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48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 2

It’s been said that the Miami/South Beach culinary scene is on the brink of a cultural revolution – one that integrates the burgeoning urban farm phenomenon known as “farm-to-table,” the  authenticity of the city’s Cuban and Haitian cuisine, and the emergence of new cooking styles such as “Floribbean,” and “Nuevo Latin” that combine signature flavors and ingredients of surrounding […]

Review: City Perch Bethesda

While the inner city limits of Washington DC are home to an array of Michelin-rated establishments making it a national foodie haven, visitors and locals alike fail to realize that a number of towns and communities located just outside of the beltway also have a big hand at the table when it comes to their […]

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 […]

Penns View Inn/Panorama Restaurant – Philadelphia

There are few places in the world that make us feel like at home when we’re traveling. There’s nothing like warm and hospitable hotel staff, clean and comfortable bedding, and wholesome and fulfilling meals cooked with love to do the trick. For us, our recent trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania introduced us to such an establishment: Penn’s […]

Founding Farmers

There are countless”must-see” attractions that District locals often recommend to the city’s tens of thousands of visitors each year. From the gates of the iconic home of the President of the United States to the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, or from the historic hallways of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel to the bustling nightlife and authentic […]

ZooFari 2016

Lions and tigers and (panda) bears, oh my! On the beautifully warm and breezy evening of Thursday, May 19th, we joined the Friends of the National Zoo and more than 100 of the DC-areas best restaurants and vinters on the wild plains of the Smithsonian National Zoo for “ZooFari 2016,” a wildly amazing fundraiser that […]

Black Tap NYC

Do you like gourmet burgers, craft beer, and hand-spun milkshakes? If you do, you need to make your way over to Black Tap. This little hole-in-the-wall eatery, located in the charming Soho area of Manhattan, has become very popular amongst the locals. Unsurprisingly, Black Tap won the 2015 Burger Bash competition at the Wine and Food […]

Double Chocolate Muffins

Cold, windy, and bleak weather from Hurricane Joaquin got you in a funk? Don’t worry – the East Coast Contessas got you covered! How you ask? These ooey, gooey, double chocolate, have-to-eat-with-a-fork muffins that will have you warmed up and feeling oh-so content in no time! Our Double Chocolate “Fork” muffins are quick and perfect […]

BareBurger

If you’re like us, we love trying new places to eat. ESPECIALLY if they use healthy and organic products. If you’re not familiar with organic food, it’s a fancy term for all natural. (Meaning no preservatives or hormones are present in the food.) Bareburger has mastered this concept by offering an all organic menu –  even […]

Tu-Lu’s Bakery

Thirsty Thursday calls for some sweet dessert, and boy were were in the mood for some chocolate! We headed over to Tu-Lu’s Bakery located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and ended up getting some of their freshly made chocolate chip cookies and brownies with a glass of ice cold milk. Can we get […]

Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream

Since it’s hump day, we decided to sweeten up our night with an amazing and unique treat! What exactly is this treat you ask? Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, of course! Yes, you heard us- WINE ice cream. For all you wine lovers out there (ourselves included), this is a dream come true. Waiting for the […]