We Heard It Through the Grapevine: Sixty Vines Now Open 

July 10, 2024

By Sophia Hall  You don’t have to hear it through the grapevine, get it straight from the tap: new Foggy Bottom wine bar Sixty Vines is one of D.C.’s trendiest […]

Adult Halloween Candy & Wine Pairings

October 26, 2023

After a long night of trick-or-treating with the kids, celebrate Halloween adult-style with a glass of wine and a goulish raid on your children’s candy stash. Happy eating — and […]

Cocktail of the Month: ‘I Shall Return’ to The MacArthur

May 4, 2023

Drinking rum conjures up images of Caribbean islands, private yachts, jerk chicken, calypso music and treasure chests. But what about live crucifixions, eating fertilized duck eggs, tricycles for public transportation […]

Opaline Bar & Brasserie Refresh: C’est Excellent

March 2, 2023

On Feb. 23, Area Director of Public Relations Diana Bulger and General Manager Karla Erales invited media colleagues to a special preview dinner at the refreshed Opaline Bar & Brasserie […]

2023 James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced

January 26, 2023

In a Jan. 25 New York City press release, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced its 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists with nominees to be announced on March 29 […]

Weekend Roundup, Dec. 1 – 4

December 1, 2022

We’ve got another weekend of holiday fun in store! The Gay Men’s Chorus debuts their holiday show (as does Synetic Theater!) City Ridge and The Wharf celebrate the holiday season […]

Looking for an Escape? Try This Bahama Mama

October 6, 2022

“Mama… Bahama Mama… you tropical charmer… you stole my heart….” croons George Symonette in this traditional Bahamian folk tune. Known as the “King of Goombay,” Symonette reigned supreme in the […]

L’Avant-Garde Coming to M Street by Way of Michelin-Starred Chef Gilles Epié


Michelin-starred chef Gilles Epié’s soon-to-open L’Avant-Garde at 2915 M Street NW will serve “le vrai” (real) French cuisine in a suave setting. Epié is excited to have moved to a […]

James Beard Dinner Benefits Local Restaurants

July 21, 2022

Running a small local business successfully has always been a challenge and among the most difficult of those — and hardest hit during the pandemic —are restaurants.  The James Beard […]

Il Piatto: Hakan Ilhan Gives Italian Classics a Value-Oriented Spin at BLM Plaza

June 23, 2022

Il Piatto, a mecca for Italian classics in a classy, midtown setting, is restaurateur Hakan Ilhan’s latest offering to restaurant-goers looking for value. (His Georgetown spot is Brasserie Liberté.) The spacious dining […]