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Dine Out DC for World Food Day

Dine Out DC for World Food Day

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Chef Jose Andres, in conjunction with World Central Kitchen and OpenTable, will be celebrating World Food Day on October 16. The nationally celebrated day dedicated for eradicating world hunger will feature several D.C., area restaurants that will donate 10% of their proceeds to World Central Kitchen’s Smart Solution to Hunger and Poverty campaign so make your reservations now and dine out for a good cause.

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Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

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Good Japanese food is rare in Washington, D.C., and it’s even harder to find authentic Tokyo izakayas that won’t break your wallet. Fortunately for us here in the District, we have Izakaya Seki, a neighborhood eatery that serves affordable small plates of delicious Japanese food six days a week. 

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Rant or Rave: Maketto

Rant or Rave: Maketto

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Despite having to try just a couple of items at Maketto, it became obvious why the H Street retail/restaurant is one of, if not the hottest restaurant in Washington, D.C. The food is very good and very reasonably price, the service friendly, and the atmosphere is certainly happening. 

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DC Restaurant Week Dates Announced

DC Restaurant Week Dates Announced

Source: Traveling With Iris

In case you haven’t heard, Summer Restaurant Week 2015 will be from August 17 to August 23 next month. 250 restaurants will be participating offering $22 lunches and $35 dinners. Diners will also get the chance to win an all-expense paid weekend to New York City by participating in their social media campaign. Tag your photos with #RWDMV to be entered. For a list of restaurants click below.

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Rant or Rave: The Royal DC

Rant or Rave: The Royal DC

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There’s something about The Royal DC that intrigued me from the beginning. First, it offers Latin cuisine, something I’ve had a taste for lately because of my recent travels to South America. Second was its intriguing bar décor particularly its chosen accessories, like an old fire hydrant that now dispenses the restaurant’s house-made vermouth. Finally, the restaurant already had glowing recommendations from at least three acquaintances, all of whom have very discerning taste buds. It was time to go.

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Rant or Rave: Chez Billy Sud, Georgetown

Rant or Rave: Chez Billy Sud, Georgetown

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I came here unexpectedly with a friend. We just concluded an early evening kayaking excursion on the Potomac River and she suggested that we grab a light bite to eat. Since we were already in Georgetown, she wanted to check out Chez Billy Sud because she used to work at the original location in Petworth. She’s also a big fan of the food.

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Create a Recipe with Moringa and Win a Dinner at Jose Andres’s China Chilcano

Create a Recipe with Moringa and Win a Dinner at Jose Andres's China Chilcano

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Ever heard of Moringa? It’s the latest superfood, hailing from Haiti. Kuli Kuli Foods is partnering with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen to promote this leafy, green vegetable that has 10x the nutrional value that kale has. Simply create a recipe using the vegetable, photograph it and then share. The winner will receive a complimentary dinner at China Chilcano. You can find details about the contest here.

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Recap of Jaleo Paella Festival

Jaleo Paella Festival

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It was a festival of paella indeed! Five different types plus another seafood rice dish filled the tummies of over 200 people at Jaleo Crystal City tonight. The restaurant kicked off the 13th annual Jaleo Paella Festival, which will run from now until July 26. Within the two weeks, guests can taste their way through different types of paella including some new ones from visiting Barcelona chef, Quim Marqués.

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Where to Watch the Women’s World Cup Finals in DC

Where to Watch the Women's World Cup Final in DC

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The United States Women’s Soccer team will be playing for the most coveted trophy in football this Sunday, July 5, against an unexpected opponent, Japan. Support the home team at one of these pubs (most will be running specials during the game) and experience the best football atmosphere outside the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

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Recap of Claudia’s Steakhouse Pre-Launch Party

Claudia's Steakhouse

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Last night was the pre-launch party for one of the most anticipated summer restaurant openings here in Washington, D.C. The restaurant of course is Claudia’s Steakhouse, the Latin-infused steakhouse who caught the eyes of the public early on with its tantalizing and stimulating billboard posters. As it turns out, from what I saw, the restaurant is living up to its sexy and sleek reputation.

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5 DC Hangouts for Literary Lovers

5 DC Hangouts for Literary Lovers

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Book lovers living in Washington, D.C. are spoiled with the number of parks and green spaces available for them to escape with their favorite novel, and though the District isn’t exactly well-known for its literary heritage, it hosts a number of long-standing independent bookstores that contains a great collection of books you likely won’t find in mainstream stores. What’s even better, is that these bookstores often have adjoining restaurants or cafes, or within neighborhoods where great coffee or tea is easy to find. Here are five best bookstores in DC.

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Burger, Burger, Burger

Burger, Burger, Burger

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Celebrate #NationalBurgerDay by grabbing a bite at one of these local D.C., burger eateries. Chomp down a power combo of roquefort and onion horseradish with the Prez Obama Burger at Good Stuff Eatery, savor the beefy taste of a classic at Burger Tap, and Shake, or try a new twist to the classic bacon cheeseburger at Green Pig Bistro.

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Passport DC Preview at Suburbia

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The Passport DC program had a preview last night at Suburbia, the stationary bar positioned just across from Union Market. Freshly made fruity drinks and craft beers were flowing in abundance while program coordinator Becky Ohlin was on hand selling passports and providing additional information about the Passport Program, which will be making its debut in Washington, D.C., this summer. Owners of a DC passport book will get exclusive 2-for-1 drink offers starting on May 22 until September 7 at over 40 participating D.C., bars, pubs, dives, and restaurants that include the likes of Masa 14, Roofers Union, and Penn Social. The passports are available for purchase at the Passport DC website and are priced at $20 each. To find out more about the Passport Program and how to get a $5 discount on passport books, click below.

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Free Ice Cream Tomorrow, May 12

Free Ice Cream Tomorrow, May 12

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This is especially geared for those already dreading the heatwave that’s forecasted for Washington, D.C., tomorrow. You can relieve yourself of the heat after work by stopping by one of the participating Häagen-Dazs shops tomorrow, May 12, from 4-8 p.m. local time and get yourself a free scoop of ice cream, sorbet, or gelato. Try one of their new flavors or just get yourself a classic vanilla. Either way, it’s a win-win!

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BBQ Block Party in North Bethesda This Weekend

BBQ Block Party in North Bethesda This Weekend

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Join the “Meat and Greet BBQ Block Party” at Pike and Rose in North Bethesda this Sunday, May 3, from 1-5 p.m. for food tastings, live music, and all sorts of fun activities for kids and adults. Participating restaurants include City Perch, Del Frisco’s Grille, ShopHouse, La Madeleine, Roti, Summer House, and Stella Barra. Tickets for the tastings are $20/$10 for adults and kids respectively with part of the proceeds benefitting the NIH Charities.

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