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Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants List 2013 Released

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.

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Get Your Thanksgiving Dinner or Desserts To-Go

Forgo the Cooking Stress and get your Thanksgiving dinner turkey and trimmings to-go. Let one of DC’s best chefs do the cooking for you.
Thanksgiving To Go:
Acadiana: This Thanksgiving, Acadiana’s taking over your kitchen and doing all the preparation for you. For a “Thanksgiving Dinner for Eight,” ring Acadiana in Washington, DC to enjoy a complete feast of a [...]

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A Five Year Analysis. Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants List: 2007 to 2012

Yes, it’s true. I admit it. I’ve been obsessed with the annual January issue of the Washingtonian magazine since high school (only my immediate family knew, until now). I still have all of my back issues and highlighted photo copies of the lists from as early as 1997. The 100 Very Best Restaurant issue which [...]


Forgo the Cooking Stress and Dine out this Thanksgiving

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 [...]

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Nationwide Ice Cream Social Scoops for Success July 15 at Kimpton restaurants.

You scream. I scream. We all scream for Ice cream! Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with local DC area Kimpton hotel restaurants on Thursday, July 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the living room lobbies of all participating Kimpton hotels for their Scoops for Success event. Guests will enjoy scoops of [...]

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BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier celebrates Old Town, Alexandria's birthday with a rooftop party this Saturday, July 10.

On July 10th, locals and guests are invited to join BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier in celebrating Old Town, Alexandria’s birthday. BRABO will host a cocktail party on the rooftop deck of Kimpton’s Lorien Hotel & Spa’s Presidential Suite with panoramic views of Old Town and an uninterrupted view of the fireworks [...]

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BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier offers summer happy hour on the patio.

Enjoy dining al fresco but think it’s too hot? I have the solution! BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier will host a nightly happy hour on its enclosed King Street patio, as well as at its indoor bar, adjacent to the lovely dining room from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., the perfect for enjoying [...]

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Is Beer the new wine?

By Evan Halperin, Guest to Dining in DC
When you dine at an upscale restaurant for a meal with a prix-fixe menu, usually there is an accompanying wine pairing. What many people probably do not expect to see are beer pairings. I mean come on, how do you expect them to match my egg noodle pappardelle [...]

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DC area Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

Looking for some small town cozy options for Thanksgiving? Old Town, Alexandria is perfect to spend your holiday in style.

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Stewart, the Hungry Traveler
Bastille Restaurant located in Old Town Alexandria is offering a special Thanksgiving menu inspired by French traditions and the American holiday. Executive Chef Christophe Poteaux and Pastry [...]


Chef of the Year, Robert Wiedmaier offers gourmet picnic packages to celebrate July 4th

The Butcher’s Block, a Market by Rammy award winning Chef of the Year, Robert Wiedmaier in Old Town Alexandria, is making observing this years fireworks celebration easy, fun, and stylish by offering scrumptious already prepared and assembled “picnic packs” featuring personalized gourmet treats and refreshing beer and wine selections.
These festive picnic ensembles are [...]