Tag Archive for: Restaurants

Golden Brown and Delicious Serves Food That Is Just That

26 Apr
April 26, 2013 There’s a new trend that’s sweeping Washington, D.C. and when you first hear about it, it might be confusing. But after further inspection, first bite actually, you will see it’s simply delicious. All across the capital fried chicken and doughnut shops have been opening. Sweet and salty. Seems like a mismatched pair, right? But when you really think about it, they have more in common than meets the eye. Both are fried, fantastic when piping hot, and both are a comfort food straight from your childhood. Plus, if you mix one and the other, they blend together into something so perfect, you’ll never forget the taste. But you can try them separately if you'd like. While several different Read more [...]

Hill Country Barbeque Takes Texas to the District

27 Mar
March 27, 2013 For the better part of the last decade, there was a Texan in charge of Washington,D.C. Yet during the eight years George W. Bush was president, there was no corresponding increase of Texas cuisine in our nation’s capital. Chalk it up to this city’s conservative dining scene during those years. But that's changed in the past few years, with there’s been an explosive growth in restaurant diversity. And although our current Oval Office resident comes from Chicago, Texas has come to town. And as Texas would have it, they’ve done so in a big way. Hill Country Barbeque opened last year in Washington, D.C, building out a gargantuan space in Penn Quarter, on 7th Street, between E and D Street’s Read more [...]

Sakuramen is D.C.'s Hottest New Soup Shop

21 Nov
November 21, 2012 With winter comes many wonderful things: Thanksgiving, December holidays, even an entirely new year at the beginning of January. But there’s one thing that winter brings that almost everyone dislikes: low temperatures, and with it, colds galore. Sniffling and sneezing, shivering and shaking, wearing the warmest of clothing and still feeling chilly. Every person detests that awful feeling of being sick. But almost all of us have the same perfect remedy for the common cold. Soup. And just in time for the winter season, a spectacular soup shop has opened up in Adams Morgan, where you can sip hot broths and eat  sumptuous, spicy toppings, with flavors and temperatures sure to amplify your Read more [...]

Union Market DC Brings A Year Round Market To Washington, D.C.

26 Sep
September 26, 2012 Almost everyone loves a summer stroll through their local farmers' market. In the warm air, you can browse just plucked produce, cheeses made right down the road and bread baked by local artisans. There’s really only one drawback to theses wonderful-open air venues. When summer’s perfect temperatures give way to chilly fall mornings and blustery winter days, they close down shop. But this year, when the season changes, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the local goods you want. That’s because this month, one of the biggest and most anticipated indoor markets opened its doors, right in the middle of Washington, D.C. Union Market DC, which opened up inside a gutted and redeveloped old Read more [...]

Ted's Bulletin Brings Back a Bygone Era

07 Sep
September 7, 2012 Several years ago, AMC debuted the drama Mad Men, set in the 1960s. The success and popularity of the show ushered in a new era of nostalgia, with clothes and culture to match. Down in Southeast, D.C., one place takes the tradition to a new level, with an entire motif where the Greatest Generation would feel right at home. In Barracks Row, on the corner of 8th Street SE and E Street, is Ted’s Bulletin, a 1950s-style diner, opened by the owners’ of the very successful local Matchbox franchise. That area of town has seen a revival of its own, becoming a burgeoning dining scene in the past several years, with numerous restaurants setting up shop, from Belgian bistros to happening Greek spots Read more [...]

The Perfect Date Night in Cleveland Park

24 Feb
February 24, 2012 The idea of dinner and a movie as a date is almost obsolete. With everyone in a rush, few have time to sit down for four hours of wining, dining and film watching. The notion of it is of a more quaint time, like a scene from a 1950s movie. Read more [...]

American Tap Room: Arlington’s Bold New Addition

15 Sep
September 15, 2011 If you drove through Arlington this past weekend, you may have noticed a peculiar site: four large spotlights dancing in the evening sky. The scene resembled something from a Hollywood premier, but in actuality, the premise was quintessential Northern Virginia. Read more [...]

The Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse: Bites, Beers and the Big Screen

21 Jul
July 21, 2011 A trip to the movies in 2011 can be an expensive affair. With most summer blockbusters utilizing 3-D and IMAX technology, a single movie ticket can cost upwards of $15. To save money, most people now wait for movies to come out on DVD. However, there’s something to be said for leaving the house and going to the theater. But where can you see these newly released movies without breaking your budget? Read more [...]

Taste Arlington at the Taste of Arlington

18 May
May 18, 2011 Northern Arlington is one of Washington, D.C.’s most rapidly developing areas. It seems that every day a new restaurant or store is being built. The fast-paced growth means that it’s very hard to visit everything Arlington has to offer. Luckily for residents and neighbors alike, one day a year, you can find almost every shop in one location. Read more [...]

Maryland's Magnificent Chicken

29 Dec
December 29, 2010 Many Washington, D.C. residents bemoan the fact that this area doesn’t have an indigenous cuisine to its name. Because of the transient nature of this town, it seems there isn’t a food for Washington to call its own. But that may be a blessing in disguise. Read more [...]