Going Out Guide: Got Plans


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Still haven’t shared your essential Washington dish? Join the debate in Thursday’s Got Plans? chat.

We’re taking nominations and debating the options so far.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Got Plans?, Restaurants

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Where can I take an art class that isn't one of those drink-and-draw deals?

The Going Out Guide staff takes your questions about adult art classes and other weekend plans.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Classes, Got Plans?, Museums

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/01/2013

A Saturday night concert on the Potomac, and other reader queries

The Going Out Guide staff takes your questions about outdoor concerts and other weekend plans.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Got Plans?, Live Music, National Harbor

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Where are the best coffeehouses in Northern Virginia? (And other reader queries.)

Have a pressing question about entertainment in D.C.? Ask the Going Out Guide.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Got Plans?

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Where are the waterfront bars? (And other reader queries.)

Have a pressing question about entertainment in D.C.? Ask the Going Out Guide.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?, Restaurants

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen will be skating on the Mall on Saturday

The Smithsonian's Innoskate festival features a ramp outside the National Museum of American History and panel discussions with legendary skaters.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skateboarding, Smithsonian, Tony Hawk, Weekend Plans

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013

I need dinner and drinks near BWI. At midnight. Where should I go?

In search of a good burger or steak during a five-hour, overnight layover.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Got Plans?

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Making summer movie plans? Let's discuss them Thursday at 1 p.m.

Join Post movie critic Stephanie Merry to discuss hot summer movies, from "Great Gatsby" to "World War Z."

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 05/03/2013

I'm playing hooky today. What should I do?

We get dozens of questions from readers during our weekly Got Plans? chats -- more than we can answer in our allotted 60 minutes. Rather than let these queries go unanswered, we're going to start responding to them here. E-mail your questions or tweet them to @goingoutguide using #gotplans.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:54 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Which Dupont Circle happy hour has the best food?

We get dozens of questions from readers during our weekly Got Plans? chats -- more than we can answer in our allotted 60 minutes. Rather than let these queries go unanswered, we're going to start responding to them here. E-mail your questions or tweet them to @goingoutguide using #gotplans.

By Alex Baldinger | @baldinger  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Dupont Circle, Got Plans?

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Where should I take my 5-year-old on a Saturday afternoon?

A reader is looking for new places to take their 5-year-old on a Saturday afternoon, and the Going Out Gurus have ideas.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?, Kids

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/11/2013

In honor of the Masters, who makes D.C.'s top pimento cheese sandwich?

Open thread: Tell us who makes D.C.'s best version of the Augusta National favorite.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Got Plans?

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Share your best last-minute date ideas and win a last-minute Valentine's Day date

Trying to come up with something that manages to be romantic, fun and spontaneous for Valentine's Day? Join the Going Out Gurus during Got Plans? to read or share tips.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:56 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?, Valentine's Day

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Share your favorite D.C. dish and score tickets

Name your favorite local menu item during Thursday's Got Plans? chat and you could walk away with tickets to a show.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans?, Restaurants

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Chat with the Post's critics about spring arts Thursday at 1 p.m.

Chris Richards, Ann Hornaday and Anne Midgette will join the Going Out Guide to discuss the best of the Spring Arts Preview, where to watch the Super Bowl and more.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:08 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Got Plans?

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Parsing summer fashion with the Post’s Katherine Boyle

The Post’s Katherine Boyle joins the Gurus to talk Michelle O, flip-flops, short-shorts and more.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Summer Guide, Summer Guide | Tags:  summer, michelle obama fashion, Got Plans?

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Paige Hernandez joins the Going Out Gurus in this week’s Got Plans?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Catch up on our beer-themed Got Plans? with Greg Engert

The meticulous beer director of ChurchKey took reader questions last week.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

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 02:34 PM ET, 02/17/2012

The Got Plans? Recap: Beautiful bars and bathrooms and wine getaways

The Going Out Gurus were joined by Lauren Miller and Brian Winter of the design firm Edit.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Got Plans? recap: The Valentine’s FAQ

We round up the best questions from this week’s chat with On Love reporter Ellen McCarthy.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:29 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/30/2012

The Got Plans? recap: Vegetarian restaurants in D.C.

Highlights from the Jan. 26 Got Plans? chat about vegetarian and vegan dining options in D.C. with vegan advocate Erica Meier,

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Meet vegan guest Guru Erica Meier

Join us Thursday at 1 p.m. as we talk about vegetarian and vegan dining in D.C.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  vegan, vegetarian, Got Plans?

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 01/23/2012

The Got Plans? recap: Tiki bars and b-ball

The Going Out Gurus were joined by sportswriter Dan Steinberg for a chat that included basketball trash talk and tiki bar suggestions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:58 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

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 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 04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Got Plans? preview: Lynne Breaux talks Restaurant Week

The president of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington dishes on the growth of the local restaurant scene and more before our chat Thursday at 1 p.m.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | 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 02:37 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Five questions for Eater DC’s Amy McKeever

The restaurants blogger tells us her favorite dishes and forecasts the year in eating.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Got Plans

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 03:00 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Got Plans? Recap: New Year’s Eve and holiday fashion

We talked holiday fashion and New Year’s plans with Holly E. Thomas of Refinery 29.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Holiday | Tags:  Got Plans?, 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 12:19 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 11:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011

The best of this week’s chat with Sheldon Scott and Vijai Nathan

We talked about the best places to pretend you’re not having an awkward dinner and the best spots for celebratory nights out.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

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 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?