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Going Out Guide: August, 2013

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/30/2013

‘Short Term 12,’ ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ and other new movies

Brie Larson's performance in 'Short Term 12' impresses. "Getaway" receives the lowest rating.

By Macy Freeman  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Get ready for sticker shock at Bar Charley

The new bar from the owners of El Chucho, set to open on Sept. 5, will offer tiki drinks and classic cocktails for $8 or less.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  18th Street, Bars, Cocktails, Dupont Circle

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2013

How to navigate the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival

With more than 40 theater companies hosting readings, open rehearsals and conversations, a strategy will come in handy.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Labor Day weekend is our last chance for summer fun. Sniff.

Say goodbye to pool parties, water park outings and picnics in the garden.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, summer

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/30/2013

‘The Great Gatsby’ and other new DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Fuzu goes fast-casual at Newton’s Noodles as Peter Smith heads to Newton’s Table

Dennis Friedman has recruited the former PS 7's chef-owner for Newton's Table.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Huddle up with SEC football at Mason Inn in Glover Park

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on Labor Day weekend

Race cars take over Baltimore, and Michael Jackson is remembered in our top events for the weekend.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Weekend's Best

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Historic butcher reopens (again?) near Union Market

The grandson of the Harvey's Market founder plans to open a throwback butcher shop.

By Tim Carman  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Harvey's Market, Union Market

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/28/2013

The Reef is closed for good

The embattled Adams Morgan bar will cease operations immediately, its owner said.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, The Reef

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Hey, ladies: Clarendon’s Bracket Room opens Sept. 5

Time to brush up on your shooter bracketology.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Clarendon

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Lot at Union Kitchen: Music, beer and food trucks at D.C.’s newest pop-up festival

Find bands, food and drinks at NoMa's Lot at Union Kitchen every Saturday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:09 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live Music, NoMa, Union Kitchen

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Charcuterie master Julien Shapiro hired as chef for Eat the Rich

Range's charcuterie specialist will now turn his attention to seafood from the Chesapeake Bay.

By Tim Carman  |  03:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Derek Brown, Restaurants

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Passenger's Mike Rosenberg faces life as a busker gone big-time

The one-time busker plays a sold-out 9:30 Club tonight.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Live Music

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Adam Bernbach's 2 Birds 1 Stone opens below Doi Moi

The subterranean space includes an approachable cocktail menu and plenty of space to hang out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Summer's almost over. How are you taking advantage of an empty D.C.?

It's the laziest week of summer. Are you having an easier time getting into bars and restaurants, or museums? Let us know.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FYI

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Heavy metal cocktails and punk rock karaoke

A long weekend brings a tribute to Michael Jackson, a day-long blues festival in Rock Creek Park and a party for LGBT rights in Russia.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Karaoke, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda, summer

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival is back after a four-year hiatus

Brightest Young Things and comedian Tig Notaro are bringing back the alt-comedy festival in October.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bentzen Ball, comedy

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Photos: Doi Moi, 14th Street's brightest new restaurant

The street-food inspired Doi Moi offers nearly every table a window view.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 08/26/2013

The District Fishwife to open in Union Market in November

Australian native Fiona Lewis plans to give the District a taste of the fish markets she frequented back in Melbourne.

By Tim Carman  |  01:38 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Union Market, restaurants

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Derek Brown and Todd Thrasher bartend for charity at the Passenger tonight

The top bartenders are teaming up to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Charity, Events

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013

Free and Easy: March on Washington 50th Anniversary, a trunk show and a Labor Day concert

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

By Macy Freeman  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free and Easy

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Adams Morgan's Shenanigans gets eight-day shuttering after underage patrons were served

The bar was found to have admitted multiple underage patrons on the same night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013

'The World's End,' 'You're Next' and other new movies opening this week

The British trio behind the 2004 film "Shaun of the Dead' reunite. "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" receives the highest rating with four stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, New Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Video: The making of the People's Burger

A behind-the-scenes look at the making (and eating) of D.C.'s best burger.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best Burgers, Food, Weekend Section

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Falafel bowls, curry ketchup and more locations for Amsterdam Falafelshop

The quickly franchising restaurant is nearing a deal for a third D.C. location.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Adams Morgan, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Paula Deen will not appear at MetroCooking DC show in November

Citing scheduling conflicts, the embattled TV personality will instead offer an Afternoon with Paula Deen next year in Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MetroCooking DC, Paula Deen

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/23/2013

'Amour' and other new DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Xavier Cervera plans the American, a neighborhood gastropub in Blagden Alley

Cervera hopes to pattern the American after Boxcar Tavern.

By Tim Carman  |  05:17 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Xavier Cervera

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Taqueria el Poblano: Mexican cuisine by way of California

Taqueria el Poblano serves up tributes to Cal-Mex tacos and burritos.

By Tim Carman  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner, Tim Carman

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Don't miss Janelle Monae at the Lincoln Theatre

The funky R&B star is coming to the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 14, and tickets go on sale Friday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lincoln Theatre, Live Music

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 23-25

The March on Washington anniversary and Dragon Boat Regatta top our list.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Weekend's Best

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013

How about a beer with that burger?

Five burger happy hours worth checking out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Best Burgers, Burgers, Food

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Red Apron and 3 Stars team up for Friday night cookouts at Union Market

Enjoy Friday cookouts with fancy hot dogs and fresh local beer through September.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Red Apron, summer, Union Market

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Sneak a peek at new documentary 'Led Zeppelin Played Here'

Filmmaker Jeff Krulik digs for the truth about a storied 1969 concert at Wheaton Youth Center.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/22/2013

The People's Burger: You voted. We made it. And ate it.

This is what happens when the best bits of D.C.'s best burgers join together as one.

By Alex Baldinger and Maura Judkis  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best Burgers, Best of, Burgers, Food, Weekend Section

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/22/2013

The Reef reopens at 5 p.m. today

The Adams Morgan bar, closed since an Aug. 10 stabbing, has implemented new security measures.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Pop goes the wine bar: Vin de Chez at Union Kitchen

A pop-up wine bar comes to Union Kitchen in Northeast next month.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Wine

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Six new restaurants coming to White Flint

Planned for the new Pike

By Jonathan O'Connell for Capital Business  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Updated with photos: Thally to open next week in Shaw

The new restaurant from chef Ron Tanaka will be an American bistro with seasonal fare.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013

At Etto, simple pleasures abound

The 14th Street newcomer brings a restrained approach — and fantastic sausages.

By Tom Sietsema in The Washington Post Magazine  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Review, Tom Sietsema

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Hawk & Dove ditches fine-dining chef after company shakeup

Ed Witt is out just days after installing a chef-driven menu at the Capitol Hill institution.

By Tim Carman  |  05:35 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawk & Dove, Restaurants

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Custom Fuel vs. &pizza: Comparing D.C.'s build-your-own-pizza players

How do &pizza and Custom Fuel stack up?

By Maura Judkis  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Pizza

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Watch online: 'Other Than,' 'Paradise,' 'Rock Jocks'

This week: a series of documentary shorts, Diablo Cody's directorial debut, and an offbeat indie comedy.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Traveling pie aficionados to hand out free pie, urge you to "Pie it Forward"

Get a slice of pie -- and kindness -- from a do-gooder group passing through D.C.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Duffy's honors Jayson Werth with cheap beer and free shots

During tonight's game, beers cost no more than Werth's batting average.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Duffy's Irish Pub, Nationals

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Wine, jazz and Chuck Brown's birthday

An outdoor jazz and wine festival, oddball American wines and Cee Lo top this week's picks.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Jazz, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda, Wine

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Amsterdam Falafelshop, and other late-night eats near 14th Street

A favorite spot for late-night eats is expanding.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Restaurants

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Trillectro still has growing pains, but it's turning into a fine young festival

As Saturday's festival showed, mistakes and pains give way to a good time.

By Sami Yenigun  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, trillectro

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/18/2013

Free and Easy: Math and Magic, a free coffee tasting and an interactive art exhibit

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

By Lauren McEwen  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free and Easy

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The Reef can reopen after it beefs up security

The Adams Morgan bar, closed since an Aug. 10 stabbing, must submit a security plan to the city by Tuesday afternoon.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Trillectro brings booming bass, beats back to Fairgrounds on Saturday

The D.C.-born music festival promises a uniquely sweaty, twerky day of music.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Live Music, trillectro

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Get a sneak peak of Doi Moi, but don't tweet about it

A sneak-peek fundraiser at the new restaurant asks guests not to post about the food on social media.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/16/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Friday

Take a blind IPA taste test or try new beers from three local breweries.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/16/2013

"The Butler" and other new movies opening this week

Movies opening this week include "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

By Macy Freeman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Where to watch English Premier League matches in D.C.

As the Barclays Premier League kicks off, we run down the area's top soccer bars.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Soccer

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Ris Lacoste plans to open a stall at Union Market

Expect stocks, vinegars, crab cakes and other fare from the West End restaurant.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Union Market

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2013

'Olympus Has Fallen' and other new DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Another summer, another Shakespeare Free for All

A look back at 23 years of summer Shakespeare.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free For All, Theater

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 08/15/2013

City suspends the Reef's liquor license after reported stabbing

The Adams Morgan bar remains closed after police say a stabbing took place there last weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:57 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Peruvian pollo a la perfect?

The $20 Diner hunts for the best Peruvian chicken in the Washington area.

By Tim Carman  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Peruvian Chicken, Restaurants, The $20 Diner, Tim Carman

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Practice your Vietnamese ahead of Doi Moi's Aug. 27 opening

The restaurant from the founders of Estadio and Proof will focus on street food from Southeast Asia.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Like it or not, it's time to start planning for Oktoberfest and fall beers

Whether you like it or not, it's time to start planning for oompah bands and pumpkin ales.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week, Fall, Oktoberfest

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Most of Kendrick Lamar's frenemies are playing Rock the Bells (with Kendrick Lamar)

Rock the Bells is bound for the RFK Stadium grounds on Sept. 28 and 29.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Music

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Chef de cuisine Jeremy Hoffman leaving Restaurant Eve for Annapolis

Cathal Armstrong plans to return to the restaurant's kitchen six nights a week.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of August 16-18

The weekend's best nightlife, music and art events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Weekend's Best

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Thursday

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, DC Beer Week, Nationals

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Going Out Guide Thursday Chat: What to do with the kids

This week's Got Plans? chat is focused on things to do with kids before summer ends.

By Amy Joyce  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GotPlans?, With Kids

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Border Springs Farm shuts down its stand in Union Market

Owner Craig Rogers says Union Market's focus doesn't suit his needs.

By Tim Carman  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Tim Carman, Union Market

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Jenn Flynn appointed chef de cuisine at Graffiato

And she's working to make the small-plates Italian menu more local.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Wednesday

Tonight's events feature blue crabs; beers from Maine, Maryland and Quebec; and local brews paired with artisanal beef jerky.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Watch online: 'Jug Face' and 'Jack Irish'

This week: an indie horror movie, plus an Australian mystery series starring Guy Pearce as a private detective.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Ann Hornaday  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Omnipresent restaurateur Ashok Bajaj denies existence of clone

The Knightsbridge Restaurant Group owner seems to be everywhere at once.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashok Bajaj, Restaurants

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/13/2013

ENO wine bar coming to Georgetown in September

A cheese, chocolate and charcuterie chainlet is opening in Georgetown.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants, Wine

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Revamped Woodward Table takes cues from Le Diplomate

Restaurateur Jeff Buben has adopted a more family-friendly approach to upscale dining.

By Tim Carman  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Buben, Restaurants, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Tuesday

Taste summer ales, sample Mad Fox's newest beer and sip your way from Maine to central Virginia.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Review: Ke$ha sells safe rebellion to the glitter-covered masses

The 26-year-old pop star made for one of the most surprising bookings at Wolf Trap in years.

By Chris Richards  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Atlas Brew Works to debut as D.C.'s fourth production brewery in September

Washington's fourth production brewery will unveil its beers at eight bars over seven days in September.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Trillectro, Rock & Roll Hotel and '90s pop

This week brings multiple '90s parties, the Rock and Roll Hotel's anniversary shows and the Trillectro festival.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/12/2013

New brunch alert: Table's five-course tasting menu

The Shaw restaurant decided to switch from a three-course to a five-course menu.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brunch, Brunch Guides, Food

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Nuit Blanche D.C. returns Sept. 28

The after-dark arts festival will be headquartered at the Wonder Bread Factory on Sept. 28.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Mad Fox Brewing Company expanding to Glover Park

The Falls Church brewpub plans to open a tap room on Wisconsin Avenue.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Glover Park

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013

DC Beer Week: Where to drink on Monday

The first full night of Beer Week is about cider, barrel aged beers and the rebirth of a local fixture.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Tarver King leaves Ashby Inn for Patowmack Farm

The innovative chef is leaving for the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville.

By Tom Sietsema  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Free and Easy: Screen on the Green, fitness day and Ward 8 festival

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

By Macy Freeman  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free and Easy

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 08/09/2013

'Elysium,' 'Lovelace' and other new movies reviewed

'Elysium' and 'Lovelace' receive 2 1/2 stars.

By Macy Freeman  |  03:48 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, New Movies, To See or Not To See

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Reggae Night hits the Carter Barron Amphitheatre

The Going Out Guide/Weekend free concert features three of the area's top reggae acts.

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013

D.C. Beer Week: The best events, dinners and tap takeovers

D.C. Beer Week is a chance to try new brews or even try making one yourself.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, DC Beer Week

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Randy Newman at the Coolidge Auditorium

He's a songwriter whose catalogue feels as durable, intimate and idiosyncratic as the room he'll be gracing.

By Chris Richards  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/09/2013

See how the National Aquarium introduced sharks into its new exhibit

How the $12.5 million exhibit came together.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Exhibits, Sharks

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Sharks, prey lurk in National Aquarium Blacktip Reef exhibit

The $12.5 million project brings together more then 60 species in one tank.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Weekend Section

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

Help us build D.C.'s most insane cheeseburger

Madness, you say? I’m not here to tell you you’re wrong.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:52 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burgers, Food

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/08/2013

The regular crowd shuffles into Peter's Carry-Out in Bethesda

Peter's in Bethesda isn't about the food, it's about the family.

By Tim Carman  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Get your strawberry summer cocktails while you still can

Before you know it, we'll be talking about pumpkin beers and spiced bourbon cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 8-11

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Weekend's Best

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Woodlands Vegan Bistro hits the road with mobile soul food

The owners of Everlasting Life Cafe are serving vegan fare to the lunch crowd.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, food trucks, vegan

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 04:17 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Ted's Bulletin on 14th Street to open Aug. 19

The new restaurant will include an expanded bakery and doughnuts.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Go watch a flock of goats eat Congressional Cemetery

Through Monday, a herd of about 100 goats is removing vegetation from the historic cemetery.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Goat mowers, With Kids

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Up your odds of scoring Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013 tickets this week

Follow these tips to improve your chances of landing tickets to the Sept. 21 show.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FreeFest, Live Music

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/07/2013

What's on your all-star fantasy cheeseburger?

Imagine a fantasy cheeseburger built from the best you've ever had.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Doughnut ice cream sandwiches are D.C.'s newest doughnut novelty

Eat fast: Not only are these treats available for a limited time only, they also melt quickly.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doughnuts, Food

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/07/2013

New ShopHouse to open in Georgetown Aug. 19

Georgetown location follows the 2011 launch of the concept in Dupont Circle.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013

It's National Root Beer Float Day. Yawn.

Root beer floats are disappointing. Beer floats, on the other hand, are better.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fake Holidays, Food

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Watch online: 'Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,' 'Touch Feely,' 'Broken'

This week: a documentary about an underappreciated band and two family dramas.

By Michael O'Sullivan, Ann Hornaday and Stephanie Merry  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews On Demand

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/06/2013

This is what Shaw's restaurant boom could look like

See a map of where 20 planned bars and restaurants will open.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Local beers and the Roots at happy hour

This week's plans include late-night mini-golf, late-night dancing and celebrating local breweries.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Five meat-free D.C. dishes you'll like more than a stem cell burger

If stem-cell sausage has you feeling like shunning meat, we've rounded up five meat-free D.C. dishes to eat right now.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, vegetarian

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Daikaya brunch: Chicken and waffles and 'bagel' and lox

A Japanese restaurant, of all places, offers an excellent take on chicken and waffles.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brunch, Brunch Guides, Daikaya, Restaurants

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Oyster happy hours for National Oyster Day

Take advantage of today's "holiday" with half-price oysters and discounted drinks.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Fake Holidays, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Reggae Night returns to Carter Barron Amphitheatre on Friday

Grab your spot for local reggae acts the Archives, Image Band and Strykers Posse.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free things we love, Music

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/04/2013

Free and Easy: Sonia Sanchez book signing, Bootleg Shakespeare and a free skate jam

The Going Out Gurus recommend free things to do for every day of the week.

By Lauren McEwen  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free and Easy

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Donate money to a bar to help it donate money

Donate money to a bar to help it raise money for charity

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Charity, Shaw, U Street

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Sneak peek: Ted's Bulletin on 14th Street (and its plans for doughnuts)

The 14th Street outpost of the Capitol Hill comfort-food classic will open later this month.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/02/2013

How to score a deal at this weekend's MidCity Dog Days sidewalk festival

We pick some of the best deals of the weekend festival.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Events

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013

'Blue Jasmine,' '2 Guns' and other new movies, reviewed

Woody Allen's new film is a hit, while "2 Guns" is all too familiar.

By Macy Freeman  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movie Reviews, New Movies

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/02/2013

dvds

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and other new DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dvds, Movies

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Sample new restaurants for less at happy hour

Sip and snack your way through new hot spots.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/02/2013

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 2-4

Topping our list is the Biebs at Verizon Center, Signature Theatre's open house and cool Rickey cocktails.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weekend's Best

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Find some of the country's best wings and dancing in D.C.

Two local restaurants make Food and Wine's national "Best Wings" list, while Rolling Stone says we have one of the top dance clubs in the county.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Best of, Restaurants, Wings

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Which 14th Street restaurant should you try? Use our flowchart to make your pick.

On a 13-block stretch of 14th Street, you'll find more than 60 restaurants. Which ones should you check out?

By Maura Judkis  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Restaurants

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 08/01/2013

The $20 Diner: The zen of BonChon Chicken

The wait is part of the BonChon experience, a reflection of the time necessary to double-fry and rest these wing sections until they reach that perfectly rendered state in which the golden skin crackles under tooth.

By Tim Carman  |  03:06 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Bardo: Beers and a big screen on Bladensburg Road

Bardo doesn't brew its own beers yet, but its outdoor movie series makes it fun with friends on a summer night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bardo, Bars, Outdoor Bars, Outdoor Movies

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 11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013

You say robot, I say Mecha. Let's call the whole thing off.

A comparison of the robotic machines in "Pacific Rim" and "The Wolverine"

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013

'Sharknado' set to terrorize area theaters

See the campy disaster flick as it was never meant to be seen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies

 

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