The Real Gin Was the Friends We Made Along the Way

Written by Alicia Akins, local writer, first-time gin drinker, and recovering expat learning to make DC home.  See more of her writing over at her blog.   Gin and I aren’t friends. We aren’t enemies either. We just hadn’t had the chance to get to know each other. I’d heard varying reports about her: some…

WOMEN HOUSE Exhibit Opens with HOUSE PARTY March 8

Celebrate International Women’s Day with WOMEN HOUSE Exhibition Opening HOUSE PARTY at National Museum of Women in the Arts, March 8 Hot on the heels of the #5WomenArtists challenge, The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce the Women House Exhibition Opening Party, an exciting after-hours “house party” on March 8 from…

Lean In to your Classical Side with Gourmet Symphony

Gourmet Symphony presents… The Saloon Concert Series: American Expressions Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 5-7:30 pm One Eight Distilling An intimate evening of classical music, light fare, and cocktails inspired by the culture of Americana. The culinary concert program pairs works by Barber, Copland, and Shaw with local delicacies from Union Market purveyors and libations…

Spark at Engine Company 12 Opens February 3

Restaurant adventurer Conlan Northcutt visited Spark and had a glowing report. Spark at Engine Company 12 is DC’s newest smokehouse restaurant, opening its doors on Saturday February 3. Housed in the historic firehouse of Engine Company 12 in Bloomingdale, it boasts rustic interiors and a second floor event space generous enough to hold 400 people….

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…