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A Locavore's Cheese Tasting Weekends

Regional cheesemakers have been taking home national and international awards, and are now on par with France, Vermont, Spain and Switzerland as world-class artisans and producers. For those interested, there are opportunities to get to know their local, cheese-producing community and experience the flavor sensation of locally made cheeses.

Our Once and Future Oyster Capital

Oysters from the Delmarva and Chesapeake Bay area are milder in complexity than their more northern cousins, but wonderfully plump and meaty – perfect in recipes that call for cooked oysters. Here are the best places to pick up fresh local oysters, a recipe for masa-fried oysters and homemade tartar sauce, as well as drink pairing tips.

Georgetown Gallery Walk: Book Hill

The Georgetown galleries on Book Hill are one of the few remaining true gallery clusters in the city. This group of galleries offers us a great variety of works to explore, from renowned glasswork to classic landscapes and the contemporary and avant-garde.

Through the Post-Impressionist Lens

“Snapshots: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard,” the newest exhibit at The Phillips Collection, deals extensively with the Post-Impressionists, rethinking the movement and redefining everything in its wake.

Annie Leibovitz's Pilgrimage

Annie Leibovitz was a 21-year-old student when her portrait of John Lennon ran on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1971. Now, for the first time in her career, she works beyond the pop culture lens with an exhibit at the American Art Museum.

Kay Jackson at Addison/Ripley

Kay Jackson is a local artist whose paintings have garnered national and international acclaim. Her current exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine art, running through March 3, continues her decades-long pursuit and calls upon the near extinct artistic tradition of gilding to help communicate her vision.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Oatmeal

The history of oatmeal is a modest and uneventful affair. But like a man whose steady greatness slowly reveals itself in his maturity, oatmeal emerges as a sort of existential hero: hearty, decent and strong.

Virginia Spirits: Distilleries, Ciders and Wines for Winter

Unlike many regions around the world, the East Coast offer us the opportunity to grow with the very drinks we sip. And, in Virginia, there is no better combination of beautiful countryside, dynamic beverage offerings and knowledgeable professionals to make a distillery or vineyard visit an unforgettable winter getaway. Or you could always just pick up a bottle of the good stuff at your local wine shop.

The Perfect Season for Visual Arts

The winter months often bring us rich and subtle experiences, opening the doors to work that might not have the opportunity to shine during the busy season. Here are some great exhibitions on the very near horizon.

DC Restaurant Week: January 9 - 15

Just in time for the post-holiday lull, every Washingtonian’s favorite epicurean festival starts tonight! DC Restaurant Week opens the doors to more than 200 of the District’s finest eateries, as they offer prefix, 3-course lunches for $20 and 3-course dinners for $35 for the week, on top of their usual a la carte menu.

Georgetown Gallery Wrap

Georgetown’s gallery scene is a lot like the neighborhood itself: contemporary but historic, friendly and intelligent, beautiful and resonant ...

Where to Ski around D.C.

Throughout the post-holiday lull of January and February, as we try not to let our winter weight-gain springboard from the ...

Georgetown: Every Detail of Holiday Retail

When it comes to a body of style, nothing beats Georgetown’s retail district. From clothing and apparel, to jewelry ...

Across the Cutting Board: Dear Ris...

As a holiday gift to our readers, chef and restaurateur Ris Lacoste wanted to answer your culinary queries. Thanks to ...

Wine Away the Winter In Charlottesville

While new wineries continue to pop up across the East Coast from New York to North Carolina, there is no ...

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