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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 [...]

Orange Crush party

BYOO to crush summer heat at Wilson Tavern

Wilson Tavern (2403 Wilson Blvd, Arlington) is hosting a fresh way to save a few bucks and enjoy a fresh-squeezed cocktail. This Thursday, June 28th bring you own orange and receive half off of your first orange crush! A dedicated bartender specifically for your booze-laden citrus (or citrus-laden booze) will be available from 8 PM [...]


Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Deliciosamente! Ole!

It’s time for Cinco de Mayo! Dining in DC is making it easy to celebrate all week long with this roundup of fiestas, margaritas, and music. Here are just a few places to do tequila shots and have your photo taken with a donkey wearing an oversized sombrero!
Alero: U Streets, Alero celebrates with Grand Margarita [...]

DC Restaurant Week Restaurants Ranked 100′s Very Best

As you’ve noticed this year, Dining in DC has really stepped it up a notch for the upcoming DC Restaurant Week, January 9-15, 2012 by offering all new features. Have you checked out my postings on newcomers, live music or entertainment, the Best Bets neighborhood guide, and of course, my Top 20 Picks? And No, [...]

DC Restaurant Week Best Bets Neighborhood Guide

As your friendly neighborhood DC Restaurant Week expert, this week I’ve already posted about this year’s newcomers, restaurants offering live music, a listing of participating restaurants menus and extensions (still growing), and of course, my Top 20 Picks. While most hardcore foodies know the supremo spots in the area, some don’t always know the good [...]

DC Restaurant Week 2012 Top 20 Picks

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 January 9-15, marks the 20th cycle of DC Restaurant Week, which started in 2001. In July 2011, I posted my top ten picks and mentioned the ongoing controversy about the value of restaurant week promotions. I discussed that proponents support the concept because it bolsters business in an otherwise slow [...]

DC Restaurant Week First Timers: Newcomers to Restaurant Week

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 [...]

Restaurant 3 Fireplace. Photo courtesy of Restaurant 3.

Enjoy a Comforting Combo: Dining Fireside and Prix-Fixe Menus

We’re not quite there yet, but we’re closer than we think. 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. Oh wait, there is! It’s even more comforting knowing that it you can enjoy a fine meal [...]

The Village at Shirlington will host first ever Restaurant Week and Shirlie’s Girls Night Out


The Village at Shirlington will host it’s first ever Restaurant Week October 10-16 offering patrons two-course $15 lunches and three-course $25 dinners. Participating restaurants include T.H.A.I Shirlington, Bistro Bistro, Luna Grill, and more! Not only is Luna Grill participating in Restaurant week by offering diners their entire menu to choose from, they are also the [...]

DC Area Restaurants and Bloggers Unite to Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer in October

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the first time in the Nation’s Capital, breast cancer awareness is served on a plate. For the entire month, more than 24 participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the first annual Take A Bite out of Breast Cancer to support Pink Jams!, [...]

Washington, DC Area Restaurants Help Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer

Did you ever think that Breast Cancer awareness could be served on a plate? Well this October in the DC Metropolitan area it will – with Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer.
For the entire month of October, DC area chefs and restaurateurs have committed their establishments for one day, a week, or the entire [...]

Dog-friendly happy hours for the Dog Days of Summer in Washington, DC.

Who let the dogs out?! You did … and on purpose! Some of the Washington, DC area’s top eateries not only welcome four-legged traffic in their outdoor settings, but they make your furry companion feel right at home. Ever since I adopted a little pup-pup of my own last month, I’ve been looking for [...]

Taste of Arlington Street Festival Today!

Today, May 22nd beginning at noon until 5 p.m., Ballston hosts its annual Taste of Arlington street festival. The annual Taste of Arlington features the cuisine of more than 40 restaurants, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a farmer’s market.
Proceeds from Taste of Arlington will benefit the Virginia Hospital Center and Arlington [...]

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Awards Rammy 2011 nominations announced!

In the Washington, DC Metropolitan area restaurant industry, few awards hold the same esteem as the respected RAMMY awards. Tonight ramped up the RAMMY season captivating the DC restaurant community and dining public alike. Tonight, restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players attended the highly anticipated event at The [...]