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July 4th To-Go: Picnic Baskets, Fried Chicken, and BBQ from DC-Area Restaurants | Washingtonian July 4th To-Go: Picnic Baskets, Fried Chicken, and BBQ from DC-Area Restaurants
Whether you’re heading to the fireworks on the National Mall or hosting your own backyard cookout, DC-area restaurants and have you covered with fried chicken picnics, grill packages, and more. Most items for July 4th require advance orders, so make sure to double-check the deadlines. Summer picnic basket from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken 1308 G […] "July 4th To-Go: Picnic Ba...
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
7 Best Free Spraygrounds and Splash Pads To Keep Your Kids Cool All Summer Long | Washingtonian 7 Best Free Spraygrounds and Splash Pads To Keep Your Kids Cool All Summer Long
Sometimes your kids need some serious water play, but you don’t have the time for a trip to the pool or beach. These seven spraygrounds and splash pads will keep children wet and amused for as long as your schedule permits. Canal Basin at Yards Park Just under a foot deep, the spacious basin is a safe […] "7 Best Free Spraygrounds and Splash Pads To Keep Your Kids Cool All Summer Long" wa...
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
Have You Seriously Not Gotten an IUD Yet? | Washingtonian Have You Seriously Not Gotten an IUD Yet?
I just have one question for all you Pill-takers out there: How have you seriously not gotten an IUD yet? I used to be exactly like you, enslaved to that tiny white Pill, every night like clockwork, day after day, year after year. I’d accepted that my clothes no longer fit quite right, that I […] "Have You Seriously Not Gotten an IUD Yet?" was first published on Washingtonian.
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
Shaw’s Newest Wine Bar Isn’t Your Average Wine Bar | Washingtonian Shaw’s Newest Wine Bar Isn’t Your Average Wine Bar
Brent Kroll has been behind some of the city’s top wine lists over the past several years. Today, the 31-year-old sommelier finally opens a wine bar of his own. Maxwell Park, located in Shaw, sets itself apart with a rotation of offbeat themes. For July, about half of the 5o wines by the glass are devoted to […] "Shaw’s Newest Wine Bar Isn’t Your Average Wine Bar" was fi...
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
Things To Do in DC This Week (June 26-28): A Capitals Fundraiser, Financial Advice for Millennials, and an Ai Weiwei Installation | Washingtonian Things To Do in DC This Week (June 26-28): A Capitals Fundraiser, Financial Advice for Millennials, and an Ai Weiwei Installation
MONDAY, JUNE 26 THEATER The comedy Oh God will be at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Monday and Tuesday nights, courtesy of Mosaic Theatre’s Workshop Series. Written by Israeli playwright Anat Gov, the play tells the story of a depressed God who visits a psychotherapist, and the two characters go head-to-head with Bible quotes […] "Things To Do in DC This Week (June 26-28): A Capitals...
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
DC’s Wawa Is Going to Look Beautiful. That Sounds Terrible. | Washingtonian DC’s Wawa Is Going to Look Beautiful. That Sounds Terrible.
When I think about going to Wawa, this is what I remember: Sitting in my dad’s Merc while he ran inside for a baby-blue pack of Merit Ultra Lights. I remember six-inch subs double-wrapped and packed into the red Igloo Playmate nestled between my sister and me in the backseat—we’d each have one cold thigh, […] "DC’s Wawa Is Going to Look Beautiful. That Sounds Terrible." was first pu...
Washingtonian | June 26, 2017
Why Are So Many Restaurants Closing in Cleveland Park? | Washingtonian Why Are So Many Restaurants Closing in Cleveland Park?
Not every neighborhood has benefitted from DC’s restaurant boom over the last several years. While areas like Shaw, Petworth, and H Street Northeast have risen in prominence, it’s come at the expense of other once-great dining destinations. Most notably, Cleveland Park. The Connecticut Avenue strip has been plagued by closures in recent years—Palena, Dino, Lavandou, Sorriso, Pulpo, ...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
The One Financial Advantage Millennials Have Is Time | Washingtonian The One Financial Advantage Millennials Have Is Time
Beth Kobliner has sold more than 500,000 copies of her book Get A Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. The book was originally published in 1996, but Kobliner has updated it for 2017 to serve as a financial bible for today’s millennials. Washingtonian caught up with the personal finance journalist and commentator ahead of […] "The One Financial Advantage M...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: June 24-25 | Washingtonian The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: June 24-25
Clarendon Where: 1021 Garfield St., #1020 How Much: $489,900 When: Sunday, 1pm – 3pm Why: This one-bedroom penthouse near Clarendon Station has some choice amenities literally right outside, like a balcony overlooking the street and a rooftop pool with a grill. It also comes with a garage parking spot and fitness center. Plus, it’s pet-friendly. Horizon House Where: 1300 Army [̷...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
How to Pick the Best Rosé at Whole Foods, According to a Sommelier | Washingtonian How to Pick the Best Rosé at Whole Foods, According to a Sommelier
Sommelier Kate Chrisman knows how to shop for rosé. At Vinoteca wine bar, she’s curated for a summer-long rosé garden with a rotating list of 16 pink wines by the glass, over 20 bottles, and a variety of rosé vermouths, sangrias, and cocktails. Chrisman kindly agreed to meet at Whole Foods’ P Street location to finally […] "How to Pick the Best Rosé at Whole Foods, According to a So...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
15 Water Parks to Make a Splash Near Washington This Summer | Washingtonian 15 Water Parks to Make a Splash Near Washington This Summer
Best Water Park Close to Home At SplashDown Waterpark in Manassas, kids can zip down the four-story-high water slides, float on the “lazy river,” step across the pool on logs and lily pads, or play volleyball at the sand... "15 Water Parks to Make a Splash Near Washington This Summer" was first published on Washingtonian.
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
The Best Cheap Barbecue Joints Around DC | Washingtonian The Best Cheap Barbecue Joints Around DC
This is a sneak peek into our July Cheap Eats issue, a guide to ethnic dining around the region—from Afghan kebabs to Uyghur noodles and Vietnamese sandwiches, all for less than $25 a person. Want the rest of the list before it goes online? Get a FREE Cheap Eats issue + our 100 Very Best Restaurants […] "The Best Cheap Barbecue Joints Around DC" was first published on Washingtonian.
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
YAAASSS! You Can Now Try Underwater Cycling on Weekends With New Classes on the Schedule | Washingtonian YAAASSS! You Can Now Try Underwater Cycling on Weekends With New Classes on the Schedule
You guys, it is so hot outside. Just a short walk down the block can leave you feeling like you’ve jumped in a pool—only that pool is made up of your own sweat. If working up a sweat intentionally through exercise is the last thing on your to-do list, don’t worry: a underwater cycling workout is […] "YAAASSS! You Can Now Try Underwater Cycling on Weekends With New Classes on t...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
16 Photos that Prove DC’s Awesome Con Cosplayers Live Up to the Name | Washingtonian 16 Photos that Prove DC’s Awesome Con Cosplayers Live Up to the Name
DC’s annual Awesome Con brings together the best kinds of cosplay enthusiasts with creative, intricate, and insane costumes. We found the best Insta shots of the most notable characters—from Belle to Kylo Ren—at this year’s convention. Strong, feisty, and independent. #vhehzoller kicks ass and takes name! Even if she only wounds you #tracynakaan will finish the job […] "16 Pho...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
The Non-Amateur’s Guide to Smuggling Alcohol to Public Events | Washingtonian The Non-Amateur’s Guide to Smuggling Alcohol to Public Events
If you’re staying in DC to watch the the annual fireworks display this 4th of July, the National Parks Service has an important message for you: no firearms, drones, alcohol, glass containers, explosives, or rogue fireworks on its property. You see this type of message a lot around Washington, and for the most part it’s easy to […] "The Non-Amateur’s Guide to Smuggling Alcohol...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
You’re Going to Be Okay If the Caps Lose TJ Oshie | Washingtonian You’re Going to Be Okay If the Caps Lose TJ Oshie
Between an NHL salary cap that only jumped $2 million and the defensive line shakeup caused by the expansion draft, the Caps are in a tough financial spot. As a result, it’s likely that sniper/American hero/all-around good guy TJ Oshie will be on his way out of Washington soon. He was left unprotected during Wednesday’s […] "You’re Going to Be Okay If the Caps Lose TJ Os...
Washingtonian | June 23, 2017
Comet Ping Pong Shooter Gets Four Years in Prison | Washingtonian Comet Ping Pong Shooter Gets Four Years in Prison
Edgar Maddison Welch, who fired a gun inside Northwest DC restaurant Comet Ping Pong last December after being convinced by an internet conspiracy theory claiming the pizza parlor was the hub of a child-trafficking ring run by associates of Hillary Clinton, will spend four years in prison. US District Judge Ketanji Jackson handed down the sentence after […] "Comet Ping Pong Shooter Gets F...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
Obsessed With “Modern Love”? Meet Two of its Star Columnists AND Get Their Relationship Advice | Washingtonian Obsessed With “Modern Love”? Meet Two of its Star Columnists AND Get Their Relationship Advice
We fall in love, we fall out of love and we deal with everything in between. Most only deal with these trials in their own relationships, but Mandy Len Catron and Ada Calhoun spend their time thinking about everyone else’s too. Readers first got to know Catron in 2015 when she wrote her essay “To […] "Obsessed With “Modern Love”? Meet Two of its Star Columnists AND Get Their R...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend | Washingtonian 8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend
Gov’t Taco is traveling from Baton Rouge to DC for a two-day pop-up at Alfie’s on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 10 PM. Food Network personality and Cajun cooking rockstar Jay Ducote and Alfie’s chef/owner Alex McCoy are joining forces for this event, with eats from Gov’t Taco and cocktails from Alfie’s. Food and drink are priced individually. Love booze and barbecu...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
The Wharf Gets Another Music Venue | Washingtonian The Wharf Gets Another Music Venue
The Brindley Brothers, owners of Jammin Java in Vienna, will open their first DC club at The Wharf come fall. Called Union Stage, it joins a number of other music venues already slated for the mile-long development along the District’s Southwest waterfront. Among them: Anthem, a 6,000-person concert hall from the owners of the 9:30 Club; Pearl Street Warehouse, a […] "The Wharf Gets...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
6 Summer Trips You Can Take to Immerse Your Kids in the Books They Love | Washingtonian 6 Summer Trips You Can Take to Immerse Your Kids in the Books They Love
There’s an old saying that “books are a window to the world.” Take it to heart by using the children’s classics your kid makes you read over and over (and over) again for story time as an itinerary for your summer vacation. Here are six destinations where your child will feel like they’re living in […] "6 Summer Trips You Can Take to Immerse Your Kids in the Books They Love" w...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
When This Groom Saw His Ice-Hockey Star Bride’s Photo in the School Paper, He Knew It Was Love | Washingtonian When This Groom Saw His Ice-Hockey Star Bride’s Photo in the School Paper, He Knew It Was Love
Stephanie Miguel and Robert Hollinger had more than their fair share of obstacles when they started dating. She was Canadian and he was American, and they were living several states away from one another. But from the moment Robert (who goes by Blake) encountered Stephanie’s picture in their school paper, he had a certain feeling about […] "When This Groom Saw His Ice-Hockey Star Br...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
How Makeup Artist Ryan Kelly’s Mesmerizing Lip Art Made Her Instagram Famous | Washingtonian How Makeup Artist Ryan Kelly’s Mesmerizing Lip Art Made Her Instagram Famous
When Maryland-born makeup artist Ryan Kelly first posted a goofy photo on Instagram of her lips painted like viral phenomenon “Left Shark” (a character from Katy Perry’s Superbowl halftime show) back in 2015, she could hardly have predicted the popularity that would ensue. But people loved the image, and someone tagged it as #lipart. Three […] "How Makeup Artist Ryan Kelly’s Mesmeri...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
The Best BBQs, Pool Parties, and Rooftop Fireworks for July 4th In DC | Washingtonian The Best BBQs, Pool Parties, and Rooftop Fireworks for July 4th In DC
Planning to celebrate Independence Day in our nation’s capital? These bars, restaurants, and hotels in the DC-area are celebrating July 4th with barbecues, pool parties, crab feasts, and more. Events are on Tuesday, July 4th unless otherwise noted. Rooftop BBQ at Rosewood 1050 31st St., NW Skip the Georgetown crowds and watch the fireworks high […] "The Best BBQs, Pool Parties, and ...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
Things To Do in DC This Weekend (June 22-25): A Reading Series with the Book Maven, Beer and Wine Festivals, and Two Local Dance Company Performances | Washingtonian Things To Do in DC This Weekend (June 22-25): A Reading Series with the Book Maven, Beer and Wine Festivals, and Two Local Dance Company Performances
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 DANCE The Chamber Dance Project presents “Ballet, Brass & Song” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at Sidney Harman Hall. The performances will feature the world premiere of Songs by Cole, a ballet with a live jazz trio performing Cole Porter’s music, along with several other dance performances accompanied by brass, jazz, […] "Things To Do in DC This Weekend (J...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
Seven Things We Learned at ‘Bad Feminist’ Author Roxane Gay’s Talk in DC | Washingtonian Seven Things We Learned at ‘Bad Feminist’ Author Roxane Gay’s Talk in DC
At All Souls Unitarian Church in Columbia Heights Monday night, fans lined up around the block to see the author Roxane Gay discuss her latest book, Hunger, with WAMU’s editorial director, Alicia Montgomery. Here are the highlights from her candid discussion: 1. She’s writing a television show! Gay divulged she’s writing a television pilot called “Grown Women” for ...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
Fitbit is Launching a Free Workout Series in DC With Boot Camp and Yoga at Yards Park | Washingtonian Fitbit is Launching a Free Workout Series in DC With Boot Camp and Yoga at Yards Park
While for most of us Fitbit is the tracker on your wrist and an app on your phone that tells you to move more, the fitness company has expanded into some IRL events with “Fitbit Local.” The event series, which launched in 2015 and has expanded to a handful of major cities around the country, is […] "Fitbit is Launching a Free Workout Series in DC With Boot Camp and Yoga at Yar...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
How DC Became One of the Only Places in the US to Offer Non-Binary Drivers Licenses | Washingtonian How DC Became One of the Only Places in the US to Offer Non-Binary Drivers Licenses
Starting next week, DC will become the second place in the United States to issue drivers licenses with an optional non-binary gender marker. Instead, People who don’t identify as “male” or “female” will be able to get an “X” on their licenses. Non-binary is the term often used for people whose gender identity is not exclusively male or female. […] "How DC Be...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar Should Be the Last Hurrah for a DC Obsession | Washingtonian The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar Should Be the Last Hurrah for a DC Obsession
A lot of thoughts swirl in the Game of Thrones fan’s head upon stepping into DC cocktail maven Derek Brown’s spirituous tribute to HBO’s hit series about swords, dragons, and power-brokering. Is this a fantasy convention? A Renaissance fair? An escapist retreat from a dismal reality? Well, yes, but it’s also a bar. Brown has […] "The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar Shou...
Washingtonian | June 22, 2017
Stephen Starr Will Partner With New York Chef To Bring St. Anselm to DC | Washingtonian Stephen Starr Will Partner With New York Chef To Bring St. Anselm to DC
Le Diplomate owner Stephen Starr is partnering with New York chef Joe Carroll to bring Brooklyn steakhouse St. Anselm to Union Market early next year. While, yes, it’s yet another steakhouse in a city awash with them, the Williamsburg location, created by Carroll, features much more than beef on the grill. You’ll also find fresh sardines, artichoke hearts, monster […] "Stephen...
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017
PHOTOS: The Best Dressed Pups at the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Bark Ball | Washingtonian PHOTOS: The Best Dressed Pups at the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Bark Ball
This past Saturday, both humans and dogs alike donned their very best outfits to attend the Humane Rescue Alliance’s 30th annual Bark Ball. The benefit gala was held in the Washington Hilton and raised over $70,000 for the organization. "PHOTOS: The Best Dressed Pups at the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Bark Ball" was first published on Washingtonian.
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017
Take a Sneak Peek Inside the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar | Washingtonian Take a Sneak Peek Inside the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar
You don’t need to kill anyone to sit on the Iron Throne. You may just need to wait on a really long line. That’s right, folks, DC’s much-anticipated Game of Thrones pop-up bar opens tonight. It’s safe to say this is the most elaborate pop-up yet from the people behind the Christmas Bar and Cherry Blossom Super […] "Take a Sneak Peek Inside the Game of Thrones Pop-U...
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017
PHOTOS: The New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural | Washingtonian PHOTOS: The New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural
After whiting out its old mural back in January, Ben’s Chili Bowl will officially unveil its new mural Wednesday. The old one featured Donnie Simpson, Barack Obama, Chuck Brown, and Bill Cosby. Three of those men returned on the new mural. Cosby, a longtime friend of Ben’s, didn’t. The new mural, painted by DC artist Aniekan Udofia, also includes (among […] "PHOTOS: The ...
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017
He Gave Up Processed Foods and Lost 60 Pounds. Here’s What Galley Foods’ Founder Eats in a Day Now. | Washingtonian He Gave Up Processed Foods and Lost 60 Pounds. Here’s What Galley Foods’ Founder Eats in a Day Now.
As the founder of Galley Foods, a healthy meal delivery service based in Washington, Alan Clifford has spent a lot of time thinking about how to make healthy meals easy and accessible. When it comes to his own food journey, he’s also had to find a way to make eating well a goal for himself. […] "He Gave Up Processed Foods and Lost 60 Pounds. Here’s What Galley Foods’ Fou...
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017
Foster the People, Young Thug Will Headline at All Things Go Fall Classic | Washingtonian Foster the People, Young Thug Will Headline at All Things Go Fall Classic
Intimacy makes a difference, at least in terms of music festivals. Sure, you could get lost in a sea of flesh-and-bone at mega-fests like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. But why travel across the country when there’s a festival in your DC-area backyard that’s just as compelling and considerably less expensive—not to mention exceptional food, and […] "Foster the People, ...
Washingtonian | June 21, 2017