Entries by Alex Thompson

Beer Garden Season

As the sun finally shows its face in the District and the temperature begins to rise, everyone is taking to the streets in search of ways to enjoy the sunshine and quench their thirst in the process. And with the area’s brewing game steadily growing (80-plus local breweries and counting across the DMV), it’s no […]

The Guide To The Atlantic 10 Tournament

The excitement and rollercoaster of emotions gearing up for March Madness will take over the DC area as the Capital One Arena hosts the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 7-11. Local teams George Washington University (GWU), George Mason University (GMU) and nearby Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Richmond are sure to have their […]

The Ultimate Beer Travel Guide: Atlas of Beer

When National Geographic gives you the opportunity to travel the globe all in the name of beer research, you go – immediately. Beer geographers Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson did exactly that, setting out on an epic 13-month, over 160,000-mile quest to discover the ins and outs of beer making and drinking around the world […]

Heritage Brewing Co. Brewpub Masters the Beer Dinner

The perfect marriage is something few, if any, can say they’ve achieved, but for Heritage Brewing Co. Market Common Brewpub and Roastery, their carefully planned, seasonal menu from renowned NYC chef Donal Crosbie and wide variety of expertly crafted beers from Heritage’s flagship brewery in Manassas (and brewhouse onsite) showcase a seamless partnership. And while […]

Snallygaster Returns Beastlier Than Ever

One of the greatest craft beer festivals to hit the East Coast, Snallygaster will make its epic return to Yards Park on September 23. Whether you’re a craft beer geek or novice, this is an event you do not want to miss. Dubbed the District’s “beastliest beer festival,” Snallygaster pays homage to craft beer like […]

Culinary Collaborations: The Rise of DC Food Incubators

A burgeoning food mecca worthy of Michelin stars and an entrepreneurial spirit that launched the likes of Sweetgreen and &pizza on a national stage make it no surprise that the food incubator trend has taken hold in the nation’s capital. These coworking commercial kitchen spaces offer a home base to entrepreneurs interested in learning how […]

Espita Mezcaleria: In a League All Its Own

You’d be hard-pressed to find anything in the DC area quite like Espita Mezcaleria. The Southern Mexican restaurant and mezcal bar in Shaw has been open for just over a year. In that time, the restaurant has garnered high praise from pretty much every local and national reviewer for its commitment to authentic Oaxacan cuisine […]

A Day in the Life: East Side Yoga Founder Alia J. Khan

On a breezy summer evening, you can find East Side Yoga’s owner, Alia J. Khan, up on her studio’s gorgeous rooftop leading a yoga class to a carefully curated musical selection or live band performance. The “recovering attorney turned social entrepreneur” worked long hours at a big international firm where she was glued to her […]

Cuba Libre’s New Menu Is Amazing

I’ve never been to Cuba, but I imagine the sights, sounds and certainly tastes are pretty close, if not spot on, to Cuba Libre, located in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. The restaurant and bar recently launched a brand new menu, featuring dishes and cocktails that take diners to the real roots of Cuban cuisine, coupled […]