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  • ​Beer-loving couple plans Alexandria’s first beer garden

    Never let it be said that Ryan and Sarah Schradin didn’t try their hands at what they love. The Alexandria couple first started Northern Virginia’s only recreational broomball league (That’s a sport played in an…

  • 7 tips for healthy (enough) eating on vacation

    Halfway through my recent trip to Madrid, I realized I don’t always follow my own advice about how to eat healthy while traveling. So often in my private practice, my patients drill me on what…

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of…

  • McDonald’s chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years. The company says its suppliers will still be able to use a…

  • Malting facility, craft distillery to open in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A new malting facility and craft distillery is set to open in Petersburg, creating nine jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that Big Trouble Malting and Spirits is planning to invest…

  • Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology

    Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it’s possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled.…

  • D.C. bill would let breweries serve outside

    WASHINGTON – Local beer and spirits makers are hoping to take it outside. A bill introduced Tuesday in the D.C. Council would give breweries and distilleries some fresh air and larger tabs. Under the plan,…

  • 3 steps for restaurants to attract millennials (and their kids)

    In the always-evolving restaurant industry, one fact remains constant: Going out to eat is a family affair. As long as restaurants exist, families will use them as a means to get out of the house…

  • Carluccio’s headed to Pike & Rose for second location in D.C. region

    Carluccio’s, the Italian market and restaurant concept that will open in Alexandria in the coming weeks, already has a second location on its radar. The United Kingdom-based restaurant has signed a lease for 4,559 square…

  • Restaurant pays 101-year-old for his birthday breakfast

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A restaurant’s policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101. Joseph Nelson, who celebrated a birthday breakfast…

  • Taco Bell Testing Cap’n Crunch Doughnut Holes

    (NEW YORK) — From the folks who brought us creations such as the Doritos Locos Tacos and Sriracha Quesarito comes a new mash-up dish sure to excite the kid in all of us. Taco Bell’s…

  • Leak reveals cotton candy-flavored Oreos

    WASHINGTON — Oreos are getting a carnival twist with its newest flavor, but the cookie brand is not happy that word of the confection leaked online. A leaked photo on Instagram shows photos of cotton…

  • Drinking Hot Coffee Is Cool

    (NEW YORK) — No one ever saw the Fonz with a cup of coffee in his hand but perhaps the King of Cool was missing out on something. At least that’s what a lot of…

  • No chicken fingers here: Restaurant launches gourmet tasting menu for children

    You won’t find chicken fingers and French fries on this children’s menu. A local restaurant serves innovative and healthy options to teach kids the ins-and-outs of dining out.

  • The fiber bar: a food that deludes

    At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I’m going to share my belief that the fiber bar symbolizes everything dysfunctional about our collective relationship with food here in America. For clarity’s sake, I use the term…