Dan Silverman, who blogs as Prince of Petworth, joins the Going Out Gurus Thursday at 1 p.m. for Got Plans? Go on, ask him anything. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

What made Silverman’s list? Here are some excerpts:

Boundary Stone

His take: “You go there, and it’s the real-deal, authentic bar with a jukebox. [There are] just very laid-back, very friendly people. [A] real neighborhood spot.”

Mintwood Place

His take: “If you’re looking for a newer place — it’s a little bit louder — try Mintwood Plac e. It is just terrific. Maybe better for a first date.”

Little Fountain Cafe

“[Going there] on a first date is like a little like saying ‘I love you’ on a first date. If you don’t want somebody to be overwhelmed, if you just want to say, ‘You’re good looking,’ you can have a good time there.”

Get more of Silverman’s astute takes on the city when he joins the Gurus Thursday at 1 p.m. Submit your questions here.