Julia Hurst

Speed Rack DC Doesn’t Disappoint As Julia Hurst Shows She’s The Fastest

With over 20 mixologists coming out to support Speed Rack DC it was an exciting night to be inside The Howard Theatre. Spirit vendors surrounded the stage as pre made cocktails jump-started the competition. The crowd eagerly watched in anticipation as the judges critiqued aspects of every single drink ranging from taste to presentation. Asking [...]


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 [...]


Ticket Giveaway to Soundbites: Food + Music + Charity

DC Central Kitchen and the 9:30 Club will host the 3rd Annual Sound Bites charity concert featuring food you crave and music that you love with proceeds benefiting DCCK, a national leader for combating hunger and creating opportunities for individuals in need. The event will be held at the 9:30 Club (815 V St., NW). [...]

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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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 [...]

October 2007 Washingtonian. I'm Published!!!

Can you believe it?I was reading my October 2007 issue of the Washingtonian that just came in the mail and quite to my surprise, a portion of my posting on Todd Kliman’s online chat on Tuesday’s was in the magazine! On page 169 you can see it… It was my July 12, 2007 posting. You [...]

Todd Kliman the Governor of DC Foodies…

So on Tuesday at 11 a.m., I participated in another chat with Todd Kliman, Editor of the Washingtonian Food Section. I wanted to write in and follow-up with him about my experience on U Street. I didn’t get to hit any of his recommendations but I did talk about my visit to Etete. Read below.
Alexandria, [...]

Todd Kliman's Chat (Tuesday's 11 a.m.)

So every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Todd Kliman, the Food Editor of the Washingtonian Magazine has an online chat.He begins the chat every week with some comments about a few local places that he wants to highlight. In addition, people can write in about questions that they have about restaurants, etc. I participate every week. [...]