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The Worst Date

Our dining editor describes how sometimes her job and a night out can sometimes clash.

Donut

Sugar Rush

It’s OK to want a little nibble, a little lick of sweetness. Another bite. Just one more. Dessert is a time to give in and let cravings take over. Deprivation isn’t good for the soul. Here’s your guide to finding what you really want: Just a little sugar …

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Business is Brewing

Just five years ago, an all-local beer like Native Son might have been nearly impossible to brew. But thanks to the New industry growing around NoVA brewers, such a beer might just be the norm in the near future.

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REVIEWS

Kaiser's

Austrian in Ashburn

At Kaiser’s – The Austrian Gasthaus, opened in Ashburn last fall to fill the Austrian food niche of Northern Virginia.

LITTLE NIBBLE

Photo by Stefanie Gans.

Little Nibble: Momo’s

Come for the curiosity, stay for the addictive heat.

BOOKS

Kitchen Workshop: Pizza, Hands-on Cooking Lessons for Making Amazing Pizza at Home by Ruth Gresser

Q: What’s the most essential tool for making pizza at home?

Ruth Gresser, owner of Pizza Paradiso with locations in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, writes her first book about making pizza at home.

INFOGRAPHICS

Goats will always win eating competitions

Gastrological Signs

Despite the heavy criticisms by the more recognized Gastronomists, Gastrology is a legitimate source for weighing in on food options for any month of the year.

TOOLKIT

Morel mushrooms

Morel Deconstructed

Found in the spring growing in depilated apple orchards, morels have long been associated with French cuisine, where even pharmacists are trained to identify poisonous mushrooms.

AT HOME

Photo courtesy of PlateDate.

Farm-to-Your-Table

New Private Chef Service incorporates local food concept.

NECTAR

Beers, Bones and Biology

The intertwining of paleontology and beer-brewery results in a unique beverage.

MUST TRY

Habanero Chocolate Bar

VA Made: Virginia Chocolate Company

Who says chocolate has to be sweet. Tim Douglas bends the norm by blending flavors into his Virginia made sweets.

LIFE BY TEXTING

Owner of  Cheesetique Jill Erber / Photo Courtesy of Jill Erber

16 Hours with a Cheese Lady: Jill Erber of Cheesetique

The self-proclaimed “cheese lady” of Cheesetqiue actually eats very little cheese on a daily basis, but the Del Ray resident does sneak in a tasting of chorizo mac ‘n’ cheese, a Wisconsin gouda and date night with her husband.

REFRIGERATOR ART

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Game of Cakes

Mardi Gras is coming, how will you celebrate?