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 […]

Bourbon Steak: Indulgent Dining in a Sociable Setting 

April 14, 2022

A swank steakhouse with a modern bent in the heart of Georgetown, Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel is a premiere destination for anything from a celebratory dinner to […]

Wolf Trap’s Bourbon and Bubbles Delights

December 1, 2021

Wolf Trap has a new favorite tradition for those cold nights: Bourbon and Bubbles, a spirited evening beneath the stars supporting Wolf Trap Foundation’s arts and education programs. The Nov. […]

Plan Your Virginia Autumn Wine Weekend Now

November 10, 2021

Did you know the Old Dominion is home to over 300 wineries? While it seems like a daunting task to feature every one, we wanted to start with a fall wine guide featuring […]

At wineLAIR, It’s All About Passion, Community and — Of Course — the Wine

June 17, 2021

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic. That was either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your […]

Apéro: Stylish New Wine-Dine Bar on P St.

June 3, 2021

Champagne and caviar are an unintimidating indulgence at Apéro, a stylish new wine bar and dining venue in Georgetown at 2622 P St. NW. Advanced sommelier Elli Benchimol has transformed […]

Virginia Wine Country Goes All Out

May 13, 2021

Loudoun County is making its name known as a key county for production in the northern region. The county’s vineyard acreage has nearly doubled. 

Restaurant and Bar Update: Bourbon Steak and L’Annexe

March 25, 2021

As we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, here is an appetizing update on two Georgetown favorites.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Spiced Pear and Vanilla Bean Gin Fizz

February 4, 2021

This cozy cocktail is so balanced: sweet from the pear, tart from the lemon, herbaceous from the gin and fragrant from the vanilla bean and cinnamon.