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[ 0 ] February 7, 2018

This blue cocktail tastes like vacation in a glass. You may be seeing more of it soon.

Blue cocktails

Torrence Swain has a talent for making new cocktails with fresh ingredients. So when Swain, the head bartender at Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel who’s one of D.C.’s top mixologists, starts talking about spirits that he thinks will take off this year, you listen. Even if he says the words “blue curacao.” Blue curacao — […]

[ 0 ] February 2, 2018

Break out of a dining rut: 10 D.C. restaurants that opened in January

Break out of a dining rut: 10 D.C. restaurants that opened in January

It’s a new year, and if one of your resolutions is to try new restaurants, this month is already going to provide you with plenty of fodder. Here’s a roundup of the notable openings, as well as some closings: Openings Bluestone Lane: The Australian chain serves coffee and cafe fare. 1100 23rd St. NW. Chloe: Haidar Karoum, […]

[ 0 ] February 1, 2018

11 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 2-4

11 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 2-4

Friday, Feb. 2 Rose McGowan at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium: Actress-turned-#MeToo-activist Rose McGowan heads to the Jack Morton Auditorium for a talk presented by George Washington University and Politics and Prose bookstore about her new book, “Brave.”  Described as part-memoir and part-manifesto, “Brave” delves into McGowan’s childhood in the Children of God cult, […]

[ 0 ] January 31, 2018

Should you order Pizza Hut, Domino’s or Papa John’s? Our blind taste test picks a winner.

Should you order Pizza Hut, Domino’s or Papa John’s? Our blind taste test picks a winner.

Everyone knows local pizza spots are better than national delivery chains. But chains have massive marketing power, numerous locations and the unbeatable convenience of delivering to your house. That’s why hungry diners continue to turn to Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Domino’s when the craving strikes. (Though one has recently stirred up controversy: Papa John’s founder and former chief executive John Schnatter […]

[ 0 ] January 29, 2018

12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2

12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Monday, Jan. 29 ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ at the Salt Line: Salt Line chef Kyle Bailey joins chef Barton Seaver, the author of the new book “American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea,” at the Capitol Riverfront restaurant for an evening celebrating American aquaculture. Tickets include raw oysters, seafood hors […]

[ 0 ] January 23, 2018

Every animal lover’s dream: This zoo lets you pet penguins

Every animal lover's dream: This zoo lets you pet penguins

On a recent Monday afternoon, I was crouching on the floor of the Maryland Zoo, carefully stroking the feathers of a 2-year-old African penguin named Eddie. Then I felt something behind me. I swiveled around and found another penguin, Hope, tugging at my jacket’s brass buttons. Meanwhile, Eddie was trying to grab my jacket’s front zipper. No wonder penguins almost […]

[ 0 ] January 22, 2018

Shutdown specials: Where to find free beer, cheap food and extended happy hour

Shutdown specials: Where to find free beer, cheap food and extended happy hour

Whenever the Washington area’s major employer closes — say, during a snowstorm or a government shutdown — local bars and restaurants swing into action, offering free or discounted food and drinks for federal employees. Of course, some deals are better than others. Here’s our guide to the best shutdown specials. Capitol Lounge: The Hill staffer […]

[ 0 ] January 17, 2018

This cheesy, spicy Buffalo chicken pizza is everything we crave in one beautiful pie

This cheesy, spicy Buffalo chicken pizza is everything we crave in one beautiful pie

The wings that started it all seem almost passe these days when you can choose from Buffalo chicken mac-and-cheese, Buffalo chicken sandwiches and Buffalo chicken empanadas. And of course, there’s the pizza. Props to whoever first thought to combine one drunk food with another, resulting in a sublimely spicy, cheesy hybrid perfect for a night out […]

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 16-19

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 16-19

Tuesday, Jan. 16 ‘Stranger-er Things': Live scoring at Union Stage: Half the fun of Netflix’s ’80s nostalgia bomb “Stranger Things” is its soundtrack. The synthesizer epics by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein evoke memories of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream scores like a bite of Proust’s madeleine (or Eggo waffle, as it were). With that […]

[ 0 ] January 12, 2018

Taylor Gourmet’s latest sandwich tastes like a Philly cheesesteak disguised as a burger

Taylor Gourmet's latest sandwich tastes like a Philly cheesesteak disguised as a burger

The sandwich has all the hallmarks of a classic griddle burger — two beef patties, lettuce, American cheese and, of course, a special sauce — but I couldn’t get two words out of my head the entire time I was wolfing down the new SP Double Stack ($7.99) at Taylor Gourmet: Philly cheesesteak. It was the onions, chopped into […]

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018

It’s not just you: Restaurant menus really are confusing

It’s not just you: Restaurant menus really are confusing

We all know the feeling. You’re at a restaurant deciding what to order when you start to wonder about a description on the menu. You might subtly Google it, or maybe you’re bold enough to ask the waiter what that thing means. But chances are, you just move on to something you recognize and order it […]

[ 0 ] January 4, 2018

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Jan. 5-7

Elvis' Birthday Fight Club

Friday, Jan. 5 Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club at GALA Hispanic Theatre: The surreal “fight club” features no-holds-barred brawls so comical and choreographed they would put the WWE to shame. This year’s matchups are a secret, but previous bouts have included Vladimir Putin vs. a unicorn, Martha Stewart vs. the Swedish Chef, and Redskins owner Daniel […]

[ 0 ] January 1, 2018

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 1-5

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 1-5

Monday, Jan. 1 Barrely 2018 Hog Roast at Jack Rose: You might be feeling a little worse for wear after New Year’s Eve. Jack Rose is going to help get you through it. Beginning at 3 p.m., the Adams Morgan bourbon bar is hosting a pig roast on its rooftop deck, and $15 gets you a […]

[ 0 ] December 29, 2017

8 new restaurants to try around Washington

8 new restaurants to try around Washington

With so many restaurant options in the Washington area, it’s a good idea to gather some intel: Here are eight spots, recently vetted by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, that are worth a try. Primrose Ready your Instagram before stepping into this Brookland wine bar from restaurateur Sebastian Zutant and his wife, designer Lauren […]

[ 0 ] December 26, 2017

8 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Dec. 26-29

The Roots

Tuesday, Dec. 26 Anacostia Community Museum Kwanzaa Celebration: The Anacostia Community Museum’s Kwanzaa program features three days of family-friendly activities, including traditional storytelling, music and arts and crafts. The Melvin Deal African Heritage Drummers and Dancers, a venerable Washington institution, performs a Kwanzaa concert at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Through Thursday. Locations and times vary. […]