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DC Area Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Feasts

To most, Thanksgiving means a home-cooked meal enjoyed with your (extended extended extended) family. I’ve cooked. I’ve put in my dues. To me, while lovely to spend time with your family, it ultimately translates to: hours spent burning your fingers, throwing your back out, and weeks of prep-time. If I had my choice, I’d opt [...]


Food & Wine announces nationwide competition for People’s Best New Chef.

We have seen witnessed several unprecendented events this year already that illustrates the power of the people. Since 1998, the editors of Food & Wine have feasted their way from coast to coast, seeking out 10 innovative chefs with a distinctive vision creating exceptionally delicious food and bestowed upon them [...]


Holiday Dining Options A’plenty including the Feast of Seven Fishes.

The Holiday season is a special time for gathering with family and friends, and this year a number of Washington area restaurants are unveiling their holiday dining options, from the traditional Christmas goose to a Feast of Seven Fishes.

As lore goes, the Feast of the Seven Fishes – commonly referred to as La Vigilia [...]

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Bibiana offers new budget-friendly Lunch suitable for foodies.

If you haven’t been to Bibiana, then you are missing out. I have dined for both lunch and dinner and will swear by the food and the service. Now with the addition of a new fixed price fall lunch menu at the 24-seat lounge and 12-seat bar, you have no excuse. The ‘Pranzo Al [...]


Return to Bibiana: A second look.

My very first visit to Bibiana was for lunch a year ago on September 4, 2009, its opening day. Since, I have recommended it so highly to everyone. I had such a wonderful meal with top-notch service, which is usually difficult to find the same day a restaurant opens. Bibiana’s servers were knowledgeable about each [...]

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DC’s Most Notable Chefs to participate in Toyota Farm to Table Tour Thursday, July 29.

On Thursday, July 29th at FRESHFARM Market by the White House (810 Vermont Avenue NW), some of D.C.’s most talented Chefs will participate in the Toyota Farm to Table Tour which showcases the connection between farmers, chefs, farmers markets and the communities they serve. Now in its second year, the Toyota Farm to Table Tour [...]

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A State Dinner for Those Washingtonians Who Didn’t Crash The Party!

After DC area socialites, Michaele Salahi and her husband, Tareq, made headlines by so-called “crashing” President Obama’s first State Dinner, there was a great deal of concern that the White House security procedures were inadequate. There are reports that these supposed, “crashers” were in fact invited. Maybe it’s just a cover up … [...]

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Tuesday's Feature: New Restaurant Openings

Even in today’s tough economy, miraculously somehow the local DC metropolitan area restaurant industry has managed to bode relatively well despite the downturn. It is even more astounding that there have been so many restaurants opening this fall. The following includes a brief listing of recent restaurant openings:
Kellari Taverna – Owner Stavros Aktipis and Partner [...]

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The New Bibiana: A First Look on Opening Day

The award-winning Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s newest venture, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, a 140-seat Italian restaurant at 1100 New York Ave, NW is officially open for business as of today, Friday, September 4th. Bajaj is also the owner of Bombay Club, 701, Rasika, Ardeo, and sister wine bar Bardeo – some of the best restaurants in the city. [...]


Bibiana opens today!

As you know, I announced on July 10th about the award-winning Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s newest venture, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, a 140-seat Italian restaurant at 1100 New York Ave, NW at the corner of 12th and H Streets. Well the latest news is that Bibiana is officially open for business as of today, Friday, September 4th on [...]

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Announcing Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca – another gem from Ashok Bajaj, owner of Rasika

Washington restaurateur Ashok Bajaj, owner of Bombay Club, 701, Rasika, Ardeo, etc. who I met on Tuesday night while I was dining at Ardeo recently “announced” according to Tom Sietsema this afternoon that he has tapped Nicholas Stefanelli to be his Executive Chef at his newest venture, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, a 120-seat Italian restaurant expected [...]