Wild Thistle Kitchen: Creamy Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

March 11, 2021

This recipe features two truly iconic products that are always in my kitchen: Grana Padano Cheese and Prosciutto di Parma. In the food world, it just doesn’t get more iconic.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

March 4, 2021

These muffins are so lemony and light, and they have such a wonderful texture. Those little poppy seeds are just so cute. Feel free to add some to the streusel and to the glaze.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Pancetta and Herbs

February 25, 2021

You can use any hearty herb while roasting: bay, rosemary, thyme, oregano or a combination. And you can toss on any soft herb just before serving: chives, parsley, tarragon or dill.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Easy Soft Pretzels

February 18, 2021

If you start right now, you could have warm pretzels topped with salt or cinnamon sugar coming out of your oven in about two hours!

Clarity: Culinary Tourism

February 12, 2021

Dynamic chef-restaurateur Jonathan Krinn’s spacious, COVID-savvy, Clarity restaurant, located at 442 Maple Ave. East in Vienna, Virginia, serves classically based, modern fare. Choices range from 48-hour sous vide short ribs […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Authentic Bolognese Sauce

February 11, 2021

Cooking up this sauce is about a three-to-four-hour process, but most of the time it’s just bubbling away, making your house smell amazing.

Valentine’s Weekend Dining in Georgetown


After too many months of housebound togetherness, local restaurants are betting that couples are ready to dine out — or to splurge on take-home luxury.  

Clarity: Culinary Tourism Close to Home in Vienna, Virginia

February 4, 2021

Chef-owner Jonathan Krinn has invited top-flight local chefs to join him in his kitchen to prepare their signature dishes from places like Trinidad, Laos, Burma and Peru.

Who Will Win? Chicken Wings vs. Pork Ribs


The USDA explored the popularity of these Super Bowl favorites. Here are some options around town to grab snacks for the big game.

Georgetown Introduces #TakeOutTuesday

February 1, 2021

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Elizabeth Miller came up with the idea last summer to support local restaurants to get more business during the ongoing pandemic.