Forgo the Cooking Stress and Dine out this Thanksgiving

To most, Thanksgiving means a home-cooked meal enjoyed with your (extended extended extended) family. I’ve cooked. I’ve put in my dues. To me, while lovely to spend time with your family, it ultimately translates to: hours spent burning your fingers, throwing your back out, and weeks of prep-time. If I had my choice, I’d [...]

Breaking News: Chef Will Artley Departs Evening Star Cafe

Chef Will Artley of the Evening Star Cafe located in Delray, Alexandria has left his post after 6 years. His last service was Saturday night. He started at the Star as sous chef working under Matt Cordes, who is now co-owner/ Chef of the Atlas Room in August 2005. After just two years, he was [...]

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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Bethesda Restaurant Week and Alexandria Restaurant Week to follow DC Restaurant Week.

Just when you’re starting to feel the crunch from all of the holiday expenses, DC are restaurants welcome you with open arms by offering dining deals too good to refuse.
DC Restaurant Week officially kicks-off today, January 17th. Most restaurants are booked for the week but check out the listing of extensions, some restaurants are offering [...]

Evening Star Cafe at New Year's Eve.

The Evening Star Cafe which is nestled into the quaint Del Ray area of Alexandria had a very special prix fixe menu of four courses for New Year’s Eve Dinner.
The restaurant is located at 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue and in addition to the dining room there is a lounge and and upstairs bar where local [...]