The best chefs and dishes of 2014

WTOP/Rachel Nania

Chefs and restaurateurs met at Union Market to recognize 2014's best in the food industry -- and, of course, to showcase some of their best dishes. Full Story

Do you follow coffee shop etiquette?

Colder weather means more time spent sipping warm beverages in cozy cafes. But do you follow all the rules? Experts talk etiquette. (Photos) Full Story

New project redefines 'gritty' D.C. area

What was once referred to as "the grossest wall in the city," will soon become one of the District's sleekest. An inside peek. (Photos) Full Story

Dupont Underground: Soon a reality?

An arts coalition gets closer to converting the former trolley station beneath Dupont Circle into an underground arts hub and gathering space. Full Story

Build resistance to cold and flu

Developing a powerful immune system is the foundation of avoiding or minimizing the effect of all disease. Some tips to stay healthy this season. Full Story

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  • Frigid temperatures are blasting their way through the country, but you can keep warm with these hearty, comforting meals.
  • Spirits fans will have a chance to drink in a bit of history when 800 bottles of George Washington's peach brandy are released.
  • Avoid the typical crowds and rush at the big box stores. Get in the spirit and shop local holiday markets for unique gifts.
  • D.C.'s four-story, 24-occupant apartment building made of repurposed shipping containers in Northeast D.C.
  • It's New York Fashion Week: What the hottest designers are churning out, plus what it takes to run a fashion show.
  • Nothing says fall like pumpkin. From lattes to candy and carvings, what you might not know about pumpkins.
  • From wine festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations and artisan food pop-up markets, there's plenty to look forward to this fall.
  • From music venues in the '70s to clubs in the '80s and restaurants in the '90s, do you remember Georgetown's classic spots?
  • From pour-over coffee to mixed-market restaurant spaces and supper clubs: D.C.'s dining scene is seeing emerging trends.
  • If there's one thing that helps make D.C.'s summer heat and humidity bearable, it's a cool, creamy lick of ice cream. D.C.'s best spots.
  • Hungry after a night out on the town? Here are some places open past midnight to satisfy any post-party cravings.
  • Compare Michelle Obama's U.S. school lunch efforts with what kids are eating in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
  • Want to get away? There are still plenty of deals to be had and plenty of destinations from which to choose for summer vacation.
  • The Nation's capital is home to some pretty crazy things, but bathrooms? Here are some weird and luxurious bathrooms in D.C.
  • Summer's in full swing, and produce crates are overflowing. Here's what you can expect to find at the farmers market.
  • Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit showcasing the changing styles.
  • What connects Baltimore? The city's history local culture -- everything from Edgar Allan Poe to painted window screens.
  • The arrival of summer ushers in one of the most anticipated moments in D.C.: outdoor patio season. Here are a few favorites.
  • Those looking for a summer vacation don't need to take time off work, or travel far to have fun and achieve full relaxation.
  • Michelle Obama met with local students to turn the White House garden's summer harvest into a healthy lunch.
  • From outdoor viewing parties to supporter-group bars and restaurants, here are some of the best places to watch the matches.
  • Splish, splash! It's time to have a maximum amount of fun for a minimal amount of money at the area's public swimming pools.
  • Summer is almost here, and that means bars and restaurants are opening their rooftop decks. Here are some of the area's best.
  • WTOP loves animals. Here are some of the furry friends WTOP staffers call their own.
  • The annual awards show was held Sunday, May 18, in Los Angeles.
  • Images and fashion trends from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York City May 5, 2014.
  • From vegetable gardening, to beekeeping and caring for chickens, small acreage farming is on the rise.
  • Brunch is no longer just for pancakes and weekend egg dishes. D.C. restaurants are getting creative with their menus.
  • Are they too abundant? The fashion trend could pose a problem for brides wanting a unique silhouette.
  • New York welcomed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Feb. 6 amid icy sidewalks and temperatures in the 20s.
  • It's winter: Do you need a better reason to reach for a warm cocktail? Here are 10 popular ones that will warm you from the inside.
  • The Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City, Utah. Catch a glimpse of year's event, which features independent films and music.
  • The 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 12, honored work in film and television. See the fashions and moments of the evening.
  • Originally opened in 1923 as the Iron Gate Inn, and closed two years ago, D.C.'s oldest restaurant gets revived and reopened.
  • With four storefronts and products in a number of local stores, Dolcezza recently expanded to a factory at 550 Penn Street NE.
  • In 2013, WTOP Living partnered with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption.
  • The city's best chefs, sommeliers and bartenders prepared food and drink from local growers at the annual Farmland Feast.
  • Millions of Indians stocked up on firecrackers, handed out sweets and hung glowing lanterns for the the Hindu festival of lights.
  • Overall, Portuguese wine exports posted a third year of growth in 2012, with a 7.1 percent rise. Here's a glimpse at how it's made.
  • Capitol Hill Books is a used bookstore in Southeast that is home to more than 20,000 books. No, that is not a typo.
  • When the leaves start to fall it's time to bundle up and check out the beautiful scenery. Some options.
  • Math, reading and history are no longer the basic subjects at a handful of local elementary schools.
  • What styles are gracing the runway in London for Fashion Week? Check the photos for the latest trends from top designers.
  • The city's fifth beer week is over, but the excitement was captured in photos. A round-up of the beers poured throughout the week.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday, July 22, 2013. The event caused a frenzy.
  • Blueberry season is finally upon us. Typically a later summer fruit, blueberries are a favorite for their sweet and tart taste.
  • The latest culinary craze sweeping America is the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. So what's it all about? Here's a peek.
  • Bikers and beer lovers, alike, took to the streets of Southeast D.C. for New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat parade and performance.
  • D.C. welcomed its first Awesome Con April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center. The day brought out costumes and comics.
  • The market features items from Georgetown boutiques and cafes, as well as music and art demos.
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