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Words such as “awesome,” “fabulous,” “professional” and “best” came up a lot in readers’ comments about the self-described tomboy trainer and owner of Fitness on the Run. Cotton says clients appreciate her efforts to customize training sessions and classes, but behind her back, the 5-foot-2 powerhouse suspects they say, “She’s so little. How could she […]

There are two types of people who go to the National Gallery of Art’s summer jazz events: Those who like jazz and those just want to drink near a giant typewriter eraser by Claes Oldenburg. (Yes, there was actually a device between clay tablets and the word processor.) Verboten While you may be tempted, it […]

Hard Times’ wings are perhaps best served Texas style, the local chain’s original recipe. Perfect for game day or one of the restaurant’s various cheap-wing nights, these snacks — served grilled or fried — come with just enough of a kick to satisfy heat freaks and are sweet enough to appeal to all. Eat Your […]

With 500 bottled beers, 60 drafts and five casks on hand, ChurchKey still doesn’t have the biggest advertised selection in town. But beer director Greg Engert, above, guarantees that nearly everything’s in stock. The list sorts beers by flavors, so instead of mixing stouts with ales simply for geographic reasons, choose from “Crisp,” “Hop,” “Smoke” […]

This win has been a long time coming for these pie pros. “We usually finish second or third, so it’s pretty cool to be on top,” admits founder Ty Neal. “Finally!” Standouts on Matchbox’s pizza menu include the fire-roasted red peppers and garlic-filled Fire & Smoke and the carnivore-friendly Matchbox Meat. Reuse, Recycle: The wood […]

There’s so much to rave about here that we had to seek some outside perspective — Express distributor Horace Dismuke. He reserves his highest praise for the commuters he greets each morning outside the U St.-Cardozo Metro station: “There are a lot of caring people who talk to you and take the time to say […]

Sure, the George Washington men’s basketball team didn’t make the NCAA tournament last March, while Maryland and Georgetown both did, but the Colonials are D.C.’s fan favorite. This year, the men’s and women’s hoops teams will try to regain their old form at the newly renovated Smith Center. Fight Song: In 1924, student Eugene Sweeney […]

Since opening in March, U Street Music Hall has distinguished itself with dance nights, no doubt in great part due to part-owner Will Eastman, above (along with business partners Jesse Tittsworth and Brian Miller). The local DJ recently celebrated 10 years of his Bliss dance parties, held previously at the Black Cat. Sadly, since the […]

From the World Cup to Oktoberfest, the team at Biergarten Haus loves to celebrate. And with a healthy range of pilsners, hefeweizens and doppelbocks on hand, it’s easy to feel festive. Even if it’s raining or Snowpocalypsing, you can head outside to toast your team or your Teutonic roots, which is why this Haus truly […]

With board games and free Wi-Fi, Nellie’s isn’t your typical sports bar. But there are 10 flat-panel TVs and one huge screen, and that’s all that matters. The rooftop bar is a big draw, as is the “beat the clock” happy hour with $1 bottles from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., $2 from 6 p.m. […]

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