Washington DC Food and Drink

The Best Chef Award, MidAtlantic Region, went to Jeremiah Langhorne, chef and owner of The Dabney in DC

2018 James Beard Foundation Awards presented at Lyric Opera, Chicago

And the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winners are…

The James Beard Foundation Awards were presented Monday, May 7, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Gathering some of the top names in the food industry, as well cultural, civic and foodservice leaders from around the country, the awards celebrated the best in the national food scene. Carla Hall, the co-host of “The Chew” on ABC and long-time D.C.-area resident, was on hand to host the event. During the night, the winners in the Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design categories were announced for the first time.

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Although the momentum of new restaurants has slowed a bit in the last few years, two major restaurant groups in Northern Virginia are continuing to grow and develop

Two restaurant groups grow in dynamic Northern Virginia dining scene

Diners in Arlington, Va. have benefited from a string of successful new restaurant openings over the last few years. The county has developed as one of the most exciting food destinations in America, as local restaurant groups aggressively expand and bring new concepts to the area. Although the momentum of new restaurants has slowed a bit in the last few years, two major restaurant groups in Northern Virginia are continuing to grow and develop new locations in Arlington.

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After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area

Food halls coming to DC in big ways

DC-area food halls to be big part of dining scene

After the huge success of DC’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area. According to consultancy and research firm Cushman & Wakefield, there will be approximately 300 food hall projects in operation by the end of 2020.

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Twin Valley Distillers continues to grow and innovate, bringing different flavors and techniques to its spirits and flavored liqueurs produced out of its hard-to-find distillery off East Gude Drive in an industrial section of Rockville, MD

Twin Valley Distillers keeps the hits coming in Rockville

Local distillery plans increased production

Twin Valley Distillers continues to grow and innovate, bringing different flavors and techniques to its spirits and flavored liqueurs produced out of its hard-to-find distillery off East Gude Drive in an industrial section of Rockville, Md. Recent growth has been attributed to constant experimentation and a growing reputation in Maryland and D.C. Its most popular brands include the Bourbon Single Cask line, Maryland Whiskey Company Bourbon and the 1812 Maryland Bourbon Whiskey, says Edgardo Zuniga, the owner and master distiller at Twin Valley.

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RAMMYS 2018 finalists offer May specials for guests to experience top beer, cocktail programs

May specials give preview to talent offered at RAMMYS 2018

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2018)—Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2018 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year and Cocktail Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned from Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 1. During the week of May 21, all five Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, while some Cocktail Program of the Year finalists will offer specialty cocktails the week of May 28, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award.

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Spring flavors blossom in DC, including Astro Doughnuts monthly rotations

Spring blooms in the DC food scene

Food’s seasonal flavors, cherry blossom inspiration signal spring is here

As the snow melts and the cherry blossoms bloom, crisp, fresh flavors of spring replace the warm winter spices. Popular restaurants in the Washington, DC area are keeping up with the changing produce and introducing seasonal menus that highlight the best the spring has to offer. Spring dishes reconnect with the warmth of the earth, with the sweetness and crunch of fresh fruits and vegetables slicing through the earthier flavors, creating a refreshing medley of flavors that celebrate the celebrate the earth.

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As Washington, DC.-area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season

Restaurants in DC swing into Cherry Blossom season

As Washington, DC-area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season. Here’s a report from local DC public relations gurus. Also, catch some of the most exciting events by reviewing participating restaurants and local businesses here:

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