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 [...]

Cherry Blossom Cuisine: Cherry Picks

The blooming of the much heralded Cherry Blossoms symbolizes the first signs of Spring. Spring has arrived a little bit early this year and Washington’s cherry trees have already begun to awaken. Soon the blossoms will explode into a riot of pink and white hues, just as they have for the past 100 years. To [...]

To Do: Cherry Macaron Pastry Class this Sunday at Adour

Adour at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is having a Cherry Blossom themed pastry class this Sunday as a part of their on-going pastry series and as a nod to the Centennial celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The extremely talented Pastry Chef Fabrice Bendano will be teaching those interested how to make these to-die-for [...]

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, [...]

Dining in DC Mailbag: Christmas Dinner Ask Lisa Response

Do you have a question about where do dine out in the DC area? Post your questions to Ask Lisa here! You can also read about other people’s questions, and my solutions. Yes, every single question to, Ask Lisa gets published and answered. Also via Twitter, I have often helped readers obtain hard to get [...]

DC Restaurant Week 2012 Top 20 Picks

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 January 9-15, marks the 20th cycle of DC Restaurant Week, which started in 2001. In July 2011, I posted my top ten picks and mentioned the ongoing controversy about the value of restaurant week promotions. I discussed that proponents support the concept because it bolsters business in an otherwise slow [...]

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 [...]

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Two Turtle Doves: The Friday Night Game Roast

12 Days. 12 DC Blogs. 12 Amazing Prizes From DC Businesses.
On Day 2 of the #12daysDC Holiday Giveaway, DininginDC is giving away 2 tickets (valued at $150) to the Friday Night Game Roast at Todd Gray’s Watershed (1225 1st St., NE) on December 9th (7-10 p.m.). Think Two Turtle Doves will be [...]

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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 [...]

Be a Chef at Home: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Butternut Squash Soup

I have visited J&G Steakhouse several times, but the most memorable of my visits was around this time last year. I had the Butternut Squash Soup with Fall Mushrooms for the first time. It had full-bodied flavor and a smooth, velvety texture.
It was absolutely incredible – like nothing that I have ever tasted. I’ve come [...]

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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 [...]