| May 23, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Six hours before the start of the new year, the Senate was about to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff and longtime staffer Patrick Mullane was getting ready to leave the Hill for beer. It’s just that it’s taken a few months to get the kegs tapped.
| May 16, 2013, 2:54 p.m.
“Toasted ravioli (meat), deep-fried Twinkies,” read the terribly succinct response to our open call for hard-to-find regional foodstuffs.
| May 9, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
After 30-plus years of being at the forefront of American — nay, global — dining, one could forgive world-renowned toque and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck for slowing down a bit.
| April 25, 2013, 3:51 p.m.
Erin Dominguez, a scheduler for Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, became a vegan a year and a half ago for health reasons, after both of her parents died from colon cancer.
| April 18, 2013, 5:10 p.m.
Note to public relations gurus in Washington: There is more to life than putting words in people’s mouths.
| April 15, 2013, 6:59 p.m.
A lion, a tiger, some paint, a local brewery and a touch of humility have brought a congressman, an artist and a local brewer together to talk about art, politics and Washington, paving the way for Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., to continue his quest for bipartisan civility.
| April 11, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
We hate to break it to the hungry, huddled masses that routinely seek out House side eateries for sustenance, but when it comes to that guiltiest of pull-apart pleasures, fried chicken, you should be calling “fowl.”
| March 21, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
Knowing what’s right and doing what’s right are, quite often, two mutually exclusive trajectories. Particularly when it comes to a properly executed happy hour.
| March 14, 2013, 6:14 p.m.
For busy staffers on Capitol Hill, whose hectic days are often scheduled down to the minute, grabbing lunch often means a trip to the cafeterias scattered around the Capitol complex.
| March 7, 2013, 5:55 p.m.
We’ve yet to hear anybody in Washington complain about there being too many good, authentic Jewish delis in this town.
| Feb. 28, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
It’s been called the most important meal of the day. Yet too many in this town breeze right by it, vowing to make up any missed calories at lunch, dinner or fourthmeal.
| Feb. 14, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
“Serve him a little bit, guys!” Rep. Grace F. Napolitano tells the congressional staffers milling about her Longworth office as a visitor arrives.
| Feb. 7, 2013, 6:51 p.m.
“Find me authentic kolache!” Shana Teehan, spokeswoman for Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, pleaded while we discussed my idea for a new, semi-regular food feature about reuniting displaced congressional staffers with the foods they miss most.
| Feb. 6, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
Cheflebrity Andrew Zimmern has made a career out of playfully prodding local diners to embrace dining gems hidden in plain sight. But Washingtonians have serious work to do, and it involves fighting a Darwinian menace with our forks.
| Dec. 20, 2012, 6:49 p.m.
The next time you raise a tangy, refreshing gin Rickey to your lips, be sure to toast Michael Lowe and John Uselton for bringing the most D.C. of beverages full circle.
| Dec. 13, 2012, 6:49 p.m.
No one knows quite what to expect on Dec. 21, when a 5,125-year cycle of the Mayan calendar draws to a close. But as the supposed apocalyptic deadline draws near, the question looms: How would you spend your final night on Earth?
| Dec. 6, 2012, 7:19 p.m.
The double-take-worthy eatery wtf was birthed by restaurateurs Jeffrey and Sallie Buben, the husband-and-wife team behind the Fully-Baked Restaurant Group.
| Nov. 29, 2012, 6:12 p.m.
Capitol Hill staffers looking to buy gifts for the foodie friends and colleagues among them should look no further than a gift card to one of the many eateries around town.
| Nov. 19, 2012, 7:35 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s threats to keep the Senate in Washington through the Thanksgiving holiday didn’t come to pass, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be Hill staffers stuck in town to work or caught because of a lack of concrete travel plans.
| Nov. 15, 2012, 6:51 p.m.
While many outside the Beltway bubble loathe D.C. bureaucracy, several local restaurants are capitalizing on this town’s love affair with all things political.