Grown Local, Printed Fresh. Washington DC’s Best New Dining Guide

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NOW Guides DC, the Washington area's preferred visitors publication will debut their First Annual Foodie Issue with December. Lead by their new editor Danny Harris, NOW will dive into the creative culinary world that is our Nation's Capital.

The Capital region’s most vibrant insider’s guide to the area’s best restaurants, shops, attractions and to-see-and-do activities, NOW Guides D.C., is proud to announce the publication of their First Annual Foodie Issue. Offering still the valuable visitor information of the traditional NOW Guide, the First Annual Foodie Issue extends coverage into the flourishing Washington D.C. food scene. The NOW Foodie Issue is set to start serving visitors at more than 170 key distribution points across the D.C. metro area this December.

What’s inside? The NOW Foodie Issue will possess an in-depth look at the hottest restaurants and include special sections such as: Chef Spotlights, highlights of local wineries’ best and boldest wines, Cook it NOW: Favorite D.C. recipes, reviews and much more. This fresh, insider’s approach to the NOW Visitor Guides is lead by a new editor, Danny Harris. Danny is a former analyst with the US Treasury Department where he helped fight against terrorist financing efforts, turned D.C.-based storyteller and folklorist. In September 2009, he launched People's District (, a website that aims to share the incredible diversity of stories from around the District. The Washington Post calls him "a modern day Studs Turkel" and his work has been featured in, among others, the New York Times, NPR, and in other local, national, and international publications. The team at NOW Guides is thrilled to welcome such a bright, talented and creative member to their team.

For more information regarding the upcoming NOW Foodie Issue or for inclusion, please email: info(at)essentialmediapartners(dot)com.

About Essential Media Partners:
Founded in 2004, Essential Media Partners (EMP) is a boutique destination marketing & publishing firm headquartered in midtown Washington, D.C. EMP specializes in providing digital media, advertising sales and custom publication services to Destination Marketing Organizations and the Travel and Tourism Industry. Some of EMP clients include The National Football League, The Smithsonian Institution, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tours as well as an increasingly popular suite of in-house visitor publications, the NOW brand. NOW Washington D.C. offers District visitors a fresh insider’s look at the area’s best restaurants, shops, attractions and to-see-and-do activities. For more information regarding EMPowering your destination, please visit


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