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Food and Dining October 23, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Missing some Brunswick Stew in DC

This cooler weather has me craving Brunswick Stew again, and back home around this time of year, I could always count on picking some up at my or other local churches. I think some of the local clubs sold it also.

I’ve tried making it several times, but I can never get the recipe right, so I’ve accepted the fact that I should just go back to buying it.

Does anyone know of local churches or clubs who sell some amazing Brunswick Stew? Thanks!

Food and Dining June 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Sweetgreen 19th & L closed for health reasons?

Just tried to go to the Sweetgreen at 19th & L at about 2:45 today and it was closed, with a sign saying it was some sort of health violation and it was closed ‘until further notice.’

It was dark but there were definitely employees in the back, and apparently they were open as usual earlier today!

Anyone else see this/know any more info?

Food and Dining May 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm


Eat for a cause! iThai (Georgetown and Tyson’s Corner locations) is delighted to announce that this June it will launch support efforts for Urban Light- a non-profit organization founded by a Washingtonian to rebuild, restore and empower the lives of young boys in Thailand who are victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. During the first week of June, Wed. June 1 – Wed. June 8, iThai (both locations) will hold percentage nights to raise funds for Urban Light. Select dishes, including pineapple fried rice and mango sticky rice (pictured above), will be indicated on the menu as benefit items. Urban Light will receive 50 percent from each dish ordered.
To toast to a week of fundraising efforts, iThai-Georgetown will host an intimate happy hour with Urban Light board members and volunteers and regular customers. During the happy hour, iThai will present the donation to Urban Light principals and celebrate Urban Light’s mission to better Thailand.

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Food and Dining March 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm

OpenTable fans beware – my account was hacked!

For those of you who use OpenTable, keep an eye on your account. Mine was hacked and someone redeemed 10,000 points. I received an email about a week ago saying my account was updated with a new email address (which I did not recognize). I could no longer log in to my account on my computer to check. I still able to access my OT app, which had yet a DIFFERENT unknown email address associated with it. I changed it back to my own and I reported it to OT. They said they were looking into it and they will restore my account balance. (Although it’s been a week and still nothing more than that.)

So look out for suspicious activity on your account and credit cards for those of you who use the OT app to pay. This is exactly why I did not sign up for that option!

Food and Dining December 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Happy Hour

Hello! My family and I just moved to the DC area and are looking for a great happy hour spot! My husband and I had a weekly routine where we used to live of going to happy hour once a week (a less formal version of date night). We could use some suggestions! We like good beer and we like good food!

Food and Dining November 10, 2015 at 10:02 am

Local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner?

Greetings! Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in DC or the ‘burbs that serves a nice Thanksgiving dinner? We are staying local for the holiday for the first time this year, and don’t really want to cook. Many thanks for your suggestions!

Food and Dining October 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Fundraiser Happy Hour @ Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights

Join Young Playwrights’ Theater TONIGHT to celebrate our 21st year of arts education programming and professional performances!

Tuesday, 10/6/15
6pm – 9pm
Lou’s City Bar, 1400 Irving Street NW

THE DEAL: Donate $5 to YPT at the door, and enjoy an extended Happy Hour until 9pm! Happy Hour includes select draft beers, house wines and rail drinks for $5 each.

THE CAUSE: Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices. By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Please note that this event is only open for patrons over age 21. We hope to see you tonight!

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Food and Dining September 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Dinner and live, soul-jazz music FRIDAY – Casa Phoenix home concert series

On Friday, we’ll welcome back the Woody Russell Trio. Woody, a critically acclaimed troubadour with one foot in jazz and blues, and the other planted firmly in defiance of any genre categorization!

Casa Phoenix
Friday – Soul-Jazz, Blues Music
October 2 – dinner at 7:00 PM, music at 8:00 PM
$20 ($25 at door)

Vegetarian dinner and wine included.

Woody Russell Trio – Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, is a contemporary troubadour with one foot in the jazz and blues tradition and the other planted firmly in defiance of any genre categorization.

Russell possesses the “fearlessness of Jeff Beck” – Blues Revue

For more details, visit our Facebook event.

Woody Russell released a body of recorded work that spans from the folk-roots infused songwriter fare of his first album, as simple as that (1996) to the more recent and highly praised blues/soul release of Up Against It (2010) and his latest recording, Delicious Days (2013); a new album infused with sophisticated arrangements and harmony more closely associated with jazz. The Austin, Texas based Russell has always been a genre-blurring artist and Delicious Days is no exception. As a lyricist, Woody digs deep in to intimate, personal narratives while equally at home addressing a broader social consciousness. And, not unlike a primary influence of his, Van Morrison, Russell navigates the melody and rhythm of his written word with a precision and expression akin to a jazz improvisor. The end result in the case of Delicious Days is a lush, complex recording with a soul-jazz heart, created by a master craftsman and a superb band. It’s an album which, amid the musical intricacies, is brimming with very accessible songs.

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Food and Dining August 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Gallery Place/Mt. Vernon Square bar space, ~75ppl?

I’m getting married next Aug. in Chinatown, and looking to do an informal meet-and-greet the night before near the venue.

Any ideas for a bar space in the general Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square area that could fit up to 75 people on a Fri night in late Aug.? A privatized space isn’t necessary, but would be a bonus.

Thanks so much in advance for any thoughts!!!

Food and Dining August 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

Best Restaurants for Those with Food Allergies

I was just diagnosed (yes, from a real MD — no, I did not self-diagnose) with food allergies (gluten and egg) and would love ideas of restaurants, cafes, and/or particular dishes that are food allergy friendly. Anything in NE/Capitol Hill area is particularly helpful!

Food and Dining August 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Group Dinner Spots — where you can order off menu & pay separate checks

I’m not having great luck booking an office dinner. We need a place where we can order off the menu and pay separate checks, for 20 or so people. Semi-private seating a plus but not required, and under $45/person ideal. We’re looking for something around the yellow/green line near downtown or the orange/blue line.

Is there some hidden gem of a search engine to help with this? Surprisingly Yelp doesn’t have a lot of intel. I’ve researched 40 places so far and am happy to share my list and notes with other group dinner planners….

Food and Dining July 31, 2015 at 9:24 am

Rose's Luxury on a weeknight

I know wait times were recently discussed, but that was during April for a weekend. I’m considering going this coming Wednesday and am wondering what time I need to get there to get a table for two. I would want the second seating — I guess that’s around 8 p.m.? Do both of us need to be there in line? I’m wondering if I could get there around 5 p.m. and get in. Thanks for any suggestions!

Food and Dining June 19, 2015 at 8:28 pm

S'mores- please help!

Does anyone remember how you used to be able get s’mores at xandos, and then at some of Cosi restaurants after they bought out xandos? Do any of the cosi’s still serve s’mores, or does anyone know of another place where you can get s’mores?


Food and Dining May 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Ultra-Local Produce Pop-Up in Shaw This Weekend

This weekend, Old City Farm & Guild will be hosting a pop-up farmer’s market selling ultra-local produce grown by the District’s urban farmers. All produce is grown organically and with minimal inputs, (including fossil fuels for transportation), greatly decreasing the carbon footprint of its consumers. The market offers radishes, arugula, and a variety of lettuces. Hours are from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 16th at 925 Rhode Island Ave, NW. Hope to see you there!

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Food and Dining May 12, 2015 at 4:59 pm


Hi all!

I live in H Street/NoMa and realized that we go out a lot but don’t know what places nearby are good for delivery. Any recommendations or suggestions?

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