FOOD & DRINK
5 Great Hole-in-the-Wall Joints in DC
We will take you on a journey through five of the great hole-in-the-wall joints in DC, each with its own unique charm and flavors. In the bustling heart of Washington, D.C., hidden amidst the grandeur of monuments and government buildings, lie some of the city’s best-kept culinary secrets. These are not your fancy, upscale eateries, but rather, they are one of the great hole-in-the-wall joints in DC, offering a taste of authentic and down-to-earth dining experiences.
Bowie hair braiding business skyrockets after viral video
Nadine’s Hair Braiding in Bowie, Maryland, has seen its business skyrocket because of the owner’s fresh ideas, along with help from a viral TikTok video. Nadine Djuiko, an immigrant from Cameroon, cut prices in her shop and began using two stylists per client, sharply reducing the braiding time.
Long-time local restaurant owner Essy Saedi has died
The long-time former owner of Essy’s Carriage House has died. Essy Saedi died on Thanksgiving, November 23, at the age of 76. He owned the beloved family-owned Cherrydale restaurant before its closing earlier this year. As he told ARLnow, Saedi was looking forward to traveling in his retirement. “I’m...
Uncover the Sweet Secrets of Silver Spring: Five Bakeries to Explore
In this article, we're exploring five exceptional bakeries in Silver Spring. Have you had the chance to visit any of these delightful spots yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
A Culinary Tour: The 6 Essential Bakeries in Hyattsville
In this article, we explore six delightful bakeries located in Hyattsville. Have you had the chance to visit and taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to leave your comments below!
First Look at The Grove in Potomac; The Restaurant Hopes to Earn MoCo’s First Michelin Star
The Grove, located at 7747 Tuckerman Ln. in Potomac’s Cabin John Village officially opens on Tuesday, November 28th. The Grove hopes to become Montgomery County’s first Michelin star restaurant on the strength of Chef José López-Picazo’s menu and we have a first look video below.
Signs of the Times
6 Virginia Towns That Feel Like a Hallmark Holiday Movie
Want to feel like you’re in your own version of a Hallmark Channel holiday film? These cozy Virginia towns will transport you to the cheery set of your dreams. Hallmark needs to check out Old Town’s festive vibe. There’s no doubt you could build a great plot around the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade or the Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade, both of which are on December 2, the city’s biggest holiday weekend. With King Street decked out with holiday greenery and white lights, romance abounds as you stroll along the main shopping thoroughfare down to the Potomac River waterfront. And for those looking for the perfect presents for their Hallmark sweethearts, the Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Show at John Carlyle Square on December 9 may be the opportunity they need to seize.
Innovative Fitness Program Engages Students in Fun Exercise at Fairfax County Elementary School
• Around 30 fifth and sixth graders at a Fairfax County elementary school are participating in a fitness program led by PE teacher and "Fitness Warrior" founder Jay Levesque. The program includes a variety of exercises and games, such as "Fitness Uno" and aerobic bowling.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 BBQ Joints in Silver Spring You Must Try
This article presents a tour of three exceptional barbecue spots in Silver Spring. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Get Ready for a Spine-Chilling Halloween Bash at Black Diamond Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Spring, MD!
Get ready to descend into a night of fright and delight! The SEXY & SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY is ready to bewitch Silver Spring, MD. This isn't just any Halloween party - it's a seductive, spine-chilling celebration at the renowned Black Diamond Restaurant and Lounge.
Virginia’s own bestselling author David Baldacci publishes ‘The Edge,’ latest in his ‘6:20 Man’ series
Hear our full chat on my podcast “Beyond the Fame with Jason Fraley.”. He was born in Richmond, attended Virginia Commonwealth University and got his law degree from the University of Virginia before moving to D.C. to practice law in the 1980s. Now, after publishing books in more than...
Discovering Sweeteria: A Personal Take on Silver Spring's Dessert Gem
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Sweeteria, a quaint and cute cafe with Asian inspired desserts. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, with quiet jazz playing softly in the background, creating the perfect lo-fi vibes for a relaxing visit. The staff was friendly and helpful, adding to the overall positive experience.
The Ultimate Kensington Bakery Tour: Discover the Top 3
In this piece, we'll be exploring three exceptional bakeries located in Kensington. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below:
“Taco Bamba Looking Good!”
Thanks to Jenny for sending the City Ridge Taco Bamba update: “Patio lights, tables and chairs; new signs; POS terminals and tables and chairs inside — hopefully not long now!”. Looking towards Wisconsin Ave, not the bike racks too:. One is also coming (back) to Chinatown too:. 777...
Snap, Sip, Celebrate: Sip & Develop’s Award-Winning Concept Takes Root in Oxon Hill!
The black-owned destination location, Sip & Develop is moving to the National Harbor! Established in 2021, the initial location opened in March 2022 in the emerging neighborhood of Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Offering its trademarked, original concept-developing film while sipping your beverage of choice, it’s the only one of its kind in the US.
The Grove—a Mediterranean Restaurant With Michelin Aspirations—Opens in Cabin John
The Cabin John Village shopping center, sandwiched between a busy suburban intersection and the thick woods of Cabin John Regional Park, doesn’t much resemble the Bellagio in Las Vegas or the fine dining kitchens of Madrid. But those are the former stomping grounds of chef José López-Picazo, who will open a luxe Mediterranean restaurant in the Potomac development Tuesday, November 28.
New cocktail bar and coffee shop opens in Kerns
After nearly a decade of standing vacant, an iconic building on the southwest corner of NE 28th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard has a new occupant. Driving the news: Dear Sandy opened earlier this month offering "coffee, cocktails and community" in a sprawling, colorful space decked out with vintage furniture and whimsical decor.
The DC Art Gallery Operating From a Freight Elevator
WASHINGTON — Turning an elevator into an art gallery may not be unheard of, but it’s still an uncommon impulse. Like a gallery, an elevator functions as a transient public space. However, transforming a machine designed to transport people and things between floors into a visual art showcase has its own quirks. According to Julia Bloom, director of the Freight Gallery in DC, an elevator serving as an art gallery embraces the “ephemeral” aspects of displaying art. And the term “ephemeral” precisely captures the sensation of witnessing one of her shows.