There is an old D.C. saying that I just made up that says “April showers bring May growlers.” The sun comes out and people begin to venture outside for a season worth of outdoor events complete pints full of beers. For many this means patios and barbecues. For LivingSocial, this means a celebration worthy of [...]
DC is in the midst of a ramen explosion. Although wait times are measured in hours at these trendy, no-reservation small spots, many make long treks out to get some of that soothing broth and noodles, especially on a day like today. When a ramen place recently opened within walking distance of home, of course [...]
It’s baseball season once again. Presidents with giant heads have laced up their running shoes and fans have donned their favorite Nationals gear. While we may not all have “Natitude,” many Washingtonians are looking forward to a trip to Nationals Park. Hot dogs, cold beer, and the seventh inning stretch (or as I call it, the loosening [...]
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 [...]
Lamb. It’s not just for gyros and it’s not something to silently contemplate about over some nice fava beans and a good Chianti. Sheep are the oldest domesticated meat animals. Unfortunately, lamb is an often overlooked meat in America. A USDA study from 2000 showed that Americans consumed less than a pound of lamb per [...]
Almost everyone has a television show that they love and will not miss. For some that show is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (if you are a fan please stop reading and go back to playing with colored blocks), but for many that show is Top Chef. The District has been regularly well represented on [...]
The holiday season is upon us (ready or not!) and everyone is making up their shopping lists for their friends and family. What do you get for the person who has everything? Have you run out of ideas for the wine lover? Or how about the spectacular party host? Do you have someone on your list [...]
With Halloween just around the corner, ’tis the season for people to jump out and shout “Boo!” At the new Satellite Room (2047 9th St., NW), diners can look forward to hearing Boo a bit more often. The newest neighbor to DC music institution 9:30 club (and newest venture for the the musically inclined Hilton [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
It’s that time again! The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is holding its 7th Annual “I Love Crab Cakes!” competition at Phillips Flagship Restaurant (900 Water St., S.W) at the Washington, DC Southwest Waterfront honoring Karen Cathey.
The annual competition and fundraiser featuring the Chesapeake’s finest and remembrance of Karen Cathey will take place on Monday, [...]
DC Wine Week is here and getting a lot of out people out, drinking wine! But why stop at just one week?! There are always fun, educational, social wine events going on around town all year long. Between wine shops, restaurants and social groups like Young Winos of DC & French Wine Social it’s easy [...]
As this is my fourth outing for my column, Dining and Dating District Style, you might assume that I have already found a place great for a third date. I’d be logical (and numerical) to assume that my culinary capers had already led me to the final tier of my 3 date rating system; however, just [...]
Fall is upon finally upon us. While some people lamented the end of summer, LivingSocial(you know, that company synonymous with DC) decided that the best way to send off board shorts was with a festival. But not just any festival … with a Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival!
Crowds packed — and I do mean PACKED—the [...]