Entries by Monica Alford

Belgian Eats with Chef Robert Wiedmaier

Belgian National Day is just around the corner, and Chef Robert Wiedmaier is ready to celebrate with a five-day lineup of Belgian-inspired dishes and drinks at four of his area restaurants. The RW Restaurant Group owner, who has been shaping the DC area food scene since opening his flagship fine dining establishment Marcel’s 18 years […]

Behind the Bar: July 2016

All-American  Michael Rovezzi  Beverage Director at Bar Deco On Tap: How would you characterize Bar Deco’s cocktails? Michael Rovezzi: A blend of traditional classics and approachable craft cocktails. The idea is to offer great seasonal drinks with high-quality spirits in a way that’s approachable for anyone, not just the cocktail aficionado. OT: What was your process for […]

Whisked! DC’s All-American Bakery

Jenna Huntsberger grew up baking all of the classics – from apple pie and chocolate chip cookies to blueberry muffins and scones. By college, she’d graduated to pâte brisée and focaccia. Fast forward to this summer, and the Adams Morgan resident just celebrated her local bakery’s five-year anniversary. Huntsberger started Whisked! with the motto “Let’s […]

Top Model USA Competitor and Local Actress Elaina Adrianna

Fresh off the heels of making her 2016 DC Fashion Week debut on the runway, local model and actress Elaina Adrianna is gearing up for Top Model USA’s national competition in August. The 22-year-old Bristow, Va. resident is also an aspiring actress, and wrapping up her senior year at George Mason University where she’s double […]

Behind the Bar: June 2016

Sean Simmons,  Senior Bartender at Dacha Beer Garden On Tap: Dacha offers a range of Belgian, German and U.S. brews. What are your top picks from the current lineup? Sean Simmons: I’ve been enjoying Bayerische Bahnhof’s Porticus. It’s a Baltic porter with brett that expertly balances roasty and sweet malt flavors with funky bugs. Visiting drafts aside, […]

Politics & Pups Meet ABC7’s Scott Thuman

Scott Thuman isn’t just ABC7’s Emmy Award-winning Chief Political Correspondent, or a regular participant in animal and women’s rights fundraisers around town. He’s also the owner of an eight-year-old Chihuahua named Olive, a quirky little pup that he’s “semi-inseparable” from. On Tap caught up with Thuman to chat about his impressive career in broadcast journalism, […]

Local Actress Sarah Lasko Stars in The Wizard of Oz

At four years old, Sarah Lasko knew she was destined to act. The DC area native was in awe of the stunning dresses and parasols donned by actresses in Hello, Dolly! at Howard County Summer Theatre. In her young mind, “that was just the epitome of living.” Fast forward several decades later, and Lasko is […]

Behind the Bar: May 2016

Jesus Boada Vargas Bar Manager at MXDC  The 31-year-old hails from Lanham, Md. and has 10 years of experience behind the bar. On Tap: What makes MXDC’s margarita list unique? Do you have a few favorites? Jesus Boada Vargas: We make our own lime juice, and also our own MXDC cordial with a cinnamon flavor. My […]