Archive | January, 2009

Virginia Wine Showcase

2/7-2/8 – The Virginia Wine Showcase will have over 40 wineries participating featuring over 300 locally-grown award-winning wines. In addition, there will also be a number of fine art and fancy food exhibitors on hand to round out the event. For more information please visit admin

The Return of Dynamic Dudes

2/6 – Dynamic Dudes is a monthly party for both the straight and gay crowd that will be kicking off next month at Japone in Dupont Circle. Four DJ’s will be on hand playing house, electro, bmore, and indie music. For more information please visit admin

Syntax DC

1/31 – Syntax DC will be holding a fundraiser with proceeds going towards the creation of DC’s first writing center. Price is $25 with RSVP by Jan. 29 and $35 at the door. Tickets include 2 drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided by Mio. To RSVP email admin

Redwood Restaurant and Bar

I grew up in Bethesda during the latter half of the 80s and early part of the 90s and can remember when it was a relatively quiet suburb of DC with a modest downtown area that contained a limited selection of restaurants and no bars (as far as I can remember). So it is funny […]

Mio to Host Winter Allagash Beer Dinner

1/27 – In the spirit of the winter season, downtown destination, Mio is proud to announce its very first Beer Dinner.  On Tuesday, January 27th, the restaurant will partner with Portland, Maine, export Allagash Beers for an evening of festive dining and drinking.  Mio invites beer mavens and foodies alike to share in this special […]

DC Restaurant Week 2009

2/16-2/22 – DC Restaurant Week is just around the corner so book early at one of the 170 participating restaurants and make sure you get the reservations you want. This year the prix-fixe for lunch is $20.09 and $35.09 for dinner. For more information or to make reservations please visit admin

10th Annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival

2/14-2/15 – The Washington Post presents the 10th Annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This year’s festival features the food and bounty of the Chesapeake with food and wine experts presenting “A Taste of the Chesapeake.” For more information please visit admin

Yosaku Restaurant

I live in the Van Ness / Tenleytown area, which is a bit devoid of any nightlife of note.  There are however, a few restaurants in the area that offer a pretty good experience in a pinch and Yasaku is one of them. Cost – $$ Service – A– It’s fantastic.  They are always friendly […]

Rice Restaurant

With its rapid growth in the past several years, Logan Circle has begun to develop a laid-back yet cutting-edge identity that is fueled by the amalgamate of hipsters, artists and young professionals who frequent the venues in this area as well as the flurry of restaurants that have sprung up on and around the 14th […]


Most would generally agree that there is a dearth of fantastic Italian restaurants in the DC area. Ristorante Tosca is an exception to this rule and the Tosca management group have just launched Posto – a slightly more economical Italian dining experience in the heart of Logan Circle. Self-described as “a modern Italian place to […]