Bethesda Row Restaurant Week

Bethesda Row Restaurant Week is back! Starting Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22, the Row’s best restaurants–including Le Pain Quotidien, Mon Ami Gabi, Jaleo, Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, Raku, and Redwood will offer a variety of mouth-watering three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30 from 12 of the Row’s best restaurants. And [...]

Your Foodie Itinerary: To Do Events

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? April is chock full o’ fun and delicious things to do and … eat! Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, festivals, and workshops or classes throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan [...]

DC Restaurants offering Passover Seder

Passover is fast approaching and many families across the nation begin to plan their Seder feasts, make travel plans to see their loved ones, brainstorm where to hide the afikoman, while others look to see what’s on the menu at some of D.C.’s best restaurants. Although most certified kosher establishments close for the holiday, a [...]

Things to Do with Guests in Town

Do you have guests in town for the Holidays? Check out this listing of fun (and often FREE) things to do this weekend, December 23-26th.
Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Seasons Greenings – The annual holiday exhibition includes poinsettias aplenty and model trains swirling around plant based [...]

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 [...]

Food Writing 101: A Workshop for Aspiring Foodies

Have you ever wondered how blogs like Dining in DC get started? Do you consider yourself a decent writer or would like to learn how? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I can do that!”
Nevin Martell, a fellow blogger and food writer, someone who I trust and also consider a friend is leading a [...]


Mon Ami Gabi Presents the 2nd Annual Lettuce Wine and Dine You Dinner Tonight!

As summer comes to an end and busy fall schedules begin, visit your neighborhood French bistro, Mon Ami Gabi as they invite you to sit back, relax and leave the cooking to them, as they, along with Lettuce Entertain You, present the 2ndannual Lettuce Wine and Dine You dinner.
Tonight Monday, September 26, call the sitter, [...]

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 [...]

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Saving Your Sweetheart Precious Time: Valentine’s Day Menus and Special Promotions Round-up

Love is in the air this time of year. Many DC Restaurants offer special menus and promotions to sweethearts (and singles) dining out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. January is coming to a close and February 14 is just around the corner, so don’t wait to make your plans. To help, I’ve taken the liberty of [...]

Your Foodie Itinerary: To Do Events

How about a glass of wine to help chase away the Winter Blues nearly every day of the week? As seen in the NOW Guide DC (p. 74)

Enjoy Half-Price Wine Nights where DC Area restaurants offer 1/2 on bottles:

Monday: Chef Geoff’s, Evo Bistro, Veritas Wine Bar, ZOLA, Dino, Boulevard Woodgrill, Cafe Deluxe, Crème Cafe & [...]

Cava Grill Opens in Bethesda: Good Quality Food in a Fast, Casual setting.

Cava Mezze, the team behind the delicious Greek-inspired restaurants, Cava with locations on Capitol Hill, Clarendon, VA and Rockville, MD, have opened their first fast-casual concept, Cava Grill on Tuesday, January 18th, at 4832 Bethesda. Ave. in Bethesda, MD. The grill has opened in the Bethesda Row storefront formerly occupied by Marvelous Market, the same [...]