Prepared and Loving It: A User’s Guide to Snallygaster

Think back to the end of that hot D.C. summer, and come for a ride with Senior Beer Correspondent, Anna Fu.   Last year was my first time attending D.C.’s largest beer festival, Snallygaster; in the year since I have tried close to 1,000 craft beers and have enjoyed beers from some of the country’s…

Gourmet Symphony Focuses on Music During Oktoberfest at Shaw’s Tavern

Fall is for bratwurst, brews, and brass! Join Gourmet Symphony for its second annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring Bavarian-style street foods, a new seasonal beer, wine tastings, and festive music. The Saloon Concert Series: VOLKSFEST D.C. Thursday, October 19, 2017 6-8 pm Shaw’s Tavern Tickets: $39 GA, all-inclusive Costumes and festival attire are strongly encouraged. Ticket…

The 10th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival  Arts Festival Returns To Larger Site For Milestone Year

This year, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and the Brewers Association of Maryland celebrate the tenth annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  In partnership with the City of Hyattsville and M-NCPPC, the largest yearly arts event in the Gateway Arts District marks its decade of existence with Eats, “Arts and Ales.” The festival will return to last year’s 3 block site in downtown Hyattsville on September 23,…

Impress Yourself with Cameron Hughes Wines

Let’s face it: drinking wine in DC is a pretty ego-centric affair.  Unlike ordering your own cocktail, the choice of wine can be more about what you think others will like than what you like yourself.  And it can be nerve wracking to try to select a wine others will enjoy.  The only way to know…

Hot Hot Hot: Fundraiser for the Climate at Midlands Beergarden

You know about the People’s Climate March on April 29.  But the night before, come hang out with fellow friends of the environment for drinks and activities in honor of Earthjustice! Local brews, live music, rally sign-making and contest, and tons of great raffle items will help you prep for Saturday’s activities! Earthjustice is a nonprofit…

Gourmet Symphony Presents EARTH: Part of the Saloon Concert Series

Gourmet Symphony will be kicking off 2017 with a newly announced Saloon Concert Series event in Old Town Alexandria. The culinary-inspired musical experience will be presented in collaboration with Columbia Firehouse Restaurant & Barroom and feature performances by musicians from the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra and soprano Jaely Chamberlain. Gourmet Symphony Presents…The Saloon Concert Series:…

How To: Bring Wine to a Holiday Party

And now, some advice on all the holiday parties and their ever-present companion, gifted wine.  Today’s advice giver is Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute and co-host of personal favorite podcast Awesome Etiquette. Dinner parties are a time-honored tradition, from the days-long banquet feasts of the medieval times, to the Tupperware parties of…