Bacon & Bourbon Festival November 19

Pardon the puns and come out to support a great cause, the fight against Alzheimer’s, to the tune of bluegrass, bacon and bourbon. Join Washington City Paper for an evening of bacon, bourbon, beer and bluegrass. (Now that’s a mouthful. A delicious mouthful.) Your ticket provides you the opportunity to taste over 30 top whiskies…

Canstruction Build Out at the National Building Museum

Canstruction 2014 is almost here! Twenty-eight teams will have just six hours to construct their imaginative sculptures! This year’s theme “Play With Your Food” turns the childhood admonition on its head. A record number of teams will use cans of food to recreate giant versions of classic toys and games including chess pieces, roller skates, and tree…

The Red Hen: An Italian Gem with Jewish Roots

Food, family and personality. Jewish-American and Italian-American culture have much in common. But most Italian eateries don’t have the deep Jewish roots of The Red Hen, a new neighborhood gem in Bloomingdale. When Friedman decided to start his own restaurant, the nostalgic idea of soul-warming, homey Italian food with Jewish influences came to the forefront….

Buffalo & Bergen: Sweet Syrups and Knostalgic Knishes

One might be forgiven for thinking that the last creamy drops from yesteryear’s soda shop have long since been wiped clean from Formica countertops. But one intrepid New York transplant has enlivened the genre in DC at her space in Union Market: Gina Chersevani, owner, chef and master mixologist of Buffalo & Bergen, which also happens to…

Soupergirl: DC’s Mother-Daughter Souperhero Team

It’s common knowledge that Mom knows best—especially when it comes to cooking. But it’s certainly not as common to set up a business based on Mom’s wholesome, progressive and earth-friendly food. Meet Soupergirl, which is run by a mother-daughter duo that has brought the passion (not to mention healthfulness!) of a unique style of home cooking…

A Night of Beer and Cheese at Scion Restaurant 

This is a sponsored post. Because we already know that wine and cheese are good together If you haven’t got anything planned for Wednesday, May 7, then you will want to purchase tickets for Beer & Cheese: An Evening with Funkwerks, Odell, & Right Proper, which will be held at 5pm at Scion’s Restaurant in Dupont Circle (2100 P…

Dolcezza Opens Factory to the Public

As a Dolcezza fan, I’m passing along this release from Dolcezza Gelato, my personal favorite gelato (or ice cream) in the DC area. Dolcezza Gelato is pleased to announce our state-of-the-art gelato factory + coffee lab factory at 550 Penn Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, just steps from Union Market, will officially open to the…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 100,000 People Can’t be Wrong Edition

Friday September 20 DC Murals (3pm to 5pm) DC Mural and Art4All present a lecture by artists on the significance of their public pieces at various locations around DC.  In addition, Caitlin Carroll will present  her recently completed documentary film on DC’s murals.  For more information click here. The Anacostia Library is located at 1800…

Revenge is a Dish Best Served on H

H Street – it’s not just for boobs and vaudeville anymore. Rising from the ashes of the recently vacated Red Palace space is…..drum-roll…..long-planned Italian eatery Vendetta, which was originally slated for the 1300 block. Observant Sherlock-types may have seen small ads for it whilst frequenting RnR or the Biergarten. Vendetta will boast two bocce courts…