Food & Drink in Landover

Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four, or $7 for $15 Worth of Weekday Lunch at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

College Park

$15 $7

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3-course dinner begins with mixed-seafood ceviche followed by broiled tilapia & shrimp; lunch items include chicken fajitas & giant burritos

Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

$120 $79

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

$20 $12

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

$34.08 $17

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

$10 $5

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

$24 $12

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West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Silver Spring

$20 $12

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Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and hot, richly seasoned broth

Ethiopian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Addis Ababa Restaurant (Up to 47%Off)

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Addis Ababa

$20 $11

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The Ethiopian restaurant serves a mix of traditional stews plated alongside injera flatbread, as well as fresh vegan and vegetarian options

Vegetarian or Messob Platter for Two at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (45% Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

$30 $17

Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

$25 for Wild Goose Chase Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two on Saturday, September 20 ($50 Value)

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

Old Glory

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through DC in search of five golden eggs

Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

$60 $39

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Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$149 $39

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$59 for 12 Bottles of Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($120 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$120 $59

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$20 $12

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at Wingo’s

Wingo's

Georgetown

$20 $10

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Spicy wings and an eclectic bar menu that ranges from burgers to ice cream served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$20 $12

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

$10 $5

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Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

$180 $89

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

$27 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

$50 $27

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

$15 $9

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$30 $16

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The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$17 $10

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $17

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$70 $35

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

$40 $22

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

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Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

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Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $15

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Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

$34 $17

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

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Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

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Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$13 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

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Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

$101.90 $50

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$8 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

$16 $8

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Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

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Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$50 for $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Downtown

$100 $50

Famed steak house starts dinners with crab cakes and shrimp cocktails before weaving in porterhouses and filet mignon

$36 for $60 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Glover Park

$60 $36

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Perusing the menu of lesser-known, sustainably produced wines is half the fun—the other half is finding the perfect entree pairing

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $17

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

$69 for Six Assorted Bottles of Wine at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill ($144.94 Value)

Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

$144.94 $69

Six 750ml bottles of specially selected wines, including an unwooded Australian chardonnay and other wines from France, Spain, and Italy

Wings, Sandwiches, and Wraps at DC Wings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

American Bistro Cuisine for Two During Lunch or Dinner at Silo (Up to 45% Off)

Silo

Mount Vernon Square

$20 $12

Hearty dishes with a touch of elegance, from a crab-cake sandwich with jalapeno mayo and arugula to braised short ribs

Happy-Hour or Football Package at Fast Eddie's Sports and Billiards (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Fast Eddie's Sports and Billards

Dupont Circle

$21 $12

Catch the game while snacking on nachos, wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or fries and sipping on beer

Soul Food Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Beer or Wine at Langston Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $36

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Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

$49 for Six Bottles of French Wine at MacArthur Beverages ($96 Value)

MacArthur Beverages

Foxhall - Palisades

$96 $49

Get 2 bottles of red bordeaux from Chateau Dallau & 2 from Chateau Merlet, as well as 2 bottles of white bordeaux from Chateau Haut Mirambet

Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

$100 $59

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Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

Punch Card for Three or Five Build-Your-Own Healthy Greek-Inspired Meals at Yamas (44% Off)

Yamas

Washington, D.C.

$26.85 $15

Build the perfect meal by choosing everything from the meat or vegetarian filling to whether it's wrapped in a pita or piled atop salad

30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Café Dupont

Dupont Circle

$10 $10

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Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Diners dig into authentic Mexican eats, such as quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, and ceviche

$24 for $40 Worth of Pizza — Citi Pizza

New Citipizza

Washington

$40 $24

Handmade pizzas, subs, and chicken wings

$30 for DC International Beerfest Entry on Saturday, September 20 ($50 Value)

DC International Beerfest

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

$50 $30

Beer and wine festival features hundreds of local and international breweries along with musical performances and outdoor activities

Breakfast or Lunch and Drinks at Zandi’s Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Zandi's Grill

South Gate

$20 $11

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Laid-back breakfasts or lunches with omelets and egg sandwiches, burgers, salads, and onion rings

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Sheba Restaurant and Bar (42% Off)

Sheba Restaurant and Bar

Canton

$47.93 $28

Guests scoop up a variety of spiced and stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread

Two or Four Sub, Salad, or Flatbread Meals with Chips and Drinks, or $6 for $12 Worth of Subs at Quiznos

Quizno's

Bowie

$12 $6

Atop artisan breads, staffers pile butcher-quality meats to create meatball, California-chicken, and lobster-and-seafood-salad subs

Latin-Inspired Food at Jose's Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jose's Grill

Wheaton

$25 $12

Bolivian-style oxtail soup, sopa de mariscos, lomo saltado, red snapper filet, T-bone steak, fajitas, and fettucini alfredo

All-Day Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Original Pancake House (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Original Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Made-from-scratch specialties, such as dutch-baby and apple pancakes, served all day alongside lunches and fresh-squeezed orange juice

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

Deli Food or Catering at Heckman's Delicatessen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heckman's Delicatessen

Bethesda

$30 $15

New York–style deli serves sandwiches including corned beef, reuben; turkey, pastrami and brisket

Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 42% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

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French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

Three-Course Portuguese Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Tavira Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Tavira Restaurant

Chevy Chase

$92 $49

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

$22 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

$40 $22

British and American classics such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

$75.70 $43

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

$16.50 for $30 Worth of Barbecue at RG's BBQ Cafe

RG's BBQ Cafe

North Laurel

$30 $16.50

Southern barbecue such as pit turkey, pulled pork, and baby back and spare ribs; homemade sides include corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese

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After admiring the lush gardens and historical exhibits of the stately and new renovated Riversdale House, sightseers often stroll the few blocks down to Calvert House Inn for fine dining. Built to pay homage to the hospitality and finery that the Riversdale House was renowned for, the elegant eatery now celebrates its 50th anniversary serving fine seafood to locals and tourists and has garnered praise from local news outlets. Pots bubble and hiss within the kitchen, where chefs fold oysters, shrimp, and scallops into a variety of classic dishes and craft their signature Maryland-style crab cakes from seasoned jumbo lump crab. The versatile chefs also extend their culinary expertise to a variety of land-grown specialties, including freshly ground burgers and premium steaks.

Out in the cheerful dining rooms, diners clink glasses of white wine in intimate booths, their faces illuminated by the glimmer of chandeliers. And to keep the mood convivial, these rooms play host to special events, including karaoke parties, Caribbean music nights, and performances from live bands. On Sundays, brunch diners raise glasses of OJ while live jazz music mingles through the air.

6211 Baltimore Ave
Riverdale,
MD
US

From towering tiered cakes to bite-sized miniature desserts, the bakers at Cotton's Gourmet Gifts & Creations handcraft an eclectic portfolio of sweets for every occasion. Each dessert is handmade at the behest of each and every client, and a wide range of options is available for weddings, showers, birthdays, and sweet-tooth conventions. Beautiful wedding cakes are among the bakery's specialties, helping see each bride and groom's vision becomes a sweet-tasting reality.

3842 34th St
Mount Rainier,
MD
US

The Carolina Kitchen is the most amazing and popular southern cuisine restaurant chain in the nation. It was created to offer its guest taste buds an amazing journey through the South. From the moment One enters, they are transported to another world; designed to stimulate the soul and indulge the senses.

6501 America Blvd
Hyattsville,
MD
US

More than a breeding ground for revolution, hip hats, and lovelorn sea turtles, Rhode Island Reds keeps your mitochondria busy with a mouthwatering menu of gourmet pizzas, homemade soups, salads, signature sandwiches, wine, beer, and more. Reds is renowned for its Roman-style thin-crust pizzas (eight slices of gormondo tomato pie cost $10). Try the Broforino, made with garlic pesto sauce, onions, anchovies, and fresh tomatoes; or dine on a prosciutto, pineapple, mozzarella, and tomato-herb gravy pie. Sandwiches ($6.50 each) such as the Joe Di Maggio (a salami sandwich on a baguette with mozzarella, tomatoes, and garlic pesto dressing) or the Black Friday (turkey breast and Swiss with a smear of cranberry sauce on rye bread) are served weekdays until 3 p.m. Customize your sandwich's condiments or design the entire thing yourself; Reds' ingredients are fresh, usually organic, and often locally sourced. Plus, there are vegetarian and vegan options available.

4700 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville,
MD
US

Real-estate agent [LaKisa Taylor]( HYPERLINK "http://gr.pn/LjXD6K" http://gr.pn/LjXD6K) may have been a longtime whiz in the business of brokering homes, but brokering cupcakes began as a hobby. As a thank-you to clients and potential buyers, LaKisa would bake and decorate batches of the confectionary delights. Her sweet tooth and background in event planning eventually propelled the pastime into a full-fledged career when she dreamed up Pretty Girl Cupcakery, named for her still-flourishing real-estate campaign, Pretty Girl County. Inside the shop's recently opened doors, LaKisa and her staff bake treats fresh each morning in an atmosphere more welcoming than a doormat carved from peanut brittle. Their classic menu keeps it simple with chocolate and vanilla, double chocolate and vanilla, half and half, and red-velvet cakes topped with rich buttercream frosting.

LaKisa and her team spread their passion for edible artistry at classes that broach subjects such as basic frosting techniques and crafting fondant that deliciously embellishes cakes. They also host themed bashes at the bakery, enveloping birthday kids and their guests in a world of pretty princesses or doll and tea parties.

5606 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville,
MD
US

Alive Juices' drinks aren't technically alive. They are, however, brimming with natural enzymes and unaltered nutrients?thanks to the fact that the company presses each freshly before bottling and never pasteurizes. Ayurvedic principles and modern nutritional research come together in eight low-calorie juice blends that strike a balance between savory and semisweet. All are made with garlic, sprouts, ginger, lemon, and apple, but also feature combinations such as beets and kale or red bell pepper and mint. The juice-makers punch up their recipes with a blend of herbs and spices, and use USDA-certified organic produce when possible.

Juices are provided as part of weight-loss programs and full cleanses, and may be used as part of meal-replacement plans that also include fruit and nut snacks rather than just pictures of steaks with Xs drawn over them. To sweeten the arrangement even further, Alive Juices also delivers its packages to customers' homes and offices throughout the DC area.

2500 University Boulevard East
Hyattsville,
MD
US