Lauren Katz

Restaurant Review: CIRCA offers new upscale dining, drinking spot

CIRCA, a bar and restaurant specializing in gourmet American classics and cocktails, is quickly becoming the new Foggy Bottom happy hour spot. Think of Founding Farmers but with fewer bureaucrats and more young professionals. Our waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu, turning me on to one of the night’s specialties – tomato […]

Beyond the shot glass

Gone are the days when all you needed to get drunk were liquor and a shot glass. Even drinking games, shots and keg stands are going the way of the dinosaur on the recreational drinking scene. From consuming alcohol through places other than your mouth to incorporating foods into the alcohol itself, simply drinking the […]

Delivering dorm-friendly dinners

For the cooking-challenged among us: Have no fear, Cristina Roman is here to make you dinner. GW Bites, Roman’s new culinary micro-enterprise, brings homemade meals to your doorstep. “My target market is freshmen craving home-cooked meals, but there are seniors who still don’t know how to cook,” she said. After making a lackluster pot of […]