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DC Wine Country: It is Closer than You Think

In recent years, Virginia has grown to be one of the top five producing wine regions in the country, and new vineyards are always popping up. Trailing behind California, Washington, Oregon, and New York, Virginia has started to gain a following and recognition for producing quality wines. The most common wines produced are Viognier (Vee-yon-nyay) [...]

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 [...]

This Weekend: International Wine & Food Festival

With much anticipation the 13th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting will return to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW) this weekend on Saturday, February 11th & Sunday, February 12th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day. Notice the title? It’s wine before food. [...]

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 [...]

The 11th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair to benefit the Washington Humane Society Tickets Giveaway

The 11th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair to benefit the Washington Humane Society, hosted by Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox & Watershed Restaurants and Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is just two weeks away! Dining in DC is very proud to offer the chance to win two (2) tickets to the [...]

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 [...]

A Weekend Getaway to Historic Frederick, MD

After being married almost eight years, my husband and I finally decided to take a special trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. With two kids (ages seven and three), we don’t often get the opportunity to disappear for a week or even a weekend. If you have kids, then you can relate. If [...]

Restaurant 3 Fireplace. Photo courtesy of Restaurant 3.

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 [...]

Chef Robert Weland tapped as Executive Chef at Cork Wine Bar

This morning, DC area residents celebrated with the announcement that Diane Gross & Khalid Pitts, Co-Owner’s of Logan Circle’s Cork Wine Bar tapped Chef Robert Weland as Cork’s new Executive Chef. Early last month, the DC area was shocked when Chef Weland announced his departure from Poste Modern Brasserie, after seven years of service.
At Poste, [...]

Georgetown’s Ristorant Piccolo and Bangkok Joe’s Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer

On Wednesday night, October 12th, two Georgetown restaurants, Bangkok Joe’s and Ristorante Piccolo donated 25% of proceeds from their dinner sales to the first annual Take A Bite out of Breast Cancer to support Pink Jams!, an outreach and fundraising campaign focusing on early detection in young women and men under 40 years old.
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Mon Ami Gabi Presents the 2nd Annual Lettuce Wine and Dine You Dinner Tonight!

As summer comes to an end and busy fall schedules begin, visit your neighborhood French bistro, Mon Ami Gabi as they invite you to sit back, relax and leave the cooking to them, as they, along with Lettuce Entertain You, present the 2ndannual Lettuce Wine and Dine You dinner.
Tonight Monday, September 26, call the sitter, [...]

Todd Gray’s Watershed Patio Clam Bake this Sunday

Don’t miss The ‘Shed’s first Patio Clam Bake this Sunday, September 18 from 5-10 p.m. Todd Gray’s Watershed in the new up-and-coming NoMa neighborhood (Todd Gray from Equinox newest restaurant) is hosting what is sure to be a shuckin’ of a good time with an outdoor patio clam bake featuring an eastern seaboard tribute to [...]

First Annual Bluemont BBQ Bash and Certified BBQ Competition

Yeehaw! Come on par’ners! Join me and my family this Saturday, July 30th, at Great Country Farms for the newest and most exciting festival yet, the Bluemont BBQ Bash! I will be there to serve as a judge for the First State Certified BBQ Competition with competitors arriving from all over the [...]