French is Back at Jacques Brasserie

Light streams across the white-tiled bistro tables festooned with pink and green flowers. A jazzy red fabric covers the walls, invoking the optimism of the Belle Epoque era. It’s a sunlit Sunday afternoon, and I’m chatting with Chef Jacques [...]

Brewery Central

Northern Virginia has a thriving culture of craft beer makers. You can find exotic sours, hoppy IPAs, and beer flavored with fruits from local farmers. There are beers for every taste. How does craft beer differ from the large [...]

Parc de Ville

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 [...]

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2020: 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, January 13 – January 19, 2020. Also, keep in mind that many [...]

Worth the Shlep

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 [...]

Patsy’s American is the Whole Package

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 [...]

Holiday Hosting

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 [...]

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