Wild Thistle Kitchen: Simple Pot Roast

January 20, 2022

This Simple Pot Roast Recipe might be simple, but it is neither ordinary nor boring. I realize I have been posting a lot of simple or basic recipes lately – […]

Georgetown’s Winter Restaurant Week, Through Jan. 23

January 18, 2022

Restaurant Week meal-deals perk up the post-holiday season for Georgetown diners. This winter, January 17–23, the focus is on $40- and $55-dinner menus that highlight each restaurant’s specialties. An impressive roster of the community’s top dining rooms has adapted this 30-year-old “institution” to the challenges […]

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scones from Sift

January 13, 2022

Ever have the itch to make scones from scratch? Then this recipe is just right for you. In scones, cranberry and orange are the perfect blending of flavors as they […]

Weekend Round Up, Jan. 13 – 17


We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us with activities galore. The Zenith Gallery is celebrating Betty White, there’s an art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National […]

The Latest Dish: New Restaurants Continue to Open in Metro Area

January 12, 2022

Victor Albisu’s Taco Bamba is ready to take it on the road and across the country. What started in 2013 with a carryout restaurant in Falls Church, now has six locations in the Metro […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup

January 6, 2022

This soup is my defiant answer and rebellion to the overly sweet treatment of sweet potatoes. It is balanced, savory, creamy and warming. I adore sweet potatoes’ earthy sweetness and […]

Cocktail of the Month: Rakia, a Fruity Balkan Delight


In the old part of Sarajevo near the towering Gazi-Husrev Beg Mosque lies the Baščaršija fountain, an Ottoman-style wooden structure that spouts water day and night. According to a local legend, visitors who drink from this fountain will return to Sarajevo someday. As a rambler […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Cranberry Clementine Amaretto Crush

December 30, 2021

Here’s a fun and festive little cranberry cocktail to get you in the holiday spirit. Super refreshing with just the right amount of tartness. I love cranberries in any form, […]

New Year’s Eve Dining in Georgetown


For Georgetowners, one of our hometown pleasures is walking to and from our favorite restaurants, especially when you’ve had a little too much Champagne. Luckily, we have many fine establishments […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Cranberry Rosemary Crisps

December 23, 2021

Cranberries are such a festive fruit. I love their bitter tartness and their cheerful red color. They are the most Christmassy of fruits in my opinion. The smell, taste, and […]