Happy Hour with the Diplomatic Palate 

July 22, 2021

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 […]

Business Ins & Outs: Preppy Fitzgerald’s, Aerie, M&T

June 28, 2021

In: The Preppy Chic, Cozy Fitzy’s Clyde’s Restaurant Group and 1789 Restaurant have gone back to the future with the second reboot to replace the celebrated, longtime F. Scott’s, companion […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Peach Muffins

June 24, 2021

Peach Muffins This Peach Muffin recipe was the result of an overzealous peach-picking trip to Hollin Farms with my kids one summer. On the drive home, my son was devouring a […]

‘Crazy Golf’ Swingers Club Comes to Dupont Circle


A new 21+ club with a cheeky name has made its way across the pond from London. Swingers calls itself a “competitive socializing entertainment concept,” and its first location opened […]