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[ 0 ] September 24, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 25-29

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 25-29

Monday, Sept. 25 Joggers and Lagers at Port City Brewing Company: Need an incentive to get yourself into (or back into) running? Craft beer might just be the answer. On Monday nights, Port City Brewing and Pacers Running team up for one, three and five-mile fun runs that leave the tasting room and circle through a nearby […]

[ 0 ] September 22, 2017

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening on 14th Street with free ice cream for all

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening on 14th Street with free ice cream for all

Even if you’ve never heard of Jeni Britton Bauer, you’ve probably tried her most famous ice cream flavor. The founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has been credited with creating salted caramel ice cream, a sweet and savory combination that’s been extensively replicated. “I started making it my first day in business [in the early 2000s],” Britton Bauer […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

U Street Music Hall’s new all-ages party welcomes even the youngest ravers

U Street Music Hall's new all-ages party welcomes even the youngest ravers

If you’ve spent weekends at Washington dance clubs since the early 2000s, you’ve probably found yourself dancing to DJs Stereo Faith and Meistro. Maybe you remember Stereo Faith dropping Britpop classics at the Black Cat, or Meistro keeping the Wonderland Ballroom’s dance floor buzzing until last call. This Sunday, though, Meistro (real name: Marc Meisnere) […]

[ 0 ] September 1, 2017

Washington’s second cidermaker is set to open this fall

Washington's second cidermaker is set to open this fall

The D.C. cider scene is set to expand this fall when Supreme Core cider moves into an industrial space near the National Arboretum. Co-founders Will Sullivan and Kyle Crosby, who used to work as consultants, have both been making their own cider for years. They actually met online on a forum for cidermakers, “where we were […]

[ 0 ] August 29, 2017

D.C.’s first winery opens in the Yards on Wednesday

D.C.'s first winery opens in the Yards on Wednesday

Before you ask: No, winemakers at District Winery don’t use their feet to crush grapes. “It’s a question I get all the time,” head winemaker Conor McCormack says. Instead, the complex — the District’s first winery, which opens in the Yards, a Southeast Washington neighborhood, on Wednesday  — relies on a complex system of crushers, extractors and towering […]

[ 0 ] August 23, 2017

This is my favorite vegetarian dish in D.C. right now

This is my favorite vegetarian dish in D.C. right now

I’m not quite ready to denounce meat, but the vegetarian wok-charred carrots at the Source has me seriously considering it. The dish, available as part of the restaurant’s dim-sum brunch on Saturdays, is made with carrots tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and grilled on a Japanese Binchotan grill. “We use Japanese oak charcoal, which […]

[ 0 ] August 21, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 21-25

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 21-25

Monday, Aug. 21 Solar eclipse viewing parties at multiple area locations: Washington won’t get a view of the total eclipse, but museums, restaurants and bars are hosting events with views of the partial solar eclipse. Expect the biggest crowds at the National Air and Space Museum, National Archives and National Zoo, where visitors can see the eclipse through special […]

[ 0 ] August 18, 2017

A Washington bar is offering cheap drinks every time Trump gets rid of a White House official

A Washington bar is offering cheap drinks every time Trump gets rid of a White House official

Things that only happen at bars in Washington: Wonks gathering at 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday to down cocktails while watching James B. Comey testify before a Senate committee. State of the Union drinking games complete with Jell-O shots. And now we can add “You’re Fired!” happy hours to the list. After word spread that President […]

[ 0 ] August 17, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Aug. 18-20

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Aug. 18-20

Friday, Aug. 18 A Night at the U Street Disco at U Street Music Hall: There’s some serious musical education on U Street on Friday. John “Jellybean” Benitez is one of the DJ world’s all-time greats, who got his start in New York City in the early ’80s, spinning at Studio 54 and Danceteria, before […]

[ 0 ] August 15, 2017

Anxo will tap the first ciders from its new production facility this weekend

Anxo

When Anxo opened its Brightwood Park cidery and tasting room in May, the major appeal was the promise of the traditional ciders being produced in-house.  Anxo has made ciders at its original location, in Truxton Circle, but they were a mere drop compared to the new 1,000-gallon fermenters in Brightwood Park. On Saturday, Anxo will tap the […]

[ 0 ] August 15, 2017

5 happy hours where you can still find $1 beers

Jimmy Valentine's

The most common complaint about Washington’s restaurant scene is the rising price of food and drink. Seven-dollar local craft beers and $12 cocktails have become the norm at some bars, which is why it can feel great to go out for happy hour and pay for your beers with change you found in the bottom of your […]

[ 0 ] August 9, 2017

5 bottomless brunch spots that actually have great menus

5 bottomless brunch spots that actually have great menus

A complimentary bread basket and free coffee refills? That’s cute, but it’s going to take a lot more than that to grab someone’s attention in Washington. The city’s brunch scene is robust, and weekend warriors have countless bottomless brunches and buffets to choose from. To help you pick the best out of the bunch, we looked […]

[ 0 ] August 9, 2017

Obelisk hopes to reopen this weekend after late July electrical fire

Obelisk hopes to reopen this weekend after late July electrical fire

Less than a year into her stewardship of Obelisk, the three-star Dupont Circle institution for refined Italian cooking, Esther Lee has learned the hard way that ownership has its drawbacks. A July 29 electrical fire has put her restaurant out of commission for 11 days. And counting. When she arrived at Obelisk on Saturday morning, […]

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017

This art exhibition will have augmented reality cocktails that shift before your eyes

This art exhibition will have augmented reality cocktails that shift before your eyes

When you look at Artechouse’s cocktail menu through your phone, words and images might leap off the page and swirl around. The exhibition around you could be visible inside your drink. It might even look like someone else is taking a sip. That’s the plan for the interactive art space’s upcoming augmented reality cocktail experience, […]

[ 0 ] August 1, 2017

The Hotlist: The best things to see, eat, drink and do in August

The Hotlist: The best things to see, eat, drink and do in August

Tiki Trail D.C., through Aug. 31 You shouldn’t need an excuse to drink tiki cocktails all month, but here’s a good one: Throughout August, eight D.C. cocktail bars, including Hogo, Archipelago and the Truxton Inn, are participating in D.C.’s first Tiki Trail bar crawl. Grab a passport from any participating location, and get stamps every […]