Celebrating the Inauguration With Food and Drink

January 18, 2021

Despite the current security measures going on in the area, there are still plenty of inauguration specials in the city. Many places are offering pickup or delivery-friendly items, or hyping up outdoor dining options. Here are some great ideas for …

Wine Sales on ‘Roller Coaster’ During Pandemic

January 7, 2021

“The pandemic for us has been as weird as it was for everyone else,” said Pascal Valadier, manager of Georgetown Wine & Spirits at 2701 P St. NW.

When setting out to report this story, I expected nothing short of …

An Inviting Streatery Offers an Italian Interlude

October 1, 2020

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s Italian artistry pops up in Georgetown at Officina in Via Umbria’s Wisconsin Avenue location. Curbside, a floral bower invites sit-down dining on specialty pastas and classic entrées, as well as midday pizzas, panini and salads. Inside are …

Cook on a Whim: Warm Mushroom & Arugula Salad

May 14, 2020

It’s officially rosé-all-day weather and I couldn’t be happier about it — that glorious time of year when we can go outside, nibble on some delicious snacks and sip some cool rosé on a warm afternoon.

Using rosé as my …

Cocktail of the Month: Egg Beer Cocktail

February 26, 2020

Pho, egg coffee and beer hoi — some of the most popular gastronomical delights sought out by visitors to Vietnam.

Pho, a fragrant, piquant noodle soup, is practically the national dish of Vietnam. Beer hoi refers to street-side stalls where …

Cocktail of the Month: Global Warming

January 29, 2020

Ice, ice, baby … winter has arrived and has already brought freezing temperatures and a January snowfall. Will there be another snowmageddon, snowpocalypse or snowzilla this year? Only time will tell.

For those who love the snow and ice, it’s …

Cocktail of the Month: The Coquito

December 18, 2019

The first time I ventured to Puerto Rico was well over a decade ago in mid-December. Along with the colonial architecture and Latin charm of the walled city of Old San Juan, I was tickled to wander the cobbled streets …

Cocktail of the Month: Sacher Cuveé Gold

November 20, 2019

Vienna, much like Paris, is one of the most cultural and refined cities in Europe. Also like the City of Light, Vienna very much has a café culture boasting elaborate pastries along with coffee. While Paris leans toward macarons, mousse …

Cocktail of the Month: The Boulevardier

October 24, 2019

One of Woody Allen’s most celebrated films of this century would have to be “Midnight in Paris,” in which a U.S. screenwriter, Gil Pender, travels back in time to the Roaring Twenties every night at midnight, joining the likes of …

Cocktail of the Month: The Tatanka

September 26, 2019

Before modern medicine gave the world Viagra, there were many folk remedies believed to increase a man’s sexual prowess. Several of these involved alcohol and are still in use today.

For example, in China, wine distilled from the blood of …