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Dining and Dating District Style: Ghibellina

Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been nine months since my last Dining and Dating District Style review. A definitely unaccomplished mission to obtain Ryan Reynolds’ physique sidetracked me from providing prompt and regular reviews; however, a recent meeting with the good folks of Sparkology, a NYC-based dating service set to launch [...]

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Pizzeria Orso: Foodie Tested. Mother Approved

It’s a constant struggle to choose the perfect place to dine, as a foodie and as a mother. There just aren’t a lot of choices that both satisfy my palate and are suitable to take my family (my kids are typical chicken nugget and french fries eaters).
Recently, for my sister’s birthday, I made the suggestion [...]

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Argia’s: buon appetito!

Growing up, my favorite day of the week was Wednesday. Why? Because Wednesday was spaghetti night where my mom would make her classic marinara sauce with onion, mushrooms, and ground beef. Although simple, it was satisfying, comforting and, most importantly, soulful.
Satisfaction, comfort and soul can also be found in authentic, family-style Italian restaurants like Argia’s [...]

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Lamb: The Other Other Red Meat

Lamb. It’s not just for gyros and it’s not something to silently contemplate about over some nice fava beans and a good Chianti. Sheep are the oldest domesticated meat animals. Unfortunately, lamb is an often overlooked meat in America. A USDA study from 2000 showed that Americans consumed less than a pound of lamb per [...]

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Dining and Dating District Style: Belga Cafe

 
Almost everyone has a television show that they love and will not miss. For some that show is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (if you are a fan please stop reading and go back to playing with colored blocks), but for many that show is Top Chef. The District has been regularly well represented on [...]

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Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron Wine Dinner at Equinox

Last Sunday night while the DC area prepared for the big storm, I attended an intimate Burgundy wine pairing dinner at Equinox Restaurant (818 Connecticut Ave., NW). Wine Producers of the recognized Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron in Burgundy, France came into town (despite the hurricane warning) just to attend our little wine dinner. Fourth generation winemaker, Sophie Meunier-Confuron took over the vineyard [...]

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Maddy’s Opens at 13 and L Streets

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 [...]

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Hilton Brothers Open Room with a ‘Boo’

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 [...]

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Dining and Dating Halloween Style: Bandolero

It is Halloween season and unless you are a skinny dipping coed in a horror film, love is likely not in the air. In fact, I would bet money that this week you are probably giving more thought to your Halloween costume (Honey Boo Boo is not a costume, it is a plague upon society) [...]

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Thrilled by Thali in Adams Morgan

{First post by new Dining in DC Contributor, Beth Scott}. Despite my best intentions to have a quiet night, I was recently dragged out for a birthday celebration with friends at Jyoti (2433 18th St., NW). After the fact, I’m glad I was, because it was one of the best Indian restaurants that I have ever been to. Jyoti, a small [...]

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Dining and Dating District Style: Ardeo+Bardeo

As this is my fourth outing for my column, Dining and Dating District Style, you might assume that I have already found a place great for a third date. I’d be logical (and numerical) to assume that my culinary capers had already led me to the final tier of my 3 date rating system; however, just [...]

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A Barcelona Brunch at Boqueria

Yearning for a European getaway but just don’t have the time or resources? No worries. You can enjoy a jaunt to Spain without having to go through airport security. Boqueria (1837 M St. NW), DuPont Circle’s newest addition, brings an eclectic assortment of fresh, small plates to the District.

Boqueria was resurrected in the Flatiron District [...]

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Dining and Dating District Style: Rasika West End

Seductive. Sleek. Charming. Words that I wish I could use to describe myself; however, it was my initial thoughts upon walking into Rasika’s new West End location (1177 22nd St., NW). Rasika is derived from Sanskrit meaning “flavors” which is quite appropriate on many levels. Entering Rasika, guests are immediately greeted with a sensory overload. The aroma of exotic [...]

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Recap: Restaurant Week Dinner at Fiola

Summer’s DC Restaurant week (DCRW), held August 13-19, 2012 (not including the many extensions), has officially come to a conclusion. Regardless of whether you’re a diner or a restaurant industry worker, it is a very busy time for many DC area restaurants –well, now it is. Thanks to the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), creator of the bi-annual promotion, (next will [...]