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Trevor Corlett

Barista Champion

Trevor is CEO and co-founder of Madcap Coffee Company and is currently based in DC. He is also currently serving as the Past Chair of the Barista Guild of America, is a Specialty Coffee Association of America Specialized instructor, a subject matter expert in espresso for the SCAA, and an editorial advisor for Barista Magazine. Trevor has also been competing in barista competitions for many years and in the last 2 years has had back to back 3rd place finishes at the US Barista Championship.

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Madea Allen


Madea Allen is on a global mission to transform family health one kitchen at a time, increasing health and happiness at every turn. She is a healer, holistic chef and culinary & nutrition educator. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and completed her professional chef training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts (NYC). She founded Organic Soul Chef in 2005 with a mission to empower herself and others through sustainable eating and living resources.

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Union Kitchen

Food Experts

Jonas Singer & Cullen Gilchrist opened The Blind Dog Café in 2012.

Demand for Blind Dog’s award-winning chocolate chip cookies quickly outgrew the Café’s small on-site kitchen, and the search for a larger production space led to a 7,500 square-foot warehouse.

Soon they faced a different challenge: too much space. They realized there must be other food companies in need of production space, and decided to share the kitchen with other culinary businesses.

Thus began Union Kitchen.

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Atlas Brew Work

Beer Brewer

I’m the owner of Atlas Brew Works, a packaging craft brewery in the District of Columbia. Atlas Brew Works focuses on providing D.C. with fresh ales and lagers in the traditions of both the old world and the new.

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Barnette Holston

Fashion Blogger

Ever since I picked up my first GQ magazine at the age of twelve, I’ve had a love for fashion. Having worked in retail during my early years, this love of fashion has continued to grow. I currently style family and friends and love to display my own personal flair. The DCFashion Fool is a DC-based men’s lifestyle and fashion blog. I want to prove to guys that they do not have to be afraid of fashion. Looking and feeling great along with having fun is the key to a great life.

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Kate Symes

Yoga Instructor & Improv Comedian

I’m D.C. based yoga instructor and improv comedian. I teach yoga classes at CorePower Yoga, every Saturday!

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Meaghan Webster


Meaghan is passionate about current events, international cooperation, making breakfast, and writing. Meaghan also really likes poached eggs, so much so that she makes two of them every morning.

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Dirty South Deli

Food Truck

We are two guys (Jacob Hunter & Will Fung) raised in the south who are bringing offbeat sandwiches throughout the DMV. Striving to bring familiar tastes with new twists and Southern influence - this is more than just meat, cheese and bread.

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Coup de Foudre

Lingerie Boutique

We specialize in bra fitting, personal shopping, bridal, and all things silk and lace. We cater to Capital Hill, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia.

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Tea Experts

I’m just a guy who brews tea. I grew up drinking tea and started making it for roommates in college. I was making a gallon a day by the end, and after a decade of sharing it with family and friends, I decided to start this company and see how many people I could share it with. We brew seasonal flavors because I drink so much tea that I get bored if I don’t change it up. I love to sit with people and listen to stories over tea, which is why I put a story on each bottle.

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Jenerous Sweets

Food Blogger

A blog by a native Washingtonian who has eaten her way through the city for over 30 years. Now tackling all things sweet throughout D.C.!

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Winn Roberton


Winn Roberton in an Advanced Sommelier from Washington D.C.

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Katelyn Sornik

Gluten-free Baker

Kate Bakes is dedicated to bringing delicious vegan & gluten-free baked products to Washington, DC and beyond. Kate and her team create vegan & gluten-free baked protein bars, handmade in small batches with all natural and mostly organic ingredients.

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Christine Gasparich

Interior Decorator

Christine Alice Gasparich is a Boston based interior decorator. Her designs are classic, personal, and influenced by the natural world. Christine pairs vintage finds with chic and modern elements and believes that no room is complete without green plants and fresh flowers.

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Nicole Otchy

Personal Stylist

I’m Nicole Otchy: personal stylist and branding consultant.

I combine years of experience working in public relations, styling photo shoots, and working with individuals from all walks of life to discover their own personal style to bring you a unique and well-vetted perspective on the styling experience.

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Kyle Bantum


I’m an artist who believes art should be conversational, whether in meditation, public, or private. It is something we all do in some form it comes through us, it binds us, and I have grown to love all forms of its application. I am interested in the human figure in space and its adaptive relationship between it and self.

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Tiffany Griffin

Vegetarian Blogger

Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort.

Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet.

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Andrea Pollan


Andrea Pollan is a curator, gallerist, art consultant, writer and appraiser based in Washington, D.C. She has organized hundreds of exhibitions of contemporary art both regionally and nationally and has written numerous catalogs and exhibition brochures. She has managed a large corporate and several private collections.

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The New Diplomat's Wife

World Traveling Blogger

The plan was to become a diplomat myself, but I somehow ended up marrying one instead. Now we live around the globe, in two year increments at a time, and blog our stories as we go.

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Chris's Guide to Washington

Chris Abraham's Ultimate Food Guide to Washington

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Chris Abraham

Evangelist of all things digital media

The best food, beers and coffee. Dear travellers, join me on this journey! Thanks to our thriving diplomatic scene, Washington restaurants scene is a Mecca of international cuisine. We have great coffee and awesome food from all over the world, for every budget. These are my favorite restaurants and cafes in Washington.

  1. duck taco +Add

    Taqueria el Poblano

    Mexican food, like they do it in Mexico
  2. Homemade Crepe +Add

    Lyon Hall

    Modern French bistro
  3. 58/365 +Add

    Pho 75

    Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the DC area
  4. Old Ebbitt Grill +Add

    Old Ebbitt Grill

    Bar and grill to past presidents
  5. Boxcar Tavern, 244 7th Street SE +Add

    Boxcar Tavern

    British-style bar and restaurant
  6. Uploaded by Roxane +Add

    Bistrot Du Coin

    Old-world feel in Dupont Circle
    Locals' Pick
  7. Don't hate. +Add

    Seventh Hill Pizza

    Fresh, fire-baked pizza
  8. Hotel 'Tabard Inn,' 1739 +Add

    Tabard Inn

    A warm and casual elegance
    Locals' Pick