Going Out Guide: Misc


Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Is 45 minutes too long to wait for delivery food?

“I go to New York, I order food, it’s at my door in 10 to 15 minutes. O.K.?” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told the New York Times on Sunday. “In Washington,” she said, “there isn’t a place I call where it doesn’t take 45 minutes.”

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Where to watch Sunday’s Redskins playoff game

Do you remember where you watched the game the last time the Redskins hosted a playoff game?

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/31/2012

How to get around on New Year’s Eve

The toughest part about New Year’s Eve isn’t getting a drink from the overworked bartender; it’s getting home after the ball has dropped and the confetti has fallen.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Happy, singing Redskins fans react to last night’s win over the Dallas Cowboys

We all react to victory in different ways. Hand-clasps and high-fives work for some, while only a full-on kiss on the lips while wearing a Robert Griffin III jersey will do for others.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The “Before I Die” wall, a new Chuck Brown mural and other highlights of 2012 in street art

New murals and exhibitions made D.C. streets more colorful.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Your weekend agenda: ‘The Hobbit,’ Grump indie market and 3 Star Brewery’s holiday bash

Don’t miss the weekend’s best films, parties and holiday events.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball, Peace Ball return for 2013

Two successful soirees from 2009 return, one with a hefty ticket price.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Weekend escapes for those suffering from early-onset holiday madness

The best events offer a respite from the holiday madness.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Misc., Museums

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012

PSA: Send us your inaugural parties and events!

The Going Out Guide is rounding up the weekend’s best balls, bashes and nightlife.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Readers chose the D.C. area’s best coffee shop. And the winner is ...

Shaw’s Blind Dog Cafe soaks up the love in last week’s reader poll.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Better pregnancy gossip: Kate Middleton or panda?

This being Washington, we had to wonder.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/29/2012

This weekend: ice skating with a waterfront view, explosive art and Swedish Holiday Bazaar

Lighted boats, an explosive holiday and more.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Maura Judkis  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday, Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012

So how’s the new Matchbox on 14th Street looking?

The popular pizzeria’s fourth D.C. area location opens Nov. 30 with seating for 250 and 25 beers on tap.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Free manicures at the Fridge this weekend from street artist Decoy

For her nail-themed exhibit, the artist will offer free hand-lettered nail polish sessions after an artist talk.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 11/13/2012

2012 Beaujolais pickings were slim, but that won’t put a damper on Nouveau parties

Sip the young, light bodied wine to celebrate the 2012 vintage.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:52 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc., Events

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/13/2012

New to D.C. startup asks: are you experienced?

With ‘Intro to Espionage’ and more, SideTour aims to offer customers experiences, not tours.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012

C. Wonder opens in Tysons Corner Center

While women’s fashion and home decor are the calling cards of C. Wonder, they have expanded into what you might call “prep tech,” accessories for electronics made of squishy silicone in Palm Beach shades of kelly green and fuchsia.

By Jura Koncius  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Union Market now open five days a week

The market’s new hours are Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Got Plans? recap: The questions we didn't answer

We have the details on holiday-esque happy hours and what to do with Mom

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Post-election retail therapy, anyone? Four fashion events for style seekers

Just ahead of the holidays, C.Wonder and Warby Parker plan D.C. events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Eight ways to escape Election Day insanity

It’s okay to admit you’d rather see Sigourney Weaver kill aliens than watch election returns roll in.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Hurricane Sandy closings and cancellations for Tuesday [Updated post]

It’s far from business as usual in the D.C. area today, but more than a handful of local bars, restaurants and stores are giving it a go.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:15 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Hunkering down for Sandy, beyond bread, milk and toilet paper

Beer, takeout, books, movies and more to prepare for the Frankenstorm.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Marine Corps Marathon weekend: What to know

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012

“Nuts About the Nats” vs. “Orioles Magic”

Will the Nats and O’s win and advance tonight? We’ll find out soon. For now, let’s debate who has a better theme song.

By Brandon Weigel and Alex Baldinger  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Enjoy the best java huts in D.C. and free coffee at McDonald’s for National Coffee Day

Set up at one of the places on our list of the D.C. area’s best coffee shops.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:49 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Are the Nationals about to let Teddy win?

The Nationals beloved racing president is stepping up public appearances before next week’s season finale.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Win tickets to ‘Fly’ in today’s Got Plans? chat

Tell us how you’d like to say goodbye to summer and you could win tickets to see ‘Fly’ at Ford’s Theatre.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Turkish coffee, on the house today in D.C.

A mobile coffee station might be headed your way.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/14/2012

H Street: Before this weekend’s festival, a look back in photos

Ahead of Saturday’s festivities along H Street Northeast, the Going Out Gurus searched the archives for photos of a neighborhood in transition.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Misc.

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Take your pick: Five apple orchards with pick-your-own Cortlands, Fujis and Staymans to spare

At most local orchards, late summer apples are plentiful while other varieties are still ripening.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Recapping Fashion’s Night Out in photos

Hundreds of dapper gentlemen and stylish ladies in five-inch heels hit Georgetown and Alexandria last night for D.C.’s third Fashion’s Night Out.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012

The White House releases recipes for Honey Porter and Honey Ale

Find out how to brew your own batch of White House Honey Porter.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Chris Cooley’s art on permanent display in Leesburg

Cooley will be sorely missed, but even though fans can’t see him play with the Redskins anymore, they can still appreciate his artwork at the Cooley Gallery.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Readers respond to the Weekend section’s Cleveland Park neighborhood guide

We picked our favorite places along the Connecticut Avenue commercial strip; how do you think we did?

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/21/2012

So what exactly is in the White House beer?

Users of Reddit filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Restaurants get a redesign in Going Out Guide

We’ve added restaurant menus and added larger photos and maps to help you check out the scene before you go.

By Going Out Guide  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Virginia wine country: Nine reasons to visit now

Craft the perfect fall day trip with these ready-made itineraries for tastings amid great views.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Misc.

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Winery-hopping? Where to take a bike tour, dine, and go rustic at a market

A bike tour, organic market and burger joint are new on the scene.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Misc.

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Weekend Update: ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ ‘The Campaign’ and what to do with out-of-camp kids

The kids are out of camp but have a few weeks before going back to school. What’s a parent to do?

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Washington architecture: More than monuments

A glimpse of the styles, events, elements and people that give Washington its singular look.

By Michael O’Sullivan and Stephanie Merry  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Join the Gurus for a cornhole tournament and happy hour at Penn Social on Aug. 10

Readers chose the illustrious parking lot pastime of beanbag tossing as the featured event of the No-Sweat Olympics. The competition will, of course, include drink specials.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Compete for Olympic glory with the Going Out Gurus

Want to medal in Skee-ball or darts? The no-sweat Olympics are your chance to claim your spot on the podium without having to diet, train or possess an athletic disposition.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/20/2012

D.C.’s frozen drinks, spraygrounds, getaways and more ways to beat the heat

By Weekend staff  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Weekend update: Veggie Eats

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Weekend update: Plan your summer

The best events for July, August and September.

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Take advantage of the health-care ruling

Eating your weight in wings just got a lot less stressful.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:23 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Weekend update: Lighthouses!

Whether guiding ships or illuminating beautiful coastlines, here are 11 worth visiting.

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:06 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Weekend update: Capital greens

Hit the greens and save some green.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Capital greens: Tee off for under $50 at nine public golf courses in the D.C. area

Want to play a challenging 18-hole course without spending a fortune? These nine public courses offer great value and variety for less than $50 a round.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Weekend update: Summer concert guide

Our picks for the best shows this season, from WMZQfest to Madonna.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:58 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Join ‘A Parent in Silver Spring’ blogger Jessica McFadden for the Going Out Guide’s weekly chat

The “A Parent in Silver Spring” blogger joins the Going Out Gurus to discuss summer outings, kid-friendly events and more.

By Amy Joyce  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Delaware and Maryland beaches

Ready to try something new at the shore this summer? Our guide can help you make it the best vacation ever.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 05/24/2012

How well do you know Mr. Burns? Find out at Simpsons trivia night

Test your knowledge at Simpsons-themed trivia nights, sponsored by Woolly Mammoth Theatre for the opening of “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.”

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:37 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour’ comes to the Verizon Center in July

Here’s what to know about “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour,” coming to the Verizon Center in July.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Misc.

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012

The 40 things you must do this summer: Weekend update

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Knowledge Commons: Summer school is in session

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/11/2012

A guide to summer movies in today’s Washington Post Weekend section

Find out what to look forward to — and what to plan on skipping — with the Weekend section’s summer movie guide.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Weekend Update: Look Out Below!

We take a look at the Kennedy Center’s “Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America”

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Brandon Weigel  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Best D.C. area bars for a ‘Star Wars’ cantina vibe

You know that famous scene in the original “Star Wars” film, with the funky soundtrack and dusty environs? Here’s where to capture that spirit on Star Wars Day.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Northern Virginia’s Barrel Oak Winery named top family-friendly

Kids and wine might seem an odd pairing, but the Northern Virginia winery was recently named the country’s best for families with children.

By Amy Joyce  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/27/2012

International markets, Avicii at Sweetlife and best patios for a long lunch: Weekend update

You’ll find tips on all these and more, along with the latest movie reviews, in today’s Weekend section.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:53 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Gwyneth Paltrow’s guide to her favorite places in D.C.

The actress’s popular Goop Web site provides a glimpse at Washington’s hot spots. But does she get us?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Going Out Guide chat preview: What’s blooming?

Garden guru Amy Orndorff joins the chat to discuss local gardens.

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Best gardens, Nellie McKay and more features from Weekend

If you’ve ever needed a break from the city’s concrete jungle, don't miss this guide to the area’s most gorgeous gardens. You’ll find this and more in this week’s issue of Weekend.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012

420 ideas for April 20

From movies to beer to late-night munchies, here are our ideas for the best things to do on April 20.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Weekend update: Touch ‘em all!

Let us be your guide to the burgeoning neighborhood outside Nationals Park and the delicious food and drink options in it.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Talking Spa Week and shopping on Got Plans?

Join the Going Out Gurus and spa and travel writer McLean Robbins to discuss spa week and how to pamper yourself without spending too much cash.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Spa Week deals and tips: Five questions for guest Guru McLean Robbins

We’re talking about Spa Week during Thursday’s Got Plans? discussion, so we invited a spa and travel writer to share some tips.

By  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/06/2012

The return of the Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre, once the center of Washington’s Black Broadway, is back.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Howard Theatre in photos: 30 years after closing, a new look

The historic theater is transformed with a $29 million renovation that modern to the core.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Mya performs in DC Tap Fest and more arts events for April

The Washington native and former student at the Knock on Wood tap studio get back to her roots this weekend. Get the details on this event and more in these picks for March and April arts happenings.

By Erin Williams  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Free and Cheap, Museums, Misc.

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Weekend update: Live like an insider

Get the inside scoop on some of the area’s best restaurants, events and deals from some of the most well-known tastemakers.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 03/22/2012

What’s on your D.C. wish list?

In Friday’s Weekend section, six local media types shared their tips for D.C.’s greatest hits — and what it’s missing. Add your pick for what D.C. really needs here.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:33 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Weekend update: Trivia nights!

In a town as wonky as Washington D.C., it’s only fitting that a great many of the bar fights are battles of wits and pop culture knowledge.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Weekend update: All-access pass, part II

We offer more tips for preparing your tourist friends for their spring visit.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Caption this photo: Obama hoisting a Guinness

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day and tell us what’s happening in this image.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Wax poetic on the cherry blossoms

Send us your haikus in honor of the humble bloom, and you could win a gorgeous new coffee table tome, “Cherry Blossoms,” the official book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Amy Hitt  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Space left for Jodi Picoult, Jonathan Safran Foer events at Sixth & I

Bookworms, break out your planners: There’s still space for two author events at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Got Plans? preview: Meet Eric Channing Brewer of the Tweed Ride

Cycling’s most fashionable advocate joins the Going Out Gurus to take reader questions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Weekend update: Off-the-wall workouts

Exercise has never been so weird (or so fun) as with these five off-the-wall classes. Midair yoga, anyone?

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Weekend update: Monstrous eats

You’ve seen “Man vs. Food.” Now you can tackle food challenges right here in D.C.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Talk bars and bathrooms, win theater tickets

During today’s Got Plans? discussion, you can win tickets to the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Intersections festival for telling us about your favorite public bathroom.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Peep this: A little love for your digital duos

This Valentine’s, let your fingers do the talking. Snap a digital duo and we’ll post it.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Our favorite escapes from the winter weather

When snow and sleet are on the horizon, these indoor destinations can help you pretend you’re miles away from Washington.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/06/2012

D.C. Meat-Free Week kicks off today

The third year of the event enlists restaurants and food trucks across the city to add vegan dishes to the menu.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Restaurants

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Weekend update: Find family-friendly theater in unexpected places

This month, area stages that normally cater to adults are putting on shows for the kids, too. See what’s on the theater calendar and other features in the Feb. 3 Weekend section.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:57 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Uncovering the artifacts of black history in D.C.

The most awe-inspiring markers aren’t always memorials and statues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc. | Tags:  black history month, visitor's guide

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Make a date for a couples cooking class

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a couples cooking class at Cookology in Sterling.

By Kris Coronado  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Meet the guest gurus: Sports writer Dan Steinberg and David Malitz

In Got Plans? we’ll talk college basketball and preview March Madness with the Post sportswriter.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012

D.C. daters love volunteering, furry animals

Data from online date site HowAboutWe.com shows top date ideas, venues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Got Plans? recap: Talking food trucks and last nights in D.C.

The Going Out Gurus were joined by Lynne Breaux of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Got Plans? recap: ‘40 essential eats,’ urban cowgirls

We discussed Washington’s essential eats, where urban cowgirls can get a country music fix and the new lounge the Hamilton.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Looking ahead: The best of our best-of lists

The Going Out Gurus preview the restaurants, bars, exhibits and performances that everyone will be talking about in 2012.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Weekend update: Plan ahead for January, February and March

We don’t see snow on the horizon, but we can make out 20 of the can’t-miss events for the months ahead.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events | Tags:  Weekend Update

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The Got Plans? recap: Best and worst music of 2011

The Going Out Gurus were joined by pop music writers Chris Richards and David Malitz for a trip down music’s memory lane.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:28 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Looking back at 2011: Our best of lists

This week, the Going Out Gurus looked back at the year that was in arts, restaurants and bars. See all the picks for the best of the year.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Weekend update: 40 reasons to ditch the diet

We asked readers for the dishes that every Washingtonian has to try. In today’s Weekend section, view the scrumptious selections.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:33 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Your 2011 New Year’s Eve FAQ

Want free parties, fireworks or a kid-friendly celebration? Use our planner to find the right party for you.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:37 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Bars and Clubs, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Looking back: Five arts moments we loved

From Warhol to water-logged theatrics, here’s a round-up of what we loved in 2011.

By Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Museums, Theater

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Five questions for the Post’s music writers

Chris Richards and David Malitz, who will take readers’ questions in Thursday’s Got Plans? discussion, talk about their favorite albums of 2011 and D.C.’s next breakout star.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Misc.

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Weekend update: It’s a wrap

In today’s Weekend section: the votes were cast, and this year’s wrapping paper contest winner is 7-year-old Shivani Nelson.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc., Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Chat with us at 1 and win two Newseum passes

The Gurus are talking holidays and New Year’s Eve parties.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Talking holiday fashion with Refinery 29 D.C.’s Holly E. Thomas

The one-time Going Out Guru returns to talk about holiday party attire and New Year’s Eve.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Holiday | Tags:  Got Plans?, Holiday 2011

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Got Plans? recap: Advice for daters

The author of “You Lost Him at Hello” joined us for an epic chat that covered dating in D.C.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Embrace the season: Winter’s best

Our guide to making the most of winter: the best hot cocoa, soup, fire pits and skating rinks.

By Going Out Guide/Weekend staff  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Misc. | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Five questions for dating experts Rita Colbert and Jess McCann

Dating coaches Rita Colbert and Jess McCann, who will be joining the Going Out Gurus for this week’s live discussion, dish about holiday dating.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Misc.

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Got Plans? recap: Punches and parties

The Gurus and guest Dan Searing took your questions about cocktails, holiday gatherings, shopping and a guys’ night out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/07/2011

HBO’s “24/7” DVD awakens pangs of nostalgia for Caps fans

The Capitals team captured by HBO’s cameras is suddenly very different from the squad fans watch at Verizon Center these days.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

So long, Movember

Today is Dec. 1, which means gentlemen all across Washington are feeling an extra chill on their freshly-shaved upper lips.

By Alex Baldinger  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Get active on Thanksgiving day

Squeeze in some running, hiking or yoga before the turkey day feasting begins.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:57 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Highlights from this week’s chat: Boxed wine and bachelorettes

We waded through the murky world of wine with the expert sommelier and all-around rock star Andy Myers.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Five questions for CityZen sommelier Andy Myers

Andy Meyers, the rock-star sommelier from CityZen, takes your questions during this week’s Got Plans? discussion. First, though, we ask him five of our own.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:24 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Bars and Clubs

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Revisit ‘Passing Strange’ at Studio with Stew

Fans of the border-hopping, stereotype-defying rock musical, which ran last year at Studio Theatre, get the next best thing to the Broadway show: the performer himself.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events, Misc.

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Weekend update: Honoring those who serve

Today is Veterans Day, a time to thank and honor those who have served their country. In today’s Weekend section, we have a list of events that allow you do to just that.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

D.C.’s War Memorial reopens in time for Veterans Day

The D.C. War Memorial, which honors World War I veterans, reopened in time for Veterans Day.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Is D.C. the nation’s ‘most shopaholic city’?

Data suggest the District is spending twice the national average on clothes and shoes. What gives?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Give to the Max, support local arts

Here’s a good time to get your charitable giving on and help some of the institutions that make the area so entertaining.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater, Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Grab your skates and hit these local rinks

It’s time to strap on a pair of ice skates and hit the ice.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Dishing with guest Gurus Vijai Nathan and Sheldon Scott

Before they join us Thursday at 1 p.m., they dish about their shows and favorite watering holes.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Weekend update: Hooray for Hollywood!

Get your popcorn ready. In today’s Weekend section, Ann Hornaday looks at all of the movies due out this holiday season.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 11/03/2011

The best of this week’s chat with Philippa Hughes

The arts maven dished about art parties and spots for women in their 30s to take, ahem, younger men.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:56 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Reminder: Win tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree

Enter an online lottery to win tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Go on, ask her anything: Philippa Hughes is our next guest Guru

The arts doyenne joins the Got Plans? chat to talk about the art-heavy month.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Museums

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Deciphering #DCResidence @DCWeek

An arts-focused, fashion-forward event pops up this weekend on H Street NE.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc.

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/31/2011

More D.C. tours to try

See five more ideas for tours to try, by land, river and Segway.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Brace for the cold with our guide to the best hot chocolate

Let our list of best hot cocoas help get you through the blustery weekend. [ Read more ]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011

You could be a wrap star

We’re asking Washington area kids age 12 and younger to design their own holiday gift wrap and send it to us here at The Post.

By Amy Hitt  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Belt it out: The best karaoke spots

Whether you’re self-assured, shy or silly, there’s a karaoke night for you.

By Stephanie Merry  |  06:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/27/2011

D.C., home of the young and hip

What makes D.C. appealing to young adults? Just look at all this city has to offer.

By Going Out Gurus  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Need Halloween costume advice? Ask the pros Thursday at 1

Costume designer Kendra Rai and Sandy Smoker Duraes, the manager of the venerable costume shop Backstage Inc. join us for Got Plans on Thursday at 1.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc. | Tags:  Halloween

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Metro delivers scary delays for Halloween weekend

Station closures and single-tracking threatening to derail your Halloween plans? How about getting to the Marine Corps Marathon? We offer solutions to a scary situation.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Bikeshare increases rates, expands

The bright red bicycles are heading to Alexandria, and costs are going up for short-term users.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Highlights from the Gurus’ chat: The scoop on Howard Homecoming and Halloween

We brought in two guest chatters to tackle your going out questions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Going Out Gurus chat

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Weekend update: Free!

In today’s Weekend section, Amy Orndorff offers an extensive list of great free events.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  weekend update

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Ask the Gurus here

Technical difficulties are making it hard to submit questions to our chat, so just write yours in the comments here.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Feeds and Reads: Meatballs and lies edition

How far would you go to get a table at Estadio? Bribes? Forgery?

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:54 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/14/2011

See the fall colors close to home

Find out the best time to see gorgeous foliage — without a long car ride first.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Feeds & reads: Donald Trump owns a Virginia winery

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:48 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Navigating weekend Metro closures? Three ways to get to U Street and big events

You can still get to the big festivals, clubs and museums without major headaches.

By Lavanya Ramanathan, Jessica Righthand and Fritz Hahn  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Weekend Update: Get rolling

This week’s Weekend section features stories about exploring D.C. with Capital Bikeshare, a new whiskey bar and a calendar of local festivals.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:21 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/30/2011

In case you missed it

In our Sept. 29 discussion, the Going Out Gurus talked about beer bars to hit up with the girlfriend’s dad, how early to arrive at Saturday’s Crafty Bastards fair and outdoor activities for a “flying solo” weekend.

By David Malitz  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Centennial cherry blossom festival to last 5 weeks

The organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival have big plans for the 100th anniversary of the planting of the Japanese trees, including expanding the festival from two weeks to five.

By Amy Hitt  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Get rolling with Capital Bikeshare

Grab a red bicycle and explore the city on two wheels. Our itineraries make touring a breeze.

By Stephanie Merry and Jess Righthand  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/27/2011

New picks for vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants

We’ve updated our list to include new choices from the high-end to the grab-and-go. [ Read more ]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Summer ends, the Fall Guide arrives

From Oktoberfests to apple picking, our new Fall Guide helps you make the most of the season

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Best coffee in D.C.? You voted, now we reveal the winners

You voted. Now we reveal the winners.

By Lavanya Ramanathan, Justin Rude and Fritz Hahn  |  09:59 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Ready to (e)merge: Peeking in at the new art fair

Washington’s new contemporary art event launches Thursday and continues through Sunday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Misc.

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011

An early peek at this weekend’s But Is It Art? Fair

Organizers hope a weekend-long happening will begin a transformation of Washington into a big art-world player.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Misc.

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Eat your veggies (and your cupcakes) at D.C. VegFest

The soy-filled festival is set for Saturday. [ Read more ]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Feeds and Reads: The restaurants in Nashville are so much better

Travel & Leisure magazine ranks D.C. 18th out of 20 in the “Best Cities for Foodies” reader survey. Ouch.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Fall starts now: Go apple picking and toast Oktoberfest

Go apple or pumpkin picking, find a campfire and welcome fall with a stein and a schnitzel at Oktoberfest.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Feeds & Reads: Bad restaurant Web sites and ‘good’ graffiti

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Weekend update: Annapolis Neighborhood Guide

A guide to our longtime favorites and recent discoveries in Annapolis leads today’s Weekend section. See what else we’re featuring today.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Beat the blues with our favorite rainy-day diversions

The soggy season is upon us. We’ve got our favorite ways to get out of the house and stay under cover.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:55 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Museums, Movies, Misc.

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Win tickets to see ‘Oklahoma!’

Join us for our Got Plans? chat at 1 p.m. for a chance to see the musical at Arena Stage.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:56 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane? What hurricane? Five things you can still do this weekend

Gas up the car, and get on your ponchos. The weekend promises beach parties, brunches and family fun — all of it indoors.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Raise a glass: It’s wine festival season

Harvest season for wineries is a boon for us. Wine festivals abound. [Read more]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Restaurants

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Some tourist spots still closed due to earthquake damage; Smithsonian museums reopen

By David Malitz  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Riot Act Comedy Theater Opens

The two-floor club in Penn Quarter is ready to expand the city’s comedy offerings exponentially.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc. | Tags:  comedy

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Weekend Update: 25 ways to give back

Today’s Weekend section covers volunteering, an old-school sub shop, a guide to D.C. Beer Week and previews of upcoming concerts.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011

D.C.’s most essential eats ... redux

The love letters to the city’s gastronomic wonders are pouring in, but we’re still hungry for more. [Read more]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Essential Eats

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Free ways to beat the heat

High temperatures don’t seem so bad thanks to Washington Sports Club and Sweetgreen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Feeds & reads: Hobbit-stalking edition

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  09:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Raise a glass to a Virginia day trip — and do your homework tonight at Meridian Pint

We explored Virginia’s wine country and found that it’s not just about the vino anymore. In addition to new vineyards, there are breweries offering tours and tastings and nascent distilleries producing fine small-batch whiskeys and gins. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Feeds & Reads: Kushi totally not closed, and the little farm stand that could

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:40 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Win tickets to see Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona

Manchester United and FC Barcelona will take to the pitch Saturday at FedEx Field. We’ve got your tickets to be there.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2011

10 dates to try before the sun sets on summer

Outdoor concerts, festivals, and rooftop parties don’t last forever. Next month is the last dash for summer romance.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Misc. | Tags:  dating

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Five ways to beat the heat, from slushitos to waterslides

Where to find the best cool-down pools, cocktails and indoor diversions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Stephanie Merry  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Summer Guide, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Heat wave

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Georgetown’s gems: The Neighborhood Guide

Sample our guide to the old-world treasures hidden in the tourist traffic jam.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Feeds & reads: Hoppy news, the Michelle O. special at Shake Shack

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Feeds & Reads: Visions of Animal Collective and a D.C. Eataly

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Heading to the beach this weekend? Be a VIP.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Feeds and reads: A night at the Rammys

By Justin Rude  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Feeds & Reads: sex and the city, flag tattoos

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Weekend update: Silverdocs

Find out about the surprises that the Silverdocs film festival has in store -- and what else is inside today’s Weekend section.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Celebrating Bloomsday

Around the world on June 15, James Joyce fans drink Guinness, eat liver and read some of the almost 265,000 words of Joyce’s masterpiece. Here’s where it’s happening in D.C.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events, Misc.

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Today’s chat contest: Help Fritz end his detox with a bang

Recommend a great vegetarian restaurant for our bars reporter, and you could win concert tickets for Friday night.

By Justin Rude  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Weekend Update: Not the same old song and dance

Is the final show-stopping number from “Follies” still ringing in your ears? As it turns out, the Kennedy Center’s glamorous staging of the Stephen Sondheim blockbuster is just the beginning.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Feeds & reads: Cupcake cops and a Seersucker re-cap

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:06 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Welcome to Washington, interns

Get the lowdown on our neighborhoods, bars, food trucks and fun.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Jess Righthand  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Bars and Clubs

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Feeds & Reads: Annoying food trends, Preakness re-capped

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Brandon Weigel  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Before tonight’s Front Row, a fashion re-cap

Before you head to Bethesda for tonight’s runway show, see what they’re wearing.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/20/2011

GOGiveaways: Win Sampras/Agassi tickets today

As great as the Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal rivalry has been for most of the past decade, we still miss Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Weekend update: Twenty ways to love your summer

It seems everyone’s talking about bucket lists these days, what with the news that the world is scheduled to come to an end Saturday. But forget the rapture: You’ve got a summer to plan!

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Win Decemberists tickets in today’s chat

If you’re not too busy chatting with Kegasus, you should swing over to Got Plans? today at 1 p.m., especially if you’re a fan of the hyper-literate rock stylings of the Decemberists.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Going Out Guide’s Summer Swagfest continues

If you like winning free stuff, then our Facebook page is the place to be this week.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Party like it’s the end of days

In the event Saturday really is the end of days, go out with a bang.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Feeds & Reads: Spike Mendelsohn’s big-fish complex

The Going Out Gurus round up the blog posts, tweets and general bar/restaurant rumormongering going around the GOG pod.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and David Malitz  |  01:37 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Feeds & Reads: Derek Brown starts a garden

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan, Fritz Hahn and Justin Rude  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Signs of D.C.’s boom? Just look around

New Census data shows 20- and 30-somethings brought a boost in population. And nightlife.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Feeds & reads: The Gurus’ fave news from the week

The Gurus round up all our favorite news, blog posts and restaurant-bar rumor-mongering from the week.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Festival season has arrived

From Flower Mart to the Taste of Arlington, May is teeming with outdoor fests.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Recognizing the military today

Restaurants, bars and a museum offer discounts for military.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding watching: absolutely fascinating

The Ritz-Carlton’s royal wedding watch party included a multi-tiered cake, but the real confections were on the heads of the attendees.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Weekend Update: Get to know National Harbor

On the surface, National Harbor is as much a neighborhood as Wal-Mart is a mon-and-pop shop. So why have we chosen it to be the focus of our most recent neighborhood guide in today’s Weekend section? Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn explain.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Earth Day: An itinerary

Cheap veggie burgers, movie screenings and more ways to celebrate the planet.

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Museums

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/14/2011

You be the Guru: Tell us about your favorite beach hangouts

We want to hear your top stops at the shore, from beach eats to mini-golf to best date spots.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Calling all foodies: Go on, dish

From the quintessential half-smoke to the lobster roll to the pupusa, D.C. has some great dishes. What’s your hands-down winner?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Quiz: Do you know your Civil War statues?

Test your Civil War knowledge with a quiz on D.C. statues.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.