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The farm-to-table and eat local movements are hot in the D.C. food scene right now. Many restaurants are creating their menu based on what foods are in season and what local farmers recommend.
I’m all for supporting eating local, and one of the best places to start at is at the farmers market.
The Dupont Circle Farmers Market, open during the summer on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is the largest weekly market in D.C. The market o... Read More
I’ve always enjoyed wine, well since I was legally allowed. But after all those bottles I still don’t know very much about wine and it would seem many other wine drinkers are the same. Having nothing more to go off than the flowery description on the bottle, which let’s face it, means absolutely nothing to the average person. After trial and error I know specific brands I like, most of which are blends. But when confronted with a ... Read More
The cherry blossoms are coming! The cherry blossoms are coming! Unfortunately, so are the tourists. There's one way to get away from the camera-carrying masses who descend on the city when the trees bloom—and that's to dip inside a restaurant. You won't be able to fully escape, of course, but at least the cherry blossom obsession in our eateries is a little more manageable. From fancy cocktails to gourmet cherry blossom-inspired dishes, a cherry... Read More
We are huge fans of local pickle company Gordy's Pickle Jar and we think you should be, too. I mean, have you tried their delicious, organic pickles? (If you haven't they're available at Whole Foods, Seasonal Pantry and other locations in the area). Started by two friends with a passion for pickling, Sarah Gordon and Sheila Fain, these tasty pickles and relishes are produced right here in the District. Now that's local. In order to learn more about ... Read More
Spring is on the horizon, DC. And what better way to celebrate the fact that longer days, sunnier skies and warmer temps are in our future than with a CSA (community-supported agriculture) share? If you want to get in on the fresh and local produce action, we have a few suggestions for CSAs in the DC metro area.Basically, a CSA share is a great way that you, as a consumer, can support local farmers in your area and get fresh fruits and vegetables at t... Read More
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Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I'd round up some of the city's best hot chocolates. After all, it's still cccccccold outside and what better way to warm up than with than a steaming cup of hot cocoa? Add a Valentine into that equation and you've got a recipe for loooooove. (Or just a pleasant afternoon. Either way!)
It's not surprising that Co Co Sala makes incredible hot chocolate--after all it IS a chocolate restaurant. But tha... Read More
Sweetgreen Vs Chop't: Battle of the DC Designer Salad Shops
Sweetgreen and Chop't, Chop't and Sweetgreen. If you're of the veggie persuasion and you live in the DC area, chances are you've nommed on the big green salads at one of these establishments. District-dwellers love these salad spots because they're fast, easy and fresh. But if you put them in the ring, which one would come out on top? We investigate.
Both restaurants were started by c... Read More
Restaurant Week. A time of the year when the foodies get excited, the less adventurous go on a taste adventure, and chefs are driven mad. Ahhh yes, the wonderful time of the year when you have a legitimate excuse to drain your savings in order to dine out several nights in a row. I'm excited, and you should be too. Unfortunately I did not always feel this way. In the past, RW has brought a needless degree of anxiety to my life -which is very silly bec... Read More
Dupont Circle is likely one of DC's trendiest spots for restaurants. The neighborhood is full of chic eateries with modern decor, fusion-inspired menus and oddly-shaped plates striped with zigzags of fancy sauces. Dupont's trendy dining is not necessarily good or bad; some restaurants can pull it off with genuine flair, and others are just chic pretenders with a sleek facade and mediocre food within.
But, among all of Dupont's truly swanky (and wanna... Read More
Because of the massive variety of burger choices in the DC area, burgers are often mistaken for a commodity; something that is commonly available and has no variation of quality. Washingtonians are so overwhelmed with burger choices that they often choose their burgers by convenience instead of taste. It's certainly far easier to find the "nearest" burger instead of the "best" burger, but you're not doing yourself a favor by settling for a mediocre sa... Read More