CityDrinks: What You’ll Be Sipping in the New Year

Things that excite bar professionals about 2014: Fruity and spicy beers; barrel-aged brews; sparkling wines from all over; vino from Long Island and Virginia; cocktails made with ingredients that can fight the flu, or your hangover; an explosion of domestic … Keep reading

The Ten: Best Craft Beer Bars

So many choices, so little time. The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer. If we never drink another Miller Lite or Budweiser again, we can go to the grave happy. Big … Keep reading

Cheers, America. Thanks for the Beer.

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it’s time to stock up on beer. And not just any beer: American beer. Before you fill your cooler with brews crafted in some fictitiously epic locale, from mountain spring water … Keep reading

Get out of Town: Our Ideal Virginia Wine Trip

The trip: Virginia Wine Weekend The commitment: Two days The gist: In Loudoun County, VA, an hour’s drive from DC, shaded country roads connect more than 40 wineries, hyperlocal dining spots and quiet B&Bs where you can (and should) end … Keep reading

Eat By Numbers: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent … Keep reading

Hail to the Chef: Where to Dine and Drink on Inauguration Weekend

Planning to celebrate the inauguration in culinary style? Restaurants and bars across the region are crafting menus, cocktails and specials to fête President Barack Obama’s second term. We’ve rounded up the top ways you can join the once-every-four-years fun: BEER: Chant “Four More … Keep reading

This Week in Food

By Alejandra Owens Each week we’ll be rounding up all the latest and greatest food news in DC for you here at The Plate. Enjoy! The weekend’s almost over, and all you can think about it cracking open a cold … Keep reading