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In the Moment: The National Symphony Orchestra at The Hamilton Live This Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Ready to un-compartmentalize your music tastes? Open to thinking differently about what some may call stodgy “High Art” for the well-fixed? Ready to have some new musical experiences that fuse classic and pop genres in a singular venue? Well, the opportunity is here. With a healthy disregard for music category boundaries, including what may be […]

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Get into the Holiday Spirits with Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar!

Philadelphia’s Midtown Village is a whole lot brighter this year with the opening of Tinsel, a new Christmas pop-up bar in the space occupied for over 100 years by Simpson’s Jewelry. The sparkle of diamonds has been replaced by the twinkle of holiday lights of all types and colors, and the former jewelry counter has […]

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Philadelphia’s ‘Christmas Village’ Returns to LOVE Park

Now celebrating its tenth year, Philadelphia’s Christmas Village – an open-air German-style holiday market – returns to the newly restored LOVE Park with more than 80 vendors offering authentic food, beverages, gifts, arts, and crafts from around the world, and a full slate of events and entertainment running through Christmas Eve. Rows of wooden booths […]

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Celebrate Fall with Brauhaus Schmitz’ ‘Oktoberfest’ at the Armory

Enter the 23rd Street Armory this Columbus Day weekend and be transported to a Munich-style beer hall for the 2nd annual celebration of Oktoberfest, presented by Philadelphia’s own Brauhaus Schmitz. Born in the historic Bavarian town of Aschaffenburg, owner Doug Hager guarantees a fun time and a genuine German experience, with authentic décor, food, drinks, […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Ashlar at the Morrison House ~ The Return of The Majestic ~ True Food in the Mosaic District ~ Author Luncheons at the Hay Adams ~ Edible Flowers Decorate the Plate

Swank Modern Interior and New Chef Dazzle at the Morrison House At long last the Morrison House the elegant boutique hotel in Old Town, Alexandria has shed its dowdy decor to feature a snazzy redo by Los Angeles–based DH Design. In the dining room the facelift is reflected in soft colors of sage and sand. Banquettes are covered in a […]

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Entertainment and More at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia

Located just 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the freshly renovated Valley Forge Casino Resort offers visitors a wide range of activities, from gaming and swimming to fine dining and live entertainment. The summer and fall line-up of shows includes a variety of internationally renowned acts, with something to appeal to everyone, making it a prime destination […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Cookbook Corner ~ ‘The Field To Table Cookbook – Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting’ By Susan L. Ebert

Cookbook Corner ~ The Field To Table Cookbook – Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting By Susan L. Ebert To pen a collection of recipes using ingredients gleaned from the great outdoors, you ought to have some street cred – or shall I say hunter/gatherer credibility. Author Susan L. Ebert is not only skilled at all […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Pudding it Together: ‘Valentine’s Day Recipes to Charm Your Sweetheart’

Valentine’s Day Recipes to Charm Your Sweetheart  These recipes from Nielsen-Massey are too delicious not to share. For the Decadent Chocolate Pudding be sure to use only the best semi-sweet chocolate you can find. May love find you and light your path! Decadent Chocolate Pudding (Serves 5) – Yields about 2 ½ cups Ingredients: 2 tablespoons […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Destination Del Ray for Cozy New Italian Spot;Bethesda Offers Theatre-goers and Cast Members Two Great Dining Options with Silver and Urban Heights;National Geographic Live! Presents “The Science of Delicious”; and Zengo Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Alexandria locals have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lena’s, the splashy new Neapolitan-style restaurant recently opened in the Del Ray neighborhood. All eyes have been trained on its build out, with area reports cheering the addition of large outdoor gas heaters, pretty landscaping and blazing fire pit for extended […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Ankara in Dupont Circle; Ambar at Barracks Row; Bibiana Welcomes a New Chef; Mason Social Pleases the Southern Palate

Ankara in Dupont Circle; Ambar at Barracks Row; Bibiana Welcomes a New Chef; Mason Social Pleases the Southern Palate  Ankara is the New Turk on the Block  Sorry to report we missed out on September’s Turkish Heritage Month.  Maybe you did too. No need to fret. Here’s where you can get your fix.  Ankara is […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: September 2015: Peru! at Occopa, China Chilcano, Et Voila!, Mom & Pops, & Blackwall Hitch

Falling in Love with Peru All Over Again: Seven Signs the Culinary Trend is Here to Stay with Ocopa, the Peruvian Brothers and China Chilcano – Et Voila! Hides in Plain Sight – Elizabeth’s Gone Raw: Elegant Vegan Dining – Mosaic District Adds Gourmet-To-Go Spot with Mom & Pop’s – Blackwall Hitch Sails Into Old […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘America Eats Tavern Holds Inaugural Virginia Festival, Bloomsday Celebration, Blue Duck Tavern Rhapsodizes About Ice Cream, Mitsitam Gets a New Chef, and We Get His Wild Rice Bars Recipe’

As expected tons of events are crammed into the month of June. Why? There seems to be a totally unfounded impression that we are all darting off to faraway lands. We wish! Here’s where we went (Chapter One) and here’s one that’s happening right now.  America Eats Tavern Celebrates Virginia  There’s still time to catch […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: Tonight: Goût de/Good France! Chooses DC Chef Franck Loquet for Grand Gastronomic Dinner

Goût de/Good France! Chooses DC Chef Franck Loquet for Grand Gastronomic Dinner Tonight – Thursday, March 19,  2015 – 1300 chefs from around the world will express their love of French cuisine by creating a specially designed one-time dining event. Organized by noted French chef, Alain Ducasse, and the Ministry of Finance Affairs and International Development, the […]

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