Entries by Alex Thompson

Prost! Raise a Glass to Oktoberfest

Dust off your lederhosen and dirndl because Oktoberfest is here, and you don’t need to go all the way to Germany to experience the annual 16-day festival. Here in the DMV, the yearly celebration of pretzels, beer and all things German has grown, with loads of events happening at beer gardens, breweries and restaurants near […]

Fries Three Ways Through the Lens of DC’s Restaurant Landscape

Aside from a shared month of independence, Americans, Belgians and the French hold one particularly delicious thing in common – a fondness for gloriously crispy fries. And each country has their own take on the tasty spud, whether it’s the classic French thin frites served alongside a perfectly cooked steak, the slightly thicker Belgian frites […]

Dine-N-Dash with Chef José Andrés

Explore the bustling 14th Street and Penn Quarter restaurant scene with Chef José Andrés and friends while supporting an amazing cause, and all for an incredibly reasonable price, at the fourth annual Dine-N-Dash on Wednesday, June 15 from 6-10 p.m. The event, a benefit fundraiser for the chef and ThinkFoodGroup owner’s international non-profit World Central […]

Capitol Riverfront What’s New in the Neighborhood

Capitol Riverfront has quickly become a go-to DC destination with a slew of new restaurants, unique retailers and the fan favorite Washington Nationals. Check out our list of hot spots in the neighborhood that have opened since April 2015. Bon Chon Bon Chon’s perfectly crispy, double-fried chicken and cold draft beer are the South Korean […]

Happy Holidays From DC Bartenders Getting in to the Festive Spirit

  Jim Hewes of the Round Robin & Scotch Bar at The Willard InterContinental On Tap: What are the holidays like around here? Jim Hewes: The thing that is interesting about the holiday season is come Monday morning after Thanksgiving, the entire lobby of the Willard, everything, is decorated. We have different choral groups coming in every […]

Local Grooves & Cocktails with Max Lanocha of Gypsy Sally’s

On Tap: What is Gypsy Sally’s all about? Max Lanocha: We are a music venue in Georgetown. Aside from our venue, you have Blues Alley, but there is really no other live music in Georgetown. This area used to be the spot for music back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, as everyone who comes in […]

Behind the Bar: Celebrate DC Cocktail Week

Sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), DC Cocktail Week is coming up Nov. 16 – 22 and that means sweet deals on cocktails for locals. Dozens of DC area bars and restaurants will offer specially priced cocktails and food pairings, and this is your chance to try something new. In preparation for this […]

Boos, Brews and Haunted Breweries

Jess Hurd of Badwolf Brewing Company On Tap: The brewery’s name certainly lends itself to Halloween, how did the owners come up with it? Jess Hurd: Oh, yea it definitely does! It’s a Doctor Who reference. The owners, Jeremy and Sarah are big Doctor Who fans. OT: Does the brewery have any Halloween events planned? […]

World Class Rock Climber Sasha Digiulian

Attempting a climb for the first time, world champion Sasha DiGiulian plans each move like a game of chess, visualizing three to four moves ahead of her next. At times hanging by only one hand from 60 to 80 feet in the air, the Alexandria native uses her impressive athletic ability and mental focus to […]