| July 23, 2014, 4:24 p.m.
There’ll be a changing of the culinary guard in the Art and Soul kitchen at the end of this month, as Wes Morton hands control of the thriving Hillside dining operation to incoming Executive Chef Doug Alexander.
| July 9, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
The sea of flag-waving tourists flooding the National Mall has (thankfully) receded. And the cacophony of thunderous pyrotechnics that traumatized skittish pets for miles around is fast becoming a distant memory.
| June 25, 2014, 2:14 p.m.
Summering in New England has never been easier.
| June 17, 2014, 5 a.m.
No need to check your WeatherBug app: Summer is in full swing.
| May 27, 2014, 6:15 p.m.
Capitol Hill denizens who prefer chicory-spiked coffee to Starbucks, fried-to-order beignets to gourmet cupcakes and seafood-filled po’ boys to, well, anything else, will want to get to know their new neighbor, David Guas, real well.
| May 14, 2014, 4:59 p.m.
Flipping a dive bar into something more respectable can be inherently risky. (See: Hawk ‘n’ Dove.)
| April 30, 2014, 6:33 p.m.
“I know the three of us are very important people ...” a 20-something Hill climber (unironically?) said to his dining companions as the trio emerged from what must have been an ego-boosting repast at the historical center of the Capitol Hill dining-verse, the fabled Monocle at 107 D St. NE.
| April 9, 2014, 4:21 p.m.
Amanda Moniz is thrilled whenever the opportunity arises to showcase her twin loves: baking and history. And she’s been delighted to discover, via the experimental courses she’s developed in conjunction with Hill Center, that others hunger to do so as well.
| April 2, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
“You’ve got some straight food porn right there,” a nosy neighbor said as she shamelessly leaned over to take the full measure of the parade of mouth-watering proteins being escorted to our rapidly shrinking table.
| March 26, 2014, 6:05 p.m.
There’s nothing worse than disappointing a good friend.
| March 12, 2014, 6:06 p.m.
Back when he was the driving force behind only two budding hospitality concepts, Capitol Hill restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn looked around his slice of Southeast D.C. and figured the place could use some razzle-dazzle.
| Feb. 26, 2014, 5:28 p.m.
“That’s moonshine in there! Perhaps I better be careful with that one,” said a suddenly wide-awake patron, shattering the silence of a relatively sleepy afternoon of imbibing after taking his first sip of a corn whiskey-infused cider beverage dreamt up by the beer-loving brain trust behind Star and Shamrock.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 6:46 p.m.
Some local toques start small while dreaming big, tirelessly working their way from modest venture to name brand via fits and starts of epicurean inspiration.
| Jan. 29, 2014, 7:36 p.m.
Although its family of painstakingly renovated restaurants technically fit the definition of a chain, each Rí Rá property is custom-tailored to the community the lively pub is to serve.
| Jan. 15, 2014, 6:06 p.m.
The calendar just recently turned, but already a new crop of restaurants has started to spring up.
| Dec. 20, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
The holidays are as good a time as any to reward oneself with a plate of smoky, delicious barbecue.
| Dec. 11, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
This column typically functions by having you, my devoted readers, send me out in search of that which your taste buds simply can’t live without, but today I’m taking the initiative.
| Dec. 4, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
Got a firm ho-ho-hold on your holiday dining plans for the remainder of the year?
| Nov. 18, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
He may have risen to fame in the dining utopia that is New York City, but the Midwesterner in Michael White — the restaurateur behind the award-winning Altamarea Group — is still over the moon about being able to share his culinary vision with epicurious Washingtonians.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
The explosion of color from rapidly turning foliage. That sudden nip in the air that precipitates a spike in upturned collars. Jaw-dropping sunsets that seem to set the firmament ablaze as office lights switch off for the evening.