Cooking with wine is simpler than you think. If you’re a wine lover, you know there is a lot more to enjoying wine than just sipping. Wine can offer a wonderful enhancement to your cooking as well. Here are some tips from local restaurateurs along with a quick guide to selecting the right wine for […]

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 memorable Father’s Day get-together or graduation celebration for those special people in your life!

A Vienna Thai Café That Will Enthrall The vacant building in Vienna was going to be a Thai grocery plus supply space for Sisters Thai, two of the area’s finest Thai restaurants in Mosaic and Fairfax. However plans changed and Magnolia’s has, in just over five months, become a hugely popular Thai cafe destination in […]

Wine festivals are a wonderful way to sample our fine Virginia wines while enjoying the beautiful settings at which they are held. Enjoy the many opportunities to celebrate through music, food and wine. May 5-6, 2018 Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Presented by AT&T Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA www.festevents.org More than 30 Virginia […]

Dining in the great outdoors is catching on all over. After all, what could be more enticing than savoring a spring salad under the sun or pleasing your palette with a wood-fired pizza by moonlight? Perhaps a romantic evening imbibing by an outdoor fireplace is an enticing scene, or if indulging in local fare with [...]

These local hot spots offer authentic Mexican food and boozy margaritas. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively small, uncelebrated holiday that commemorates the unlikely Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But in the U.S., it’s an excuse to celebrate Mexican culture while indulging in the country’s spicy […]

When selecting a bottle of wine, the first thing you notice on the shelf is the wine’s label. Perhaps it’s the bright colors, or the catchy name that turns your eye. But there is so much more to a wine label than a pretty picture or a graphic logo. There are many parts to a […]

When I heard about Our Mom Eugenia, a one-year-old restaurant in Great Falls, I immediately invited my friend Evelyn Xeron to have lunch there. Evelyn is a serious home cook who travels to Greece every summer to visit family. I knew she would enjoy sampling this taste of her homeland, and her immediate reaction was […]