Just when you’re tempted to remark on how quickly 2013 seemed to fly by, remember: All that inauguration stuff was earlier this year, though it seems like an administration-and-a-half-ago by now. We sifted through 52 issues of Weekend and more than 1,500 Going Out Guide Blog posts to pick some of our favorite items from the very long year that was.
Best new restaurant on 14th StreetNine months in, Le Diplomate remains one of the most sought-after reservations in the city. Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr spent $6.5 million converting a former dry-cleaning site into a nearly 300-seat French bistro, and none of the dozen or so restaurants that have opened in the neighborhood since have surpassed it in flavor or charm. -- Maura JudkisRicky Carioti/Washington Post