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.

Hip Foxtrot Leads New Business Openings

March 1, 2021

The first-of-its-kind corner store/café/delivery retail market made its East Coast debut on March 1 at the corner of N Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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.

The Latest Dish: Egyptian, Gullah Geechee, Filipino

February 22, 2021

Chefs Tom Cunanan and Paolo Dungca, formerly of Bad Saint, reunited to open Pogiboy, serving Filipino American fast food in the Block DC food hall.

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.  

Ambar: From Small Plates to Street Food

February 5, 2021

What does a small-plates restaurant, built around sharing, do when takeout becomes necessary for their business? In the case of Ambar, the owners asked: “What would someone eat just walking […]