Chef Michael Wagner

By Chester Simpson Blackwall Hitch #5 Cameron Street Old Town Alexandria 703-571-982-3577 Born and Raised on Long Island, New York, Chef Michael Wagner graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1995, then relocated to Miami in the early 1990’s. While here, he worked his way through various high profile Miami kitchens along-side local legends […]


By Lani Gering We have been getting inundated with inquiries about the opening of Succotash here in the Harbor. For those of you who haven’t ventured to the Harbor lately or to the southern end of Waterfront Street for that matter, the trio of Chef Edward Lee, Jason Berry and Michael Reginbogin are opening Succotash. […]

Publishers Notes

By Bob Tagert Well the kids are back to school and Labor Day is soon approaching. The last vestiges of summer are upon us. Folks will be heading for the beach or joining family and friends for an outdoor barbeque. Where did it all go? Even though it has been enjoyable and even fun at […]

Steve Furtado

Bistrot Royal 1201 North Royal Street Old Town Alexandria 703-519-9110                   Steve is behind the bar Tuesday, Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday day and night.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   When I was 20 years old my older brother was […]

Leonardtown Maryland and McIntosh Run

By Bob Tagert With the arrival of September and cooler weather, I decided to take a drive to Leonardtown, Maryland and join Dave Lane, owner Dave of PAC Paddle Sports, and take two kayaks down McIntosh Run to the headwaters of Breton Bay and Leonardtown Wharf. PAC Paddle Sports is located next to the Port […]

Harvest Happenings in the Blue Ridge

By Julie Reardon If you haven’t visited a farm or a farmer’s market this summer, September is an ideal month to enjoy the last of the summer corn, peaches and berries as well as apples, squash, zucchini, herbs and more. September also heralds the start of hunting season, with many harvesting dove, geese and early […]

DUCARD VINEYARDS: One of Virginia’s Top Winery Destinations.

The scenic foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains in Madison County are home to DuCard Vineyards, a boutique winery that produces over a dozen varieties of elegant premium wines. DuCard is well on its way to becoming one on Virginia’s top winery destinations. Scott Elliff, DuCard owner, started the vineyard as a hobby 15 years ago, […]

Xun Nian “Sidney” Zhang: Combining Chinese Culture and Western Art

By Bob Tagert Local Springfield resident Xun Nian “Sidney” Zhang came to our attention in a very round-about way. A former “Personality Profile” subject, Jamey Turner, called the office and said he had someone he thought would be a good profile. Many of you have watched/heard Jamey perform down near the Torpedo Factory with his […]

National Harbor Events

September 2015 Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Millers Farm Market On American Way Miller Farms offers a wide variety of local seasonal fruits and vegetables along with some imports – lemons, limes, pineapple, etc. – as well as baked goods and flowers. It is getting to be mum season and you can find […]

Stomping Ground: Buttermilk Biscuits Always!

By Lani Gering This new “cool cat” addition to the Del Ray area of our fair city is just that – “cool”. Located in the old State Farm Insurance building next to the parking lot that is home to the Del Ray Farmers Market on Saturdays, Stomping Ground has filled a special niche in the […]