Taste of the RAMMYs and South of the Border

Although World Cocktail Week may be over, the spirit of great American cocktails lives on. The excitement for Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) 2012 RAMMYs began to build as this year’s nominees for Best Mixology Program met for a private cocktail tasting Monday night at Mike Isabella’s Graffiato. Each nominee crafted a unique cocktail for [...]