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District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]

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District of Hops: Shutdown Suds Edition

The government has shut down. Crazy us thinking that a legislative body elected to responsibly govern would actually do their jobs. I’m at the point where I officially have more faith in Miley Cyrus keeping her clothes on than I do in my leaders. Surely that qualifies as reason enough for having a drink (or [...]

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Dining and Dating: Win a #SparkDate Dinner for Two at Ghibellina

Want to dine on our dime? Looking for a great date night for two? In need of a fantastic meal you can tell your friends about? Win dinner for two at Ghibellina (1610 14th St. NW) from Dining in DC and Sparkology!

Ghibellina is one of the newest additions to the increasingly popular and crowded 14th Street restaurant [...]

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District of Hops: July's Best Beer Events

During one hot July D.C. summer, George Washington remarked that he “would gladly chop down a cherry tree for a nice cold brewski.” All right fine, so he didn't actually say that. Unlike our first President, I can tell a lie. I can also tell you that July is a great month for beer. The days [...]

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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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Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events May 22-27

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? Summer is almost here and May 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 [...]

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Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events May 15-31

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? Summer is almost here and May 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Dish of the Week Spotlight: Masa 14

I reported on the opening a week or so ago; however, to sum up, Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with award winning Chef Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us their new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates. After several months [...]