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[ 0 ] July 18, 2017

Behold the bagel doughnut, made with cream cheese, lox and everything spice

Behold the bagel doughnut, made with cream cheese, lox and everything spice

Reading the menu at B. Doughnut’s new Union Market stall, you may think two pages of a cookbook accidentally got stuck together. Bagel doughnuts? That can’t be right. In reality, the fusion is very deliberate. Brian Chanthapanya and his wife, Pin, spend up to 12 hours meticulously preparing the dough for these and other more […]

[ 0 ] July 7, 2017

The tacos at Spike Mendelsohn’s new Santa Rosa Taqueria are big, bold and saucy

The tacos at Spike Mendelsohn’s new Santa Rosa Taqueria are big, bold and saucy

“Top Chef” alum Spike Mendelsohn has a stake in burgers (Good Stuff Eatery), pizza (We, the Pizza) and clandestine cocktails (the Sheppard, a speakeasy). Last week, he added tacos to the list. Santa Rosa Taqueria is the chef’s latest concept, serving casual Mexican food in the Capitol Hill space formerly occupied by Bearnaise, a defunct […]

[ 0 ] July 6, 2017

Our favorite pools in the D.C. area, from extravagant hotels to free neighborhood gems

Our favorite pools in the D.C. area, from extravagant hotels to free neighborhood gems

Summer in Washington isn’t just hot. It’s a sticky, sweltering mess, so much so that a cold beer sometimes isn’t enough. A drink can cool you down a few degrees, but that’s nothing compared to the sweet sting of jumping into a pool. If you don’t have one at your place — or aren’t lucky […]

[ 0 ] June 16, 2017

This $3 falafel sandwich is one of the best cheap meals in Washington

This $3 falafel sandwich is one of the best cheap meals in Washington

How did you most recently spend $3? Your morning cup of coffee? A single macaron at Ladurée? A totally unsatisfying vending machine purchase? Here’s something better to consider for next time: The falafel sandwich at the recently opened Falafel Inc. in Georgetown. The neighborhood where money seems to disappear as easily as the air you exhale is […]

[ 0 ] June 15, 2017

9 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of June 16-18

9 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of June 16-18

Friday, June 16 D.C. JazzFest at Yards Park: The music is hard to miss when the D.C. Jazz Festival fires up its horns each spring. The three-day weekend extravaganza at Yards Park kicks off Friday with free performances by Ola Onabulé and Lori Williams. On Saturday and Sunday, performers include Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment and […]

[ 0 ] June 6, 2017

A ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar where you can drink Dothraquiris on the Iron Throne

A ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar where you can drink Dothraquiris on the Iron Throne

This summer, “Game of Thrones” fans will be able to dress up as their favorite characters, sit on a replica of the Iron Throne and swill a Scotch-and-sherry cocktail from a horn-shaped tankard. You know, just another Saturday night in Shaw. After pop-up bars dedicated to Christmas, “Stranger Things,” cherry blossoms and Super Mario, the […]

[ 0 ] May 26, 2017

The new Anxo cidery opens Saturday serving old-world ciders and Basque-style snacks

Anxo

Anxo opens its long-awaited Brightwood Park cider production facility and tasting room on Saturday. In addition to the 1,000-gallon stainless steel tanks and three Italian-wood casks, the space features a full bar and a kitchen serving Basque-style snacks. Customers can order ciders and craft beers from around the world, as well as draft cocktails, Spanish wine, vermouth and […]

[ 0 ] May 9, 2017

Dessert for breakfast: Yes, you can totally do it. Here’s where.

Dessert for breakfast: Yes, you can totally do it. Here’s where.

Bored by the same old breakfast day after day? Maybe it’s time for a morning meal that channels dessert. These aren’t necessarily dishes you’d want to eat all the time, but they’re just the splurge for a special occasion — say, Mother’s Day — or a routine meal you want to feel like a special occasion. […]

[ 0 ] May 4, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of May 5-7

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of May 5-7

Friday, May 5 Truckeroo at the Bullpen: Baseball’s offseason brought some changes to Half Street SE: The Fairgrounds, the large open-air venue across from the Navy Yard metro, has reverted to its original name of the Bullpen and is about half the size, thanks to a new building in progress. But some things remain constant, […]

[ 0 ] May 4, 2017

8 beer festivals, tappings and parties to quench your thirst in May

8 beer festivals, tappings and parties to quench your thirst in May

May is a weird month for the Washington area’s beer scene, falling between two of the biggest events of the year: the Craft Brewers Conference, which ended in mid-April, and the Savor Festival, which takes place June 2 and 3. But it’s still a banner month for festivals, especially outside of the city, and sees […]

[ 0 ] May 4, 2017

Non-Vietnamese food is popping up at Eden Center. Is this a sign of things to come?

Non-Vietnamese food is popping up at Eden Center. Is this a sign of things to come?

To the first wave of refu­gees who fled South Vietnam in the 1970s, the Eden Center has never been just a place to share a drink, get a haircut or order a warming bowl of noodle soup. It’s a bricks-and-mortar eulogy to the past, to war heroes, to a country that hasn’t existed for more […]

[ 0 ] May 3, 2017

These are Tom Sietsema’s top 10 new restaurants in Washington

These are Tom Sietsema's top 10 new restaurants in Washington

For the second time, Post food critic Tom Sietsema has included a list of his top 10 new restaurants in his Spring Dining Guide. “It was tough to keep the ‘best new’ list to just 10 restaurants this year,” Sietsema says. “To make the cut, a restaurant had to be cooking something special, adding value to […]

[ 0 ] May 3, 2017

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Washington

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Washington

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday, commemorating a battle victory over France in 1862. In the United States, it has become a celebration of Mexican American culture and food, especially when it comes to such crowd-pleasers as tacos, beer and margaritas. If you’re looking to embrace the spirit of the festive day, […]

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017

Dera Restaurant: A trailblazing and terrific Pakistani eatery

Dera Restaurant: A trailblazing and terrific Pakistani eatery

Chicken bihari kebab is one of several grilled rewards awaiting the diner who ventures beyond Dera’s popular buffet. (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)If there’s a Little Karachi — maybe it should be called Little Lahore, to satisfy the ear’s desire for alliteration? — in the Washington region, it might be here in […]

[ 0 ] April 21, 2017

Nashville standouts Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham have some stories to tell

Nashville standouts Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham have some stories to tell

In Nashville, good songwriting requires great storytelling. So when Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham — two of the finest singer-songwriters currently working in country music — share a bill at the Hamilton on Sunday night, expect plot twists every bit as juicy as whatever’s airing on HBO. Clark continues to tour behind her rich 2016 […]