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 [...]


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 [...]


Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia

How do you like your chile peppers? Stuffed of course! Well you’re in luck! As Chef Richard Sandoval embarks on his third culinary festival at La Sandia this year, he revisits one of Mexico’s most signature dishes, Chile Relleno, or “stuffed chile.” This August, for a limited time, guests can taste four bold, new preparations [...]


Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia

This August, for a limited time, guests can taste four bold, new preparations of Chile Relleno that showcase modern adaptations of this traditional dish. Using a variety of sauces, peppers and fillings, The Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia is designed to excite diners and to re-introduce them to La Sandia’s culinary style.

Valentine’s Day 2012: Romantic, Indulgent Meals, Budget Friendly, and Singles-Only Anti-Valentine’s Day Fetes

Love is in the air this time of year (whether you like it or not). Many DC Restaurants offer special menus and promotions to sweethearts (and singles) dining out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. January is coming to a close and the big V-Day, Tuesday, February 14th, is just around the corner, so don’t wait to [...]

Dining in DC Mailbag: Christmas Dinner Ask Lisa Response

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary: To Do Deliciously!

Looking for some foodie fun this weekend? The Dining in DC Foodie Itinerary includes food-related events for this week and weekend. Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, classes and workshops throughout the DC Washington Metropolitan area.

Enjoy a free live concert in front of PAUL Bakery, an authentic family-owned boulangerie [...]

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse: The Perfect Date Night Spot for Carnivores.

Have you ever visited a churrascaria or Brazilian steakhouse? My husband and I had the good fortune to be invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tysons Corner. I was really excited because it was my first time dining at a Brazilian steakhouse, but not for lack of interest. I [...]

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Awards Rammy 2011 nominations announced!

In the Washington, DC Metropolitan area restaurant industry, few awards hold the same esteem as the respected RAMMY awards. Tonight ramped up the RAMMY season captivating the DC restaurant community and dining public alike. Tonight, restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players attended the highly anticipated event at The [...]

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Your Foodie Itinerary: To Do Events

How about a glass of wine to help chase away the Winter Blues nearly every day of the week? As seen in the NOW Guide DC (p. 74)

Enjoy Half-Price Wine Nights where DC Area restaurants offer 1/2 on bottles:

Monday: Chef Geoff’s, Evo Bistro, Veritas Wine Bar, ZOLA, Dino, Boulevard Woodgrill, Cafe Deluxe, Crème Cafe & [...]

DC Restaurant Week Menus!

It’s that time again! It’s a lot of work but every year (twice a year) I compile (as many as I can) the DC’s Restaurant Week Menus! As you know, the 2011 Winter Restaurant Week is January 17-23.
I have posted some listings and descriptions of participating restaurants and their menus but you should continously look [...]