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District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]

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Wine on a Dime: Half-price Wine Nights

How about a glass of wine to help chase away the Winter Blues nearly every day of the week? There are restaurants all over the DC area included.

Restaurants tend to offer wine deals early in the week to increase business on slower nights—most promotions are on Sunday and Monday, but Wine Down Wednesday is super [...]

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District of Hops: Cranberry and Stuffing Edition

Happy November everyone. Welcome to the month of turkey, stuffing, and endless family drama. While that last bit should be reason enough to drink, this month has plenty of fantastic reasons to throw back a pint or four.

Here are the best beer events for November:
Flying Dog Vineyard Blonde Release Party – November 5: Head up to Frederick [...]

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Warm up by the Fire: Fireside Dining

We’re now officially in November. Once the cold sets in, there is nothing more comforting than dining and enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail beside the warmth of a roaring fire. The nation’s capital offers a variety of fireside dining to enjoy a hearty meal while listening to the crackle of flames. DC offers the best fireside [...]

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The Heights – New chef, New menu, New look!

One of Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurants, The Heights, is about to get a major makeover. From their press release: The EatWell DC, LLC owned establishment is going to have an updated look to accompany the new menu created the recently-appointed Head Chef, Kerry Tate.
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The Heights is having a few different (and awesome)celebrations:
1) 10/27/13 - Everything Must [...]

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The Battle of the Bottles: #VinovsVino

The Young Winos of DC & BonVivant have teamed up with Veritas Wine Bar to bring you a series of wine tastings to find which wine region will reign supreme!
The Background
The first battle of #vinovsvino was held in September where France was up against California, the classic match-up of Old World vs New World. Guests [...]

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Novo Fogo Sets The Coupe on Fire

The Coupe (3415 11th St., NW), the 24/7 neighborhood gathering spot in Columbia Heights, is getting set on fire, figuratively that is. Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th, The Coupe will be playing host to Novo Fogo Cachaça’s Bars on Fire tour. The nationwide tour partners guest bartenders from around the country for an evening [...]

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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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Dining and Dating: Win a #SparkDate Dinner for Two at Ghibellina

Want to dine on our dime? Looking for a great date night for two? In need of a fantastic meal you can tell your friends about? Win dinner for two at Ghibellina (1610 14th St. NW) from Dining in DC and Sparkology!

Ghibellina is one of the newest additions to the increasingly popular and crowded 14th Street restaurant [...]

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Vote for Dining in DC: Best Food Blog in the Express Night Out ‘Best of 2013′

Thank you to everyone who sent in their nominations! Dining in DC is a Top five finalist in the Express Night Out ‘Best of 2013′ Poll. I am honored to be nominated alongside some great blogs, new and old.
I need your help to Vote for Dining in DC to win!
From now until September 26th, Express Night Out [...]

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Dining and Dating District Style: Ghibellina

Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been nine months since my last Dining and Dating District Style review. A definitely unaccomplished mission to obtain Ryan Reynolds’ physique sidetracked me from providing prompt and regular reviews; however, a recent meeting with the good folks of Sparkology, a NYC-based dating service set to launch [...]

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District of Hops: September’s Best Beer Events

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 [...]

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Introducing Glutie Foodie

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 [...]

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Brewing for a Good Cause: The 2nd Annual DC Homebrewers BBQ

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 [...]