The meaning of Mistral derives from a strong Mediterranean wind that sweeps through, bringing fresh air and clearing weather to those sailing upon the sea. Now the Main Line region and western burbs of Philly can enjoy the talents of Chef Scott Anderson and his culinary team as they embrace the chance to create ever-changing, seasonal offerings that can be adjusted to the prevailing winds of their unsurpassed creativity and taste.
Mistral restaurant opened to much acclaim on March 1st this year in the King of Prussia Mall–across from Neiman Marcus. It is the sister restaurant of the original Mistral ...
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Southern-Italian Christmas Eve tradition adopted by Italian-Americans, but you don’t even have to celebrate Christmas to appreciate a seafood feast on December 24. Most of the restaurants offer set menus for one night, though some have extended service before and after the holiday. Al Dente Ristorante 3201 […]
Service Bar 928 U St., NW Looking for brunch and a bang-up weekend afternoon? This U Street cocktail bar is the place, a favorite among drinkers and bartenders alike. Brunch themes change seasonally, and we’re not talking about produce. For winter: Ski Lodge Sundays, a brunch-fest complete with hot cocktails, sherpa blankets, “an absurd number […]
It’s been a good year for wine bars in DC, between Maxwell Park in Shaw, Primrose in Brookland, and Dio on H Street Northeast. Here’s one more to add to your list: The Dabney Cellar, a 30-seat drinking den in the basement of chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s Mid-Atlantic restaurant. The subterranean Blagden Alley spot, which previously […]
Mission in Dupont Circle launches a new late-night weekend happy hour, Thursday through Saturday from 10 PM to 1 AM for food, and until close for drinks. Look for deals on Mexican fare like elote street corn, nachos, and quesadillas, and drinks like draft margaritas and beers. DC Champagne Week is in full swing, and there’s a […]
You guys, first of all, a friendly PSA from yours truly – don’t eat an entire package of tortellini before bed since it says to use or freeze by that day, because your dreams will turn into a Yorgos Lanthimos movie – there were black cats and one white kitten who had somehow broken into […]
You guys, first of all, a friendly PSA from yours truly – don’t eat an entire package of tortellini before bed since it says to use or freeze by that day, because your dreams will turn into a Yorgos Lanthimos movie – there were black cats and one white kitten who had somehow broken into my apartment, box cutter-wielding people hanging out menacingly by swimming pools, and (perhaps most terrifyingly) a flying bedazzled hat which kept biting me like a duck, and which could open locked doors and windows to continue doing that.
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Well, hello there! REAL TALK: You only have three weekends left before Christmas. So, you better get that last minute holiday shopping ball rolling. And we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a hand picked, mood board inspired selection of items your friends and family would be FOOLS not to love (SIDE NOTE: FEEL FREE TO GIVE THEM MOST OF THESE YEAR ROUND, and not just when you’re obligated to).
This year, we got SO MANY great things to share, that we will be running this edition of BEST GIFT GUIDE EVER in installments.
Curl up with a strong drink and hibernate at these cozy spots with fireplaces (and fire pits!). Barcelona 1622 14th St., NW Washington DC Watch the lively 14th Street foot traffic from the restaurant’s front patio while warming your hands by the large outdoor fireplace. Blankets and heat lamps help keep things toasty. Get there early […]
The voice on the phone seemed a little too chipper. Tom Sietsema wondered if he’d been made. Or was he being paranoid? Maybe Le Diplomate’s reservationist was always this enthusiastic about hosting a party of eight at the buzzy French restaurant. Either way, as usual, the Washington Post’s lead restaurant critic made his reservation under an alias. […]
We crossed off a lot of items from our restaurant wish list this year: a Georgian restaurant, amazing waterfront dining, and more poke than we even want. This holiday season, we’re asking for more. Here are some of the things we’d love to see in the DC dining scene going forward—restaurateurs and Santa, take note! A […]
A new outpost of Duke’s Grocery is coming to the former Kinkead’s space in Foggy Bottom—and it will be about the size of Duke’s Dupont and Woodley Park locations combined. The 4,500-square feet space also means a bigger kitchen and room for a fryer. Translation: unlike the original restaurant, this one will serve fries with your burger. “I […]