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Respected Local Oral Surgeon Dr. Christopher Bonacci Moonlights as a Passionate Olive Oil Importer The whole idea was developed over dinner at Bazin’s on Church when three friends: Dr. Christopher Bonacci, a noted local oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a radiologist, and a beverage attorney were talking about their bucket lists and following those passions that […]

Middle Eastern cuisine shares a common culinary pool; a heritage influenced by tradition, migration, and natural resources. Some countries are rich in fertile farmland, while others are surrounded by desert, while others harvest ingredients from the sea. It’s easy to lump Middle Eastern restaurants into one category, but there are subtle nuances based on the [...]
Celebrate life with a taste of Virginia’s dessert wines When you think of wine in Virginia, most people envision reds, whites or rosés. However, it’s worth discovering the whole world of sweet or dessert wines that are becoming more and more popular in our Commonwealth. Dessert wines are high-alcohol wines that feature concentrated flavors. In [...]

Now that summer is coming to an end and school is back in full swing, many people are already looking for their next “break.” It’s crazy to think, but the holidays will actually be here before you know it! What better way to escape all of the back-to-school hustle and bustle than by planning your […]

Looking for oysters in your neighborhood? We’ve fished out the top places to get fresh oysters in the area, both raw and cooked.

If you think that oysters are only available in months with an “R” in their name, then I’ve got some news for you. While I was holding onto this lore, the world of oysters changed a lot. Today, oysters are being harvested and enjoyed by local diners nearly every month of the year. That’s because […]

It may be hard to imagine but in the late 1800’s through the turn of the century, oyster beds were so abundant in the Chesapeake Bay that they were known to pose as navigational hazards for ships sailing the bay. During this time, the nation’s capital was home to many saloons serving this local delicacy […]

Oktoberfest 2017

If washing down the heat with a nice cold beer is at the top of your to-do list this fall, then get your calendar ready. Oktoberfest in the tristate area, which begins in mid-September and runs through October, is a great way to quench your thirst and please your palette. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, […]