All in Washington DC
A modern Indian restaurant nestled in Cleveland Park, opened its doors in 2002, and helped redefine Indian cuisine in this city. This two-level eatery, whose name is a melange of India and unique, overhauled its menu, decor and beverage program this year and very much succeeded, thanks to Indique's co-partners Surfy Rahman and Executive Chef K.N. Vinod and Stir Bartending Co.'s beverage consultant, Carlie Steiner.
The thriving culinary scene in the nation's capital will soon be internationally-recognized with its first Michelin guide. The fourth city in the United States to get a guide after Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. In 2016, 76 New York City restaurants received a Michelin star rating, 22 in Chicago and 50 in San Francisco.
Last Sunday [October 4] was a dreary day in the Nation's Capital, but it was immediately brightened and made better with the Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ event at Union Market. This culinary competition, which is part of a five-city exhibition tour across North America, has three goals: (1) to promote and educate individuals about heritage breed pigs (2) to highlight grilling cultures from around the world and (3) to raise funds for a local cause.
Jardenea, the farm-to-fork restaurant, nestled in the luxury boutique hotel, The Melrose Georgetown, has concocted a pink-hued cocktail titled 'The Pink Lady' in honor of NBCAM. Throughout the month, this libation will be available for happy hour (5 PM - 7 PM) every day as part of Jardenea’s 5-5-5 happy hour ($5 cocktails, $5 appetizers, $5 valet), and on the regular cocktail list for $12, and $1 from every 'Pink Lady' sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Hot dogs are an iconic American food and Swizzler Foods adds a twist (or shall I say swizzle) to them that not only delights the eyes but happily satisfies.
This week, by pure happenstance, I came across this grayish-blue food truck while I was looking for lunch in Franklin Square in Washington, D.C. Once I saw that they had themed hot dogs I knew I wanted to try one.
Twenty-five years later, this refined pique-nique has become so popular that it continues to grow worldwide and in numbers. This year 13,000 attended in Paris, 5,000 in New York City, 5,500 in Montreal and 4,500 in Philadelphia.
We are fortunate to experience all four seasons in Washington, D.C., whether it be in our fashion, fragrance or sports but eateries also savor in this quarterly transformation with innovative culinary fare that celebrates the latest seasonal ingredients.
One restaurant that does this well is Blue Duck Tavern.