DMV Dine In

DMV Dine In

The DMV Dine In podcast highlights the best restaurants, talented chefs, bartenders, top restaurant owners and the savviest local foodies in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.


January 4, 2023 23 min

On this episode of the DMV Dine In, we’re learning more about seafood extraordinaire and restaurant entrepreneur Greg Casten in his newest restaurant called The Point DC as well as his sustainable seafood company ProFish. He's also the owner of some other well known restaurants including Tony and Joe's, Nick's Riverside Grill and Ivy City Smokehouse.

Greg has an incredible story about his journey through the restaurant ...

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Hey DMV Diners! Recently we visited El Mercat Bar de Tapas in downtown Rockville, MD and sat down with Executive Chef, George Rodrigues. Sharable, seasonal and house made dishes are the essence of this amazing restaurant. Listen in to hear what famous Food Network competition George won. All that and more on this edition of the DMV Dine In podcast.

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December 1, 2022 21 min

Hey DMV Diners! Recently we had the pleasure of learning about an upscale contemporary American steakhouse in Loudoun County Virginia called Eddie Merlot's. We sat down with Patrick the General Manager of the Ashburn VA location to hear all about their amazing wine and steak pairing options, along with other delicious entrees. 


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November 9, 2022 26 min

Hey DMV Diners! In this episode we visited All Set Restaurant & Bar in Silver Spring Maryland and sat down with owner Jennifer Meltzer. All Set is a New England style restaurant, that is family friendly with a local neighborhood feel to it.

Why is the restaurant called All Set? There is an interesting story behind the name. Check out this episode of the DMV Dine In podcast to find out and hear more about this amazing gem in the...

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October 26, 2022 20 min

Hey DMV Diners! In this episode we sat down with the owners Derrick and Eric of Gyuzo Japanese BBQ in Rockville Maryland. The offer authentic A5 Japanese Wagyu beef and provide a fun atmosphere for friends and family with a shared grilled concept alongside a variety of Japanese beer and Japanese sake.

Also there karaage is rated in Yelp’s top ten list for the entire U.S and Canada. Jelly saki shots? What does Gyuzo mean? Find out n...

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October 12, 2022 18 min

Hey DMV Diners! In this episode we sat down with manager Briana Parker at Barrel and Bushel in Tysons Corner Virginia. They offer American cuisine, regional crafted beers and hand picked bourbon. Briana tells us all about the many different vibes you can experience inside the restaurant and outside on the patio in the plaza.

Happy hour everyday? Yes please! See why Barrel and Bushel has a happy hour you don’t want to miss. Also you...

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September 28, 2022 25 min

Hey DMV Diners! In this episode we are dining in at Social Burger in Vienna Virginia dishing out all the details on this locally owned family restaurant. Denise Lee is the proud owner and she shares her amazing restaurant experience with us.

Social Burger prides itself on being local and connected with the Vienna community. Tune in to hear about their delicious menu full of natural ingredients and find out what they are doing with ...

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September 14, 2022 27 min

In this episode we visited AhSo Restaurant in Brambleton Virginia and spoke with head chef and owner Jason Maddens to learn all about his passion for food as well as wine.

Jason is a certified sommelier and an amazing chef with years of training at some of the top restaurants in the DMV.

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August 31, 2022 24 min

In this episode we visited Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville Virginia and sat down with Kori Durgin the Dining Room Manager for an in-depth discussion. This premier American restaurant located in the heart of Loudoun County’s Wine Country is a true farm to fork foodie experience.

They have amazing cocktails like their Grapefruit & Basil Martini, Summer Fashion and the Ideal Husband! Enjoy succulent entrées like the Hickory ...

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August 17, 2022 31 min

In this episode we visited Fire Works Pizza in Sterling Virginia and sat down with Marc Hembach, the General Manager for an in-depth discussion. Marc is an experience restaurant operator who loves his work and you can tell. He shares his passion for working at Fire Works along with some amazing entrees and cocktails that goes way beyond pizza!


Visit their website to find out more information about their menu and events.


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August 3, 2022 33 min

In this episode we visited Teddy & The Bully Bar in downtown Washington DC and had the pleasure of speaking with the owner Alan Popovsky. He is an amazing restaurateur with years of experience who shares many great stories about Teddy & The Bully Bar and Lincoln which are two iconic restaurants in Washington DC.


Alan shares his gratitude of working with award winning Maggie O'Neill who is the Principal CoFounder +...

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July 20, 2022 25 min

On this episode of the DMV Dine In Podcast, Elaine sits down with Jarrett Juran who is the founder of Virginia Is For Grubbers. The interview takes place at the Tiki Thai in Reston Virginia. 

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July 6, 2022 27 min

On this episode of the DMV Dine In Podcast, Elaine talks with Marielle our producer and bartender extraordinaire about the best summertime drinks. Then Elaine interviews Ross the GM of Tiki Thai in Reston Virginia. 

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On this episode of the DMV Dine In Podcast, Elaine updates us on some newsworthy foodie events happening in the DMV area and interviews Chris Wadsworth from Ashburn Magazine. Chris wrote an article called “No Limits” in the May/June 2022 edition which focuses on the Best of Ashburn Virginia. Elaine and Chris discuss where to get the Best Bloody Mary. 

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June 8, 2022 22 min

On this episode of the DMV Dine In Podcast, Elaine and Ashleigh discuss some newsworthy foodie events happening in the DMV area during a segment we like to call a-news-bouche. Then Elaine visits an amazing restaurant in Washington DC called Cafe Del Sur. Located in the DuPont Circle neighborhood, this restaurant features incredible dishes from several South American countries, from Uruguay to Argentina to Peru and Colombia.

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May 25, 2022 32 min

On this episode, DMV Dine In Producer Marielle gives us her list of Top Spring Drinks! She happens to be an amazing bartender who loves learning about and crafting new drinks, so she knows what she’s talking about!

We also met up with fabulous DMV foodie, Liya with @lunchwithliya who shared a very descriptive list of hidden gems in the DMV. She  walks us through some of her favorite hotspots and tells us exactly why they’re on ...

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Hey DMV Diners! Welcome to our premiere episode. I’m Elaine Espinola and we are thrilled to bring our love of the DMV food scene to you. We have an amazing episode for you today. We’re talking about some newsworthy events only happening in the DC area right now! And sitting down with one of the areas most popular and renowned chefs - Chef Renu; head Chef & owner of Mama Tigre located in Oakton, VA. A fierce woman in her own rig...

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