Company’s Coming

Photo by Kristina Hernandez

I knew this was going to be a good night when I walked into the Spanish-style kitchen and was handed, along with an apron, a champagne flute filled with a deceptively tasty French sparkling aperitif. It was so good that I had no idea how much of it I had drunk by the time the… read more »

Parties for Parents

Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront

While there are plenty of options out there for kid-friendly activities, sometimes parents long for some diversions that are fun for both the kids and mom and dad. Many establishments in the DC metro area have heard their cries and are offering some great kids-welcome happy hours, events and parties. So forget the sitter, grab… read more »

Clubhouse Cuisine: Cooking for the Team


Win or lose the Nationals will be scoring home runs in the kitchen. Barracks Row Entertainment is the exclusive caterer for the team and they are pulling some of their best chefs for the job. Chef Brian Klein led the team last year and will be overseeing Chef Faisal Sultanti this season. Klein has cooked… read more »

Das Ist Gut: Deutschland in DC


Andrew LaPorta at Biergarten Haus Can’t afford a pricey ticket to Munich this Oktoberfest? No problem. Pull up a seat at one of Biergarten Haus’ tables, meet some new people, drink some good beer and enjoy great food. Andrew LaPorta, executive chef of the authentic beer hall, grew up mostly in Southeast Asia and Turkey…. read more »

Getting Back On My Feet


Marque Easton, 28 years-old, decided he needed to get his life back on track and entered a treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction in DC last October. After spotting a flyer for a running program with other members of the treatment center, he inquired about it and figured that he would fit right in…. read more »

Andre Helou of Marrakesh


Marrakesh Restaurant is one of the nation’s best known Moroccan restaurants. Open since 1982, patrons return again and again to the New York Avenue establishment for a total Moroccan experience. Diners are treated to a restaurant without windows as the walls are all painted to reflect the beautiful country. Eating is done on comfy pillows… read more »

Community Supported Agriculture

What if, instead of getting The Washington Post every Sunday, you woke up to a big basketful of fresh vegetables and fruit? If you subscribe to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), that’s basically what you’re getting, although you may have to go pick up your delicious basket of goodness instead of having it delivered. CSAs… read more »

Meet the Chef: Richard Beckel of American Tap Room


JUNE 2011 ISSUE – From cooking power lunches at The Caucus Room in DC to creating delectable dishes at the American Tap Room in Reston, Chef Richard Beckel is a master. You’ll be able to taste some of his creations at the Taste of Reston June 17 and 18. On Tap took a few minutes… read more »

Taste of Arlington’s 2010 Best of the Best

Executive Chef Michael Ritt

May 2011 ISSUE – Every May, The Taste of Arlington transforms the streets of Ballston into a one day festival of great food, good music and fun. Showcasing restaurants from across the county, it’s a foodie’s dream come true. One of the highlights of the event are the Best of the Best awards, accolades given… read more »

Jason Kaufman at Cuba Libre


It’s all about delivering a great meal for Philly native Chef Jason Kaufman at Cuba Libre in downtown DC. The beautiful restaurant is becoming known for its fantastic mojitos , lavish décor, Latin music and of course, the Cuban-inspired dishes from Chef Jason’s kitchen. OT: What experience do you want diners to have here? Chef… read more »