Recipe: Seafood Stew

Looking for a delicious recipe to keep your family and friends warm this winter? We have the perfect dish for you! This Seafood Stew featuring savory Main lobster, lump crab, shrimp, and scallops will have everyone licking their bowls clean...guaranteed! It's our family recipe so it's very near and dear to our heart. Insider tip: We got all our seafood from Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound. They ship nationwide all year around and at an affordable price. Get your main ingredients for this recipe

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Review: Malmaison

Not far from the banks of the Potomac River, lies a piece of classic France tucked away in a chic, two story restored warehouse on the corner of K and Water Street Northwest in Georgetown. Made out of intricately placed white stone brick, the quaint and casual cafe and booming events space known as Malmaison serves up modern French fare, signature cocktails, and features a pastry shop starring the extravagant creations of 2 Michelin star Chef Gerard Pangaud and Pastry Chef Ruth

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Review: Salina’s NYC

Looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date night in the Big Apple? Maybe a quaint place to take your family out for the holidays is more your style? Either way, you'll want to check out Salina's, our new favorite dining oasis in the Big Apple! Located in the bustling Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, authentic Spanish Mediterranean style cuisine is the star on the Salina's menu. It's elegant and softly-lit ambiance makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy great conversations

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Review: Grand Trunk South Asian Restaurant

In the heart of Washington, DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood, a cultural experience unlike any other sits tucked away in the oldest standing commercial building in the city at 641 Indiana Avenue NW. The oldest original building in Pierre Lenfant's layout for the nation's capitol, and later on known as the old manufacturing plant for Siemens - Lungren in the late 1800's, the location is now home to D.C.'s hippest new South Asian eatery, Grand Trunk. The very definition of Indian-American

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Review: Policy Restaurant and Lounge

Featuring some of the most fun and innovative dishes and cocktails that can be found throughout the nation's capitol, the hip and urban eatery dubbed Policy Restaurant and Lounge, is quickly establishing itself as a staple on DC's up-and-coming U Street corridor. In a city filled with politicos and election prose, its name alone shouldn't be misleading - visiting patrons certainly won't have to worry about encountering boring talks of lame duck sessions and filibusters in this dining

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Hotel Felix – Chicago

When traveling to destinations far from home, it's always a pleasant surprise anytime we get the opportunity to lay our heads down in a place that feels welcoming and familiar. During our recent trip to Chicago, Illinois this summer, we discovered such a place located in the heart of the Windy City: the Hotel Felix. A charming oasis tucked away amid the bustling sidewalks of downtown River North neighborhood, Hotel Felix is a hidden gem of sorts, but one that is certainly not to be

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A Trip to the Windy City: Chicago, Illinois

This summer, we were lucky enough to visit gorgeous Chicago, Illinois to experience all of the best bites, sights, and sips that the Windy City had to offer. Let us tell you - we were absolutely blown away (pun intended). From the beautiful shorefront of Lake Michigan to the innovative sushi art we consumed, we can confirm that Chicago is a dream world for both foodies and travel aficionados alike. We searched high - 103 stories up, in fact - and low for the best views, cocktails, and grub,

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Fyve Restaurant Lounge- Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

Conveniently located a stone's throw away from one of the world's most powerful government agencies sits a powerhouse of a different kind - a culinary experience unlike any other. Fyve Restaurant Lounge, situated in the Ritz Carlton Hotel near The Pentagon in Arlington, Va., (many of the restaurants menu items are named after Pentagon officials or history) offers up modern American cuisine with a serious flare. Served in an elegant and contemporary atmosphere, patrons can enjoy any of

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Copperwood Tavern, Shirlington

It's no secret that Washington, D.C. was recently coined the "Restaurant City of the Year," by Bon Appetite magazine. But with the endless amount of dining options that are available inside the city limits, both DC-natives and visitors alike often forget that a world exists outside of the perimeters of the nation's capitol - and a quite impressive one at that. We were lucky enough to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of a busy work week to experience the Village at Shirlington - a quaint

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Library Hotel – A NYC Staycation

When it comes to planning a trip to the Big Apple, it can be a daunting task trying to decide when, where, and how to book a hotel. With so many options to choose from, selecting a hotel with a convenient location that also offers all of the essential home-away-from-home amenities can sometimes seem near impossible. For those of our readers who prefer to swap out the option of a national hotel chain for a more personalized experience, we would like to introduce one of East Coast Contessas

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