Bowling and Bocce in Georgetown: Pinstripes

by Allison February 28, 2014 Around Town

It’s not often that a single location makes for both a date night destination and a spot for family fun – but that’s what Pinstripes brings to DC’s Georgetown Park Mall. Describing itself as a unique bowling/bocce/bistro experience, Pinstripes manages to have a little something for everyone. With five Midwestern locations, Georgetown is Pinstripes’ first […]

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Wicked Waffle

Not Your Usual Mall Fare: Wicked Waffle

by Allison February 20, 2014 Dining Out

Trips to the mall often end in a visit to the food court, where options tend to be heavy on the fried and greasy side. My kids are always happy to go for fries and a toy, but I usually leave wishing there was a better, healthier option. On our family’s last visit to Montgomery […]

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Urbana Restaurant

Urbana Restaurant: Great for Valentine’s or Family Meal

by Sandie February 13, 2014 Dining Out

Urbana Restaurant in Dupont Circle treated my family to a complimentary meal for my son’s 12th birthday last week to try out their new kids’ menu. The highlight of the kids’ menu is a “Build Your Own Pizza” for $8 that comes with veggie or meat toppings. Two of my three kids tried the BYOP, […]

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Quench restaurant

Good Cocktails and Eats at Rockville’s Quench

by Stacy Kravitz December 17, 2013 Dining Out

A couple of DC Moms were treated recently to a sampling of the tasty foods on the menu this fall at Quench.  A “Modern Bar and Restaurant,” Quench is a cozy little bistro located in the Traville Gateway section of Rockville. The seasonal cocktails are inspired and creative and the menu is full of not-uncommon […]

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My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

by jodifur November 25, 2013 Food

This is my 14th year hosting Thanksgiving for a gaggle of people.  Over this time I’ve  made some winners and some losers.  My favorite recipes involve 3 things.  I can make them ahead of time, people always ask for them, and people always reach for seconds and thirds. These mashed potatoes that I found on […]

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Sophie's Cuban

New Restaurant to Try in D.C.: Sophie’s Cuban

by Elaine October 3, 2013 Dining Out

Disclosure: I was treated to a tasting menu at Sophie’s Cuban. It was such a wonderful lunch. I was not required to write about my visit. Thank you, Sophie’s – and welcome to the neighborhood! My office is located at 21st and M, and quite possibly the best thing about the location is the access […]

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Easy Parsnip Soup

by Allison September 18, 2013 Food

With school back in session, I’ve got fall on the brain even if the weather in the DC area is still sunny and summery. Nothing in the kitchen says fall to me quite like soup – it’s warm and comforting and it makes me wish it were boot and sweater weather outside. This weekend I […]

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Dairy Visit

Got Milk? Family Visit to Local Dairy Farm

by Sandie August 27, 2013 Food

A couple of weeks before school started, my two youngest kids and I headed to Queen Anne’s County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to visit a Dairy Farm as the second part of our Real Seal Challenge to see where our milk and dairy products come from… The answer is that a great deal of the […]

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Boloco giveaway

Giveaway: Boloco’s Globally Inspired Burritos + Nasoya

by Sandie August 7, 2013 Around Town

This post is sponsored by Boloco and Nasoya, which sent me a $20 gift certificate to try a tofu burrito. We get pitched a LOT of giveaway opportunities here at The DC Moms, but I never agree to them unless one of us actually wants to review the item being offered. In the case of […]

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grown up quesadillas

REAL® Seal Recipe Challenge: Grown-Up Quesadillas

by Sandie July 31, 2013 Food

We eat a lot of dairy in our house — even though my husband is actually lactose intolerant and has to take Lactaids on a regular basis, we all love it. My kids and I don’t chug milk by the gallon full, but we eat cheese, yogurt, cereal with milk, and ice cream on a […]

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