Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival
Jul05

Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival

“Change for the better” was the theme of the 2017 National Geographic Explorers Festival: A Celebration of Exploration held in the courtyard of George Washington University. A star-studded cast of local chefs came together to celebrate luminaries in fields such as astrophysics and clean energy. Wonderfully entertaining music and dance performances lit up the stage representing cultures from across the globe. And if the ultimate goal...

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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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Close Up on Beefsteak from José Andrés
Apr07

Close Up on Beefsteak from José Andrés

First Look at the Vegetable-Centric Fast Casual Beefsteak: Beefsteak, the new fast casual concept from José Andrés, opened two weeks ago on the GWU campus at the corner of 22nd & I St NW. Already with a 2nd location planned for Dupont Circle this summer, it’s time to take a close look at Beefsteak and what it’s all about. Beefsteak is a veggie-centric — read: not vegetarian — fast casual concept focused on...

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Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It
Apr02

Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It

Visiting José Andrés‘ new China Chilcano in Washington DC: China Chilcano from José Andrés opened at the start of the year to rave reviews. The Peruvian tapas joint, nestled into Andrés dominated Penn Quarter, focuses on the multicultural culinary influences of Peru. A few months in, is China Chilcano living up to the hype? On a recent visit, they crushed it out of the park. The culinary mash-up of China Chilcano includes...

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Complete 2015 RAMMY Award Finalists
Apr01

Complete 2015 RAMMY Award Finalists

Monday night at The Hamilton Live, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2015 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black tie gala on June 7. You get a chance to  decide the winners in four categories: Favorite Gathering Place of the Year, Upscale Brunch, Everyday Casual Brunch and Favorite Fast Bites. Votes for these categories can be cast online at...

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