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Among the Hugs: Men in Blazers Come to Washington | Washingtonian Among the Hugs: Men in Blazers Come to Washington
Consider, just for a moment, American English Premier League fans. Viewed one way, they enjoy remarkable freedom. Unbound by geography or religion, they can support any club they like, based on a tenuous ancestral connection, a year abroad, or, like Tom O’Dea of Bethesda, finding themselves on a business trip to London, where West Ham […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
National Harbor’s New Concert Venue Is a Giant Snow Globe | Washingtonian National Harbor’s New Concert Venue Is a Giant Snow Globe
Starting Friday, you can walk into a giant snow globe at National Harbor. The new events and concert venue, called Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe, is a large, translucent geodesic dome. More specifically, it’s a spherical structure braced by a skeleton of pentagon-shaped metal and covered in clear, marine vinyl. The inside is temperature-controlled and […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Watch the Eclipse at These National Park Service Locations Around DC | Washingtonian Watch the Eclipse at These National Park Service Locations Around DC
Ready to watch Monday’s total solar eclipse but don’t want to drive to Kentucky? The National Park Service has got you covered. According to NPS, the eclipse event will begin around 1:15 pm and end at 4 pm, with peak view at 2:45 pm. Here are the best spots in the DMV to grab glasses […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Three Blooming Corpse Flowers are the Natural End to Summer 2017 | Washingtonian Three Blooming Corpse Flowers are the Natural End to Summer 2017
A trio of the world’s stinkiest flowers choosing to unfurl in our nation’s capital this summer? Sometimes nature makes perfect sense. In a fitting tribute to 2017, not one, not two, but three corpse flowers are set to bloom at the United States Botanic Garden this weekend, making the triple bloom a first for DC and […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
This DC Restaurant Offers Discounted Drinks Anytime Trump Fires Someone | Washingtonian This DC Restaurant Offers Discounted Drinks Anytime Trump Fires Someone
Washington bars and restaurants love any excuse for a drink special. So of course, it didn’t take long for someone to announce a happy hour marking Steve Bannon‘s departure from the White House. The Bird in Shaw will offer happy hour cocktails, beers, and wines for $4 today from 4 to 7 PM. The deal is […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Before My Child Goes Over To Your House, Please Sign This Contract | Washingtonian Before My Child Goes Over To Your House, Please Sign This Contract
Dear Nancy, I appreciate your offer to have my son, Holden, come over for a playdate tomorrow afternoon with your son, Johnny. Before I have our nanny drop him off, please reply to this email to certify that you and your family agree to conduct yourselves appropriately in our child’s presence. If you can’t comply […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
For DC Beer Week, Skip the Craft Brews for 11 Cheap Beers That Will Give You All the Memories | Washingtonian For DC Beer Week, Skip the Craft Brews for 11 Cheap Beers That Will Give You All the Memories
1. Coors Light Coors Light + the beach = vacation hydration. – Kim Olsen 2. Genesee Cream Ale Genesee Cream Ale: Tastes like high school. – Benjamin Freed 3 & 4. Shiner and Bud Select It’s a tie between Shiner and Bud Select (the Coke Zero of Budweiser). The first was the best $2 bottle […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Mike Isabella’s Requin In the Mosaic District Will Become a Casual French Brasserie | Washingtonian Mike Isabella’s Requin In the Mosaic District Will Become a Casual French Brasserie
Changes are in the works for restaurateur Mike Isabella and chef Jennifer Carroll’s French-Mediterranean restaurant in the Mosaic District. Starting next year, Requin will undergo renovations and transform into a casual French brasserie. Requin, which means “shark” in French, began as a pop-up in the Fairfax development. Isabella and Carroll decided to make it a permanent fixture after [&
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
DC’s First Massage Envy Is Now Open in Tenleytown | Washingtonian DC’s First Massage Envy Is Now Open in Tenleytown
Although the number-one national massage chain, Massage Envy, boasts of having 53 locations in the greater Washington region since the company was founded 15 years ago, it’s only opening its first DC location this weekend with a shop on Wisconsin Ave. in Tenleytown. The new massage studio is owned by Terri Jacques and Diane Kelley, who already […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Former D.C. Councilman H.R. Crawford Remembered | Washington Informer Former D.C. Councilman H.R. Crawford Remembered
Numerous District icons and people on the margins of life paid their final respects Saturday to former D.C. Council member H.R. Crawford at the Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Southeast. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
Md. Lawmakers Press for Metro Oversight Commission With Federal Funding in Limbo | Washington Informer Md. Lawmakers Press for Metro Oversight Commission With Federal Funding in Limbo
Maryland lawmakers discussed a bill Thursday to create a commission to improve Metrorail safety, which needs to be done swiftly in order to get back nearly $9 million. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
Stories of Gentrification: Homeowners Send Message to Millennials | Washington Informer Stories of Gentrification: Homeowners Send Message to Millennials
Amid D.C.'s ever-expanding gentrification, in which numerous blacks are being displaced daily for a variety of reasons, four black female long-term homeowners in the city are imploring younger generations to understand the value of real estate and to stay and fight for it. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
Legal-Rights Training Session Draws Large Crowd | Washington Informer Legal-Rights Training Session Draws Large Crowd
Over 100 people sat attentively in a lecture hall Saturday for a "Know Your Rights" training seminar. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
NBC4 Responds Secures $1M for Community | Washington Informer NBC4 Responds Secures $1M for Community
NBC4 Responds recently broke the $1 million threshold for the amount of money they have put back into the pockets of customers, according to the station's news director. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
Local Couple Celebrates 63rd Valentine’s Day | Washington Informer Local Couple Celebrates 63rd Valentine’s Day
He was a college student peddling the Atlanta World newspaper when he fell in love with the sister of one of his neighborhood friends. She was 16, a high school senior who, like him, loved to attend the local dance parties. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
7 Restaurant Week Brunches to Try This Weekend | Washingtonian 7 Restaurant Week Brunches to Try This Weekend
A few extensions aside, Summer Restaurant Week ends after Sunday. The promotion recently added a brunch option, where participants serve three-course menus (and sometimes gratis coffee or drinks) for $22—a fairly good deal for a weekend meal out. See below for a few top picks.  Arroz  901 Massachusetts Ave., NW Restaurateur Mike Isabella’s sleek Spanish […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Health System Exhibit on Display at Pepco Gallery | Washington Informer Health System Exhibit on Display at Pepco Gallery
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown D.C. is hosting "Future Visionaries," a showcase of inspirational artwork by young artists in the region, through Feb. 28. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
Redskins Urged to Drop Memorials to Racist Former Owner | Washingtonian Redskins Urged to Drop Memorials to Racist Former Owner
With cities across the United States moving to remove public monuments to Confederate figures in light of the white-supremacist rally and terrorist attack in Charlottesville, the Oneida Indian Nation is prodding Washington’s NFL franchise to pull down memorials to another famous racist: the team’s original owner, George Preston Marshall. The Oneidas, based in upstate New York, […
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Metro Loses Millions in Federal Funding After Missing Safety Deadline | Washington Informer Metro Loses Millions in Federal Funding After Missing Safety Deadline
The Federal Transit Administration announced Friday it will withhold funding from Metro after officials in the Washington, D.C., area missed the previous day's deadline to submit a safety program to improve the transit agency. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
UDC Workforce Edge Partnership Announced | Washington Informer UDC Workforce Edge Partnership Announced
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration recently joined officials at the University of the District of Columbia to announce the UDC Workforce Edge partnership, which will support adult learners intent on earning a high school diploma or GED. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
AG’s File Amicus Brief in Support of Virginia’s Lawsuit Against Trump Immigration Ban | Washington Informer AG’s File Amicus Brief in Support of Virginia’s Lawsuit Against Trump Immigration Ban
D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine joined 16 state attorneys general Wednesday in filing of a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Virginia's lawsuit against the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration. [...]
Washington Informer | August 18, 2017
These Adorable Puppies Are Looking For Their Forever Homes | Washingtonian These Adorable Puppies Are Looking For Their Forever Homes
If your week needs anything, it’s a puppy. On Thursday, Residence Inn’s “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption series—in partnership with the North Shore Animal Rescue League America and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Fairfax, held a “yappy hour” at the Residence Inn Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard. Six pups hoping to find forever homes pounced inside […
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
5 DC Rooftop Bars Where You Can Watch the Eclipse | Washingtonian 5 DC Rooftop Bars Where You Can Watch the Eclipse
We can’t wait to see the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon—and no, we’re not driving hours into the “path of totality” (81 percent coverage is just fine). Think of this as the lazy man’s version of witnessing history: five rooftop bars opening early to serve eclipse-themed drinks and food, pass out free viewing glasses, and […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
14 Photos of Reflecting Pool Ducks (and Ducklings!) That Will Brighten Your Day | Washingtonian 14 Photos of Reflecting Pool Ducks (and Ducklings!) That Will Brighten Your Day
DC may be home to monuments renowned the world over, but it’s the local fixture around them that interests these Instagrammers: the resident ducks at reflecting pools. We found the 14 best Instas of adorable ducklings just living life like it’s golden. We are so cold! #duck #ducks #pool #flapper #ducklings #Nikon #nature #touching #sosweet #dc […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: August 19-20 | Washingtonian The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: August 19-20
Cleveland Park Where: 2902 Porter St., NW #51 How Much: $450,000 When: Sunday, 1 to 4 pm Why: This one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in a Colonial-style building near Rock Creek Park features large windows that allow for sweeping views of the neighborhood and plenty of light. The updated kitchen includes a breakfast bar, and off the […]
Washingtonian | August 18, 2017
Where to Find Food and Drink Specials For the Eclipse | Washingtonian Where to Find Food and Drink Specials For the Eclipse
If you’re forgoing a trip to one of those lucky cities in the east-to-west swath expected to experience a total eclipse on Monday, a few DC bars and restaurants have a consolation for you. While you’re getting ready to watch the moon glide (only partially) in front of the sun—with safe solar eclipse glasses, of […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend | Washingtonian 8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend
It’s almost the end of DC’s Summer Restaurant Week! Check out the list of Washingtonian’s 100 best restaurants that are participating, and nine new eateries to try.  Kick off DC Beer Week a few days early on Thursday at 6 PM with the third annual DC Beer Royale at Roofers Union. The event features $7 draft beers […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
Things to Do in DC This Weekend (August 17-20): A Chili Cookoff, Chuck Brown Day, and the DC Black Film Festival | Washingtonian Things to Do in DC This Weekend (August 17-20): A Chili Cookoff, Chuck Brown Day, and the DC Black Film Festival
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 FILM The first annual DC Black Film Festival takes place this weekend at the Miracle Theatre in Eastern Market. The festival features blocks of films that analyze the black experience, showcase the filmmakers, and highlight DC through films about or by directors from the city. Post-screening discussions include topics like “What Is […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
How Can You Tell Whether Your Summer Shoes Are Office-Appropriate? | Washingtonian How Can You Tell Whether Your Summer Shoes Are Office-Appropriate?
The shop windows are filled with strappy sandals and peep-toed slingbacks–summer is in full swing. Sure, block-heeled slides may be just the thing to round out a season of playfully cropped pants and midi dresses, but it’s hard to know what you should wear to work, especially if your office is more corporate. For expert […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
This Artist Loved DC’s Food Scene So Much She Decided to Paint It | Washingtonian This Artist Loved DC’s Food Scene So Much She Decided to Paint It
Jennifer Barlow got into painting food through macarons. She loved capturing the cookies’ texture and color with her brush, and they inspired her to do more with food. Since then, she’s become known for her elaborate paintings of some of DC’s most cherished restaurants—from Georgetown Cupcake to the Inn at Little Washington. The works are […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
Nazi Metal Band Loses Maryland Gig | Washingtonian Nazi Metal Band Loses Maryland Gig
A Maryland tattoo shop that regularly hosts metal shows almost featured a band best known to metalheads for its anti-Semitic lyrics and artwork. The band, Nyogthaeblisz, was pulled from Friday night’s lineup at Gaithersburg’s Raw Ink, after members of the local metal scene alerted the venue’s owner. The band, based in Texas, was originally slated to […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
An Insider’s Guide to the Best DC Beer Week Events | Washingtonian An Insider’s Guide to the Best DC Beer Week Events
This Sunday, August 20th marks the start of the ninth annual DC Beer Week: eight days of tastings, educational seminars, beer-centric meals, tap takeovers, and more. With over 60 events, what shouldn’t you miss? We asked beer expert Sara Bondioli, president of the DC Homebrewers Club and eight-year veteran of DC Beer Week (she also works part-time at 3 Stars Brewing […]
Washingtonian | August 17, 2017
Sugar Shack Opens In Shaw on Friday With Free Doughnuts | Washingtonian Sugar Shack Opens In Shaw on Friday With Free Doughnuts
What is better than a doughnut? A warm doughnut. At midnight. That’s what you’ll find at Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee, which opens in Shaw on August 18. This is the twelfth outpost for the Virginia-based chain, but the first one with late-night hours and equipment to keep at least some of the doughnuts nice […]
Washingtonian | August 16, 2017
Green Juice, Potbelly Cookies, and Bruschetta: What a DC Yoga Instructor Really Eats in a Day | Washingtonian Green Juice, Potbelly Cookies, and Bruschetta: What a DC Yoga Instructor Really Eats in a Day
Have a Food Diary you’d like to share? Email ccunningham@washingtonian.com. You might already know Kelsey Harkness from her Instagram, @capitalyogagirl, through which the DC yogi shares photos of her poses all over Washington—from the Kennedy Center to RFK Stadium. But how does she fuel her active l
Washingtonian | August 16, 2017
My Roommate’s The Worst | Washingtonian My Roommate’s The Worst
In My Roommate’s The Worst, we ask anonymous Washingtonians to share their horror stories of living with roommates who can sometimes (or always) suck. On Wednesdays, these snapshots of pettiness, passive-aggression, and downright bad behavior go on the internet. Have a good story? Email roommates@washingtonian.co
Washingtonian | August 16, 2017
Trump Removed the White House’s Capital Bikeshare Station | Washingtonian Trump Removed the White House’s Capital Bikeshare Station
As Capital Bikeshare grew bigger and more widespread over the past seven years, there was always one station the vast majority of users could never access: a nine-slot dock inside the White House’s security perimeter. The station, located at 17th Street and State Place, was visible to the eye when it was installed in 2010, […]
Washingtonian | August 16, 2017
The Bright Fuchsia Gown this Bride Wore for her Memorial Photoshoot Proves Neon Dresses are a Total DO | Washingtonian The Bright Fuchsia Gown this Bride Wore for her Memorial Photoshoot Proves Neon Dresses are a Total DO
Nicola Wood and Matthew Covert met when they were just 16, while they were high school students in Florida. When the two became romantically involved their senior year, they decided to attend college together at Florida State, eventually moving up to DC after they graduated. “She had the cutest smile, and would laugh at all […]
Washingtonian | August 16, 2017
Stop What You’re Doing and Enjoy These Photos of Richard Spencer Crying | Washingtonian Stop What You’re Doing and Enjoy These Photos of Richard Spencer Crying
Nazi bro Richard Spencer got Maced, or maybe pepper-sprayed, or exposed to some sort of lachrymatory agent in Charlottesville this past weekend. “Up until now, I’ve never had a feeling that my own government is cracking down on me,” he complained in a video. Sucks when that happens, right? Here are some more photographs of Spencer recovering from […]
Washingtonian | August 15, 2017
How a Bartender and a Sommelier Suggest You Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol | Washingtonian How a Bartender and a Sommelier Suggest You Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol
The birds and the bees may be “the talk” parents are most worried about having with their children, but discussing alcohol can be just as emotionally fraught. Moms and dads want to clearly and concisely communicate the rules surrounding booze and the consequences of its abuse, but it can be difficult to craft a strong, […]
Washingtonian | August 15, 2017
My Daughter Falls Down All the Time—and I’m Okay With That | Washingtonian My Daughter Falls Down All the Time—and I’m Okay With That
My daughter Helena has a flair for falling. Once a week, sometimes daily, she ends up face-down on the sidewalk of our Falls Church neighborhood. Her hands whiten with scrapes. Her pants redden at the knees. The tip of her nose stays a scab. Watching it may be my least favorite activity. The raw pain […]
Washingtonian | August 15, 2017