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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Have you ever wanted to have a sneak peek of a restaurant before anyone else? Where now is your chance! The grand opening celebration of Cleveland Park’s newest dining destination, the Uptown Tap House is Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th. Exclusively for Dining in DC readers, you’re invited to attend dinner and drinks any night of grand opening weekend.
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, [...]
Last night Mike Isabella, who has become DC’s golden boy, hosted a “tequila and taco party”, a media preview of his newest and highly anticipated modern Mexican restaurant, Bandolero (3241 M Street) in Georgetown. It was a star-studded party last night with appearances by several local celebrity chefs, including Mary Beth Albright from the Food [...]
If you made the wise decision to avoid this Memorial Day weekend’s beach traffic, then you should check out all that the District has to offer. It’s sufficient to say your holiday lineup will have your pals stuck on I-95 green with envy. Below is a listing of some great foodie-centric events for this weekend.
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 [...]
Did you know that YellowPages.com has restaurant menus on their website? If you don’t have time to submit an “Ask Lisa”, you don’t have my cell phone number and you’re in need of a place in a specific neighborhood, or a place to satisfy a type of craving like sushi, then it’s pretty handy. [...]
Hundreds of the DC area’s top restaurateurs, chefs, media, and key restaurant industry players gathered last night as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the nominees for its annual RAMMY Awards. The Nomination Party, hosted at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC, is a highly anticipated yearly event, second only to the Restaurant Awards Gala, [...]
Are you hungry? Good … join me and my fabulous co-host Mary Kong of Girl Meets Food at the April DC Food Blogger Happy Hour which will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at the brand new Boqueria, located in Dupont Circle (1837 M St., NW). Inspired by the fresh food from the Boqueria market [...]
DC Restaurant Week takes place twice a year and since new restaurants open up every single month in the area, it is a great time to check out a place that you’ve been hearing about. According to my list, these spots are first timers to DC Restaurant Week. This post is the first installment of [...]
Have you heard the news? Everyone is talking about it (Zagat, Eater, Washington Business Journal) and the whole bloggerverse. With the recent opening of a Central location in Vegas last month, even at the ripe young age of 63, he’s still on a roll (ba-dum-bump). There are no signs that he has any intentions of [...]