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2013 was a great dining year for DC. The District flourished with an abundance of new restaurants, new chefs, new menus, new cuisines, and a lot of great food, all accompanied by a ton of excitement. It’s been hard to keep up with all the new openings, but here is my list of 10 exciting places that are now open and are calling your name. Osteria Morini – This Italian restaurant in the flourishing Navy Yard area of Southeast DC from ...    Read More

My vegan favorites in DC You know that time when a vegan friend is visiting you and you are in a fix about what to eat? Well, we have you covered. More and more restaurants in the area have some kind of vegan option, so although you and your friends/family may have divergent food preferences, you can still dine out together and have a delicious meal. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite DC eateries that offer excellent vegan options. Eatonvil...    Read More

DC isn’t exactly a night owl of a city, but just because it’s way past Happy Hour, it does not mean there isn’t a great meal to be had. Here we run down the best of DC’s late night nibbling. El Centro D.F –The main floor of this tequileria and taqueria has a late night menu, available from 11pm -2am on weekends. They offer tacos, quesadillas and tortas. I especially like their Pork Carnitas Torta. Cashions...    Read More

It’s finally fall and almost October, which means it’s time for that annual, German, month-long celebration of beer. Yes, Oktoberfest. There are plenty of places in DC that will hold celebrations; here are my top picks. Oktoberfest Brewery Bicycle tour from Bardo Brewpub (Sept 28) On Saturday, Oct 28, Bardo Brewpub is sponsoring a bicycle brewery tour that visits DC Brau and New Columbia Distillery for tours and tastings. The tour wil...    Read More

Home to the National Zoo, the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, attracts a number of tourists and locals every year. It is a beautiful self-contained part of the city, which does not get all the attention it deserves. It is also home to a number of small and unique restaurants, shops and bars and feels like a wonderful neighborhood community. I have to admit; I don’t venture there as much as I should, but always enjoy it when I am ...    Read More


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Warm up: 5 fireplace bars in DC The Polar vortex might now be a dreaded word. Even if it’s not a polar vortex, it can be pretty chilly outside for the next few weeks. If you want to enjoy a night out - warm up at one of these cozy spots and stay comfortable. Barcelona Wine bar: This popular new 14th Street wine bars has one of the best outdoor spaces in the city. You can also enjoy it in these colder months - its outdoor fireplace along wi...    Read More

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


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