Beer Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Image courtesy of Don Lavange

District of Hops: December’s Best Beer Events

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving and Black Friday fights have given way to Yuletide and eggnog. December is the month of giving, and there are plenty of very generous beer events this month. Grab a pint glass, clear your calendar, and make sure to end 2013 with a cold beer in your [...]

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District of Hops: Cranberry and Stuffing Edition

Happy November everyone. Welcome to the month of turkey, stuffing, and endless family drama. While that last bit should be reason enough to drink, this month has plenty of fantastic reasons to throw back a pint or four.

Here are the best beer events for November:
Flying Dog Vineyard Blonde Release Party – November 5: Head up to Frederick [...]

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A preview of what is to come: Fall DC area restaurant openings.

Just as last year around this time, we had a ton of new restaurant openings. This year is no different according to this long listing; however, this year’s Fall dining forecast includes a few spin-offs, a slew of New York imports. Which new restaurant opening are you most excited about?

Arlington Rooftop Bar [...]

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Restaurant News & Gossip. Who's opening?

There has been a lot restaurant news lately. There are a lot of new restaurant openings and many that are coming soon. Check out the list below for the scoop. Tom Sietsema’s chat was chock full o’ tid bits. Mark your calendars, foodies. Every Thursday at 11 a.m. Tom dishes it up and answers diner’s [...]

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Oktobeerfest Block Party with Buzz & Rustico Sat. Oct. 10 (Noon to 6)

Join the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s (NRG) Rustico and Buzz bakery for an epic day of “rollicking autumnal revelry” as they celebrate “Oktobeerfest” German style by providing an overflowing bounty of good food, good beer, live music and fun for the whole family. Co-sponsored by the DC Central Kitchen, Rustico will offer delicious tastes of [...]

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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 [...]


Chef Frank Morales leaves Rustico with plans for his own Salts of the Earth, LLC

Have you heard the big news about the Neighborhood Restaurant Group? Oh yes, I suppose that there are two newsworthy items. First, Columbia Firehouse in Old Town, Alexandria opens today. The second is that Rustico’s Executive Chef, Frank Morales decided to split. I had a chance to get the scoop from Frank Morales himself earlier [...]

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New Restaurant opening in Old Town: Columbia Firehouse

This coming Monday, July 20 – the Neighborhood Restaurant Group who also operates Rammy winning, Vermilion, Evening Star Cafe, Tallula, and Rustico will add another Northern Virginia establishment to its family while reviving a beloved piece of Alexandria’s history. As early as 1871, the building located at 109 St. Asaph once housed the Columbia Steam [...]