Pandemic Dominates 2021 RAMMY Award Nominations

July 28, 2021

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced finalists for the 2021 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced on Sunday, September 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Special […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

July 22, 2021

I made this Fresh Raspberry Lemonade recipe for the first time on my daughter’s 3rd birthday. For its perfectly girly pink color, of course. And it has made a repeat […]

For Seafood Entrepreneur Greg Casten, the Point is ‘The Point’


Dynamic entrepreneur Greg Casten helms the sustainable seafood company Profish and a bevy of establishments featuring its produce, including Tony & Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside in Washington Harbour. But what […]

Happy Hour with the Diplomatic Palate 


A hip, diplomatic crowd gathered at the Ven Embassy Row Hotel July 9 to help launch a series of international food tasting extravaganzas featuring the nation’s capital very own diplomats. […]

PLNT Burger Lands at Sandlot Georgetown


“World domination!” laughed co-founder Spike Mendelsohn, when asked about the goals of PLNT Burger, the plant-based burger, fries and ice cream fast casual restaurant, founded in 2019. D.C. restauranteur Mendelsohn […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Bread

July 15, 2021

So, I had this idea the other night: I could take my tried-and-true soft pretzel dough recipe and turn it into a pull-apart bread, layered with garlic and herb butter, […]

Cocktail of the Month

July 14, 2021

Every four years, the Olympic Games seem to have their own controversy — from boycotts, to doping scandals, to crime and political drama. However, the rescheduled spectator-free 2021 Tokyo games […]

The Latest Dish: Western Market Opening in Foggy Bottom


Western Market, a 12,300 square-foot food hall at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW in Foggy Bottom is slated to open in Q3 2021. Food vendors include: Alitiko: Greek street food; Arepa Zone: Venezuelan menu; Bandoola Bowl: flavors inspired by […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: “Best Lemon Bars” with Shortbread Crust

July 8, 2021

I just got back from dropping off a plateful of these lip-puckering lemon bars to my grandparents — my grandparents, who are both from Minnesota. So, of course we were […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

July 1, 2021

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables Roast Chicken with Vegetables is one of my favorite dishes to make and eat. I remember this incredible sense of kitchen confidence […]