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August 20, 2010
Posted in: Sips & Bites
Mojitos are my favorite summertime beverage.  They are sweet, but not overwhelming, minty, and so refreshing!  I have searched the area far and wide for the delicious beverage, and while Little Havana whips up an excellent one, I have fallen in love with Talara’s.    Talara is a relatively new addition to the slew of great restaurants […]
August 12, 2010
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I have recently found one of my new favorite restaurants in Arlington, VA.  Sette Bello is located in the fun area of Clarendon.  It is right across from the Clarendon metro station.  I love finding a place where I can enjoy the ambience and decadent menu.  This restaurant has authentic dishes representing the regions of northern […]
July 23, 2010
Posted in: Sips & Bites
I am always looking for new places around town to have a fun experience.  I recently was in Clarendon in Arlington, VA when I walked by Spider Kelly’s.  I had been to this restaurant about a year prior and had a good experience, but I noticed there was something different about it.  It had quadrupled […]
July 16, 2010
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Art & Soul is bringing an amazing southern touch to the Capitol Hill area of DC.  I felt magnetized toward this restaurant from the moment I saw the sign from the street.  You will not walk by this chest of edible treasures with their welcoming patio area out front and the delicious menu that awaits […]
June 4, 2010
Posted in: Sips & Bites
With Summer just around the corner it is much easier to find motivation to explore new restaurants in the area.  I recently traveled outside my normal dinner and happy hour “go to” spots.  I landed at Lyon Hall in Arlington, VA and was headed straight for a delightful Eastern European cuisine journey.  This “casual neighborhood […]
May 14, 2010
Posted in: Sips & Bites
I am always looking for a new downtown spot to enjoy on the one day per week I depart from packing lunch or heating up a lean cuisine.  I was delighted when the Hippodrome asked me to come in and try the Hipp Café.  The Hipp Café was once only open before performances at the […]
April 30, 2010
Posted in: Sips & Bites
When I dine out, I try to order things from the menu that I cannot make for myself at home. Not being very skilled in the kitchen, this opens up a wide range of options for me. Considering that I was the girl who, up until around age 20, would rarely stray from ordering chicken fingers and French fries at a restaurant, I am quite proud of the recent expansion of my palette and the type and variety of foods I have now tried (and liked). I certainly needed this culinary curiosity on my recent trip to Bluegrass. Bluegrass brings down-home cooking with a contemporary edge to the Federal Hill restaurant scene through their innovative, Southern-inspired menu – it’s a unique departure from the norm in Federal Hill and like nothing else I’ve seen (in my admittedly recent and limited experience).
April 23, 2010
Posted in: Concierge Favorites Sips & Bites
Growing up, when my parents said we were going out to eat, I knew exactly what to expect: where we were going, where we were going to sit, who was going to serve us, and what we were all going to order. My parents are creatures of habit who had been dining out at this same establishment since before I was even in the picture, and they felt no need to stray from the tried and true. As an adult, it is not surprising to me that I have my own sort of affinity to the familiar. My restaurant is Regi’s American Bistro on Light Street in Federal Hill. Whenever I have an occasion to celebrate: out-of-town guests, a hankering for a meal out, and yes, even when my parents visit, I find myself relying on the friendly and welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that seems to suit every dining situation.
March 24, 2010
Posted in: Concierge Favorites Sips & Bites
Are you looking for the perfect place to enjoy your favorite teams during this time of basketball madness?  Stop searching!  We have the inside scoop to the 2010 March Madness hotspots.  It’s all about being surrounded by giant televisions, munching on your favorite appetizers, and taking advantage of these fantastic drink specials.  There are specials […]
March 17, 2010
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Let’s take a walk down Washington, DC’s New York Avenue and land at this year’s secret pot of gold.  A contemporary British Isles Bistro called AGAINN really sets the bar for St. Patrick’s Day this year. AGAINN’s menu has something to fulfill all of you Irish lads and lassies, but also caters a unique menu […]