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Paella Festival - Taberna del Alabardero DC: Swizzle Chill

Taberna del Alabardero in D.C. celebrates homeland’s dish with Paella Festival

Taberna del Alaberdero Paella Festival includes Paella selections, a weekly buffet, demonstrations, cooking class

Spanish restaurant Taberna del Alabardero in Washington, D.C. is honoring its homeland’s dish with a celebration, holding a Paella Festival in November. During the festival, guests can pick from some tasty Paella dishes during lunch and dinner for $28. Additionally, each Tuesday in November, there is a Paella buffet for $30 with hefty servings of three choices of Paellas and a choice of one tapas appetizer.

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Rockwood among several restaurants in Metro Washington, D.C. are open for Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 22, 2018

Metro Washington DC restaurants serve up polished takes on Thanksgiving Dinner

Mi Vida, Rockwood, Blackwall Hitch are just a few of the restaurants taking the ‘work’ out of Thanksgiving 2018

Several restaurants in Metro Washington, DC are open for Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 22, 2018. A few honorable mentions include, Mi Vida at the District Wharf, Rockwood Sports Bar at Virginia Gateway and Blackwall Hitch, which will be taking the cooking and dishwashing off the hands of guests in grand style, with polished takes of the traditional, American turkey dinner.

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South Block Juice East Falls Church is juicing success.

DC food entrepreneurs are juicing success

DC-based juicing companies appeal to consumers embracing healthy eating

Whether you need a quick refreshment or a way to easily get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, fresh juice and smoothies can quench any kind of thirst you have. As the demand for healthier options that use fresher ingredients increases, the demand for traditional boxed juices and bottled smoothies is on the decline.

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Mission Navy Yard DC: Swizzle Chill

Mission Navy Yard in D.C. launches brunch

Executive Chef Roberto Hernandez helms the Mexican kitchen

Mission Navy Yard, a Mexican restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, recently launched brunch. Mission is a massive space that includes the city’s longest bar at 150 feet. The managing co-partners are Fritz Brogan and Reed Landy. Executive Chef Roberto Hernandez is at the helm of this kitchen, whipping up creative Mexican staples, including tacos, enchiladas, nachos, brunch speciality items and Mexican-inspired Football hour bites, like the Ancho Chile Chicken Wings, in addition to bountiful salads and appetizers.

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MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star lineup December 1-2 with chef Jacques Pépin and Bethenny Frankel

MetroCooking D.C. adds Jacques Pepin, Bethenny Frankel to all-star lineup

MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star lineup December 1-2. Chef Jacques Pépin will make his appearance at the December event. Bethenny Frankel will also join MetroCooking D.C.. She is a lifestyle maven and entrepreneur. These added personalities bolster the cast of stars already scheduled to appear, including headliner Chef Emeril Lagasse and chef-authors Carla Hall and Lidia Bastianich.

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The Bird DC Chiken Wings: Swizzle Chill

D.C. eateries, chains serve up great chicken dishes

The Bird, Bonchon, Nando’s, Chloe show how exciting chicken dishes can be when they are prepared well

With the push to deliver more creative dishes to impress customers, it can be easy to consider completely new ingredients altogether. However, there is often something to be gained by sticking with the classics, and new takes on old dishes and ingredients sometimes wow diners the most. Chicken is no exception to this and there’s proof of that all over the DMV food scene.

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Kevin Tien of Himitsu New Capitol Hill Restaurant: Swizzle Chill

Kevin Tien of Himitsu to open new Capitol Hill restaurant with Dim-Sum style

One of the biggest names in Washington, D.C. will be opening a new restaurant in Capitol Hill. Kevin Tien, executive chef and co-owner of Himitsu, a James Beard finalist chef and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in 2018, will open Emilie’s, a new restaurant with 3,313 square-feet of space at the Penn Eleven Condominiums spring 2019 at the historic Frager’s Hardware building. Co-owner and partner Sam Shoja and partner Arris Noble, will help spearhead the venture.

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Chiko After Dark Series, Jamie Bissonnette: Swizzle Chill

September Chiko After Dark: Jamie Bissonnette

Chiko will be spotlighting Jamie Bissonnette, the chef and owner of Coppa, Toro and Little Donkey, at its next After Dark Series evening Friday, September 28. Bissonnette is a culinary “household name.” He earned a Culinary Arts degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale at only 19. The early part of his storied culinary career spans major metropolises, including Paris, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix.

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