Grilled chicken in a lemongrass - turmeric marinade on a bed of Asian salad and topped with grilled veggies, pickled Thai finger peppers, pickled cucumbers and red onion. © MOSHE ZUSMAN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, LLC

Tom Yum District Opens: Nom Nom in ATown + Giveaway

If you love Thai food as much as I do, then you’re in for a treat. Co-owners of Bangkok Joe’s in Georgetown and T.H.A.I. Shirlington (one of my all-time-faves), Chef Aulie Bunyaratapan and her husband Mel Oursinsiri, have opened a new fast casual eatery in Rossyln. The new Tom Yum District (1515 Wilson Blvd.), located just three [...]

NoPa Bar & Kitchen

DC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 Newcomers

DC Restaurant Week takes place twice a year and since new restaurants open up every single month in the Washington, DC area, it is a great time to check out a place that you’ve been hearing about but haven’t had a chance to visit. In June, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced that last season, [...]


Kapnos: A First Look

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I had a chance to check out one of Chef Mike Isabella’s latest ventures, Kapnos (2201 14th St., NW). Located at the corner of 14th and W Streets NW, it is somewhat off the beaten path from the many new bustling restaurants on 14th Street in Logan Circle.
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Casa Luca: A Gorgeous Downtown Osteria.

Washington DC’s fine dining scene changed with the addition of Fiola. At the bare mention of “Italian food” in DC, people start gushing about the greatness of Fiola. And yes, it is a beautiful classy restaurant with amazing fresh food; however, it is not cheap and for some has to be (as in my case) [...]


Del Campo: Detailed and Definitely Grilled

The devil is in the details. This phrase played out again and again in my mind over my multiple visits to Del Campo (777 I St. NW), Chef Victor Albisu’s new South American restaurant. The attention to detail, dedication to craft, and planning that went into the restaurant were incredibly evident with each of my [...]

The Grill Room. Photo by Lisa Shapiro

New Hotspot: Capella Hotel Georgetown Opens

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 [...]

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DC Dining 2012: A Year in Review

Looking back, overall 2012 was a great year for D.C.’s dining scene.
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The District flourished with an abundance of new restaurants, new chefs, new menus, new cuisines, and a lot of great food. First-timers opened restaurants, established chefs expanded website that writes essays their empires, forward-thinking bakeries opened up, DC got its first [...]


Maddy’s Opens at 13 and L Streets

Opening day of the second location for Maddy’s Tap Room (1100 13th St., NW) was a huge success just a few weeks ago. Beer enthusiasts, sports fans, and those ready to find a new hangout spot filled the tables, booths, and bar area to eat, drink, and watch the game.
Serving 40 beers on tap, Bartender Matt [...]


Hilton Brothers Open Room with a ‘Boo’

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 [...]

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Uptown Tap House Grand Opening

Have you ever wanted to have a sneak peek of a restaurant before anyone else? Where now is your chance! The grand opening celebration of Cleveland Park’s newest dining destination, the Uptown Tap House is Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th. Exclusively for Dining in DC readers, you’re invited to attend dinner and drinks any night of grand opening weekend.

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A Piece of H & Perfection

H Street ‘hood residents rejoice – there is finally a legitimate pizza joint in the Atlas District! The eagerly anticipated H &Pizza (1118 H St. NE) opened last weekend, providing yet another reason to consider the up-and-coming neighborhood when dining out or looking for a night on the town. After only a few weeks in business, [...]


Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Opens in Georgetown

Last night Mike Isabella, who has become DC’s golden boy, hosted a “tequila and taco party”, a media preview of his newest and highly anticipated modern Mexican restaurant, Bandolero (3241 M Street) in Georgetown. It was a star-studded party last night with appearances by several local celebrity chefs, including Mary Beth Albright from the Food [...]


What to do for a Delicious DC Staycation

If you made the wise decision to avoid this Memorial Day weekend’s beach traffic, then you should check out all that the District has to offer. It’s sufficient to say your holiday lineup will have your pals stuck on I-95 green with envy. Below is a listing of some great foodie-centric events for this weekend.
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“Tiki” it up a notch at Dirty Martini

In the spirit of summer (and rum spirits), Dupont Circle’s, Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave., NW) known for its modern upscale, sophisticated style has quietly launched a new addition to its rooftop lounge. Unlike the Passenger and Tryst, who currently serve up island flair just once a week, Dirty Martini’s new Tiki Bar will be [...]