D.C. Guide: Pineapple & Pearls

D.C. Guide: Pineapple & Pearls

With our recent Georgetown store opening, we thought it was apt for us to explore the best that the capital city currently has to offer. On the top of that list is Chef Aaron Silverman’s recent venture, the fine dining establishment Pineapple & Pearls, which opened just a month ago in Barracks Row. Pineapple &...
May 31, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Moment Of Zen

Moment Of Zen

Tucked away in D.C.’s Northeast quadrant, the U.S. National Arboretum occupies over 400 luscious acres of land. A little over 3 miles away from the National Mall, the National Arboretum hosts around 500,000 visitors a year, compared to the Mall’s nearly 8.5 million. Featuring free admission and year-round visiting, except for Christmas Day, it’s low-profile...
May 31, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Photo cred: Rey Lopez, courtesy of Maketto

Maketto, Your Home

For many outsiders, D.C. seems like the city equivalent of a shiny, mylar Fourth of July pinwheel; emblazoned nationalism and corporate sprawl in place of culture and dynamic communities.  Unfavorable reputations of the area spread far and wide, though the city seems more harshly criticized by residents of neighboring states and cities, like Richmond and...
May 26, 2016 — Mel Calabro
D.C. Guide: The Dabney

D.C. Guide: The Dabney

When you first enter The Dabney, Jeremiah Langhorne’s groundbreaking restaurant in Shaw, you immediately sense that you’re in for a unique dining experience. The wide-open kitchen is anchored by a 10 foot-long wood-burning hearth that perfumes the space with a delightful smolder. A large fire blazes throughout the meal. From time to time, chefs transfer...
May 03, 2016 — Molly Szkotak