Why Mount Pleasant is a Treasure Chest for D.C.’s Home Cooks

After picking out a cookbook at Bold Fork Books, head to the neighborhood's new and seasoned markets for ingredients.

In just a few D.C. blocks you can gather all the international ingredients you’ll need to prepare a meal that will wow your friends. Pandemic pivots and the opening of a food-focused bookstore have helped make Mount Pleasant a fun place for novice and expert home cooks to shop. So too have the long-standing, immigrant-owned […]

Reveler’s Hour and Other Restaurants That Didn’t Receive RRF Grants Are in Jeopardy

"People just aren’t eating out the same way they were pre-pandemic."

Jill Tyler, Bill Jensen, and Jon Sybert own two restaurants in Adams Morgan. Tail Up Goat is poised to see the other side of the pandemic while the future of Reveler’s Hour is far more uncertain. The reason has little to nothing to do with Tail Up Goat’s Michelin star. Unlike its sister restaurant, Reveler’s […]

Judges Quit, Chef Speaks Out After Social Media Stir Over Korean Cooking Contest

The K-Food Cook-Off scheduled for later this month included Gogi Yogi managing partner Daniel Kramer as a judge.

A Korean cooking contest planned for later this month in Tysons Corner was upended over the long weekend. A false and offensive statement on promotional materials for the K-Food Cook-Off claiming there’s “a lack of Korean restaurants in the DMV area” generated criticism on social media. Organizers attributed the language to Gogi Yogi managing partner […]

A Pilot Program at the Mount Pleasant Library Lets You Check Out Seeds

Share a Seed and Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library team up to launch a seed library on Sept. 11.

You’ll soon be able to check out seeds from the Mount Pleasant Seed Library. And unlike with most library materials, you get to keep them! The seed library pilot program, launching Sept. 11, encourages District residents to grow their own food. It’s a partnership between the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library and Share a […]

Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

Treat yourself to conch fritters, duck croquettes, a latke doughnut, vegetable tempura, and pakora.

If you’re craving something crunchy or salty, turn to some of the best fried snacks in the D.C. area. The chefs behind them take their cues from everywhere from the Bahamas and Trinidad to Iraq, India, and Italy. None of them are French fries, but potatoes still get a lot of play. Batter up. Conch […]

Four D.C. Restaurants Join Forces on a Sandwich Fundraiser for Afghan Refugees

The Belly Full pop-up serves sandwiches from CHIKO, Bammy's, Albi, and Grazie Grazie and runs this Thursday through Sunday.

Select the special sandwich at Grazie Grazie this Thursday through Sunday and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to KindWorks’ efforts to help resettle Afghan refugees, many of whom fled their country after it fell to the Taliban earlier this month. Thousands of evacuees with uncertain futures are arriving in the U.S., including at […]

I Lived in a Bar For Six Months In Exchange For Watching the Place and Its Two Cats

When the pandemic cost me my job and apartment, the owners of The Public Option in Langdon Park took me in.

Last October, while commiserating with friends about the pandemic and lamenting what may still be the end of the world, I mentioned that I would soon be losing my job and my apartment. One of my friends, local brewpub owner Bill Perry, a man not unfamiliar with non sequiturs, then asked if I like cats. […]

From Brandy to Rum, Where to Find Six Black-Owned Spirit Brands in D.C.

Virginia-based distillery Whiskey Wright played a role in bringing a bevy of locally owned booze to the area.

Behind the bar at The New Elroy, alongside the Jim Beam and Patron, sit several new bottles: Durante Rum, Seven 16 Vodka, E’Thal 56 Vodka, Ma’Hees Brandy, Sankofa Gin, and Whiskey Wright. They stand out because they all come from local Black entrepreneurs. Donna Durante-Miller owns the H Street NE bar, which has become a […]

10 Vegetarian Dishes That Deserve Everyone’s Immediate Attention

Try spicy vegan ramen, paneer pesto tikka, smoked mushroom fajitas, and a Nashville hot eggplant sandwich.

Eating vegetarian in D.C. is becoming easier and more enjoyable as chefs are get creative with summer produce or experiment with new techniques. From a kibbeh naya that subs in tomatoes for raw lamb or vegan ramen that tastes creamy because of its almond milk base, the following 10 meat-free dishes are ones everyone should […]

Make Way For Money Muscle BBQ’s Satisfying Vegan Menu in Silver Spring

Sister restaurants All Set and Money Muscle BBQ are rolling out new vegan menus on Aug. 31. Save room for fried Oreos.

The first time Jennifer Meltzer caught Ed Reavis‘ attention it was because she won a ribeye-selling contest. Back in 2009 she was a server at The Capital Grille in Chevy Chase and he was a cook charged with manning the broiler section in the kitchen. Before they knew it they were falling in love over […]


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