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Want to Educate Yourself About Wine? These Wineries Can Help.

Source: Washingtonian Food

These wineries offer short classes that are also fun experiences. Breaux Vineyards’ Virginia School of Wine offers classes targeted at both serious oenophile (“The Anatomy of a Wine Barrel”) and novice (“Drink That With This: Wine Pairings”). $15 to $55; reservations at breauxvineyards.com/events. Fabbioli Cellars offers seated tastings that are more in depth than a […]

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Hometown Imports

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

The opposite of a pop-punk song

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BYT Halloween Guide: 2016 Edition

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

This is Halloween. This is YOUR Halloween.

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The 11 Best Crab Houses to Eat at Around the Chesapeake Bay

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Source: Washingtonian Food

The Crab Claw | Yes, this St. Michaels crabhouse packs in the tourists, thanks to its central location abutting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, waterside tables, and half-century history. And yes, we’ve sampled sweeter steamed crabs. Still, the brick-red eatery isn’t without its draws—a prime harbor view from the second-floor dining room, crisp-edged crabcakes and crab balls with sweet-pickle-heavy rémoulade, and towering wedges of Smith Island Cake for dessert. 304 Burns St., St. Michaels; 410-745-2900. Open March through November.

Harris Crab House & Seafood Restaurant | Just ten minutes from the Bay Bridge, this old-timey crabhouse …

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Where to Buy the Freshest Crab Around the Chesapeake Bay

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Source: Washingtonian Food

For some of the sweetest, most delicious crab to take home, go to the source–local watermen, who supply seafood markets or set up their own retail operations. Here are five good options, most of which offer carryout and/or delivery only.

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Sail with Celebrity Master Chef Jacques Pépin & Other Exciting Travel Opportunities for Foodies

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Source: Washingtonian Food

With unprecedented offers to alluring worldwide destinations, 2016 presents the best opportunity in years to take your dream vacation. Among the many attractive offers available, perhaps none provide better values than those presented by Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises is bringing luxurious and unique travel opportunities within easy reach of discerning travelers, offering destination focused cruises from as low as $1,799 to the Mediterranean, Alaska, and the Caribbean, all of which include free roundtrip airfare and value-laden amenities that can save travelers hundreds more on their vacation. Oceania Cruises is making similar appealing offers to other destinations, including South America, Asia, …

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Where to Eat in and Around Union Station

Where to Eat in and Around Union Station

Source: Eater DC

If you’ve traveled by train or bus to Washington, D.C., you would have likely wondered about your dining options in and around Union Station. These days, the options are more than a handful, from New York transplant Shake Shack to high-end steakhouse chain Charlie Palmer’s. There’s also a decent Irish pub and and oyster bar all within 10 minutes walk of the station. For the complete list, see below.

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Recap: Carpe DC Food Tours

Recap: Carpe DC Food Tours

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

Carpe DC Food Tours is almost an initiation to the culinary background of Washington, D.C. It stops at six locally owned restaurants located in the U/14th Streets and Shaw neighborhoods. As you eat the house specialties on each location, you’ll get a healthy dose of history and if you’re lucky, a rare visit from the local celebrity proprietors themselves. Carpe DC Food Tours also offers Happy Hour tours of 14th Street. Prices start at $36.

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Foodie Road Trips From D.C. to Take This Spring

Foodie Road Trips From D.C. to Take This Spring

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Head westward to West Virginia and stop by the Lost River Trading Post where you’ll find yourself lost among the local arts and crafts, baked from scratched goods and craft beer and wine. Drive towards Skippack, Pennsylvania where the lack of big name franchises aren’t missed, or head southwards towards the Shenandoah Valley and Warm Springs, Virginia where farm-to-table is taken quite literally.

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Local Chefs Pay Debt to Ireland with Cheese Tour

Local Chefs pay Debt to Ireland with Cheese Tour

Source: Eater DC

Local chefs and restaurateurs Genevieve and Conan O’Sullivan, owners of the Sona Creamery in Capitol Hill, decided that the best way to pay their debt back to Ireland was to take a bunch of eager cheese enthusiasts (like themeselves) and take them on a cheese tour to Ireland. In addition to celebrating their Irish heritage, they also wanted to give back to the country that introduced them to their love of small-batch artisan cheese that led them to where they are today.

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