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Top Three “Must Sees” at Great Tastes of Tysons

This weekend is the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival from Drink.Eat.Relax. We went and checked out the sights, sounds and tastes on the first day of the festival. We picked out three “must sees” that today’s attendees can’t miss out on:

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Great Bites and Sips at the Great Taste of Tysons

The fun and sun of Memorial Day may be a memory, but the summer festival season is just beginning. Start things off right with a brand new festival premiering this weekend in Virginia. Head to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II this Saturday and Sunday for the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival [...]

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Memorial Day Tap Takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Beer lovers of D.C., scrap your Memorial Day plans and strap on your shoes as there is an Adams Morgan tap takeover event you don’t want to miss. Celebrate beer, craft cocktails and the pin-ups of yesteryear with a special Fordham & Dominion Brewing tap takeover at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW). The event represents the largest [...]

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Novo Fogo Sets The Coupe on Fire

The Coupe (3415 11th St., NW), the 24/7 neighborhood gathering spot in Columbia Heights, is getting set on fire, figuratively that is. Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, The Coupe will be playing host to Novo Fogo Cachaça’s Bars on Fire tour. The nationwide tour partners guest bartenders from around the country for an evening [...]

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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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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.
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Charity and Cocktails: An Interview With “The Cocktail Guru” Jonathan Pogash

Craft cocktail programs are no longer a fringe element in DC. Rarely weeks go by without a bar with new cocktails that are a celebration of the experience and creativity of the bartenders serving them. While many bartenders differ in their own personal interests and influences, one thing unites them: an appreciation of and pursuit [...]

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Hand Crafted, Barrel Aged, and Never Watered Down: BLT’s Cocktail Program

Things tend to get better with age. Wines, cheeses, and my ability to speak to and embarrass women, are all prime examples. At BLT Steak (1625 I St., NW), the mixologists took the lesson of aging to heart with their Barrel Aged Cocktails Program.
The use of oak barrels is a regular and vital aspect of the creation [...]

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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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Halloween Costume Contest at Masa 14 with Spooky Delights

Masa 14, the lively Latin-Asian inspired neighborhood restaurant located at 1825 14th Street, NW, is excited to host a howlin’ Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th from 10 PM to 3 AM.  Judged by the bartending staff, guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative and frightening outfits for a night of dancing and live music, with a DJ spinning music [...]

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El Centro D.F. Sangria Sundays!

Enjoy Sangria Sundays at El Centro D.F.! Dinner is served on the rooftop one day a week … that’s Sunday. To make supper on the rooftop even more tasty, Carafes of Sangria are 1/2 price throughout the meal. 5 PM-Close. Note: limited seating | tables are available on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations for rooftop)

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Beat the Heat and Stop the Sizzle: Best Bets for Summer Cocktails

Unless you wear an air conditioned body suit, you may have noticed that summer is back and in full swing. D.C. is notorious for its muggy summers, and our recent record heat wave has shown that this year is no different. During these hot days, there is perhaps no better way to chill than with [...]

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Bourbon and Bulleit: An Evening at Smith Commons

A Guys Dream = Bourbon. Rye Whiskey. Live music. Learning from a true Scottish “Master of Whiskey” on how to properly taste the spirits. Stories of garmentless gals in New Orleans. My dream came true during an “Evening of Bourbon and Convers
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Dining and Dating District Style: Jaleo

Dining and Dating District Style is a series focusing on dating from the viewpoint of the plate. Expect restaurant reviews with recommendations for a First, Second, or Third Date, tips on what to order and how to find happiness at the end of the fork. For this series’ inaugural restaurant review, I visited the restaurant that introduced the Spanish tapas concept to DC: Jaleo.