District of Hops: July's Best Beer Events

During one hot July D.C. summer, George Washington remarked that he “would gladly chop down a cherry tree for a nice cold brewski.” All right fine, so he didn't actually say that. Unlike our first President, I can tell a lie. I can also tell you that July is a great month for beer. The days [...]


Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events May 22-27

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? Summer is almost here and May 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 & [...]

DC Restaurant Week Menus!

It’s that time again! It’s a lot of work but every year (twice a year) I compile (as many as I can) the DC’s Restaurant Week Menus! As you know, the 2011 Winter Restaurant Week is January 17-23.
I have posted some listings and descriptions of participating restaurants and their menus but you should continously look [...]

Holiday Dining Options A’plenty including the Feast of Seven Fishes.

The Holiday season is a special time for gathering with family and friends, and this year a number of Washington area restaurants are unveiling their holiday dining options, from the traditional Christmas goose to a Feast of Seven Fishes.

As lore goes, the Feast of the Seven Fishes – commonly referred to as La Vigilia [...]

A preview of Bacon Week October 14-21 at Restaurant 3.

There are two types of people in the world: Bacon lovers and those who should be. Executive Chef Brian Robinson, at Restaurant 3 is a firm believer in the foodie philosophy that, Everything tastes better with bacon. Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Week of Bacon goes from October 14-21. The [...]

Pho 75

Last night a friend of mine, Justin Trawick, organized a get-to-gether with friends at Pho 75 in Arlington. It’s located at 1721 Wilson Blvd in Arlington. It’s right next door to the new Ray’s Hell Burger, which I am dying to try also. I’ve been dieting and really trying to watch what I have been [...]

Celebration at Liberty Tavern

I got a new job! New digs is always a cause for celebration, especially being able to land a new job in the middle of a recession, especially one that pays significantly more money. My husband suggested that we go to dinner to celebrate. My husband is always very supportive and thinks that my happiness [...]