Food & Dining

02/12/2016 - 8:07pm
Do you or a loved one experience the awful and sometime debilitating signs and symptoms of arthritis?  Learn more about osteoarthritis through a free interactive and educational arthritis cooking demonstration on March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Townhomes, 750 6th St SE. Capitol Hill Village, The Townhomes and Acceleration Sports are partnering to offer this free event to the public where we will eat what we make. Spots are limited. Call Stacy Peterson at 805-704-7193 today to hold... >>more
02/12/2016 - 8:06pm
Do you or a loved one experience the awful and sometime debilitating signs and symptoms of arthritis?  Learn more about osteoarthritis through a free interactive and educational arthritis cooking demonstration on March 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Townhomes, 750 6th St SE. Capitol Hill Village, The Townhomes and Acceleration Sports are partnering to offer this free event to the public where we will eat what we make. Spots are limited. Call Stacy Peterson at 805-704-7193 today to hold... >>more
02/03/2016 - 11:09am
In a sharp casual suit Colin Hartman has got to be the most dapper chocolate maker ever. I am on a tour of the factory for his new chocolate company, Harper Macaw, in Northeast DC off of Bladensburg Road. The quirky logo rests on a sign behind a run-down-looking storage facility. Open the doors, though, and it’s what I imagine Heaven smells like. A deep, rich chocolate aroma emanates through the cozy cafe space outfitted with a large glossy reclaimed wood table surrounded by walls stacked... >>more
02/03/2016 - 10:45am
Valentine’s Day is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 14. For that special someone with a sweet tooth, visit J. Chocolatier, 321 Seventh St. SE, upstairs from Groovy. Created by Hill resident Jane Morris, JC carries myriad decadent chocolates, mostly crafted by Jane in a nearby kitchen. Best sellers are fleur de sel caramels (encased in dark chocolate with milk chocolate stripes, sprinkled with French sea salt, hence the name), and the Figgy Nut Bar (bittersweet chocolate with dried figs and... >>more
02/02/2016 - 3:43pm
Historian and tour guide Brian Kraft will lead the Columbia Heights Historical Drinkabout, an afternoon walking tour offered by Washington Walks on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 to 5 p.m.   The Columbia Heights neighborhood in northwest Washington is home to an ever-growing number of cafes and bars–conveniently located along the walk route. Participants will stop to imbibe hot or cold libations inside a select few--Meridian Pint, Wonderland Ballroom, and Acre121.   The cost is $25 per... >>more
01/28/2016 - 9:06am
On Friday, Jan. 29, Sona Wine and Cheese Bar, 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, is celebrating by giving away lots of awesome gifts, including twelve tickets to a wine and cheese pairing class. All you have to do is come in to Sona this Friday to be entered into a free raffle. Open Fridays, 4 to 11 p.m. sonacreamery.com. >>more
01/07/2016 - 9:42am
John Uselton, founder of New Columbia Distillers with his father-in-law Michael Lowe, took time out of his decidedly crazy schedule to discuss the inspiration behind their young DC distillery and the first of their many fine products, Green Hat Gin. The journey they followed to craft-spirit success was undeniably due to their incredible dedication, long hours, and very hard work. But, as it’s all come together, the inspiration behind Green Hat Gin seems effortless. This Was Not Plan A... >>more
01/07/2016 - 9:10am
Easy Healthy Shopping Want a simple way to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat more healthfully? Check out Relay Foods, an online grocery which provides local, organic, and sustainable foods, recipes and meal planning. By partnering with local farmers and other producers, Relay provides higher profits for the people who actually grow and make your food. Relay Foods was founded in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2009 by Zach Buckner, an engineer and then father of three (now four... >>more
12/08/2015 - 10:12am
The Sofitel DC in Lafayette Square houses two excellent restaurants, boasts a world-class spa, and produces honey from beehives kept on the roof. On a recent crisp fall evening, the French-owned institution upped the class quotient yet another notch as it hosted the Veuve Cliquot winemaker, the lovely Delphine Laborde, and paired four of the Champagne powerhouse’s ebullient releases with four delectable complementary courses. The guests had assembled simply because of their love for Veuve... >>more