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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 [...]


Washington, DC area Restaurants and Chefs receive James Beard Award Nominations.

It’s that time of year again. The countdown to May and the annual James Beard Foundation (JBF) Awards has begun. Today the nominations of the semifinalists for the Restaurant and Chef Awards, were announced. Judges from across the country will take a look at the list below and vote to narrow it down [...]


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 [...]

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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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The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is coming to DC. Get your discount tickets now!

Mark Your Calendars! The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, the premiere consumer event in the nation for cooking and entertaining enthusiasts of all ages [...]

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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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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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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 [...]


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 [...]