Northwest restaurants and chefs dominate the finalist list for the 2017 RAMMYs, the annual awards honoring the best of the region’s culinary scene. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the finalists on April 3, and winners will be announced at...
Of Mercer, a women’s workwear line targeted at young professionals, is opening a pop-up shop in Georgetown for the month of May. A grand opening celebration at 3035 M St. NW on May 4 featured music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres....
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 former Doubletree at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Dupont Circle reopened last month as The Darcy, offering a new restaurant and cafe and several offerings in collaboration with local businesses. The hotel boasts 226 rooms, meeting space, a...
Every street deserves a sweet shop. That was the thinking behind Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, which will open at 847 Upshur St. NW this fall. The new store is something of a partnership between two existing Northwest establishments: Willow, also located...
Sushi Gakyu debuted its 1420 New York Ave. NW restaurant with a VIP opening last week. Now open to the public, the new eatery offers upscale traditional and modern sushi, sashimi and other Japanese fish dishes. It’s helmed by Chef...
D.C. chef and Virginia native Jonathan Dearden was recently named the East Coast champion of a nationwide cooking competition hosted by “The Chew,” a daytime cooking program on ABC. Dearden, the executive chef at the 14th Street cocktail bar “Radiator,”...
A planned Georgetown commercial building that won zoning and design approval two years ago continues to remain in limbo as no tenants have yet signed a lease for the project. Currently the site of a surface parking lot, the property...
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...
More than 70 local restaurants will take part Thursday, April 6, in “Dining Out for Life,” an annual fundraiser that helps fight a range of life-challenging diseases. The effort, now in its 29th year, benefits the nonprofit Food & Friends,...

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