Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Eight days of barbecue festivities wind through DC, MD and VA.
With the new year comes a new cycle of “weeks”: DC Restaurant Week, Bethesda Restaurant Week and now Meat Week. The fourth annual meat extravaganza begins Sunday and continues through Feb. 3, featuring the DMV’s most popular barbecue restaurants, food truck face offs and lots and lots of sweet, smoky meat. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rockville’s Urban Bar-B-Que. For eight days festivities will wind through DC and Virginia suburbs. Some host venues will be offering Meat Week specials. DC’s Meat Week began with a meet up in Rockville, DC Meat Week founder Mike Bober, of the Capital Spice Blog, told Del Ray Patch. For more information on 2013’s Meat Week, including a list of vendors, check out the event Facebook page here. Several of …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See where Washington, DC, ranks on the New York Times annual list of places to visit.
The New York Times has released its list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013 worldwide, and sitting among tropical getaways and exotic locals is Washington, DC—but the reason DC makes the list might surprise you. The area’s food scene, not its world-class museums, place DC at No. 44 on The Times' list. “A new food scene to welcome a renewed administration,” reads the title on DC’s listing. After years of snarky restaurant competition between the cultural capital of the United States and the country’s actual capital city, has an olive branch been extended? Times writer Ann Mah points out several DC establishments, including Northeast’s new Union Market, Mike Isabella’s Italian restaurant Graffito, H Street’s Toki Underground and Dupont …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Want to go out to eat for Thanksgiving—or want to know grocery stores that will be open? Take a look at some Greenbelt options.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s possible to forget an item or two when preparing favorite dishes. Here's a list of places in Greenbelt that will be open on Thanksgiving Day. For pots, pans, cooking trays or even a gravy boat—the Greenbelt Kmart and Target will be open on Thanksgiving and then again on Black Friday. People looking for an easy way out of cooking that Thanksgiving meal will find several restaurants are open in Greenbelt. If you have a favorite restaurant or grocery store that you know is open on Thanksgiving, let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
See restaurants near Greenbelt that are taking part and save up to 20 percent on your checks.
Throughout September, nearly 200 restaurants in Maryland will offer special 20 percent discounts as part of a new program, Dine Out, Maryland. See some particpating restuarants near Greenbelt, MD below. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, the initiative is to help promote association members (i.e., your local restaurant businesses) during September, which is traditionally a slower month in the restaurant industry, according to Dine Out, Maryland's website. To get the discount, print out the coupon, visit a participating restaurant during the month of September, and mention to your server before ordering that you have a "Dine Out, Maryland" coupon to use. The 20 percent discount may or may not include alcohol, set meal …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Check out these ... different ... Thanksgiving day experiences.
Hoping for an offbeat Thanksgiving this year? Check out these five ideas for how to make your day unique: 1. Italian style—Bibiana in Washington, D.C. has a four-course Italian meal for $48 a person. 2. Two if by sea—Spirit of Washington is offering lunch and dinner cruises, a three-course meal and dancing with beautiful views of Washington, D.C. sites. Cost is $57.90 per person and $24.95 ages 4-12. 3. French food—Le Ferme in Chevy Chase is offering a spread of French country faire. $46 per adult; $23 per person. 4. Fireside comfort—The Old Anglers Inn in Potomac is having a three-course meal by a crackling fire for $49.50 a piece. 5. Do it deep-fried—Carolina Kitchen is offering four different Thanksgiving take-away meals prepared just …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We might be avoiding eating in public for a while.
I realize that kids will make noise in restaurants. And on those occasions, most people know which ones truly are kid friendly and which ones aren’t. For the most part, we haven’t feared eating in public with our toddler. She generally does pretty well, usually squealing with delight and avoiding her food, as she’s too busy observing all the activity around her. But recently, we crossed a threshold I hoped we never would—the “there’s absolutely nothing you can do to keep your toddler from screaming and squirming the entire time she is in the restaurant” phase. We recently met some family members at a favorite eatery on Capitol Hill. There was nothing that could keep our toddler calm and still. So, in order to avoid being asked to leave (…