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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 [...]

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DC Beer Week Returns For Another Round

Craft connoisseurs and hopheads are going to rejoice about this news. DC Beer Week is back and, in my opinion, is bigger and better than ever. The 5th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 11 – 18.

Washington has increasingly [...]

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Travel to Mexico with Rosa Mexicano’s Art of Mixology Program

Who says you need a passport to travel the world? Rosa Mexicano’s Flavors of Mexico series is back, and this time they are exploring cocktails. Running now through June 30th, The Art of Mexican Mixology program is celebrating Mexican influenced cocktails just in time for summer.
Rosa Mexicano’s Flavors of Mexico series is a regular program [...]

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District of Hops: June’s Best Beer Events

Washington, D.C. has rapidly become a city of beer aficionados. Though domestic light and “lite” beers still dominate the beer world, it is becoming increasingly rare to find a bar that doesn’t devote a fair share of tap handles or refrigerator space to craft beers. Fortunately for your palate, but unfortunately for your schedule and your liver, [...]

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Lunch in Chinatown: The Long and Short of it

If you work in Chinatown or Penn Quarter, you don’t have to stand in line for substandard food any longer! Hooray! Busy lunchtime crowds have a delicious new option in the newly renovated, street level Lunch Bar at Zengo (Located at 781 7th St. NW).
With Zengo’s new affordable Lunch Bar, diners on the run can “eat quick”, [...]

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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 [...]

Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events April 23-29

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 [...]

Embarking on a journey of taste at Zengo: Test Kitchen: Hanoi-Havana

How many times have you wished that you could be in two places at once? Well now thanks to Richard Sandoval’s ZENGO (781 7th St., NW), you can! From now until June 30th, diners can enjoy Test Kitchen: Hanoi-Havana, a special menu that was created to blend two incredibly diverse countries (and cultures) Vietnam and [...]

Sunday Experience Cocktail Class at Cedar

Cedar presents the next edition of their popular workshop series, “Sunday Experience” being held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 as mixologist Matt Perkins, cocktail maker, creative mind and bar connoisseur conducts an engaging, lively, and informative class. Inspired by pre-Prohibition Era cocktail recipes, local ingredients and whimsical twists, be prepared to be dazzled with crafty [...]

Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events April 16-22

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 area [...]

Cedar: More Than Just Fair Game

My latest dining discovery, Cedar (822 E Street, NW), located in the heart of Penn Quarter, is a contemporary, rustic American local favorite specializing in wild game fine dining in a modern upscale hunting lodge atmosphere, among scenery of nature’s wild beauty. Every dish is delicately prepared and well-executed by their new Executive Chef, Aaron [...]

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 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 [...]

The First Annual Grape Festival at Zaytinya

Just in time to be thankful, the First Annual Grape Festival at Zaytinya is going on now through Sunday, November 27, 2011. Now you can partake in a celebration honoring the little fruit that changed the world, with special dishes, cocktails, wines, and tasting events! Jose Andresand his team at award-winning mezze restaurant Zaytinya, led [...]