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[ 0 ] November 22, 2017

Forget CrossFit: Competitive ax-throwing has officially come to D.C.

Bad Axe

There’s something immensely satisfying about the thud and thwack a four-pound ax makes when it loops through the air and  sticks onto a piece of wood. Especially when it’s a bull’s eye. Ax throwing, long a sport of choice for lumberjacks and Canadians, could become Washington’s new blowing-off-steam activity of choice, with multiple ax-throwing venues […]

[ 0 ] November 22, 2017

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Thanksgiving weekend

Seasons Greetings

Holiday happenings: Here’s the best of the season. Out for a shopping spree? Break for a bite at these restaurants. Thanksgiving dining: Where to eat out and grab takeout. Wednesday, Nov. 22 ‘The Last Waltz’ at Boundary Stone: In what has become an annual Thanksgiving Eve tradition, Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone puts the Martin Scorsese documentary “The Last […]

[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

Everything is cooked over an open hearth at this new D.C. restaurant

Everything is cooked over an open hearth at this new D.C. restaurant

Everything will be cooked over an open hearth at Maydan, a restaurant opening Tuesday in the Manhattan Laundry complex. The building on Florida Avenue NW, once a service center for street cars in the late 1800s, had a steel structure from an old steam shaft. It’s been repurposed as the exhaust system for the massive hearth. That exhaust hood is giant, […]

[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

The best holiday events in the Washington area

Tudor Place

It’s been a long year. Let’s get festive! Seasonal rejuvenation might mean escaping into a big musical like “An American in Paris” at the Kennedy Center or crafting holiday decorations in Georgetown or Brentwood. Performance touchstones abound (hallelujah) — comforting soul food to start the winter and fortify group outings. Washington Post critics offer guidance […]

[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

Going shopping? Here’s where to eat near Washington’s retail hubs.

Going shopping? Here’s where to eat near Washington’s retail hubs.

If you’re going to gift-shop till you drop, make sure it’s not from hunger. For dishes that are a step up from the typical food-court offerings, head to these restaurants — all at different price points — near Washington’s shopping hubs. Tysons Galleria After you’ve maxed out your credit card, be kind to your wallet […]

[ 0 ] November 20, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 20-24

Miracle on Seventh

Monday, Nov. 20 The Bridge Concert Series: Pioneering Emcees, Vol. 1 at the Kennedy Center: The performers at the Kennedy Center’s Hip-Hop Culture concert might not be household names, but they helped shape the music into an art form. Consider this a musical history lesson: Spoonie Gee began recording gangsta-tinged hip-hop in the late 1970s, Queen […]

[ 0 ] November 17, 2017

A Stormtrooper checks your ID at this new ‘Star Wars’-themed pop-up bar

Dark Side Bar

I’ve never had a Stormtrooper check my ID before I could enter a bar — and you probably haven’t either, unless you’ve hung out in Mos Eisley. But that was the case on opening night at D.C.’s Dark Side Bar, a new “Star Wars”-inspired pop-up that also opened locations in Lower Manhattan and inside Hollywood’s historic […]

[ 0 ] November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving dining in the D.C. area: Where to eat out, grab takeout and pick up dessert

Thanksgiving dining in the D.C. area: Where to eat out, grab takeout and pick up dessert

Thanksgiving is a chance to reflect on the things and people you’re grateful for. It can also be a chance to freak out about the stresses of meal planning, coordinating schedules and inescapable time with family. For those looking to alleviate some of the burden that comes with the holiday, here’s a guide to outsourcing […]

[ 0 ] November 16, 2017

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 17-19

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 17-19

Friday, Nov. 17 Grand opening of the Museum of the Bible: Washington’s newest museum is a $500 million, 430,000-square-foot facility telling the story of the Bible, using recreations of ancient villages, immersive films, theme park-style rides and a garden of biblical plants. All time-entry tickets for opening weekend have been reserved, but the museum will allow […]

[ 0 ] November 15, 2017

What beats the usual happy hour? Bars with skee-ball, arcade and virtual reality games.

Bar Elena

How do you take happy hour up a level? Try blasting a few virtual-reality zombies to bits before grabbing a cocktail. Here are our favorite spots for pinball, arcade games and beers, including newcomers Augment Arcade and Bar Elena. Augment Arcade Flash is one of D.C.’s best dance clubs, but if you visit the Shaw nightspot on […]

[ 0 ] November 14, 2017

5 falafel shops you’ve been overlooking in D.C.

5 falafel shops you’ve been overlooking in D.C.

Filling and inexpensive, falafel sandwiches are satisfying without weighing you down. The vegetarian-friendly, Middle Eastern staple is traditionally made with a blend of ground chickpeas and herbs, often topped with fresh or pickled vegetables and tahini sauce. In D.C., you can find it at such well-known spots as Amsterdam Falafelshop, Cava and Halal Guys. But you can also get […]

[ 0 ] November 13, 2017

What to expect at Manna and Milk & Honey, the eateries at the new Museum of the Bible

What to expect at Manna and Milk & Honey, the eateries at the new Museum of the Bible

Ellen Kassoff Gray admits that she and her husband, Todd, love getting geeky when it comes to food history. It’s one of the reasons the couple was interested in developing dishes for the Museum of the Bible’s two dining concepts. Ellen, who lived in Israel during the ’80s and has long been inspired by the […]

[ 0 ] November 13, 2017

12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 13-17

Beaujolais Nouveau

Monday, Nov. 13 ‘Meet the Press’ Film Festival at Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema: “Meet the Press” and the American Film Institute present this inaugural film festival featuring 16 short political documentaries organized by themes such as the opioid epidemic, life after prison and immigration. Among the films: “Knife Skills,” about a Cleveland restaurant staffed by […]

[ 0 ] November 10, 2017

Skate right up to the bar at the Watergate Hotel’s new rooftop ice rink

Watergate Hotel

The Washington area has impressive outdoor ice skating rinks. But no facility in the region can match the views from the temporary rink atop the Watergate Hotel. Opening Nov. 16, the rink lets skaters enjoy sweeping views along the Potomac River, from the Air Force Memorial to the spires of Georgetown University, in addition to feeling […]

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 10-12

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 10-12

Friday, Nov. 10 The Emporiyum at Union Market: If small-batch bitters and bone broth are routinely on your shopping list, don’t miss the Emporiyum, an indie food marketplace. The event brings together more than 100 vendors and chefs, including local favorites and out-of-towners. The District’s own Toli Moli will be there with falooda (Burmese layered dessert […]