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Picking Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th. Every year, one can expect to find legions of green-clad revelers taking to the streets in search of beer, whiskey and merriment. However since St. Patrick’s Day will follow on a Monday, those celebrations will extend all weekend long and into [...]

Craft Beer Dinner Pairing. Image courtesy of  5chw4r7z.

District of Hops: January’s Best Beer Events

The new year is already a week old. Time sure does seems to fly when you’re frozen and miserable. If you made a resolution to stop drinking in 2014, stop reading right now. However, if you’re like me and you’ve resolved to continue to enjoy the nectar of the gods, you are in luck. January [...]

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Image courtesy of Don Lavange

District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]


The Battle of the Bottles: #VinovsVino

The Young Winos of DC & BonVivant have teamed up with Veritas Wine Bar to bring you a series of wine tastings to find which wine region will reign supreme!
The Background
The first battle of #vinovsvino was held in September where France was up against California, the classic match-up of Old World vs New World. Guests [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]

Hank's Reef

Dupont Hanksters Got Lei’d on Saturday

If you were anywhere near Dupont on Saturday and smelled the roast pig wafting around the ‘Circle, then you already know that us lucky folk were getting our tiki on. If you missed it, then I will be the first to tell you that dozens of oyster slirpin’, tiki drinkin’ Hanksters in Dupont Circle (including [...]

Where the rum's gone - DM Tiki Bar.

“Tiki” it up a notch at Dirty Martini

In the spirit of summer (and rum spirits), Dupont Circle’s, Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave., NW) known for its modern upscale, sophisticated style has quietly launched a new addition to its rooftop lounge. Unlike the Passenger and Tryst, who currently serve up island flair just once a week, Dirty Martini’s new Tiki Bar will be [...]


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 [...]

Dining in DC to Host DC Food Blogger Happy Hour at the New Boqueria

Are you hungry? Good … join me and my fabulous co-host Mary Kong of Girl Meets Food at the April DC Food Blogger Happy Hour which will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at the brand new Boqueria, located in Dupont Circle (1837 M St., NW). Inspired by the fresh food from the Boqueria market [...]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Romantic, Indulgent Meals, Budget Friendly, and Singles-Only Anti-Valentine’s Day Fetes

Love is in the air this time of year (whether you like it or not). 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 the big V-Day, Tuesday, February 14th, is just around the corner, so don’t wait to [...]

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 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 [...]