On Wednesday, April 17th, Foggy Bottom FRESHFARM Market opened for the season. The first signs of spring herald the return of FRESHFARM Markets’ producer-only farmers markets to communities across the Washington, D.C. region. Other markets will return to full-season hours, such as the Dupont Circle and Silver Spring FRESHFARM Markets. The remaining markets will open in [...]
Everyone is talking about it. Why? It’s the first of its kind in the US. Well, for Capella, it is at least. Last week, I attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new, chic and sophisticated, 49-room luxurious Capella Washington, D.C.(1050 31st St., NW) located in Georgetown, the first Capella-branded hotel in the [...]
Already well underway, the Beef Checkoff, through the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), encourages the public to test their Beef I.Q. through the “I Love Beef Trivia” Challenge for the chance to win a meat-lover’s grand prize, including $200 worth of Roseda Beef and two VIP tickets to the 2013 National Harbor Wine & Food [...]
Looking back, overall 2012 was a great year for D.C.’s dining scene. The District flourished with an abundance of new restaurants, new chefs, new menus, new cuisines, and a lot of great food. First-timers opened restaurants, established chefs expanded their empires, forward-thinking bakeries opened up, DC got its first philanthropub, a Jewish style deli, Balkan [...]
Last year I conducted a five-year analysis of the restaurants ranked as the top ten, celebrating the five-year anniversary of the top ten ranking. In 2013, I was shocked about some of the outgoing restaurants that I love, yet not surprised with others on the incoming list. Up until this year, the Very Best list had remained about the same since 2007. A few restaurants moved up or down a notch or two; however, in 2013, there were a few surprises.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is the premiere consumer event in the nation for cooking and entertaining enthusiasts. Some of the biggest names in the culinary world will grace the stage at the 2012 Metro Cooking Show, November 3-4. Enter our giveaway for your chance to win theatre passes!
The arrival of autumn is my favorite time of year. Yes, it has something do with football, and being able to wear a cozy sweater, but it’s mostly about the hearty fall flavors. One of my favorite fall dishes hails from J&G Steakhouse (515 15th Street NW), located in the swank W Hotel in Washington, DC. In [...]
Jake’s American Grille and CityEats, the best way to explore restaurants and book reservations in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., are teaming up to offer Dining in DC readers the chance to win a dinner for two at Jake’s American Grille worth $100! Giveaway will end Friday, October 5th! To Enter: Comment below about your experience using online [...]
Local blogger Lauren DeSantis from the Capital Cooking Show says, “For today’s foodie generation, sauerkraut can be a mystery ingredient.” I tend to agree … I can’t say that I’ve really tried sauerkraut and I’m positive that I’ve never cooked it.
That’s why a group of trendsetting Washington, D.C. chefs have joined together for Kraut Rocks! Led by Top [...]
How often do you use social media to ask about dining recommendations? Daily, right? Many DC area restaurants are starting to understand this and are now using this to their advantage. Many DC area restaurants have been using social media to engage their guests even before the come through the door. These restaurants have embraced the latest technology and have taken the concept of hospitality one step further.