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Halloween Treats
By Nevin Martell | October 2, 2015

1. Central
Classy Twix, anyone? With the chocolate bar, indulge in a crispy hazelnut-chocolate foundation topped off with chocolate mousse. $10, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave...

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One for the Road
By Phebe Wahl | October 2, 2015

I come from a family of foodies. The women in our clan dedicate an entire weekend each year to simply swapping recipes and sharing secrets on how to best conquer the classics of Julia Child. Our family motto of “Eat a meal, plan a meal” has often led...

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King of the Hill
By Michael McCarthy | October 1, 2015

Out in Virginia, where Greenhill Winery sits in the geographic hammock between the Blue Ridge and Bull Run Mountains, winemaker Sébastien Marquet spends a lot of time monitoring his weather app...

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Bush to Beach
By Beth Weitzman | October 1, 2015

An African safari has long occupied a place on my bucket list. But let’s face it, Africa is incredibly distant, so when making the trek, it’s usually recommended that you stay a bare minimum of one week on the continent. Realizing that Africa is a...

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Depp Thinker
By Ray Rogers | September 28, 2015

Never mind that he’s one of the most bankable movie stars alive. Johnny Depp, the 52-year-old Kentucky-born actor with the prominent cheekbones, has always lived a little on the edge, on the periphery of the Hollywood A-list, most comfortable in the company...

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Splendor in the Glass
By Nevin Martell | September 21, 2015

1. Bakers & Baristas’ Melange
This sip is at once a simple and sophisticated combination of coffee, steamed milk and plenty of freshly whipped cream...

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Artful Feasts
By Michael McCarthy | September 16, 2015

When Strathmore announced earlier this summer that it would match some of the best artists in DC with many of the most renowned female chefs in the region for an ambitious fall exhibit, Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen, many wondered how the...

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Mezcal Magic
By Kelly Magyarics | September 16, 2015

Forget what you heard about cheap swill bottled with a preserved worm—mezcal is delicious and hot right now at DC bars. Produced with roasted rather than baked agave, it’s the bolder and enigmatic alternative to tequila, with a whiff of smoke that...

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A Fine Brandwein
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | September 16, 2015

Nestled among the luxe shops of swanky CityCenterDC is chef Amy Brandwein’s new 48-seat restaurant and market, Centrolina. With boutiques like Hermès, Kate Spade and...

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Women of Style
By Jennifer Barger | September 14, 2015

Rue Rusike & Emilia Cirker
In the cutthroat universe of reality TV, it’s hard to believe competitors can become friends and business partners. But that’s what happened to Reston-based cooking instructor Emilia...

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State of Gracie
By Michael McCarthy | September 14, 2015

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, the feeling is one of musical euphoria: the moment when a new singing voice enters your world. Scores of listeners are having a Gracie Terzian moment these days, as the DC native’s new album, ...

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Market Watch
By Nevin Martell and Arielle Weg | September 14, 2015

1. Centrolina
Located in the city’s newest dining destination, CityCenterDC, Centrolina brings the dolce vita lifestyle downtown. Chef-owner Amy Brandwein—...

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