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D.C. Restaurants

Hen Quarter – Southern Comfort in Old Town

Hen Quarter 801 King Street, Alexandria, VA henquarter.com A post shared by FOOD | LIFESTYLE (@cupcakescaviar) on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:22am PDT  If you’ve read any of my previous restaurant reviews, you might notice I have a slight obsession with Old Town in Alexandria. There is a restaurant, cafe, and shop on almost every […] Read more…

DC Restaurant Week Survival Guide and Top 10 Picks

DC Restaurant Week

DC Restaurant Week begins tomorrow and I am all types of excited! If you’ve read my survival guide to NYC Restaurant Week, then you know the 6 tips I shared to maximize your dining experience. If you haven’t read it, here’s a summary: Stay away from a restaurant you would go to on a normal […] Read more…

Tapas & Sangria at La Tasca!

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There are a few reasons tapas restaurants bring me so much joy. I can order multiple plates without looking like a fat ass I can try out multiple items on the menu in one sitting See 1 and 2 above Although tapas restaurants are my fave right now, not all of them tapas restaurants are […] Read more…

Union Street Public House – Old Town Alexandria

Union Street Public House 121 S. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314 http://www.unionstreetpublichouse.com When I first moved to Alexandria, my first night out was in Old Town. I quickly fell head over heels for its small town feel and festive light’s that adorned the main streets. Near the water, tucked away down one of Old Town’s […] Read more…

Right Proper Brewery Co – Shaw Brewpub & Kitchen

Right Proper

There are so many little gems in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C. It’s quickly becoming my favorite place to eat, drink and play. On a HOT 90 degree day last week, my original dinner plans fell through and I found myself wandering the streets looking for an alternative. Luckily, I spotted Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub. […] Read more…

Carlyle Restaurant – Shirlington VA

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Carlyle 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 http://www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle/ Campbell Avenue in Shirlington reminds me of the little sister who tries so hard to be as cool as her trendy big city older sister, but like in a sweet endearing way. It’s lined with restaurants and shops perfect for families, date night, or a quiet girls night out. It […] Read more…

The Halal Guys Opens Today in NOVA!

halal guys

If you’re from NYC, some of your fondest late night memories probably include stumbling out of the bar/club/lounge at 3:00a.m. and making your way to the nearest Halal cart. “I’ll take chicken over rice, extra white sauce, one line of hot sauce please,” you say as the smell and steam coming from the cart make […] Read more…