Washington DC Lifestyle News

Hi-Lawn, above Union Market, is readying “Cinco de Derby,” a combo of the Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby spring celebrations

Hi-Lawn readies Cinco de Derby 2022

Spring mashup of Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby celebrations arrives May 5

Hi-Lawn, the expansive rooftop above Union Market, is readying “Cinco de Derby,” a combo of the Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby spring celebrations. The Hi-Lawn Cinco de Derby will take place May 5 to May 8.

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Hotel Madera remodels, Firefly ups its game

Neighborhood gem in DC shines after renovations

Hotel Madera, nestled in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC, recently underwent extensive renovation and modernization that was completed in February 2021. The hotel building, at 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, was originally an apartment complex before it was transformed in the 1990’s. Then, five years after its debut, the beloved neighborhood restaurant Firefly opened its doors inside the hotel.

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A new location of Wagamama will land in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington this summer

Wagamama to open in Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood summer 2022

Northern Virginia opening first for Asian-inspired noodle chain in DC-area

A new location of Wagamama will land in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington this summer. The first Northern Virginia restaurant opening will also be the first Wagamama in the Metropolitan Washington area. The casual-dining restaurant chain serves up made-to-order Asian-inspired bowls, curries, and creative craft cocktails.

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The 2022 Capital Food Fight by DC Central Kitchen arrives April 7

2022 Capital Food Fight returns in-person chef competition in April

Chefs from Cranes, Leni, Oohh’s & Aahh’s, The Point DC to compete head to head

The 2022 Capital Food Fight by DC Central Kitchen returns the celebratory in-person chef competition to The Anthem in DC in just a few weeks. According to the host, VIP tickets for the April 7th event are sold out, but general admission tickets remain available. The Capital Food Fight dates back to 2004 when DC Central Kitchen Board Chair Emeritus José Andrés hosted it; the event is a popular spring competition between high-profile chefs.

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The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington will host its 2022 Spring Wine Fling starting at the end of March

2022 Spring Wine Fling slated for late March

DC-area event features special wine experiences by flights or by the glass

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will host its 2022 Spring Wine Fling starting at the end of March. The annual event will highlight the creativity of local, Metro-Washington wine programs.

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Chef Mike Cordero and the Taco Rock Team opened their third Taco Rock in the DMV region in Falls Church, VA

Third DMV Taco Rock location opens on West Broad Street in Falls Church

New Taco Rock in Virginia features outdoor patio, newly-erected elements of design

Chef Mike Cordero and the Taco Rock Team opened their third Taco Rock in the DMV region in Falls Church, Va. The Birch & Broad shopping center is the site of the concept’s newest fast-casual restaurant. One beholds 25 dining tables and 35 seats surrounding a majestic 25-foot bar upon entry. There is a total of 2,815 square feet at this newly-introduced 1116 West Broad Street location.

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Hello Betty, a new beach restaurant that will feature a full bar made from a (real) boat, will open at Pike and Rose inside Canopy by Hilton

West Coast import Hello Betty readies opening at Pike and Rose

Seafood-centric restaurant brings seafood + surf, skate and board culture to North Bethesda’s Canopy hotel by Hilton

Hello Betty, a new beach-themed restaurant that will feature a full bar made from a (real) boat, will open at the Pike and Rose lifestyle center in North Bethesda this spring. The concept, which could open by early April, comes from Sage Restaurant Concepts. The kitchen will be headed by chef Derek Simcik, director of culinary operations at Sage.

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dLeña by Chef Richard Sandoval will celebrate the Earth and bees with its Viva Abejas campaign starting March 22

dLeña celebrates Earth, bees through Viva Abejas, Pachamama

Bee-centric art, food, drink headline campaign during March, April

dLeña by Chef Richard Sandoval will celebrate the Earth and bees with its Viva Abejas campaign starting March 22. The Mount Vernon Triangle Mexican restaurant in DC will put the importance of bees in the spotlight as it elevates the earth’s harvest through food and drink.

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