Already well underway, the Beef Checkoff, through the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), encourages the public to test their Beef I.Q. through the “I Love Beef Trivia” Challenge for the chance to win a meat-lover’s grand prize, including $200 worth of Roseda Beef and two VIP tickets to the 2013 National Harbor Wine & Food [...]
Lamb. It’s not just for gyros and it’s not something to silently contemplate about over some nice fava beans and a good Chianti. Sheep are the oldest domesticated meat animals. Unfortunately, lamb is an often overlooked meat in America. A USDA study from 2000 showed that Americans consumed less than a pound of lamb per [...]
It’s March Madness time baby. Selection Sunday came and went and the best of the NCAA is set to dazzle the nation. While your team name have not made it to the ‘Big Dance,’ you can still bust your bracket and your belly while taking in the tournament. Why watch on your laptop when you [...]
Hundreds of the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s restaurant industry players gathered tonight at The Hamilton as the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the nominees for its 31st Annual RAMMY Awards, which honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the DC area restaurant industry. The nominations party is a highly anticipated yearly event, second only to [...]
Passover this year begins on Monday, March 25 and ends Tuesday, April 2nd at sundown. Many families across the nation begin to plan their Seder feasts, make travel plans to see their loved ones, brainstorm where to hide the afikoman, while others look to see what’s on the menu at some of D.C.’s best restaurants. [...]
This past weekend some of DC’s most generous residents raised their pints and uplifted spirits at the 9th Annual Brewer’s Ball presented by Airwatch. The annual event looking to serve up hope, one pint at a time, was held at the National Building Museum, is hosted by the Metropolitan Washington, DC chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
Both regional and national Breweries were on [...]
Looking back, overall 2012 was a great year for D.C.’s dining scene. The District flourished with an abundance of new restaurants, new chefs, new menus, new cuisines, and a lot of great food. First-timers opened restaurants, established chefs expanded their empires, forward-thinking bakeries opened up, DC got its first philanthropub, a Jewish style deli, Balkan [...]
Craft cocktail programs are no longer a fringe element in DC. Rarely weeks go by without a bar with new cocktails that are a celebration of the experience and creativity of the bartenders serving them. While many bartenders differ in their own personal interests and influences, one thing unites them: an appreciation of and pursuit [...]
Things tend to get better with age. Wines, cheeses, and my ability to speak to and embarrass women, are all prime examples. At BLT Steak (1625 I St., NW), the mixologists took the lesson of aging to heart with their Barrel Aged Cocktails Program.
The use of oak barrels is a regular and vital aspect of the creation [...]
You’re the perfect partner. You’ve chosen the chocolates, reserved your roses, and you’ve put every plan into place. You are ready for to give your love a night that will make Nicholas Sparks realize he knows nothing about love.
Let’s be honest, you’re probably not that person (and that’s okay). It’s a crazy modern world we live in, and no [...]
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation DC will host ‘Taste of the Market’ to officially kick off this year’s culinary event. The event will feature Taste of the Nation DC restaurants creating dishes using ingredients found at Union Market. Participating restaurants such as Bibiana, Cashion’s Eat Place, Graffiato and The Source will utilize products found daily [...]
Last year I conducted a five-year analysis of the restaurants ranked as the top ten, celebrating the five-year anniversary of the top ten ranking. In 2013, I was shocked about some of the outgoing restaurants that I love, yet not surprised with others on the incoming list. Up until this year, the Very Best list had remained about the same since 2007. A few restaurants moved up or down a notch or two; however, in 2013, there were a few surprises.
When venturing outside our neighborhood and looking for nourishment, a GPS search often leads us to generic, chain restaurants rather than local hidden gems. One such instance comes to mind when in search of coffee in Alexandria, VA, which yielded results of several Dunkin Donuts in the area. No regrets after deciding to taking a chance on [...]
With an ever growing work-from-home population, escapes outside the home where one can do work (and actually be productive) are increasingly popular, yet hard to come by unless you know where to go. Free WiFi just doesn’t cut it anyone. Telecommuters want good eats, ambiance, and interesting decor. Whether you fall into this workforce demographic or just [...]