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[ 0 ] February 23, 2018

Two pop-up dumpling shops to check out this weekend

Laoban Dumplings

Wontons, pierogi, mandu: Dumplings come in all forms in Washington. Two dumpling-focused eateries are hosting pop-ups in D.C. Here’s everything you need to know about the newcomers. [A guide to Washington’s most delicious dumplings] Dorjee Momo at Bullfrog Bagels Chef Dorjee Tsering has a story that’s fit for a movie: Born in Tibet, he spent […]

[ 0 ] February 22, 2018

Cocktail garnishes are a waste. These bartenders want to do something about it.

Cocktail garnishes are a waste. These bartenders want to do something about it.

When people talk about “food waste,” they’re usually referring to food that’s thrown away by farms, grocery stores, restaurants, even home cooks. But an increasing number of bars are also thinking about sustainability, and the next wave in the movement is actually shaping up in your glass — or right on top of it. For bartenders, […]

[ 0 ] February 22, 2018

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 23-25

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 23-25

Friday, Feb. 23 Tributes to Buck Hill at Westminster Church: Buck Hill was one of the Washington jazz scene’s all-time greats, with a robust, buoyant tone and gorgeous melodicism on tenor saxophone. He recorded with Charlie Byrd and Shirley Horn, and played with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, both of whom reputedly tried to get him […]

[ 0 ] February 20, 2018

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 20-23

9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 20-23

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Sours Week at the Partisan: Sour beers continue to grow in popularity year-on-year, but you don’t have to tell that to the folks at the Partisan, who are hosting their sixth annual Sour Week at the Penn Quarter restaurant and bar. It’s an excuse for beer director Greg Engert to put some […]

[ 0 ] February 16, 2018

8 places to see free movies around D.C. when you’re too broke to buy tickets

8 places to see free movies around D.C. when you're too broke to buy tickets

Cinephiles in Washington have no shortage of movie-viewing options, from Imax screens at the Smithsonian to film festivals at AFI Silver Theatre to the intimate screening rooms at Atlantic Plumbing. But shelling out $13 to $15 every time you want to see a flick can leave an Orson Welles-size dent in your wallet. Thankfully, there’s […]

[ 0 ] February 15, 2018

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Presidents’ Day weekend

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Presidents' Day weekend

Friday, Feb. 16 Love Thy Beer: Winter Warmer Showcase at the Silver Spring Civic Center: This annual festival, run by the Brewers Association of Maryland, focuses on seasonal beers — it’s heavy on stouts, porters, barley wines and barrel-aged offerings — but features a wide selection of brewers from across the Old Line State, including […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

They don’t make bars like Hank Dietle’s Tavern anymore

Hank Dietle's

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, a rough-and-tumble Rockville dive bar that holds the oldest liquor license in Montgomery County, was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a blaze that Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer attributed to “discarded smoking materials” on the front porch. The photos of the blackened building […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

Where to celebrate Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday around D.C.

Where to celebrate Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday around D.C.

Frederick Douglass was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Although the abolitionist and author lived in New York and Massachusetts after escaping slavery, he spent the last years of his life in Washington, serving as a U.S. Marshal and the city’s recorder of deeds, and living at a 15-acre estate in Anacostia named Cedar Hill. It […]

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

A ‘Black Panther’ pop-up bar is coming to D.C. this weekend

Demont Pinder

How much of a cultural phenomenon is “Black Panther”? It’s getting its own pop-up bar before the movie hits theaters. Enter Wakanda, a bar inspired by the highly anticipated film, is taking over the Red Lounge near 14th and U streets NW from Thursday through Sunday, with DJs, themed cocktails and “interactive experiences,” including displays […]

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

Where to find free king cake for Mardi Gras, plus other ways to celebrate around D.C.

Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras, which, if you’re in New Orleans, means parades, beads, king cake and jubilant, brassy music. Looking for the Mardi Gras spirit in the D.C. area? Try one of these Tuesday parties. Free king cake at Franklin Square: If you work downtown, the state of Louisiana wants to get the party started before […]

[ 0 ] February 12, 2018

14 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 12-16

14 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 12-16

Monday, Feb. 12 Noel Gallagher at the Anthem: Since Noel Gallagher quit Oasis in 2009 after yet another fight with his brother, Liam, his puckish, controversy-courting remarks have made more headlines than his music — alt-rock that picks up where Oasis left off — which is to say, heavy with homage to his idols. He has described […]

[ 0 ] February 9, 2018

You can take a tour of Tudor Place for a dollar right now

Tudor Place

Designed by the same architect as the U.S. Capitol and home to more artifacts and memorabilia relating to George and Martha Washington than anywhere outside of Mount Vernon, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is a worthy destination for American history buffs. But the 5 1/2-acre Georgetown estate often gets lost amid Washington’s historical sites. […]

[ 0 ] February 8, 2018

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 9-11

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 9-11

Friday, Feb. 9 Seeing Deeper: ‘Rogue One’ and  ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Washington National Cathedral: At this point, it feels like outdoor-movie season ended years ago. Recapture some of those “Screen on the Green” vibes inside Washington National Cathedral, where the ongoing Seeing Deeper series is inviting movie fans to bring blankets and […]

[ 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 5, 2018

12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 5-9

12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 5-9

Monday, Feb. 5 ‘Natural Mystic: A Poetic Celebration of Reggae’ at the Folger Theatre: On the day before Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday, award-winning poets Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair pay tribute with an evening of readings inspired by Marley and reggae music. 7:30 p.m. $15. Tuesday, Feb. 6 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the […]