Food & Dining

06/13/2017 - 10:12am
I’m a serious believer in drinking rosé all year-round, but there's something special about the warm summer weather that calls for a lip-smacking, thirst-quenching pink wine.  Relaxing in the sun and enjoying a juicy pink drink is one of the many rewards of summer.  In this list we will delve into some of the best offerings to enjoy  between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There is a bottle for every occasion, so explore them all, from the light salmon-hued wines of... >>more
06/13/2017 - 9:12am
Korean Spice Is Nice Things are heating up in the Atlas District, and we don’t mean just the weather. A recent arrival is Choong Man Chicken, 1125 H St., which opened mid-April in the space formerly occupied by Khan’s Mongolian. The newcomer specializes in several kinds of Korean-style fried chicken, plus ultra-fresh seafood. The latter is tantalizingly displayed out front. Friend/fellow diner Tony, who has lived in Seoul, explained that chicken and beer is a natural combo in Korea... >>more
05/18/2017 - 9:12am
She helped you with the school science fair, she taught you how to drive, she was the referee and stoic arbitrator when you fought with your siblings, and she loved you even when you were being an ass.  Moms are universal superheroes, and that is not overstating it.  Treat the woman who raised you by giving her any of these delightful wines that won’t break the bank. And gentleman, don’t forget to treat your partners who are moms! Choosing a wine for Mother's Day doesn... >>more
05/17/2017 - 9:15am
Kenfe Bellay holds several jobs as co-owner of a streetside staple, a stopover for a posse of regulars seeking caffeinated infusions (i.e., coffee) on H Street NE – the storied Sidamo Coffee and Tea.   First of all, he runs the place. His generous grin beckons and his eyes twinkle with hospitality bred in the bone. Second, he is basically the mayor of H Street NE. When perched chatting on a high seat at a small round table in the shop's entryway, passersby wave at him, and he... >>more
05/16/2017 - 10:13am
Husband Peter, a barbecue aficionado, was thrilled to learn that Sloppy Mama’s has arrived at Union Market. You’ll find it where Andrew Evans’ barbecue stand used to be. Created by Joe and Mandy Neuman, Sloppy Mama’s – which started as a food truck and catering company – dishes out St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, brisket sandwiches. Other items are available on a rotating basis. Sides might encompass coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, cornbread, and hot... >>more
04/14/2017 - 9:11am
Spring is a transitional season for wines. When the weather gets warmer and the mercury in the thermometer starts to climb, we start sipping on the patio and dining alfresco looking for light, elegant, and fresh wine styles.  Look to zesty, dry, high-acid whites like Albariño, Txakolina, and Gruner Veltliner for a refreshing culinary treat.  These tart and crisp whites are low-alcohol and are incredibly versatile and food-friendly.  Pretty pink rosé, especially the... >>more
04/14/2017 - 9:11am
Spring is a transitional season for wines. When the weather gets warmer and the mercury in the thermometer starts to climb, we start sipping on the patio and dining alfresco looking for light, elegant, and fresh wine styles.  Look to zesty, dry, high-acid whites like Albariño, Txakolina, and Gruner Veltliner for a refreshing culinary treat.  These tart and crisp whites are low-alcohol and are incredibly versatile and food-friendly.  Pretty pink rosé, especially the... >>more
04/12/2017 - 10:12am
Coming Soon This spring, watch for The Salt Line, at 79 Potomac Ave. SE, a New England-style fish house on the waterfront across from Nationals Park. Sprawled in the Dock 79 development, the 3,500-square space will have an expansive dining room, outdoor seating, private party space, and riverfront bar. Inspired by New England cuisine, executive chef Kyle Bailey's menu will showcase seafood charcuterie, crudos, and raw bar selections. The cocktail and craft beer list draws heavily from... >>more
03/15/2017 - 10:10am
The Piedmont region of Northwestern Italy, or Piemonte in Italian, can literally be translated to “at the foot of the mountains,” as it’s located at the base of the Alps.  The food of Piedmont is earthier than cuisine in southern Italy, with rich cheeses, pastas, meats, and truffles. The region is admired and loved around the world for producing Barolos and Barbarescos, the king and queen of wines.  Barolo tends to be masculine and powerful with dark fruit and grippy... >>more