Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema releases his annual list of best new area restaurants.
Dining out is a popular activity in the DC Metro area, and The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema has made a 30-year career assessing whether you're spending your money wisely in that endeavor. Sietsema is out with his list of the top restaurants that opened in 2012 in the Washington, DC, area. Highlights of his list include: Little Serow - Thai, Dupont Circle Elisir - Italian, Penn Quarter Fiola - Italian, Penn Quarter Mintwood Place - American, Adams Morgan Rogue 24 - American, Shaw Curry Mantra - Indian, Fairfax Family Meal - American, Frederick Pabu, Japanese, Baltimore Westend Bistro, West End, DC Are any of these your favorites? Any suggestions for Montgomery or Prince George's counties? Tell us in comments.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Find out how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month through one of these local events.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Ben Gross
Thursday, October 4, 2012
According to statistics from the Maryland affiliate of the Komen Foundation, Maryland has the fifth-highest breast cancer death rate in the nation, and in 2012 alone, 4,700 new cases will be diagnosed in the state and 810 women are likely to die. Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has promoted mammograms as the most effective tool in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out the now ubiquitous pink ribbons to participants in a New York City-based race for cancer survivors. Now, more than 20 years later, that pink ribbon can be seen almost everywhere—on apparel, on products, in store advertisements—and seems to be appearing year-round, not just in October, the month designated as Breast Cancer…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Even without a liquor license, Salute Ristorante Italiano remains a community favorite.
When Meriem Kass opened Salute Ristorante Italiano on Main Street along with her brother and husband, she knew one factor about their restaurant would probably hurt business: the lack of a liquor license. The one-year-old, family-owned restaurant sits between two churches. According to Prince George’s County law, it can't sell alcohol because it is within 500 feet of the churches’ doors. But this hasn’t stopped Kass and her business partners from keeping the restaurant going. Instead, regulars walk down the block to Cork & Bottle and bring their own wine. “We saw this as a good idea, a good place,” Kass said. After graduating from a hotel school in her home town of Fez, Morocco, Kass and her husband, Abdella, moved to the U.S., to …