Eat / Drink


Bangin' Brunches | Annual Brunch Guide

By Julian van der Tak and Lori Ostrow Given our hope for increasingly beautiful spring weather, the time is nigh to find sunny tables on open terraces where you may enjoy your weekend brunch. Whether you’re a regular on the brunch scene, or new to the area, we’ve decided to make things a little easier  read more »
Silver Diner Gluten Free Quinoa Coconut Pancakes

Gluten-Free Griddle Report

Egg, eggs, eggs! That’s what you get if you are a gluten-free diner doing brunch. Wheat, rye and barley-free means eggs scrambled with a side of fruit, poached on a bed of spinach, or sunny-side up with…well, nothing to soak up the yoke! Gluten-free pickings are slim when Sunday morning carb cravings kick in. But  read more »
Bluejacket Brewery

Noteworthy Neighborhoods | Capitol Riverfront

The Capitol Riverfront is a fast growing residential and dining neighborhood, that has quickly become a bolstering hub of entertainment. While still in its early stages of development, areas like Yards Park, Canal Park and the Navy Yard are already home to some of the best architecture, views and activities in the city. This 42-acre  read more »

» Beer

Hops and grains

Local Craft Beer at the Ballpark

Baseball is our great nation’s pastime, and beer – well, beer is more American than Abe Lincoln eating apple pie while driving a monster truck.  That’s why the new local craft beer offerings at Nationals Park this year should get your grand old flag billowing. As Jacob Berg reported in DC Beer, the ballpark  read more »
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Bierdo | Kona Brewery Hawaii

Let’s get tropical Bierdos!  This month the entire Bierdo Hardt Clan (Uncle Mark, Father Kim, Mama Booch, Aunt Paula, Raychie “Elmo” Sabbath and I) traveled half way around the globe to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Kona Hawaii, for my little brother Josh’s. Oh what a tropical paradise and Hardt  read more »
Visitors leaving Guinness Storehouse (2)

Dublin to DC

Brewery tours are a hot ticket and DC residents have a host of choices in their backyard. Beer lovers can tour DC Brau, 3 Stars and Atlas without leaving the District. Day-trippers can visit Dogfish in Delaware, Tröegs in Pennsylvania or Flying Dog in Maryland.  But where to go when you’ve seen it all and  read more »
Drawing of Brewer holding beer

Drink Like a True Irishman

Don’t look now, but Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us. In the U.S., the holiday honoring Ireland’s patron saint has become an emerald green bacchanalia. This year, why not ditch the shamrock glasses, forget the food-grade dye, and drink like the Irish really do? First, pick your poison. If you’re aiming for authenticity, look no  read more »

» New & Notable

ToroToro cocktail

New | Notable | No Longer

On Tap scouts out the restaurants, bars and clubs that are new to the scene or shaking things up. New Aggio Order: Steak Florentine with sea urchin This used to be Range’s private room – now it’s an Italian inflected restaurant-within-a-restaurant (has real estate really gotten that expensive?). No small plates here: this is  read more »

» Spirits

Salty Dog

Brunch Cocktails Re-Envisioned

Spring time is coming, and what goes better with warm weather than brunch? It’s time to enjoy the weather with some eggs, bacon and, of course, cocktails! There’s more to cocktail sipping than bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Check out these other fun brunch cocktail options.  Salty Dog 2 oz.  Vodka 4 oz.  Grapefruit juice  read more »

» Wine

Kristi Eno Wine Bar

Hot Ticket | Fresh Wine Bars On the DC Scene

Two new wine bars have recently opened in northwest, DC, first Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown last fall, followed by Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown early this year. “There’s nothing like our wine list here in DC,” said Kabin Amir, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar. “Its combination of quality and value is unprecedented.” Amir  read more »