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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 21, 2017

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 22-24

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 22-24

Friday, Sept. 22 Anniversary party at Echostage: Over the last five years, Echostage has welcomed a who’s who of electronic dance music — Tiesto, David Guetta, the Chainsmokers, Avicii — to the cavernous nightspot on Queen’s Chapel Road NE, where clubbers party as lasers shoot overhead and abstract designs appear on huge LED screens. To celebrate […]

[ 0 ] September 20, 2017

Budweiser and Lyft will give you a free ride this weekend. Here’s how to get one.

Budweiser and Lyft will give you a free ride this weekend. Here's how to get one.

Need a ride to meet your friends at a bar this weekend? Budweiser and Lyft want to hook you up, thanks to a new program offering $20 worth of free round-trip Lyft rides every weekend for the rest of the year. The deal, offered in nine states and the D.C. area as part of the […]

[ 0 ] September 19, 2017

Shaw’s latest pop-up bar: a nightmare on Seventh Street

Brains

After a year of pop-ups featuring Christmas sweaters, cherry-blossom petals and the Iron Throne, Drink Company’s trio of ever-changing bars on Seventh Street in Shaw is taking a decidedly darker turn. P.U.B. Dread, which will be open for the entire month of October, features rooms transformed into a haunted forest out of a creepy slasher […]

[ 0 ] September 19, 2017

This new cafe near Scott Circle serves southern classics for less than $10

This new cafe near Scott Circle serves southern classics for less than $10

With the recent opening of Lil’B, Scott Circle just got an uptick in southern charm. The new cafe — adjoined to the Darcy Hotel — comes from New Orleans native and celebrity chef David Guas, who also owns Bayou Bakery in Arlington. A glass display case is stocked with glistening croissants in such flavors as baklava […]

[ 0 ] September 19, 2017

D.C. restaurants are selling tropical cocktails to raise money for hurricane relief

D.C. restaurants are selling tropical cocktails to raise money for hurricane relief

For Jill Tyler, the co-owner and service director of Tail Up Goat, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands was intensely personal and all too familiar. In the summer of 1989, Tyler’s family moved to St. Thomas, where her parents live. Not long afterward, Hurricane Hugo hit the islands. “Our roof peeled away […]

[ 0 ] September 17, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 18-22

Echostage

Monday, Sept. 18 ‘Titus Andronicus’ at the Folger Theatre: The Folger Library’s Elizabethan-styled theater is the dramatic setting for a screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of this gory Shakespeare tragedy, live from Stratford-upon-Avon. 7 p.m. $20. Randy Newman at the Birchmere: Last month, singer-songwriter Randy Newman released his first album in nine years, […]

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

14 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 15-17

14 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 15-17

Friday, Sept. 15 Go West Beer Fest at Eastern Market: One of the city’s best small beer festivals is a joint effort among the state societies of Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The draw is a taste of home: These host states’ beers aren’t often sold in D.C., such as Alaskan Brewing or Missoula, Mont.,’s […]

[ 0 ] September 12, 2017

Beer gardens, polka bands and pig roasts: How to celebrate Oktoberfest around D.C.

Beer gardens, polka bands and pig roasts: How to celebrate Oktoberfest around D.C.

If you love beer, bratwursts and accordions, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Munich’s Oktoberfest begins Saturday, and bars and beer gardens across the Washington region will join in the famous celebration by tapping traditional beers and hosting German bands and dancers over the next few weeks. Admission is free to all events below, […]

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

This everything-bagel-spice pizza is the cure for your boring brunch routine

This everything-bagel-spice pizza is the cure for your boring brunch routine

Chefs come up with the darnedest things. While sitting in the Alta Strada office with a colleague, chef de cuisine Sarah Ravitz polled the room, “What would you want for breakfast if we could have anything?” The answer: everything-bagel-spice pizza, naturally. Available only at weekend brunch, the dish hit the menu at the beginning of […]

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 11-15

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 11-15

Monday, Sept. 11 Big Boi at the Fillmore: “They wanna know what’s going on in the South,” declaims Big Boi on his new album, “Boomiverse.” Whoever they are, they’ve come to the right place, since the Atlanta rapper has been reporting on just that for 25 years, first with OutKast and, since 2010, as a […]

[ 0 ] September 8, 2017

The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

For the past two years, the D.C. food scene has been abuzz with news that Nobu is coming, Nobu is coming. Well, Nobu is here. Finally. Friday at 10 a.m., the West End outpost (2525 M St. NW) of the acclaimed international chain will begin taking reservations for a Sept. 12 opening. This marks the 38th location […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 8-10

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Sept. 8-10

Friday, Sept. 8 Awesome Sommerfest at the Goethe-Institut: No, it’s not Oktoberfest yet. It’s Sommerfest. The German cultural institute’s end-of-summer open house includes free German lessons, karaoke in German and English, adult crafting, a screening of German short films and, in a nod to the locals, local garage rock and noise-pop bands the Foul Swoops and […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

The best places to sip rosé sangria before summer is over

The best places to sip rosé sangria before summer is over

The beauty of sangria — a Spanish punch most commonly made with wine, fruit and brandy — is that anything goes. “There’s no master sangria recipe,” says Javier Candon, proprietor of Joselito near Eastern Market. “It was invented by taking red wine, opening your cabinet and seeing what liquors you had and putting whatever you wanted […]