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…

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.

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…

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…

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Specials & Events Around D.C.

Your Guide to All Things Food & Drink for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.: Crowds. Metro delays. Cold or hot weather spells which ruin your carefully planned “peak” visit. Sounds like you need some good food and drink. Luckily, D.C. celebrates its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with a variety of special events,…

Sneak Peek at Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival

Oyamel’s Tequila & Mezcal Festival Lasts March 2-15; Kickoff Party on March 2nd: It’s time for one of Oyamel’s huge annual celebrations, their 8th Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival. The festival lasts for two weeks, from March 2nd-March 15th, and on the first night, there’s a big kickoff party. Take a look at a special…

The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates

Man Talk Food has been away for a month, and we definitely have some catching up to do. Of course, we won’t be able to go back and cover everything we missed. Nevertheless, he have an absolutely mammoth round-up here with our 2015 debut of the D.C. Restaurant Buzz. This is a big one, folks.…

Christmas & New Years Dining Guide in DC

2014 Washington, D.C., Dining Guide for Christmas & New Year’s Eve Where should you eat on Christmas Eve in Washington D.C.? What about New Year’s Eve? Which restaurants are open on Christmas Day in D.C.? Alright, nobody panic. You still have time, and there’s an abundance of quality choices. Check out the info we have…

New Cookbooks & Release Parties in D.C.: Mario Batali at Zaytinya & 3 more

It’s a good time to release a new cookbook, and to visit Washington, D.C. There are four different cookbook releases and/or release and signing parties on the docket right now, headlined by Mario Batali’s visit to Zaytinya. Here’s a peak at all four.