GOURMET

Star of the Mosaic District’s French Quarter Perhaps I was destined to become a culinary writer all along. At the age of 12, I was introduced to Le Marché Français in Georgetown and, understandably, fell in love with French cuisine. This lured me to major in French and spend a savory semester studying—and gourmandizing—in Paris […]

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, January 13 – January 19, 2020. Also, keep in mind that many restaurants extend their promotions a week or even up to a month! During this promotion, enjoy […]

You hear it all the time, “You can’t get a decent NY-Style Deli Sandwich anywhere around here.” Really? Maybe I can help you. When I find myself dreaming of a great deli sandwich, instead of heading to the Big Apple, I take a short drive to Potomac, MD. I go to visit my friend Guy […]

Patsy’s American, Randy’s Steak and Seafood, Best Buns Bakery Opens in Tysons Corner My spoon dipped into crisp meringue, releasing silky lemon curd from its shell. The Pavlova was topped with mandarin slices and passion fruit drizzle. “Perfection,” I said, savoring the combination of sweet, tart, brittle and smooth. “This may be the best dessert […]

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought sharing some of our top “do’s” and “don’ts” for hosting holiday parties and entertaining might come in handy. Whether it’s a small, intimate family Thanksgiving feast, or a large corporate holiday soiree, these tips are sure to get you started on the right track to a […]

Linger and Mingle with Like-Minded Gastronomes Get ready for a whole new way to go grocery shopping. Gone are the days of either dashing by the supermarket to pick up a few quick items or getting in and out as efficiently as possible with the cartful of family groceries for the week. Those options still […]

Seafood has a good reputation. People who care about healthy eating know that it is an important source of nutrients including its abundance of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. Restaurant owner Tuba Sapanli recognizes this fact; it’s her mantra and the inspiration behind MediterraFish Market in Fairfax’s Mosaic District. The Evidence-based Health Benefits of […]

The Beloved Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant Expands From Its Original Dupont Location With First Northern Virginia Outpost Modern Mediterranean favorite Agora opened its doors in July to its newest location in Tysons Corner (7911 Westpark Drive). The 4,000-square-foot eatery features a custom brick oven and is the official northern Virginia outpost of the original Agora, a […]