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Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack” Dec 4

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack” Dec 4.

Featuring Vincent Badiee (The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm), Thomas Harvey (Harvey’s) , Jamie Imlah (Off the Line Cooking) , Mykel Winterstine (The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm).

A final salute to Root to Table 2022, enjoy a late afternoon of Agri Cultural culinary excellence presented by Taste of Blue Ridge. This All-Star event will salute four chefs and a rising star that are vested in our culinary /agricultural community and committed to local sourcing.

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack” Dec 4

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack” Dec 4

The event will be hosted once again by nationally award-winning The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm.

Guests will enjoy seating at long communal tables, passed hors d’oeuvres, and then four courses served with wine or Gruet, Brut.

Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack Features:

Vincent Badiee from The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Thomas Harvey (Harvey’s)

Jamie Imlah (Off the Line Cooking)

Mykel Winterstine (The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm)

Four Sensational Chefs at Patowmack Menu

Begin your holiday season with a vibrant four-course dinner at the beautifully holiday decorated Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. Inspired by the fantastic food grown and raised here in the United States, our chefs represent diverse culinary backgrounds showcased in the dinner courses you will savor at this Root to Table event.

The evening begins with passed hors d’oeuvres while taking in the stunning views of the Potomac River. 2021 saw Virginia trout to Virginia beef, Maine oysters, Indiana duck from a family farm, Blue Crab, and Loudoun County winter farm vegetables. The 2022 menu is coming soon and your palette will be in for an outstanding culinary experience.

Join restaurant owners, chefs, farmers, and of course, our passionate food friends for an exciting event!

About The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm presents a dining experience that is unique in and of itself. With the perfect venue: glass conservatory, gazebo, and open-air tent, guests are able to enjoy an unforgettable evening savoring organic, local, progressive cuisine while taking in one of the most spectacular views in all of Loudoun County.

The Prix Fixe menu is offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Saturday and Sunday a Brunch/Lunch menu is available. The menus give you the opportunity to dine on sustainable, local, organic cuisine that is reflective of the seasons. Add the wine pairing to the prix fixe menu and experience the balance between food and wine.

Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Annapolis, the capital city of Maryland, is along on the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, making it a perfect spot to venture onto the water spring through October.

A city with seasons

If you love a city with seasons, Annapolis has activities to enjoy, for every season a year-long. Whenever you choose to visit, here’s how to spend an incredible weekend in beautiful Annapolis.

Things To Do In Annapolis

Famous as America’s Sailing Capital, Annapolis is a place to spend time on the water — or just watch the waves from the shore — but there’s also plenty of history, inredible dining, shopping, and nature in this very walkable city.

Incredible Weekend Visit In Beautiful Annapolis

Take A Cruise Aboard The Wilma Lee

The Annapolis Maritime Museum, a sharity educational facility where you can learn about the maritime heritage of Annapolis, now offers a cruise aboard the Wilma Lee.

The Wilma Lee is a vessel listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.

She has been under restoration since 2018 and is now ready for public attention, including Heritage Tours, Sunset Cruises, Wednesday Night Race Watch Parties, and private charters.

Spend A Day At The Beach

Enjoy the 786-acre Sandy Point State Park on the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Take in the views of this mile-long public beach and take a swim. Why not try your hand at crabbing or fishing.

If you’re traveling with a boat of your own, there are more than 20 public boat ramps for easy access to the Chesapeake Bay.

Cruise The Annapolis Harbor Aboard The Harbor Queen

Watermark, in its 47th year of offering cruises, has a variety from which to choose:

A Fall Foliage Bay Lighthouse Cruise, a City Lights Cruise, and a Day on the Bay to St. Michaels are just a few of the options.

The Annapolis Harbor and USNA Cruise aboard the Harbor Queen takes you on a narrated cruise of the Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy, now offering tableside service, so you can dine during the 40-minute cruise.

Take A Guided Tour Of The William Paca Garden

Learn the history of this acre-plus 18th-century pleasure garden located behind the home of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

There’s also a tour of Paca’s home where you can learn about life in high society in the 1700s. The guided garden tour is currently limited to six people per visit.

Dave Matthews Headlines Oceans Calling Festival Sept 30 – Oct 2 in Ocean City MD

Dave Matthews, Lumineers, Alanis Morissette headline Oceans Calling Festival Sept 30 – Oct 2 in Ocean City MD

Oceans Calling Festival Lineup

The highly anticipated Oceans Calling Festival launches this coming summer, with headliners Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds performing on Friday; The Lumineers playing Saturday evening and Alanis Morissette closing out Sunday’s proceedings.

Featuring cooking shows from Chefs Andrew Zimmer, Robert Irvine, Amanda Freitag.

“We are thrilled to host Oceans Calling Festival in Ocean City, Maryland and celebrate all our incredible city has to offer,”

commented Mayor Rick Meehan.

“Thank you to C3 Presents and Maryland’s own O.A.R. for bringing an event of this magnitude to the Ocean City Boardwalk. We look forward to seeing everyone!”

Related:Post Malone announces Twelve Carat Tour 33-city including DC’s CapitalOne Arena with special guest Roddy Ricch.

A Wave Of Music

A three day festival in partnership with musicians O.A.R. featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk.

Jolly Roger at the Pier

Explore the Ocean City tradition featuring amusement park rides, games and more, all located inside the festival grounds.


Oceans Calling Festival – A Culinary Celebration

Experience delicious east coast bites from local food vendors. Plus, learn tricks of the trade from world-renowned chef cooking demos that celebrate the region.

Explore Ocean City

Take in everything this iconic landmark 3-mile long boardwalk has to offer, lined with hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and more!

Oceans Calling will also bring a culinary experience hosted by world-renowned chefs Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine and Amanda Freitag with a stage dedicated to cooking demos that celebrate the eastern shore. In addition, The Jolly Roger at the Pier amusement park, located inside the festival grounds, will be fully operational during the festival.

For the lineup of bands, or to purchase one-day or three-day tickets visit



Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center offers Need-to-See Rooftop Whiskey Bar

Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center offers Need-to-See Rooftop Whiskey Bar

Whether you’re a solo traveler or arriving as a pair, you’ll be sure to have a precisely comfortable stay.

Motto by Hilton has The DC Food Scene

DC’s food scene is on full display at Crimson, with rooftop bites and drinks, our subterranean whiskey bar, and refined Southern fare in a sophisticated diner. Contact us to book a private event.

Motto by Hilton is Located Close to Everything

Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center is across the street from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station with links to Reagan National Airport, Capital One Arena, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and museums are within a few blocks. The White House, National Mall, and Union Station are a mile away.

Enjoy smart tech with a smaller, more efficient footprint in our Travel-Sized rooms.

Travel-Sized rooms

Travel-Sized rooms are the ultimate launchpad into a new city averaging at 150 square feet. The Full room is cozy and modern with a smaller, more efficient footprint and elevated sleep experience.

Stream your favorite shows to your 50-inch TV through our smart room technology and set the vibe with lighting and temperature control through the Hilton Honors app. Every room has a private bathroom with premium bath amenities and is equipped with a working surface, vanity, wardrobe, and safe.

Entertaining and Luxurious at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Washington D.C. / National Mall.

Make your visit educational and entertaining when staying at the Hyatt Place hotel in Washington D.C. / National Mall.

Guests are steps away from the Museum of the Bible, Smithsonian museums, and historical landmarks in the heart of the city.

Catch a concert at The Anthem, indulge in waterfront dining, or simply take a stroll along the nearby District Wharf.

Hyatt Place Hotel Dining

Wake up to breakfast served daily at Hyatt Place Washington DC/ National Mall.
Grab a snack from our 24/7 Gallery Market—and go!
Enjoy the incredible Washington D.C. views with delicious cocktails at our rooftop bar.
Breakfast Bar
currently featuring a selection of individually wrapped, pre-packaged breakfast items such as fresh fruit, yogurt, and more.
The Placery
When cravings strike, head to The Placery located at the lobby bar.
Here, you’ll find a thoughtfully sourced, cleverly curated menu that has something for everyone. Try the popular burger, Chicken Caesar Salad, or Turkey Pesto Sandwich. And don’t forget to pair it with one of their premium alcoholic beverages.
With comfortable spaces to lounge and seating at the bar, you’re welcome to post up for the afternoon or grab something to go if you’re just passing through.
The Market
Visit The Market for a selection of perfectly packaged grab-and-go items.
CityBar Rooftop Bar

Enjoy a cocktail and take in the stunning views of the Washington DC Skyline from our seasonal rooftop bar.

CityBar DC is expected to open for the 2021 season on September 1st.

Your Spacious Hyatt Place Hotel Room

All of Hyatt’s spacious hotel rooms in Washington, D.C. feature Hyatt Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, modern media and work centers, 42″ TV, Cozy Corner with sofa or sofa-sleeper, and bathroom with granite countertops and free amenities. Forget something? Hyatt Necessities have you covered with must-have items you can buy, borrow, or enjoy for free while you stay in the Washington, D.C. accommodations.


  • Kitchenette with microwave
  • Dining area with seating for 4
  • Bathroom with dual vanity
  • Swiveling 42″ flat-screen HDTV
  • Oversized Cozy Corner with sofa sleeper
  • Coffeemaker
  • AM/FM alarm clock radio
  • Separate workspace
  • Cordless speakerphone with voicemail
  • Minifridge with freezer
  • Wet/dry bar
  • Iron, ironing board, and hair dryer

Grand Hyatt Washington Perfect for Meetings, Bistro, Bar and more

Grand Hyatt Washington Perfect for Meetings, Bistro, Bar and more

Stay in their Iconic Downtown Washington DC Hotel Near the White House

Grand Hyatt Washington is located in downtown Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the National Mall.

Immerse yourself in the historic sights, luxury shopping, and alluring nightlife of the nation’s capital.

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy exceptional comfort and service, as well as a direct connection to the city via the Metro Center station.

Dining at Grand Hyatt Washington

Dining at Grand Hyatt Washington celebrates healthful, flavorful abundance. The chefs take pleasure in creating elegant cuisine for your visit to Washington, D.C., using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
All menus at Cure Bar & Bistro, CABINET, and Starbucks Reserve® include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections.

Cure Bar & Bistro at Grand Hyatt Washington

Cure B&B Kitchen’s unique menu intersects an ultra-modern take on traditional French cuisine and Japanese sushi.

They feature novel salads, the highest quality of meats prepared to perfection, the freshest seafood, and decadent desserts.

The menu utilizes exceptional products prepared to display the farmer’s and fishermen’s bounty—ingredients reflect the best of seasonal and locally available.

At Cure Bar & Bistro, they bond an East meets the West culinary style allowing each to prosper independently and influence one another through shared values.

Newly appointed Chef Eric Damidot welcomes their guests “On a journey into French and Japanese Cuisine: Blending innovative approaches with iconic techniques.”


Relax in their open, airy atmosphere as you fortify yourself with our upscale buffets.

Savor a sumptuous array of breakfast favorites, including made-to-order omelets and breakfast bowls. Menus include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. Their team can adapt most menu items to meet your dietary restrictions.

Starbuck Reserve

Recharge with fresh-brewed coffee, fragrant tea, and light bites. Situated in the lobby for easy access to H Street, this café serves all your favorites. It’s a perfect stop before or after a day of exploring Washington, D.C.

Rooms + Suites at Grand Hyatt Washington

Discover the balance of comfort with convenience, historic neighborhood with complimentary Wi-Fi, and central location with serene rooms and suites. For separate lounging and dining areas and other upscale touches, reserve the Executive King Suite.

Open the door to a balance of timeless elegance and captivating details.

Grand Hyatt Washington offers 897 rooms, including 26 suites, all imbued with the sense of urban history in their downtown Penn Quarter neighborhood.

Grand Suite

Indulge in 1,092 residential-style square feet featuring one king bed, bedside outlets and reading lights, a separate sitting area, and an oversize desk with a Herman Miller® chair. This is a standard suite.

Congressional Suite

Stretch out in a 1,456-square-foot suite featuring one king bed, bedside outlets and reading lights, a separate living area, dining space for up to eight guests, and a substantial desk with a Herman Miller® chair.

Executive King Suite

Unwind in 855 elegant square feet, with one king bed, bedside outlets and reading lights, an expansive lounge area, a dining area, and a work space with a Herman Miller® chair.

Presidential Suite

Relax in 1,456 elegant square feet featuring a king bed outfitted with reading lights, a living room with comfortable seating and a desk with a Herman Miller® chair, a dining area that seats six, and a double vanity in the bath.

Conference Suite

Rest comfortably in an 864-square-foot suite with one king bed, a sofa with a full-size pullout bed, dining space for four, and a wet bar.

Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

A collection of weathered wood, glass, and dark grey brick rising from the historic Washington Navy Yard, Thompson Washington D.C. stands at the intersection of nautical history and industrial sophistication.

Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

Bike along the Anacostia River Trail, explore a nearby Smithsonian Museum or two, and stroll along the National Mall. Then, cap off the evening at their signature on-site restaurant.

 Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

Rooms + Suites at The Thompson Washington D.C.

You’ll discover subtle nods to the neighborhood’s nautical roots among the eclectic, mixed-media interiors within their 208 rooms and 17 suites.
Curving tables evoke a ship’s cabin while rigid symmetrical lines frame the windows overlooking the river or ballpark.
Settle in with a book beneath the soft glow from industrial sconces framing the bed or, select a modern suite — many with parlors and balconies for reveling in Washington, D.C. days and nights.

Thompson Washington DC Suite

Sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows frame this expansive midcentury modern suite. Revel in the energy of the Navy Yard from your private balcony while inside, enjoy the king bed outfitted in crisp white linens, the separate living room and the dining table with seating for four.

Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

Thompson Suite Ballpark View

Step inside this 805-square-foot suite and take in sweeping views of D.C.’s professional baseball team’s national ballpark through the floor-to-ceiling windows; the suite offers one king bed, a separate living room, a balcony, and guest bathroom.

1 King Balcony

Enjoy the breeze from the walkout balcony of this spacious retreat. Take in the energy of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, then head inside, where a king bed, separate work area, hardwood floors, and large industrial windows make this a stylish escape.

Thompson Washington D.C. brings Style, Sophistication and Gorgeous River Views

Culinary Experiences at The Thompson Washington D.C.

The Thompson Bar Room

Open daily for lite bites and libations.

Rooftop at The Thompson

Featuring floor to ceiling windows and outdoor seasonal space, join us at Rooftop at the Thompson for 360-degree cool views and sunset hues.

Nestled alongside the Anacostia River, the all-season social anchor of the Navy Yard is the go-to bar for year-round waterfront vibes, after-work bevvies, private events and gatherings.

Surveyor at The Thompson

Newly opened!

Surveyor is a true-American-inspired supper house, drawing inspiration from traditional American dishes and classic spirit-forward cocktails.

Steve Aoki’s 4th of July Weekend Party

Club Glow Presents: Steve Aoki 4th of July Weekend Party

Heralded as Washington, DC’s premier hybrid nightclub and concert venue.
Echostage brings the festival experience indoors year-round, allowing fans to enjoy full-scale music production. Currently ranked #1 Nightclub in the World by DJ Mag.

Steve Aoki 4th of July Weekend Party

Steven Aoki has collaborated with artists such as, Afrojack, LMFAO, Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Laidback Luke, BTS, Monsta X, Louis Tomlinson, Backstreet Boys, Rise Against, Vini Vici, Lauren Jauregui, and Fall Out Boy and is known for his remixes of artists such as Kid Cudi.

Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013.

He is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.

In 2019, Aoki published a memoir, Blue: The Color of Noise


Steve Aoki July 4 Echostage Washington

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Maryland is a small state with a lot to offer. Whether you’re a tourist visiting or a local, there’s always something new to explore.

The state boasts many waterways and water parks where you can cool off when the outdoor temperatures become unbearable. And that’s not all; there are also indoor activities, including several museums that provide an escape from the heat. Keep reading to learn more about the fun activities you can engage in around the state of Maryland this summer.

Visit a Casino

Taking a break at one of Maryland’s many casinos is an excellent way to escape the hot and humid weather. The MGM National Harbor resort and casino features live entertainment, slots, table games, and a poker room.

While gaming in person can be a lot of fun, sometimes, you won’t want to travel to a casino to play your favorite games. One alternative is to visit a website like Global Poker to play online poker from the comfort of your home, hotel room, or wherever you happen to be. Global Poker offers popular games, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Bounty Poker, and Crazy Pineapple. As if that weren’t enough, the site also hosts weekly tournaments. Whether you want to get out of the house or stay cool at home, there are many gaming options for you to enjoy in Maryland this summer.

Casino, Ocean City, National Aquarium: Summer fun in Annapolis

Ocean City

This beach is one of the most popular along the mid-Atlantic coast and attracts residents from the surrounding area as well as tourists visiting the state. The public beach extends for ten miles, so there’s plenty of room to enjoy the sand and surf.

Plus, the Ocean City Boardwalk is a must-see tourist destination.

It’s a classic wooden boardwalk that local shop owners built in 1902 as a walkway for visitors to the area.

Ocean City is home to the USA’s oldest carousel, a US Coast Guard Lighthouse, and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. When you want to take a break from the sights, the area is lined with restaurants, hotels, and shops. If the heat is getting you down, you can take a tram between attractions. The city also hosts activities, including concerts and movies on the beach during the summer. So, it’s unlikely you’ll have a moment of boredom during a trip to this destination.

National Aquarium

An imposing building on the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is home to the National Aquarium. The aquarium hosts replications of marine life ecosystems from around the world. As you walk around the vast space, you’ll see award-winning exhibits that feature aquatic habitats with thousands of animals and species in one place. You’ll learn about marine life from around the planet, including the rainforest and the deepest parts of the ocean. The aquarium also hosts conservation events around the city for those who want to do their part in protecting the environment.

National Harbor

From a wide variety of festivals to cruises on the water, summer is one of the best times of year to visit the National Harbor. You can get one of the best views of the Nation’s capital from the Capital Wheel, a ride which lifts you 180 feet above the Potomac River and features breathtaking sites of the surrounding region.

You can also take a water taxi from the National Harbor to the National Mall or historic Mount Vernon. Nighttime is a great time to enjoy free concerts or a movie on the Jumbotron.

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