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Lamb: The Other Other Red Meat

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 [...]

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For the Love of Lamb! What are “ewe” looking at?

If you were at DC’s historic Eastern Market on Monday, May 21st, then ewe were one of the lucky ones to witness eighteen of the nation’s capital baaad-est chefs engaging in a fierce competition for who would take the title for serving the most lambtastic dish at the 2nd Annual DC Lamb Jam. Sponsored by [...]

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Sip Your Way to The RAMMYS with RAMW’s Month-long Cocktail Promotion

One of DC’s hottest events of the year, The RAMMY Awards, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) annual restaurant industry awards gala, is rapidly approaching, and DC metro-area residents once again have a chance to score a pair of coveted tickets to the highly-anticipated gala by simply sipping a cocktail (twist your arm, right?!). From [...]

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A Taste of the RAMMYs and South of the Border

Although World Cocktail Week may be over, the spirit of great American cocktails lives on. The excitement for Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) 2012 RAMMYs began to build as this year’s nominees for Best Mixology Program met for a private cocktail tasting Monday night at Mike Isabella’s Graffiato. Each nominee crafted a unique cocktail for [...]

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Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events May 15-31

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? Summer is almost here and May is chock full o’ fun and delicious things to do and … eat! Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, festivals, and workshops or classes throughout [...]


2nd Annual DC Lamb Jam! Where will Ewe Be?

Where else can you go with hundreds of people around and shout, “Hey! Nice rack!” and get away with it?
Save the date for Monday, May 21, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. when twenty of DC’s most talented chefs will ewe-night for the 2nd Annual American Lamb Jam produced by the American Lamb Board.
This ultimate taste-off [...]

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The 6th Annual I Love Crab Cakes! Crab Cake Competition

It’s that time again! The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is holding its 6th annual I Love Crab Cakes! Karen Cathey Memorial Crab Cake competition this year at Phillips Flagship Restaurant (900 Water St., S.W) at the Washington, DC Southwest Waterfront.
The annual competition and fundraiser featuring the Chesapeake’s finest and remembrance of [...]


The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Awards Rammy 2011 nominations announced!

In the Washington, DC Metropolitan area restaurant industry, few awards hold the same esteem as the respected RAMMY awards. Tonight ramped up the RAMMY season captivating the DC restaurant community and dining public alike. Tonight, restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players attended the highly anticipated event at The [...]

Charity Fundraiser

You’re Invited: Saturday Night Sips to Benefit Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen.

Join the Social Epicurean (and myself) for a cocktail reception on January 22nd to benefit Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen.
Saturday Night Sips is celebrating the contribution young people make in fighting hunger both locally and nationally. The event will be co-hosted by Alice Waters, Joan Nathan, and Jose Andres. There will be [...]

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Kicking off Restaurant Week at Bourbon Steak with lunch.

Restaurant Week is always something that I never miss. I have been to Bourbon Steak once before but it was for a photo shoot for DC Modern Luxury Magazine. At the shoot we were provided a few things to nibble on but not enough to consider a meal. I was anxious for the chance to [...]

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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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Best New Restaurant Rammy Nominees Poll. Enter to Win a Dining Certificate!

Which is Your Favorite Restaurant?
Which do you think will win the 2010 Rammy for Best New Restaurant?
Vote in the Poll and Leave a Comment about WHY it is your favorite to be entered!
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2010 RAMMY Awards is in just two weeks on June 6, 2010 where the Rammy [...]

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Rammy nominations announced!

On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, restaurateurs, celebrity chefs and key restaurant industry players flocked to The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC for a celebration as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the 2010 RAMMY Award Nominees. Hosted by emcees Nycci and David Nellis, hosts of Dishing it Out on Federal News Radio, Washington, DC’s only food [...]

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This Weeks Dining in DC (DID) Inbox

Seasonal Specials:

As summer comes to an end, Art and Soul will offer another opportunity to take advantage of the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Replacing the summer’s Crab and Beer Wednesdays, the restaurant’s seasonal patio with a warm comfy fire pit, will now be the site of a delicious mid-week barbeque. Starting Wednesday, September 9th, Art [...]