What I’ve Been Drinking Around DC: Station Kitchen, Matchbox, Dram & Grain, and more…
Oct19

What I’ve Been Drinking Around DC: Station Kitchen, Matchbox, Dram & Grain, and more…

It’s time for another edition of What I’ve Been Drinking Around D.C., where I showcase some of the memorable libations and recommended highlights I’ve encountered over the previous few weeks. There’s plenty to cover, so let’s jump right in. Station Kitchen & Cocktails When the Embassy Row Hotel revamped this March, they also debuted Station Kitchen & Cocktails, a shared space dining concept...

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Boundary Stone: A Neighborhood Pub That Soars Past Expectations
Aug28

Boundary Stone: A Neighborhood Pub That Soars Past Expectations

Step into Boundary Stone, on Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, and all you might expect is a nice, cold and hopefully local beer, and some sturdy bar food to maintain yourself. A friendly face pulling the tap and a decent price to keep you coming back, if you’re lucky. And sure, you definitely will find your cold beer and the comforts of a neighborhood spot for regulars to gather. There’s far more to Boundary Stone than...

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L’Enfant Cafe – More Than La Boum Brunch, with New Chef, New Happy Hour & 2nd Restaurant on the Way
Aug27

L’Enfant Cafe – More Than La Boum Brunch, with New Chef, New Happy Hour & 2nd Restaurant on the Way

L’Enfant Cafe is probably best known for its epic weekend party bunches, La Boum, and wild late night Boum Boum Room affairs. Gotta love the names, right? However, they’re both expanding and seeking to improve on what they already offer elsewhere. Step one was bringing in chef Travis Hearne who has revamped the food lineup at L’Enfant while developing a menu for a planned second restaurant down the street, set for an...

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Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce
Jul31

Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce

Turkish Cuisine, Culture & Hospitality Served up at Ankara: Ankara opened this spring in the former Levante’s space on 19th Street in Dupont Circle. Owned and operated by the Aslanturk family, Ankara has set about introducing the District to Turkish cuisine and its many influences, along with Turkish culture and hospitality. Start your meal at Ankara with some good ol’ bread and spreads. In this case, house-made pide...

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DC Restaurant Buzz: New Cocktails, Summer Specials & Restaurant Openings Galore
Jun24

DC Restaurant Buzz: New Cocktails, Summer Specials & Restaurant Openings Galore

The DC Restaurant Buzz has been missing in action for a bit — but we’re back, baby. And this one is even more loaded than usual as a result. Check out all of the latest news, including plenty of new openings and summer specials. Dive in. Openings The Royal To Open This Week The Royal is set to debut in Ledroit Park this week. From the owner of Vinoteca, the concept will be an all-day neighborhood spot, shifting from coffee...

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