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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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New Hotspot: Capella Hotel Georgetown Opens

Everyone is talking about it. Why? It’s the first of its kind in the US. Well, for Capella, it is at least. Last week, I attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new, chic and sophisticated, 49-room luxurious Capella Washington, D.C.(1050 31st St., NW) located in Georgetown, the first Capella-branded hotel in the [...]

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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) [...]

Taste of Georgetown: June 2

Summer’s hottest foodie fest is here this Saturday: the 19thannual Taste of Georgetown will bring creative cuisine, refreshing libations, live entertainment and even a “Top Chef” sighting to Georgetown on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1 1 am-4 pm. The only opportunity to taste one’s way through Georgetown in an afternoon, Taste of Georgetown [...]

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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 [...]

Sprinkles cupcakes offer Cherry Blossom cupcake

Sprinkles cupcakes (3015 M St., NW) located in Georgetown, celebrates the centennial of the gift given by Japan to the US with cherry cupcakes! Made with loads of sweet, pureed cherries in both the cake and frosting, you won’t need a festival to know that spring has sprung! Adorned with a commemorative Centennial Celebration of [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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Winter Comes Early to Washington, DC. Where to Eat by the Fire

While the weather outside is frightful, dining by the fire is so delightful. 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. The nation’s capital offers a variety of fireside dining to enjoy a hearty meal while listening to the [...]

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The Best of Fireside Dining in DC

When the temperature drops in DC, nothing warms the body more than a delicious hearty meal sitting next to a fireplace sipping a glass of wine or cocktail. DC offers the best fireside dining with opportunities to sample cuisine from the world’s best chefs.

Some of the city’s oldest buildings are located in Georgetown, including 1789 [...]