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Pondering What to Bring for Thanksgiving? Use This Chart

Looks like it will be marshmallow yams of sorrow for me.

Nov 14, 2011
LDW in Features

wine question - Oak Grove Zinfandel

I was at Total Wine this weekend and saw Oak Grove zinfandel and cab for about $7.99 per bottle. Just wondering if anyone has tried this wine and if it's any good. I need to buy a case of red for my wedding and the $7.99 price point is great plus the wine is from California which is a requirement for me (because I am from California - the groom is from Virginia so all the beer will be from Virginia.)

I would be thrilled to quaff a bottle for experimental purposes but I can't drink right now, and my fiance is not a great wine expert. Has anyone out there tried this wine and can recommend or not recommend it? This is mostly just for guests who strongly prefer red wine because we will also have champagne, white wine, and beer, and much of the wedding will be outdoors on a hopefully warm day in May. Thanks for your help!

Apr 12, 2010
LDW in Wine

Pittsburgh and Fallingwater

I have a similar itinerary for this weekend, only I will be going to Fallingwater on Saturday and camping at Ohiopyle on Friday and Saturday night. I was hoping to learn about a great bar or restaurant in the area for lunch or dinner in this area on Saturday (my Fallingwater tour is at 4.) Then, breakfast/brunch somewhere near PNC park, my ultimate destination on Sunday. Any help from the locals?

Jul 28, 2009
LDW in Pennsylvania

17 year old Bday dinner fun, great food suggestions

Matchbox in Penn Quarter (downtown) is fun and there is a new location on 8th street (Barracks Row), depending on where you're staying. On H Street NE (behind Union Station) there are a bunch of new super hip restaurants - Sticky Rice is great, as is Granville Moore, which was on a Food Network Show. I also second the recommendation for Zaytinya, which has a very cool decor and vibe.

Dec 26, 2008
LDW in Washington DC & Baltimore

Restaurants in Lake Anna/Spotsylvania area?

I'm supposed to meet friends who are camping down at Lake Anna in Spotsylvania. Does anyone have recommendations for a great place for dinner? I see there is a Lake Anna winery, is that worth visiting? My friends love food and wine (who doesn't) so would prefer something special.

Aug 19, 2008
LDW in Washington DC & Baltimore

Cold noodles in D.C. area

There was an article on the San Francisco Chronicle website today about great places to eat Japanese, Korean and Chinese cold noodles. Anyone know of a great place to eat cold noodles in the D.C. area? In particular, I'd love to find hiyashi chuka (Japanese cold ramen), but I'd go for Korean or Chinese as well.

Jul 30, 2008
LDW in Washington DC & Baltimore