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[ 0 ] July 27, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of July 28-30

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of July 28-30

Friday, July 28 ‘Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems’ at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: For more than 25 years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been collecting hilarious and weird “found videotapes”: forgotten infomercials, unseen public access TV shows, 1980s video dating clips, vintage office and school training videos, and Jazzercise tapes donated to Goodwill. Then they […]

[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Trends come and go. But these dishes have been served in D.C. for as long as 82 years.

Trends come and go. But these dishes have been served in D.C. for as long as 82 years.

Chicken skin ice cream. Drinking vinegars. Bagel doughnuts. It seems everywhere you look there’s a wacky new food vying for your attention. On the other end of that spectrum are tried-and-true dishes that have stood the test of time. Take, for example, the following culinary stalwarts. These oldies but still goodies have been served in […]

[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 24-28

Loudoun County Fair

Monday, July 24 Loudoun County Fair opens: The Loudoun County Fair is basically everything a city slicker (or suburban dweller) could want: carnival rides and games; a demolition derby; goat showmanship and hopping competitions for rabbits; pie and corn-on-the-cob-eating contests; a professional rodeo with bull riding; a livestock obstacle course; petting zoos; a pig-kissing contest; live […]

[ 0 ] July 21, 2017

This brunch dish is having a moment in Washington. Here’s where to try it.

This brunch dish is having a moment in Washington. Here’s where to try it.

For those of you who crave something for breakfast that goes beyond the bacon and eggs, fear not: Shakshuka is popping up on menus across D.C. Though there are countless variations of the one-pan meal, the common components include tomato sauce, peppers and eggs, which all get baked together until the egg whites firm up, and the yolk remains […]

[ 0 ] July 21, 2017

Amid a heat wave, these beer bars are offering a taste of the holidays

Amid a heat wave, these beer bars are offering a taste of the holidays

As Washington basks in yet another heat wave, you’re probably wishing we could fast-forward through August and get right to fall. Three bars are trying to get you to feel like it’s already the holiday season. The Black Squirrel’s annual Christmas in July celebration, running throughout the month, features unseasonal draft selections, including Great Lakes […]

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of July 21-23

10 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of July 21-23

Friday, July 21 Belgian National Day: As Belgium marks 186 years of independence, bars around the area will celebrate with specials on Belgian (and Belgian-style) beers. Look for half-price bottles of Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Tilquin and Jester King at the Sovereign; tap takeovers featuring Duvel, Boulevard and Ommegang at Pizzeria Paradiso locations in Dupont Circle and Hyattsville; and half-price […]

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

10 summer date ideas that go beyond the typical outdoor movie or concert

10 summer date ideas that go beyond the typical outdoor movie or concert

For a first date, you could choose the hottest bar in town or the most romantic. But then you risk spending more time trying to get the bartender’s attention than getting to know each other. And if the sparks are lacking but the lighting is low, the setting can feel overly intimate. So it’s often […]

[ 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 17, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 17-21

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 17-21

Monday, July 17 Yappy Hour at Cantina Marina: Does your pup enjoy cold beer and gorgeous sunsets? Okay, probably not. But you can enjoy cold beer and a gorgeous sunset from the dockside bar at Cantina Marina while your dog socializes with other canines during Cantina’s monthly Yappy Hour, which benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance. […]

[ 0 ] July 14, 2017

These patios offer cold happy hour drinks without the crowds

The Betsy

Why waste a warm summer day standing in line outside Dacha or waiting to go up to the Brixton’s rooftop when you could be actually enjoying a cold drink in the sun? Here are a few favorite bars with patios that aren’t as well known, and might actually have open seats at happy hour. The […]

[ 0 ] July 13, 2017

11 things to do the weekend of July 14-16

Lotus Flower

Friday, July 14 Bastille Day: Washington loves celebrating France’s national holiday, and the fact that July 14 falls on a Friday should add extra joie de vivre to events across town. Le Diplomate opens early, at 10:30 a.m.; children can enjoy face painting and a balloon artist; adults get live accordion music, mime performances, special cocktails and […]

[ 0 ] July 13, 2017

The best true dive bars in the D.C. area

The best true dive bars in the D.C. area

When you’re knocking back cold bottles of Miller High Life at a dive bar, the place should feel as if time stood still somewhere in the 20th century. It might be 1947 or it might be 1977. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the temporal disorientation of the space: You shouldn’t know what decade it […]

[ 0 ] July 11, 2017

An ice cream sandwich made with chicken skin? Yes, and it’s actually pretty good.

An ice cream sandwich made with chicken skin? Yes, and it’s actually pretty good.

Bantam King’s fried-chicken-skin ice cream sandwich isn’t just the latest dessert to incorporate a savory ingredient. It’s a taunt to all those treats that thought they were so cool and adventurous for adding crumbles of maple bacon. “Ha! I laugh at your maple bacon, which is like adding candy to dessert!” the sandwich seems to […]

[ 0 ] July 11, 2017

Get your cold brew: Blue Bottle Coffee is now open in Georgetown

Get your cold brew: Blue Bottle Coffee is now open in Georgetown

In case a West Coaster you know hasn’t already mentioned it, Blue Bottle Coffee opened over the weekend in Georgetown. The California-based cafe and roaster, which also has locations in Tokyo and New York, is beloved for its fanatical commitment to quality beans and precise brewing methods. Roasters at Blue Bottle obsessively taste test coffee daily […]

[ 0 ] July 10, 2017

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 10-14

Del Campo

Monday, July 10 Charity off the Hook at Ivy City Smokehouse: This annual party is about chowing down for a good cause: Chefs from around the area, including Tony Kim (Momofuku), Jennifer Carroll (Requin) and Bobby Jones (The Point Crab House) come together to prepare their favorite seafood dishes at the Ivy City Smokehouse. Tickets […]