It would not be a stretch to say diners in the DMV are hopelessly in love with ramen. Consequently, when Jinya Ramen Bar opened up in Mosaic District, there was a lot of excitement. Of course, many restaurants enjoy a buzz when they first open, but with Jinya Ramen Bar, it’s fair to say that […]

Virginia Cider is an Ideal Complement to Any Holiday Celebration During the holiday season, many people begin to contemplate which wine or champagne they are going to serve for holiday meals and celebrations. As an alternative, why not consider one of Virginia’s fine ciders? It can be as dry as wine, slightly bubbly like champagne […]

At least weekly, my husband and I crave some form of Mexican food. Having grown up in California where there is a large Mexican culture and food influence, we ate it regularly. Now living in Spain, it can be hard to find good, authentic-Mexican food. We have become accustomed to getting creative in the supermarket [...]

“You don’t want runny batter,” says Chinnell Watson to a class of sixteen students. Watson is our instructor at Cookology Culinary School. The class is gathered in a commercial kitchen surrounded by shelves filled with spices, jars, pots, pans, cookie trays and a very busy hand-washing station. One of the students is my daughter Allie, […]

400 years of Virginia winemaking commemorated in Virginia’s Heritage. In 1619, the first grapevines were brought to America from Europe with the intent to produce wine in Virginia. Four hundred years later, Virginia celebrates with a 400th Anniversary Project called Virginia’s Heritage. This October, just in time for Virginia Wine Month, Virginia’s Heritage will release […]

Plan your holiday party while there's plenty of time and allow one of these local caterers to "wow" your guests and make your family gatherings this season memorable ones. Helga’s Catering Helga’s Caterers is the highly acclaimed caterer voted one of Washington’s Top 5 Caterers by Channel-9 USA-TV that helps their customers create sensational celebrations [...]

The west coast restaurant chain Urban Plates launched its first east coast eating destination in June.  Its DC area fast casual concept debuted in the Tysons Galleria on the first floor across from Maggiano’s. The Tyson Galleria location is the latest addition to Urban Plates’ growing wholesome food emporium dynasty. The California based chain selected […]

Parents of George Washington University (GWU) students were worried. Their kids were often dining on fast food, because they had little time to cook and no access to a kitchen. That’s when Shana Greenbaum saw an opening. The young fitness expert began her food delivery business, Healthy Fresh Meals, with those college students in mind. […]