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Picking Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th. Every year, one can expect to find legions of green-clad revelers taking to the streets in search of beer, whiskey and merriment. However since St. Patrick’s Day will follow on a Monday, those celebrations will extend all weekend long and into [...]

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District of Hops: June’s Best Beer Events

Washington, D.C. has rapidly become a city of beer aficionados. Though domestic light and “lite” beers still dominate the beer world, it is becoming increasingly rare to find a bar that doesn’t devote a fair share of tap handles or refrigerator space to craft beers. Fortunately for your palate, but unfortunately for your schedule and your liver, [...]

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Giveaway: 25 Taste Tickets to the Alexandria Food and Wine festival

The 1st Annual Alexandria Food and Wine festival, this on Saturday, June 23rd 12-5 p.m. will transform the Carlyle District in Old Town Alexandria,  conveniently located across from the King Street Metro, into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, and food demonstration showcase area.
Attendees will enjoy sampling food and [...]

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Giveaway: Win 2 tickets to Port City Beer Dinner at Light Horse

The Light Horse Restaurant (715 King St.) named after Revolutionary patriot “Light Horse” Harry Lee, is a delightful and charming two-floor restaurant and bar nestled in the heart of cozy Old Town Alexandria. The Light Horse’s trendy, comfortable dining room features a intimate bar while the energetic bar scene upstairs is part neighborhood hot spot and sports bar, including 10 [...]

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Not too Chambly: Unibroue beer dinner at Light Horse Restaurant

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I submit to you the sweetest phrase I have ever known: Five course dinner with beer pairings. The phrase invokes thoughts of cuisine comas and hoppy happiness. I recently had the pleasure of indulging in both at a [...]

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1st Annual Alexandria Food and Wine Festival June 23

This first annual Alexandria Food and Wine festival on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 12-5 p.m. will transform the Carlyle District in Old Town Alexandria,  conveniently located across from the King Street Metro, into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, and food demonstration showcase area. While the name suggests [...]

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Drink to the End of the World at The Light Horse: June 5

It’s a bit dramatic, right? Yes, but it could happen! Especially if you don’t go June 5th to The Light Horse Restaurant (715 King St. Alexandria, VA) for their beer dinner featuring pairings with the French Canadian brewery Unibroue, known for their outstanding, elegant Belgians and abbeys.
You won’t start of with their flagship, Fin du [...]

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Sip Your Way to The RAMMYS with RAMW’s Month-long Cocktail Promotion

One of DC’s hottest events of the year, The RAMMY Awards, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) annual restaurant industry awards gala, is rapidly approaching, and DC metro-area residents once again have a chance to score a pair of coveted tickets to the highly-anticipated gala by simply sipping a cocktail (twist your arm, right?!). From [...]

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 [...]

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A Five Year Analysis. Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants List: 2007 to 2012

Yes, it’s true. I admit it. I’ve been obsessed with the annual January issue of the Washingtonian magazine since high school (only my immediate family knew, until now). I still have all of my back issues and highlighted photo copies of the lists from as early as 1997. The 100 Very Best Restaurant issue which [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Dining in DC Mailbag: Ask Lisa

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 [...]