Join the Toni Morrison Book Club at the Montpelier Arts Center on Feb. 28

Toni Morrison is more than just a best-selling author. She's also a Nobel laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a former Princeton University professor. You probably know her as the woman behind groundbreaking novels such as Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise, all of which you'll explore at the Toni Morrison Book Club hosted by the Montpelier […]

Do Happy Hour in the Test Taproom at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House

If you've ever been to the Guinness headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, then you know that this brewing juggernaut is serious about the way it crafts beer. After all, countless generations of brewers have been doing it since namesake Arthur Guinness opened the first brewery in 1959. However, the brewhouse's long history doesn't mean it's resistant […]

Specialty Margaritas Make Mouths Water at Chi’bal

A tequila bar is only as good as its margarita list, and with more than 10 of the tequila-based cocktails to choose from at Chi'bal, it's easy to tell where this eatery lands. The simple house margarita boasts a blend of Altos Plata tequila, freshly squeezed lime. It's the basis for all of the other […]

Stay Active This Winter With a Visit to the Patuxent Research Refuge

Forests, wetlands, and grassy meadows. Beavers, deer, and great blue heron. Hiking, fishing, and photo ops. These are a few of the things that await you when you visit the Patuxent Research Refuge. As you step into the New Year, if one of your resolutions involves getting more active, then a trip to the refuge […]

Celebrate Midnight At 7 p.m. This New Year’s Eve

If you want to celebrate the new year with your community before heading out to a late-night soiree, come to Howard Count'ys Midnight at 7. True to its name, the earlier event hosts a faux midnight at 7 p.m., complete with a stunning fireworks show, so you can count down with friends and then set […]

Don’t Miss the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens This Holiday Season

It takes more than a million twinkling lights to make the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens into the sparkling holiday fairytale land that attracts hundreds of guests every year. The Garden of Lights has been a local holiday tradition for nearly two decades, and each year its roundup of festive light displays only expands. […]

Don’t Skip the Specials at Olive on Main

Olive on Main is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant offering a cozy, intimate indoor setting, as well as a casual, outdoor dining area right on Main Street. If you’re hungry but don’t want to break the bank, check out Olive on Main specials like $6 burgers with fries all day, or $12 pitchers all day long. […]

Quality Vino Complements Contemporary American Fare at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar

From Argentina to Italy, the vino at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar hails from iconic wine-producing regions all across the globe. But the array also includes many domestically pressed wines from California's Wine Country. The diversity of the wine menu, including reds, whites, and sparkling wines, accommodates all different types of taste buds. Since a […]