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DC’s José Andrés Wins 2011 Outstanding Chef Award

DC’s José Andrés Wins 2011 Outstanding Chef Award May 12, 2011 | Food | Read More
2011 JBFA Outstanding Chef José Andrés - Photo (c) ThinkFoodGroup The 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the most coveted awards for excellence in the food and restaurant industry, were presented on May 6 in New York City with Washington’s own José Andrés winning honors for Outstanding Chef...

Say ‘Oui!’ to the Georgetown French Market This Weekend

Say ‘Oui!’ to the Georgetown French Market This Weekend April 26, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
From Michel Richard’s Citronelle to the newish Café Bonaparte and all the wine stores, antique shops, and boutiques in between, Georgetown has always had a bit of a French flair. This Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, the neighborhood will celebrate this joie de vivre with the 8th Annual...

Cajun and Creole Restaurants in DC

Cajun and Creole Restaurants in DC February 28, 2011 | Food | Read More
Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday, is almost here. So where better to spend the last evening of debauchery before the onset of Lent than at one of DC’s restaurants serving Creole or Cajun cuisine? Though Washington does not have a ton of strictly cajun/creole diners, there are a few. And, of course,...

Going Bananas for Cupcakes in DC

Going Bananas for Cupcakes in DC February 25, 2011 | Food | Read More
It’s well known that Washington has been wild about cupcakes for quite some time. Witness Georgetown Cupcake, a local confectioner so beloved it got its own television series. The second season of TLC’s DC Cupcake, a show that follows the lives of Georgetown Cupcake owners and sisters Sophie...

Top Five Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Washington, DC, Edition

Top Five Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Washington, DC, Edition February 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
Given the restaurant Renaissance that has been going on in Washington, DC, over the last several years, it’s easy to find a romantic spot for a date or a much-needed date night. Star chefs, culinary delights from every continent, and even food trucks have emerged on the scene to fill our bellies...

Memorial Day in DC

Memorial Day in DC May 28, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and there are few, if any, more appropriate places to be paying one’s respects to the nation’s armed forces than here in Washington.  Some of the city’s most popular activities include: Rolling Thunder Rally. Photo credit: Rollingthundermotorcyclerally.com. The...

Five to Try: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shops

Five to Try: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shops May 25, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Summer in DC is pretty hot and steamy – don’t forget, the city used to be a swamp – so locals are always looking for ways (however fleeting) to cool off.  Like eating ice cream, for example. Is there any better excuse than summertime for stuffing one’s face with a scoop or two...

Date Night: Del Ray, Alexandria

Date Night: Del Ray, Alexandria April 26, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
When people visit the DC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, they usually focus their energy on exploring the Old Town area of the city. Which is understandable – Old Town certainly has a lot worth exploring. Cheesetique Specialty Cheese. Photo credit: Cheesetique. But a visit to Alexandria should...

Take Me Out to the… Southwest Waterfront

Take Me Out to the… Southwest Waterfront April 3, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Spring has officially sprung in DC, and baseball season has returned.  The Washington Nationals  may not necessarily be World Series contenders, but over the past five years they’ve provided locals with another good reason to visit the city’s blossoming Southwest Waterfront, where the Nationals...

Earth Hour in DC: Monuments, Memorials and Meals

Earth Hour in DC: Monuments, Memorials and Meals March 31, 2010 | Events, Food, Hotels | Read More
You may have heard about – or perhaps participated in – last Saturday’s Earth Hour 2010, a widely publicized public campaign in which roughly one billion(!) people in nations across the world turned off their lights for an hour in support of climate change-related action. A darkened...