April 27 at Montpelier: The Festival of Herbs, Teas & the Arts

If you’ve ever wanted to peek inside of James Madison’s former home Montpelier, there’s perhaps no better time than during the Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas & the Arts. On Saturday, April 27th, the festival takes over the sprawling estate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it’s free to attend. The fest presents a […]

Enjoy a Taste of Spain at Riviera Tapas Bar

The beauty of tapas-style dining is that you get to savor the flavors of a wide variety of dishes. That’s why tapas bars are a popular place to congregate in Spain, an experience that recently opened Riviera Tapas Bar seeks to recreate in Riverdale. Its menu is designed for sharing, so make sure to bring a […]

Find Your Spring Wardrobe at The Mall in Columbia

You might not expect to find a fitness class at a mall, but the The Mall in Columbia isn’t your average shopping center. It plays host to more than 200 vendors—including Lululemon, near which the free monthly barre class unfolds. At the same time, a yoga class is going on in front of the entrance to […]

Where to Brunch This Weekend: Timothy Dean in Bowie

For Timothy Dean, the journey from restaurant dish-washer to a renowned chef has been a long one. He technically began his career in the kitchen at a Maryland pizza parlor decades ago, where he was relegated to the dish room. This early exposure to the culinary world inspired Timothy Dean to go on to work […]

The Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns March 16

St. Paddy’s Day is more than just an excuse to get dressed up in your most emerald of outfits and hang out with your friends. It’s a longstanding Irish tradition that dates back hundreds of years and honors the patron saint of Ireland. The Gaithersburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates both facets of the holiday. […]

Nothing Bundt Cakes Brings Bundts to Silver Spring

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a birthday or any other special occasion, come to Nothing Bundt Cakes. The chain of bakeries opened a new outpost near you in January, so you have easy access to its whimsical confections. The bakers put a playful twist on the classic bundt cake with […]

Kick Off the Weekend at Taqueria Habanero

If you can’t choose just one item on the menu at College Park’s new Taqueria Habanero, the Molcajete platter combines several of them. The chef starts by searing nopales (cactus), chicken, shrimp, steak, and chorizo will bell peppers, and then smothers the smorgasbord with queso fresco and smoked green sauce. The spicy combination arrives still sizzling […]

Red Crab House Brings Cajun Cuisine to Laurel

Short of hopping a plane, Red Crab House is about as close as you can get to New Orleans. The Cajun eatery opened in January with a seafood-heavy menu, a colorful and whimsical dining room, and a bar serving craft beer and fine wines. If you’ve never devoured an authentic Cajun seafood boil, you should definitely plan […]

Enjoy a Taste of New Orleans at Red Crab House

Short of hopping a plane, Red Crab House is about as close as you can get to New Orleans. The Cajun eatery opened in January with a seafood-heavy menu, a colorful and whimsical dining room, and a bar serving craft beer and fine wines. If you’ve never devoured an authentic Cajun seafood boil, you should definitely […]

Enjoy a Laid-Back Valentine’s Day at Mid-Atlantic Seafood

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you can take one of two routes. Get all gussied up and head to a swanky restaurant, or opt for a more laid-back evening out with great food and great conversation. If you’re looking for a date night option in the latter category, consider spending Valentine’s Day with your […]