Food Reviews

Richmond, Virginia is for (Food) Lovers

Written by Anita

November 6, 2016

It has been a while since we’ve been to Richmond, VA, so we were thrilled to get a taste of what the city currently has to offer at a recent pop-up dinner at Del Ray’s Stomping Ground hosted by VisitRichmondVA.com. The verdict? Richmond is undergoing a local drinking and dining renaissance that we can’t wait to experience first-hand!

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Take a Short “Flight” to Cooper’s Hawk

Written by Anita

April 23, 2016

As the weather warms, we are all feeling the urge to spread our wings. We recently flew the coop and headed to the new Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Ashburn, VA. Started in 2005, Cooper’s Hawk uses nationally sourced grapes to produce a wide array of wines, many of which have received numerous regional, national, and international awards. Based in Illinois, it currently boasts over 20 locations in eight states, with more to come.

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Three Tastes = One Terrific Burger at Hard Rock Café

Written by guest writer Eric Linderman

Photos by guest photographer Ricardo D'Alessandro

March 13, 2016

What do you get when three distinctive flavors meld together? A mouthwatering taste explosion! We recently tried the limited-edition Guinness-Jameson-Bacon Burger (available now through April 10th) at DC’s Hard Rock Cafe.

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Masa 14: New Chef, New Menu, New Attitude!

Written by guest writer Eric Linderman

Photos by Eric Linderman

February 7, 2016

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At Lena’s, It’s a Family Affair

Written by Anita

Photos courtesy of Lena's by Goran Kosanovic

December 28, 2015

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, but sometimes finding a restaurant to accommodate your motley crew can be tough. Luckily, newcomer Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap offers a convenient Virginia location (with free parking in their next door parking lot and only a block from the Braddock Road metro), a family- (and wallet-) friendly menu, and that increasingly rare perk--reservations.

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Noelia is New Again

Written by Anita

June 28, 2015

Photo 1 courtesy of Noelia.

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A Breath of Fresh Airlie

Written by Anita

May 25, 2015

Less than an hour’s drive from DC and nestled in the Shenandoah’s foothills lies Airlie, encompassing over 1,200 acres of verdant Virginia countryside. At this time of year, Airlie is abloom with flora (irises, peonies, roses, and azaleas, to name a few) and home to fauna (swans, geese, ducks, rabbits, lizards, foxes, and the occasional black bear). We recently made it our weekend home as well, having being invited to sample some of what Airlie has to offer.

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A Capella Christmas

Written by Anita

December 14, 2014

Photographs #1 - #3, courtesy of Capella

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The Light (and Dark) Side of Maggiano’s

Written by Anita

October 16, 2014

Most people are familiar with Maggiano’s—the Italian eatery with almost 50 locations throughout the country. Known for its big portions and family-style dining options, it typically caters to those with hearty appetites.

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Spring Blooms at Jardenea

Written by Anita

March 30, 2014

Spring has FINALLY sprung in DC and with it comes the fresh flavors of this verdant season. We recently visited Jardenea (its name derives from the French word for garden) and got a first taste of executive chef Nate Lindsay’s new spring menu. Nestled inside the newly renovated and modernized Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Jardenea offers farm-to-fork cuisine in a sophisticated setting.

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Come, Taste, Savor Ripple’s Fall of Rhone Menu

Written by Anita

December 1, 2013

Through December 20th, you can come, taste, and savor the flavors of the French Rhone valley at Ripple with a special seasonal menu and more than 20 traditionally Rhone varietal wines (13 reds, 6 whites, 1 sparkling, and 1 orange!) each available in 3- or 6-ounce pours or by the bottle.

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Paleo Paradise: Fogo de Chão

Written by Anita

November 17, 2013

Photos 3-4, courtesy of Fogo de Chão

The Paleo Diet may be the latest food trend, but Fogo de Chão has been serving up platefuls of paleo fare since 1979. Started by two brothers in Rio Grande do Sul, the restaurant chain (now with over 20 locations across the U.S. as well as eight locations in Brazil) provides guests with an authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. We recently dined at the DC-area Fogo de Chão location on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Blogger Bonanza: My Chevy Moment and Memorable Meal

 August 20, 2013

Written by GregsListDC guest writer Mary Doman (Photographs by Mary Doman)

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