Top Three “Must Sees” at Great Tastes of Tysons

This weekend is the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival from Drink.Eat.Relax. We went and checked out the sights, sounds and tastes on the first day of the festival. We picked out three “must sees” that today’s attendees can’t miss out on:

Whole Hog Butchering Session: Head to the workshop area one at 1 p.m. [...]

Red Red Wine. Image courtesy of  Faisal Akram Ether.

Great Bites and Sips at the Great Taste of Tysons

The fun and sun of Memorial Day may be a memory, but the summer festival season is just beginning. Start things off right with a brand new festival premiering this weekend in Virginia. Head to Lerner Town Square at Tysons II this Saturday and Sunday for the Great Taste of Tysons, a food and wine festival [...]

Beer in DC

District of Hops: May’s Best Beer Events

At long last May is finally upon us. For some reason, we celebrate this lovely month by proclaiming it “National Drinking Water Month.” Why we need a reminder to drink a substance which makes up a majority of our bodies is beyond me.

May is not a month for celebrating water. It is a month of [...]

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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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Annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival Returns

After a successful inaugural year, vino and savory bites will to return to the Carlyle District in Alexandria, VA for the 2nd Annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The signature event will transform the Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting. Attendees will be able [...]

Yards Park. Image courtesy of Payton Chung on Flickr

Take a taste this weekend with Bite of DC

TGIF! It is time for the weekend and time to get out and about. The Nationals may be out of town, but the Navy Yard is still the place to be thanks to the one-day gastronomical celebration that is Bite of D.C.!
This Saturday, May 18, five elite chefs will be serving up elegant dishes to [...]

Living Social Beerfest

Spring Suds and Silent Disco: The LivingSocial Beerfest Experience

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 [...]

Photo by Susan Wick Braswell

Summer Food Festivals and County Fairs 2013

From fests to parades, there’s always something going on in the nation’s capital in the summertime. Us locals are a little spoiled, especially since visitors often save for months or spend their life savings to come here when we have access to the greatest tastings, festivals, fairs, and events year round. Don’t be afraid to [...]

DC Meat Week

Meat Week 2013: A “Low and Slow” Affair to Remember

It was four years ago that Washington, DC took its first steps down a wonderful and historic path. Now, I am not talking about the election of a politician or the signing of a bill. No dear readers, I am talking about a glorious week known as Meat Week. For 2013, this annual tradition will [...]


“I Love Crab Cakes!” Competition Postponed Till Monday, November 5

Due to the severe storm in the DC area,the 7th Annual “I Love Crab Cakes!” competition at Phillips Flagship Restaurant (900 Water St., S.W) will be postponed until Monday, November 5th.
The annual competition and fundraiser in remembrance of Karen Cathey will take place on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Guests will sample each [...]


La Sandia Mole Festival Through December

La Sandia (7852L Tysons Corner Center) will host its 2nd Annual Mole Festival. This year, they are cooking up four featured moles including Mole Pipian, Rojo, Poblano and Negro. Guests are invited to taste Mexico’s national dish over a selection of proteins including chicken, steak, shrimp, pork and vegetables.

Chef Richard Sandoval has chosen to celebrate [...]

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Pulling the Trigger on Festival Fun at the National Harbor

The National Harbor has been buzzing with events all throughout the summer, including numerous promoted by the Trigger Agency. They hosted huge events drawing thousands of locals encouraged to “drink, eat, relax” and enjoy the fresh tastes of summer, including crabs, lobster, local brews, and flavorful bourbons among other tasty treats. Below is our recap of these [...]


Wine Lovers Upcoming Food & Wine Events

Summer may be coming to an end, but with harvest time right around the corner the wine world is just beginning to gear up. As a result, Washingtonians will see a plethora of wine events and festivals in the Washington, DC area throughout September. Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, and food and wine festivals.


Last Chance for Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia

August is coming to a close. September is on the horizon. While we’re getting in the back-to-school mindset,  La Sandia offers us all one last chance (literally) for some hot and spicy good times. For the entire month of August (the last few days of it anyway), Chef Richard Sandoval offers a culinary festival of Mexico’s most [...]