Cazabe translates to yucca root, an ingredient that appears often in traditional Dominican cuisine. Other identifying characteristics of the country’s gastronomic traditions include fried salami, yellow rice, and shrimp. These elements have recurring roles on Cazabe’s menu, along with a diverse selection of burritos, fajitas, and seafood-centric dishes. To complement meals, the restaurant frequently hosts events such as a Sabados Latin Night, replete with dancing and a live DJ.
Hearken the sweet sounds of singer-songwriter Pete Yorn strumming to the rock 'n' roll rhythms of his upbeat, laid-back tunes during his upcoming concert at Rams Head Live!, a venue that plays host to some of the country’s top national, midlevel music acts. Since the release of his debut album in 2001 and hits such as "For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)" and "Crystal Village", Pete has actively toured with the likes of Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, and more, garnering a reputation for bearing the voice of an angel and the long, flowing locks of an angel’s unemployed uncle.
Not many restaurants list Cap'n Crunch on their menu. Even fewer use it as one of their signature ingredients. But for the chefs at Chamberlain's Factory Grill, the classic cereal has the perfect blend of sweetness and crunchiness for coating their signature dishes during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Freshly prepared Angus burgers are given a touch of sweetness, thanks to slices of sweet tomatoes. And when chefs aren't whipping up fish 'n' chips or handmade sandwiches, they're stocking their display case with a rotating selection of desserts. They blend milkshakes from 1 of 16 flavors of ice cream, bake brownies and lemon bars. Guests enjoy these goods in a family-friendly dining room with televisions that show cartoons.
Praised by the Washington Post as "undoubtedly the most stylish gathering spot in the Maryland suburbs," Ranazul's chic, comfortable interior sets the tone for shared plates and conversation over bottles of wine. Traditional cold tapas arrive at tables during dinner as slabs of raw salmon over seasoned avocado and briny seaweed, or tender, pan-seared scallops surrounded by potatoes, spring vegetables, and crab meat. Meals are paired with selections from a wine list replete with more than 220 bottles and 32 options by the glass, from light, sparkling prosecco to sustainably-farmed pinot noir from New Zealand.
Amid the satisfying clinks of cocktail glasses and the glow of neon lights, patrons at Laurel Station Bar & Grill feast on juicy burgers and steaks, lump crab cakes, and succulent steamed shrimp, all while enjoying the exploits of their favorite sports stars. Over 20 high-definition screens deck the brick walls, broadcasting all Sunday football games and most pay-per-view events, and an enormous projector screen unfolds sporting events and shadow-puppet cage matches in jumbo resolution. Guests belly up to the granite-topped bar for frosty draft beers, or book a private party room to ring in special occasions with good company and hearty pub fare.
Candlelight combines with the warm glow of sconces and chandeliers to illuminate the plush leather chairs and crisply draped tablecloths at Venegas Prime Filet. Completing this picture of fine dining are dishes of filet mignon, pasta with chunks of lobster meat in a white-wine cream sauce, and 32-ounce Aussie Wagyu rib chops ferried by waiters who speak in your choice of accent. As they relax over a glass of wine or sip cocktails, diners should consider following dinner with a caramelized banana split lavished with rum caramel.