Entries by Monica Alford

Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility Revamped for the 21st Century

Some would argue that Jane Austen is quite witty – funny even, drawing readers into the slightly nuanced world of her characters as they navigate the perils of shifting social status, always taking a painfully long time to declare one’s feelings to the object of their desire. Others may not appreciate the subtleties of Austen’s […]

Sofar Sounds Brings Intimate Live Music Experience to DC

When some of Fitz Holladay’s friends were unable to play their gig at DC9 back in 2010, his first thought was, “Let’s do a house show.” He promptly hosted a concert for his buds and another band, solidifying his love of hosting intimate concerts in unique spaces. Six years later, the DC native is leading […]

New Notable No Longer: September 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about the latest and greatest food and drink locales around town, our top foodie picks for the month, and spots that have recently closed their doors. Read on to get the inside scoop on what’s new, notable and no longer in the DC area. NEW Bindaas Location: Cleveland […]

California Rockers Allah-Las Reinvent Retro Sound

We live in an era where it seems increasingly difficult for musicians to create an original sound. Especially in indie music, artists are often compared to their influences, conjuring up feelings of nostalgia for genres that made their debut in earlier decades. Allah-Las is one of those rare bands that actually draws from the past […]

Behind the Bar: September 2016

September marks the return of Bourbon Heritage Month, the perfect time to imbibe the popular spirit at bourbon bars around the city. On Tap got the inside scoop on what’s new in the local bourbon scene, and details about some of the best bourbon cocktails to try this month. Torrence Swain Head Bartender, Bourbon Steak […]

Behind the Bar: August 2016

In the spirit of Virginia Craft Beer Month, On Tap caught up with the entrepreneurial minds behind two Northern Virginia breweries and one biergarten that have opened within the past year. Learn what’s on tap at these area locations. Meth Gunasinghe Bar Manager/Brand Ambassador at Caboose Brewing Company in Vienna, Va. On Tap: What inspired […]

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 […]