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Going Out Guide: January, 2013

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Deer Antler Spray Shooters at Duffy's for Super Bowl 47

The creators of the drinkable Cortisone Shot are at it again.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:29 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Art in focus: Arlington Arts Center's "Interwoven"

At the Arlington Arts Center, artists celebrate the marriage (or, rather, a menage a trois) between fine art, craft and design.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 01/31/2013

February's music: Avicii's hot, "Icemusic" is, well, not

February brings shows that are perfect for working yourself into a sweat and shows that you might want to keep your coat on for.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:18 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, Tour Dates

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 01/31/2013

'Potomac Phil' returns to Dupont Circle for Groundhog Day prediction

Western Pennsylvania has Punxsutawny Phil; we've got his stuffed "brother."

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  03:04 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Events

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Weekend's best: Washington Auto Show, "Fela!" and the Pharcyde

Just because we're a bikeshare city doesn't mean we're not curious about the Washington Auto Show's goodies.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Super Bowl 47 in Baltimore: Why watch anywhere else?

A Baltimore native picks the best places to watch Sunday's big game in Charm City.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Bars, Super Bowl

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Morning links: Not cool [Updated]

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

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 03:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Friday Night Eclectic parties return to Strathmore

Indie acts return to Strathmore's Friday Night Eclectic.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda, Music, The 'Burbs

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Escape your wine comfort zone for $5 a glass at Clarendon's Northside Social

Don't expect to find your standard pinot grigio or chardonnay on the list, which changes every week or two.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Bars, Happy Hour

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

Watch Super Bowl 47 at a D.C. 49ers bar

On Sunday afternoon, San Francisco 49ers fans will head for Town Tavern in Adams Morgan. Regulars say it's the closest thing to being back in the Bay area.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/30/2013

TableTribes: Dinner with an amuse bouche of jargon

Fill out an application and write a six-word biography if you want to join this tribe.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Food

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/30/2013

International street foods get a room at the Omni Shoreham

The hotel's Simply Street Food menu is a surprising coup for the global chain.

By Tim Carman  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Swedish chef bringing luxe menu to the future Capella hotel in Georgetown

The forthcoming luxury hotel names Jakob Esko to lead its high-end food program.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Morning links: More doughnuts

Is there such a thing as too many new doughnut shops? The answer is no.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Kennedy Center announces $100 million expansion

Read Philip Kennicott's take on the proposal to add 60,000 square feet of rehearsal and event space to the performing arts campus.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Lumineers add Merriweather Post Pavilion date

Rather than hand a scalper your wallet for the band's sold-out DAR Constitution Hall show, wait a few months.

By Ryan Little  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, Tour Dates

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Watch Super Bowl 47 at a D.C. Ravens bar

Our guide to watching Super Bowl 47 kicks off with a look at D.C.'s top Ravens roost.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Super Bowl

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Baltimore Ravens. San Francisco 49ers. Buffalo wings.

Essential chicken wings just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:42 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013

"If the bar doesn't open before 5, it's not a dive," and other directives

Fritz Hahn joins State of NoVa's Tom Jackman to examine what passes for a true dive bar in 2013.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Oscars trivia, the Pharcyde and pisco sours

This week's Nightlife Agenda includes Oscars trivia night, a new bluegrass party in Columbia Heights, a tribute to Buddy Holly and the return of the Pharcyde.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013

At BLT Steak, cocktails mellow and improve with age

We all know that whiskey mellows and improves with age. But did you know that cocktails do, too?

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, Nightlife

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

Spring Arts Preview: The best movies, music and more

Get out your calendar. It's time to decide what exhibitions, plays, movies and concerts to see.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Spring Arts, Theater

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

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' tracks down top spot at box office

The take on the old fairytale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton earned the top spot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Box office, movies

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Helen Hayes nominations to stream live online

The best of Washington theater in 2012 comes to your computer screen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helen Hayes Awards, Theater, Washington Theater

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Maya Angelou and more free events this week

Maya Angelou and more free events this week

By Jess Righthand  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free and Easy

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Photos: 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge

How it looks when thousands of people take a January dip in the Chesapeake Bay for a good cause.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Events, Photos

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Morning links: There's only one true Passenger

The D.C. bar has an imitator in Brooklyn.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:38 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013

'Movie 43 disgusts and delights

It doesn't go over the top so much as it goes straight through the concrete floor of human decency, like a nuclear core meltdown.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/25/2013

How long is your Subway footlong?

Breaking: Subway footlong measures more than 12 inches in Arlington! Has the sandwich superchain responded to legal action? Upload your footlong photos and let's find out.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #Footwrong, Food

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013

After the meat madness, here come the veggies

If Meat Week isn't your thing, fear not: A week of vegan and vegetarian eating awaits with D.C. Meat-Free Week.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Meat-Free Week, vegan, vegetarian

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Notable playwrights pen works on gun control for Saturday reading

Notable playwrights will come together for a reading of works about guns and mass shootings on Sunday.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, Theater & Dance

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Hopslam arrives in D.C. this week (Updated)

The sought-after kegs of Bell's Hopslam should make their way into D.C. and Virginia the last week of January, and ChurchKey announces that it will have the area's only cask.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2013

It's time for the BBQ bacchanalia of Meat Week

Nothing but brisket, pulled pork and ribs from Sunday through Feb. 3.

By Jim Shahin  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Smoke Signals

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Morning links: Pickled

Best comfort foods, Rockland's BBQ adds a food truck, and more.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, movies

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

"Quartet," "Beware of Mr. Baker" and more new movies

"Quartet," "Beware of Mr. Baker" and more new movies

By righthandj  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/24/2013

We are adrift on a river of cheese curds and gravy

If you've had a secret longing for some poutine, here's where to find it.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Poutine

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 01/24/2013

An inside look at Scott Drewno and Erik Bruner-Yang's fundraising dinner

"I know he's a great chef ... My challenge is to make sure that I'm living up to his expectations."

By Tim Carman  |  05:26 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Restaurants, Sips & Suppers

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Art in the 'burbs

Art in the 'burbs

By osullivanm  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weekend Section

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/24/2013

D.C. sounds of the '80s return with Funk-Punk Throwback at 9:30 Club

An all-day showcase features Trouble Funk on a bill with classic go-go acts like Junkyard and old-school hardcore bands like Black Market Baby and Scream.

By Ryan Little  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Music, Shows

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013

How to eat like our frigid international brethren

If you are what you eat (and we are very cold), then it's time to nourish ourselves like our frigid cohort.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eating Our Feelings, Food

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/24/2013

New cocktail proposal: the Bloody Maryland

A new vodka flavored with "Chesapeake spices" is set to hit the market next month.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Morning links: Final Edition

A Georgetown institution is closing and there's another smartphone app for cyclists.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Balkan back-and-forth

Read Tim Carman's feature on the transcontinental scavenger hunt that produced Ambar, the District's first Balkan restaurant.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/23/2013

"The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan" documentary trailer looks awesome

A new documentary details the impact of the graffiti phantom on the city.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Film

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Co Co. Sala and Monica Bhide team up for SpiceSutra Valentine's Day chocolates

From Co Co. Sala and food writer Monica Bhide, chocolates with such randy ingredients as gulkand rose petals, saffron, cinnamon and green cardamom.

By Tim Carman  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Valentine's Day

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Morning links: Frozen Wednesday

Here's what you might have missed yesterday while you were busy thawing out.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Chix hatches a sequel near 14th and L Streets NW

The popular U Street chicken roaster has hatched a sequel just south of Thomas Circle.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/22/2013

The best quotes from the New Kids on the Block tour announcement

Ladies, we're coming for you" and other bold declarations.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TOUR DATES

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Nightlife Agenda: The post-inaugural edition

The balls are over. This week, taste rare beer from Sam Adams, bid farewell to a Georgetown landmark, watch DJs battle at the Rock and Roll Hotel and relive the '80s with Big Daddy Kane.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Inauguration 2013 nightlife superlatives

Going Out Guide writers on who had the best open bar, the best inaugural swag, the best late-night party and the worst food.

By Going Out Guide  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Four hot drinks to warm you up right now

Glogg, molten hot chocolate and a beer-based variant of egg nog.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, HOT DRINKS

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Morning links: The "I can't feel my face" edition

Has the end of the inauguration left you feeling cold?

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Before it's all over, a few lessons from a weekend of inaugural ball hopping

Whether you're donning the formalwear one more time or heading somewhere more casual tonight, take heed.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013

First cocktails, now suds for POTUSes past and present

DCBeer.com's list of presidential beer pairings complements the presidential cocktails dreamed up by bartender Jim Hewes.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Inauguration

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Sixty groups were invited to march in the inaugural parade. Who are they?

Some quick facts about the lucky few who were selected from more than 2,800 applicants.

By Taylor Kuether  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/21/2013

What's a presidential swag calendar, and how can I get one?

They're all over the place on the inaugural street vendor circuit.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Hungry? Here are the best post-inauguration lunch spots

Hungry? (Or think you might be after a few hours of standing around in the cold?) There are plenty of prime reservations available downtown.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Inauguration

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/20/2013

On U Street, more like New Year's than a new era

The epicenter of 2009's inaugural festivities was more New Year's Eve than quadrennial spectacle last night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Notes from Saturday's inauguration parties

Sights and sounds from around town on Saturday night.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:13 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Visit the Grid for inauguration dispatches

The Post's continuously updated mix of tweets, photos and links from inaugural happenings around town is live.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:43 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Ten ways to celebrate the inauguration for $20 or less

From parties to portraiture, get in on the inauguration action without spending a fortune.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Weekend Section

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013

See Ai Weiwei on the front of the Newseum tonight and Saturday

See projections of the Chinese dissident artist's work on Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Warm up on Inauguration Day at these cafes

Think local on Inauguration Day: Skip the Starbucks and enjoy the local cafes to warm up.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/18/2013

How the Going Out Guide can improve your social life

The new Want to go and Been there buttons on Going Out Guide pages make it so easy to share your ideas with your Facebook friends. Here's how it works.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, FYI, Going Out Guide, social

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Wait, Soundgarden is performing at one of the official inaugural balls?

Which got us wondering: What on Earth will Chris Cornell's band play for POTUS?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Soundgarden?

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Status updates the inaugural "Social Media Butler" will inevitably have to make

Twenty Instagrams of the president from very, very far away. "Earlybird" filter.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Party with pop stars this inauguration: a primer

If it's celebs you seek, here's where you can find them inaugural weekend.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/18/2013

See the first draft of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation at the Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln junkies will want to check out The Civil War in America, on view at the the Library of Congress's Thomas Jefferson Building.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Museums

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/18/2013

'Farewell My Queen' and other new DVDs

Check out this week's new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Morning links: Greg Engert eyes May opening for Bluejacket

That's very good news for beer-loving baseball fans in this town.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013

'Mama' and other new movie releases

'Mama' and other new movie releases

By righthandj  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Guys: Here's what you wear to an inaugural ball

From last-minute tuxedo rentals to the perfect pocket square, everything a man needs to know before heading to an inaugural event.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/17/2013

One thousand gallons of Ben's Chili Bowl chili

Available during inauguration weekend at a U Street landmark near you.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, inauguration

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/17/2013

There's more to Fairfax's Mosaic District than just a pretty movie theater

The Fairfax development offers plenty of design-minded diversions ... if you can find the place.

By Jura Koncius  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NoVa, Shopping

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Use this guide to the inauguration when there's no data signal on the Mall

If you're bound for the Mall on Monday, here's what you'll need to know.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Attention, procrastinators: Unofficial inaugural ball tickets are still on sale

Tickets still remain for some of the best unofficial inaugural parties and balls.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Hank's on the Hill suffers minor damage in early morning fire; will reopen in a few days

A fire on the roof of the popular oyster bar will shutter operations for a few days.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Restaurants

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Eat for free and watch the Caps skate at Verizon Center

The lockout's over and the team wants to appreciate you, the fan, with an open practice and free food.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Penn Quarter

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Morning links: My kingdom for a dive bar

Plus: A list of D.C.'s best sports bar snacks and what happens when you forget a food critic's coleslaw.

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:39 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Links

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Jetties now open at 20th and I streets NW

The preppy, ocean-themed spot maintains nearly the same soup-salad-sandwich menu as its other locations, with menu items inspired by Nantucket beaches and owner Bo Blair's other restaurants.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Downtown, Food, Openings, Sandwiches

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Hockey's back, and here's where to pregame before the Caps game

If you're headed to Verizon Center to watch some hockey the first home game of the abbreviated season is Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets we suggest stopping into one of these bars first.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Penn Quarter

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Former Hook, Blue Ridge chef Barton Seaver to leave D.C. for Harvard job

Esquire's 2009 Chef of the Year is leaving D.C. for a job at Harvard University.

By Tim Carman  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too take "a quick break"

As first reported by ARLNow.com, Michael Landrum's acclaimed (and presidentially-approved) Arlington burger depots Ray's Hell Burger and Ray's Hell Burger Too are closed because of a dispute with the property's landlord.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013

How to stay warm on Inauguration Day

Two veterans of the frigid 2009 inauguration share their tips for staying warm on what promises to be a chilly Monday.

By Maura Judkis and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 01/15/2013

A look inside the new Hawk & Dove, reopening Thursday

The Capitol Hill bar, which opened in 1967, has a very different look after a year of renovations.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:16 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013

An inauguration visitor's guide to D.C. food, drink and sightseeing

Whether you're in town for just a day or two, or for the entire week, we've got you covered. Here's how you should spend your non-inaugural time and a few tips to make your trip smoother.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Inauguration: Everything an out-of-towner needs to know

Hey tourists: Here’s what to see, eat and drink this weekend, when you’re not at the swearing-in.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/15/2013

The best drink, dish and dessert at Ambar

Here are the three must-sample dishes and drinks at Ambar, the newly-opened Balkans-cuisine restaurant.

By Fritz Hahn and Maura Judkis  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Do you know the D.C. breakdancer in this painting?

Do you know the D.C. breakdancer in this painting?

By Maura Judkis  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater & Dance

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/15/2013

William Morris appointed top chef at Vermilion in Old Town

Tony Chittum's replacement is a Brasserie Beck and Bourbon Steak alum.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Nightlife Agenda: The inauguration edition

Talib Kweli DJs, Rock Creek Social Club hosts an open-bar inaugural celebration, and Liberation Dance Party comes to an end.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Inauguration

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 03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013

D.C.’s food truck fleet lines up for its first inauguration

President Obama’s second-term inauguration also marks the official anniversary of the modern food-truck movement in the District.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  food trucks, inauguration

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Logan Cox to leave Ripple in Cleveland Park

Cox, 32, plans to travel to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with his girlfriend before looking for a restaurant gig in Seattle.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Oscar nominee ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ tops weekend box office

Viewers turned out over the weekend to see Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the Osama bin Laden manhunt.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Free and easy: Inauguration kickoff edition

Inauguration festivities kick off this week with several free events.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kaz Okochi may be suffering from ‘sushi elbow’

The chef behind Kaz Sushi Bistro thinks years of shaping rice may be responsible for his tendonitis.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Go drinking with past presidents at the Willard

Bartender and cocktail historian Jim Hewes offers tastes of “what the presidents drank” at the Round Robin.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/11/2013

The pants-off Metro ride is Sunday, so consider pants-on Capital Bikeshare instead

Unless you want to be surrounded by ironic exhibitionists, that is.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Food-powered D.C. makes the New York Times list of the 46 places to go in 2013

D.C. is on the list at No. 44, ahead of Casablanca, Morocco, at No. 45 and Paris at No. 46.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Here’s the list of bars and restaurants that can operate around the clock on inauguration weekend

More than 150 bars and restaurants have received permission to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. next week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Not to be overshadowed by “Zero Dark Thirty,” but “Amour” also earned a four-star review

“Amour,” filmmaker Michael Haneke’s somber portrait of an elderly French couple nearing the end of their lives together, also earned the highest possible mark from Post film critic Ann Hornaday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/11/2013

‘Game Change’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/11/2013

9:30 Club launches loyalty program

The 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion want your loyalty. And in return, they’ll give you free stuff when you sign up for their new Friends With Benefits program.

By Alex Baldinger  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

A modern girl’s guide to inaugural dressing

Save money with rentals, cheap-chic accessories and discount shops.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ plus more new movies

The Kathryn Bigelow film gets four stars, and so does “Amour.” Both are now Best Picture Oscar contenders.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Hollywood on the Potomac: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ isn’t the first film to try and glamorize wonky Washington

D.C.’s scandals are a subject of enduring fascination for filmmakers.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Best events this weekend: Big Sam’s Funky Nation; last chance for Roy Lichtenstein

Consider this your chance to soak up as much cool, cheap nightlife as you can before the price of admission spikes for inaugural visitors.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Cupcakes and board games? How about we offer some way better (and worse!) first date ideas?

The dating Web site How About We says Washingtonians are looking for cupcakes, tacos and board games on a first date.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013

D.C. food truck app TruckToMe needs roadside assistance

TruckToMe relies on the kindness of mobile vendors for its success.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food trucks

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Where to see Oscar contenders

It’s the only way you’ll be able to complain about which flicks get robbed.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Civil Cigar Lounge: stogies and charcuterie next to Range

The cigar bar features dishes by Bryan Voltaggio.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013

More tickets released for the inaugural Chefs Ball

The late-night charity event with bites from D.C. chefs moves to make room.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Hone your flea market shopper’s eye at the Washington Winter Show

Spending a few hours checking out the curated goods will help train your eye to being a better flea market shopper.

By Jura Koncius  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Smithsonian opens (bathroom) doors for inauguration watchers

Extended hours, cafes and restrooms to know, plus must-see exhibits.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Bob Kinkead set to open Ancora in the Watergate

Just weeks after Bob Kinkead closed his eponymous seafood restaurant in Foggy Bottom, the veteran chef says he plans to start cooking again.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:03 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Todd Gray in search of a new chef at Equinox

The resignation of executive chef Karen Nicolas means the restaurateur is back in the kitchen while he looks for a replacement.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Alex Ovechkin endorses Mari Vanna

Washington’s most famous Russian tweeted a photo of himself in front of Dupont Circle’s new “babushka-chic” hangout.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Inauguration fun with no tux or trust fund required

These low-key inaugural events will be a ball, without the big price tag.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Ambar adds a taste of the Balkans to Barracks Row

The restaurant will also be among the few places in the U.S. to find rakia, a fruit liqueur.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Adams Morgan/U Street/Dupont Circle named among “America’s Top 12 Artplaces”

Artplace, a foundation that awards grants for “creative placemaking,” praised three D.C. neighborhoods.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Solange announces Black Cat date

The performer’s seven city mini-tour stops in D.C. on Feb. 21.

By Ryan Little  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Sad Annapolis beer news: Punk’s Backyard Grill and Sly Fox Tavern have both closed

The fast-casual beer bar and historic pub closed within days of each other.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Yarn, classical house and Backyard Band’s 25th anniversary

This week’s picks include Americana from Yarn, classical jazz on U Street and BYB’s silver anniversary.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/07/2013

State society inaugural balls: What are they, and which ones are worth the trip?

With tickets gone for the two official inaugural balls, the best bets for a great formal party are balls organized by state societies.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Meat Week: Restaurant Week without those pesky vegetarians

Enjoy eight days of barbecue, beginning Jan. 27.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Want to volunteer for the inauguration weekend’s Day of Service? Here’s how.

Points of Light seeks 10,000 volunteers to pack ‘care kits’ for troops and veterans.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/07/2013

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2013 festival will take over the city from March 20 until April 14

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Book your Restaurant Week 2013 reservations now

The semiannual fixed-price food week commences Feb. 4.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Top sommelier Mark Slater moves to Bastille in Alexandria

Slater’s experience with fine dining includes the late Michel Richard Citronelle, where he served as wine director and chief sommelier.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/07/2013

8407 Kitchen Bar hires former 701 chef Ed Witt

The former 701 toque will take over for Pedro Matamoros, who was fired last fall.

By Tim Carman  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013

‘Texas Chainsaw’ mows down weekend box office

The horror film earned $23 million this weekend, beating out “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit.”

By Jess Righthand  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/07/2013

NSO in Your Neighborhood and more free events this week

A free event for every day this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Panjabi MC, a Gaga vs. Madonna dance party and the best non-Redskins-related events of the weekend

Dance parties, concerts liven things up in the New Year.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 01/04/2013

D.C. is the ninth-drunkest city in America. Cheers?

According to the Daily Beast, we’re the ninth-drunkest city in America.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Stay ahead of the payroll tax increase with D.C.’s best low-cost events, attractions and happy hours

Payroll taxes are going up. Here’s a guide to our favorite cheap eats, happy hours and low-cost activities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Listen now: Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe and more of January’s best concerts

Before you snag tickets, check out this January playlist.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013

New Russian eatery Mari Vanna is now open for drinks in Dupont Circle

The babushka-chic restaurant is opening its bar for patrons.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bars

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Best events this winter

Put these events on the calendar for January, February and March.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Hey, there’s a baby in this cake: Celebrating the Epiphany with rosca de reyes

In Spanish and Latin American tradition, baby figurines are baked into a cake on the feast of the Epiphany.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Art in focus: ‘No Strings Attached’ showcases the work of five emerging African American artists at the 39th Street Gallery

At the 39th Street Gallery, a showcase of five emerging African American artists.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Jeff Black plants a restaurant stake in Takoma Park

A new venture by Black and chef Danny Wells will be “offbeat, fun, nothing too series,” the restaurateur says.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Now open: Energy Kitchen, no-fry fast food with burgers and fries under 500 calories

Without having tasted anything on it, the menu appears to offer promise for those who would proritize Five Guys over the five food groups.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Time to throw your name in the hat for Inaugural Ball tickets

There are just two official balls this year; the public can attend one.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Cause offers “RG3 Dollar” drinks for Sunday’s Redskins playoff game

If finding cheap, high-quality beer is your primary concern when deciding where to watch Sunday’s Redskins-Seahawks game, here’s an option.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Head chef Ian Reeves is leaving the Queen Vic

The Lancashire native brought a Continental flair to the gastropub when he arrived in 2011 from London’s renowned the Bull and Last pub.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:29 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

How to spend the first day of 2013

Ten ideas to start the new year off right.

By Alex Baldinger and Amy Joyce  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Nightlife Agenda: The post-New Year’s Eve edition

Local DJs take over U Hall, storytellers fill the 9:30 Club and the Pig pairs bacon and beer.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

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 02:34 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Where to watch your alma mater’s New Year’s Day bowl game

The schedule isn’t as crowded as it once was, but New Year’s Day is still synonymous with college football bowl games.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/31/2012

The clock is ticking for New Year’s Eve

Still figuring out New Year’s Eve plans? Read guide to last-minute parties and New Year’s Day brunch.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What to do with kids on New Year’s Eve

It seems like an adult holiday, but maybe it’s time to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids instead.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, International Weather

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 04:58 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Where to watch the Redskins vs. Cowboys game Sunday night

You already know the drill: Redskins vs. Cowboys. FedEx Field. Sunday Night Football. Winner takes the NFC East title. Loser (probably) watches the playoffs from home.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Cold and tired? Warm your bones beside the fire at these D.C. area bars and restaurants

With snow on the way and temperatures falling, it’s the perfect time to warm up at a cozy bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Bryan Voltaggio's Range opens tonight at Chevy Chase Pavilion

Range , Bryan Voltaggio's sprawling new restaurant in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, is set to open tonight.

By Dawn Tepper  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Voltaggio, Chevy Chase, Range

 

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