Various Northwest eateries recently won recognition in the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s 35th annual RAMMY Awards. The recipients in 21 categories were chosen by public voting and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, made up of food journalists, educators and...
The District’s first independently owned, all-natural beauty and wellness shop will celebrate the opening of its Georgetown store on Thursday, according to a news release. Take Care: For Self & Sanctuary, located at 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will hold a...
“Top Chef” star Brian Hill is bringing his talent for cooking back to his hometown, with Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen due to open Thursday. Located downtown in the Golden Triangle, the restaurant will offer classic American cuisine with Caribbean...
Summer Restaurant Week will return Aug. 14 through 20, with 250 restaurants in the greater Washington area offering fixed-price, multi-course meals. Participating eateries will offer $35 dinner and $22 brunch and lunch menus. This year, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, which...
The Italian gourmet shop Via Umbria in Georgetown has hired Liam LaCivita as its new executive chef. LaCivita closed Bar Civita, his Italian restaurant in Woodley Park, at the end of July to assume the new position. “Via Umbria’s owners,...
The Massage Envy chain opened its first D.C. franchise location last month in Tenleytown, in a 3,000-square-foot space at 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The Arizona-based franchise network is the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., with...
An Oakland, Calif., favorite has made its way to D.C. This month Blue Bottle Coffee opened at 1046 Potomac St. NW in Georgetown, the first of of three stores planned in the District. The company was founded in 2002 by...
A new weekly farmstand is coming to southern Georgetown starting on Saturday, the result of a partnership between Sweetgreen’s new 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW location and FreshFarm Markets. The farmstand — featuring produce, eggs and meat from a family-owned Pennsylvania...
Former U.S. Foreign Service staffer Miranda Rinaldi will trade pantsuits for aprons this fall, when she opens her own Italian cafe, Nino’s Bakery, at 1310 L St. NW. The downtown bakery, named after Rinaldi’s rescue dog Nino, was inspired by...
The Dog Days Sidewalk Festival returns to the U Street NW corridor for its 18th year the first weekend of August. With 100 businesses participating in interactive shopping and promotional experiences, this sidewalk sale is D.C.’s largest, according to...

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