Chocolate: The Perfect Food

The Conche restaurant delights chocolate lovers with both savory and sweet masterpieces. When I learned about a chocolate-themed boutique restaurant in Leesburg, I was all in, and scheduled a visit to The Conche. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate? [...]

A Toast To Cider

Virginia Cider is an Ideal Complement to Any Holiday Celebration During the holiday season, many people begin to contemplate which wine or champagne they are going to serve for holiday meals and celebrations. As an alternative, why not consider [...]

The Home Cook’s Secret Ingredient

“You don’t want runny batter,” says Chinnell Watson to a class of sixteen students. Watson is our instructor at Cookology Culinary School. The class is gathered in a commercial kitchen surrounded by shelves filled with spices, jars, pots, pans, [...]

Support Your Community By Choosing Local Food

Parents of George Washington University (GWU) students were worried. Their kids were often dining on fast food, because they had little time to cook and no access to a kitchen. That’s when Shana Greenbaum saw an opening. The young [...]

DC Restaurant Week Summer 2018: Tysons & Reston Area Participating Restaurants, Tips and Menus

It’s that time of year, again! DC Restaurant Week is here! Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at these Tysons and Reston area participating restaurants for DC Restaurant Week, August 13-19, 2018. Also, keep in mind that many restaurants extend their [...]

Meet Virginia’s Newest Wineries

The Virginia winery scene is ever growing, with these wineries being some of the latest to pop onto the scene near our region. Each offers a unique experience through setting, amenities, entertainment, and of course, their wines and ciders. [...]

Now That’s Italian!

Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana & Wine Bar “Dad’s going to inhale this pizza,” commented my daughter Danielle, as the “Darius” pie, adorned with baby clams, pancetta, slices of parmigiana cheese and baby greens trickled with lemon-infused olive oil arrived [...]

Not Your Average Summer BBQ

Summer is here in full swing! The kids are out of school, allowing more time for family fun. The weather is warm, providing ample opportunities to be outside. And people’s schedules seem to be just a bit more flexible [...]

Celebrating Dads & Grads

With June just around the corner, the abundance of summer parties is about to kick off with celebrations for two of our favorite groups of people: dads and grads. Read on for some tips for how to plan a [...]

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