Holiday Celebration Photo courtesy of DGS

Celebrating Passover: DC Restaurants Offer a Modern Seder

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. [...]

Brunch Meet Carmelita & Justin! Photo courtesy of The National Zoo website

Animal Appetites: Dining & Cub Spotting at the National Zoo

Last month, the world was in awe after the debut of two ridiculously adorable cheetah cubs at DC’s very own National Zoo. The two cubs, named Carmelita and Justin, after US Olympic sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin, have captured the hearts of many Washingtonians. The new darlings may be the cause of an increase [...]

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DC Restaurant Week Top 20 Picks

There are a lot of “foodies” in town and even more food bloggers, including yours truly, who all have their opinion about DC Restaurant Week. Proponents support the concept of restaurant week, generally because they agree that the promotion is helpful to bolster business in an otherwise slow time of the year for the restaurant [...]

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DC Restaurants offering Passover Seder

Passover is fast approaching and 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. Although most certified kosher establishments close for the holiday, a [...]

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Summer 2011 DC Restaurant Week: Top Ten Picks

There are a lot of “foodies” in town and even more food bloggers, including yours truly, who all have their opinion about DC Restaurant Week. Proponents support the concept of restaurant week, generally because they agree that the promotion is helpful to bolster business in an otherwise slow time of the year for the [...]

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Dining in DC’s Top 10 Memorable Bites

Over the course of the last four years, since I started the blog, I have been asked many times what my favorite restaurant is or even where I would go if it was my last meal on Earth. To a person who spends more money on dining out than anything else, this is a very [...]

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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 [...]

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DC Beer Week kicks-off Friday, August 20.

I’m sure many beer lovers would agree with one of the witticisms frequently attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.“
Just in time to wash down DC Restaurant Week, DC Beer Week kicks off tomorrow, Friday, August 20th with a party at the Rock n’ Roll [...]

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Capital Cooking Cookbook is as well-rounded as our nation's capital with recipes from DC's best chefs.

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Union Row in the heart of the U-street corridor in Washington, DC Lauren DeSantis, host and producer of local television series and blog the Capital Cooking Show which highlights the abundance of cultural influences on the culinary industry in Washington, DC debuted her latest project — the Capital [...]

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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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Restaurant Week Top Ten Picks

Restaurant Week occurs twice a year during the slow restaurant season in the winter (usually January) and the late summer (usually August). Restaurants are typically slow around the holiday season and in the summertime when people take vacation away from the DC area. Many restaurants welcome Restaurant Week as a way to drum up [...]

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Dining in DC Does Dino

Sitting outside on Dino’s outdoor patio, along Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park, on a sunny warm Saturday a few weeks ago, my husband and I enjoyed the evening in the best way possible – sipping a fabulous Pinot Noir and eating excellent fresh seasonal Italian fare.
Dino offers several menu options including their “Restaurant Week” menu [...]

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DC's 1st Ever Kids' Restaurant Week

Next week, Saturday, June 13 thru Sunday, June 21 local DC Area restaurants will participate in DC’s first ever “Kids’ Restaurant Week“ – joining Cookie + Gourmet Magzine’s new promotion that will allow families to enjoy dining out in some of DC’s best restaurants and enjoying a delicious three-course meal at a discounted price. At [...]

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What's happening this weekend?

Cochon 555, May 31
Five pigs, Five Chefs, and Five winemakers (hence the 555) will be battling it out on Sunday at five o’clock at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC as the Taste Network from Atlanta is hosting Cochon 555, a heritage breed pig cook-off. Cochon 555 is the only national chef competition promoting [...]