Transport Yourself to France With a Meal at Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro, and one taste of its exquisite food will transport you to a charming eatery in the heart of France. Enjoy traditional French cuisine like steak frites, escargot, and beef bourguignon prepared using tried-and-true ingredients and methods. The onion soup gratin with bubbling Gruyere cheese is an absolute must, as are the buttery…

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Find Stylish Jewelry and Accessories at Lou Lou

No outfit is complete without the accessories, so make time for a visit to Lou Lou. This Bethesda boutique specializes in those extra touches that can quickly take your outfit from ho-hum to seriously stylish. Choose a snakeskin clutch to finish off that all-back ensemble you plan to wear this weekend, or go for a set of dangling crystal earrings…

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Say Hello to Stingrays and Turtles at Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Eels, stingrays, and catfish are just a few of the sea critters living at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. Come here any time of the year to experience the creatures that live just beyond the beach in the Chesapeake Bay. The Touch Tank is a great place to start, especially if you have little ones. They can actually stroke a…

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Savor Upscale Steak and Seafood at George’s Chophouse

Every dish on the menu at George's Chophouse begins the same way: with high-quality and in-season ingredients. Head chef Ashish Alfred carefully sources his meats and produce from reliable sources so that each and every ingredient meets his rigorous standards. Then Chef Ashish transforms the culinary components into upscale steak and seafood dishes. Grab a drink at dinner at George's…

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Chef Peter Crafts European Treats at Gold Leaf Bakery

Lemon tarts. Chocolate-raspberry pastries. Vanilla Napoleons. These are some of the classic European confections that Chef Peter crafts at Gold Leaf Bakery. He's been in the business of baking for more than two decades, and this is his second sweet-centric business in Maryland. He started with Just Chocolate Palace in Gaithersburg but decided to branch out and show off a…

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Plan a Cozy Italian Meal at Olazzo

Next time you find yourself craving a classic plate of pasta, consider heading over to Olazzo. This family-owned Bethesda eatery has been serving up Italian specialties for more than a decade. Regulars suggest that as soon as you're seated, you should order a plate of fried calamari (served with house-made marinara) to split as an appetizer. As you're noshing, you…

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Plan a Cozy Italian Meal at Olazzo

Next time you find yourself craving a classic plate of pasta, consider heading over to Olazzo. This family-owned Bethesda eatery has been serving up Italian specialties for more than a decade. Regulars suggest that as soon as you're seated, you should order a plate of fried calamari (served with house-made marinara) to split as an appetizer. As you're noshing, you…

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Special Occasion? Make a Reservation at George’s Chophouse

Dinner at George's Chophouse is a special occasion, thanks to Chef Ashish Alfred's meticulous attention to detail and insistence on using only the finest seasonal ingredients. When you arrive and are seated at your table (regulars recommend that you request one of the white leather banquets lining the edge of the dining room), you'll want to start with a hand-crafted…

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Both Sweet and Savory Brunch Bites Await at Addies

There aren't many places where you can dig into a plate of soy-ginger calamari or green curry mussels for brunch, which is part of what makes Addies a standout in Potomac. Its weekend brunch menu features many of the same top-notch seafood items as its normal lunch and dinner menus, Start with local Chesapeake Bay oysters from the raw bar…

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Pi Pizzeria Poses One Important Question: Thin Crust or Deep Dish?

Mozzarella, goat cheese, red onion, arugula, tomato, and prosciutto collide atop the Central West End, one of the most popular pizzas at Pi Pizzeria. This pizza comes on a thin crust, but Pi also offers deep-dish cornmeal pies inspired by the Chicago pizza—some are even named after neighborhoods in the Windy City. The South Side Classico reigns as another beloved…

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