So long and farewell to Summer 2013. Outside of the twerkings of an overrated “musician” and Vin Diesel driving cars for the sixth time, it was a truly fantastic summer. While the long days and warm sun are on their way out, there are plenty of autumn events to get excited about. September in particular [...]
It has been a speedy two and a half years since my celiac diagnosis. At the beginning, I felt isolated, restricted by my gluten-free diet. Now, I am a cliché. When I tell servers or dinner party hosts that I am “allergic to gluten”, it is as if they expect it. It should be a good [...]
Last week may have been DC Beer Week, but now is not the time to detox and sober up. This Saturday, August 24, the DC Homebrewers Association (DCHB) will be hosting their 2nd Annual BBQ, sponsored by Sam Adams, at Kastles Stadium (800 Water St., SW). The BBQ brings together the all-volunteer club to showcase [...]
Living in the suburbs of NoVa became a lot more cool with the addition of the Mosaic District, an innovative urban retail & entertainment community located between Merrifeld, Vienna, and Fairfax, Virginia. If you haven't been, then you're seriously behind the (foodie) times. A lot of major food and retail companies have set up shop at Mosaic, [...]
The official DC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 starts on Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th; however, there is good news for those looking to spread out their dining out (or for procrastinators). There are many restaurants that are extending their promotional prix-fixe menus one week, two weeks, and some even up to the entire [...]
Most DC dwellers most likely spend at least 30 minutes commuting to and from work every day, some taking longer than 90 minutes. This isn't bad if you drive a luxury vehicle, but not everyone can afford that. Enter the 2014 Kia Cadenza – “the brand’s most powerful and technologically-advanced vehicle that Kia has ever introduced [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Did you know that there is a “National Oyster Day”? Well – in my mind, everyday should be oyster day! But if you don’t want to sell an arm and a leg to enjoy these briny bivalves, Happy Hour is the way to go. Here are some reliable bets in the DC area to enjoy [...]
Summer is almost over, but it refuses to leave quietly. August is a hot, humid, and ultimately sweaty mess. Fortunately for all of us, it is also a great month for ice-cold beers. Here are August’s best beer events. This month is particularly full of amazing events, so clear your calendars and get ready.
Tuesday Tastings at [...]
In case you haven't noticed, D.C.’s food scene has been exploding lately. From 14th Street to H Street, it seems like there is a new restaurant opening every day; however, being a part of D.C.’s food scene, thanks to some interesting foodie groups, has expanded beyond just restaurants. If case you haven't heard, here are [...]
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.
As a fan [...]
Chevrolet is sponsoring a Chevy-style DC Food Blogger dinner at Restaurant Nora, America’s first certified Organic restaurant on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Chevrolet is providing transportation for the evening and footing the bill!
Located in Dupont Circle, Restaurant Nora (2132 Florida Ave., NW) opened in 1979 with a mission. In 1999, [...]
Craft connoisseurs and hopheads are going to rejoice about this news. DC Beer Week is back and, in my opinion, is bigger and better than ever. The 5th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 11 – 18.
Washington has increasingly [...]