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Things to Do in DC This Weekend (October 19-22): Miniature Crime Scenes, Spooky Science Experiments, and a Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest | Washingtonian Things to Do in DC This Weekend (October 19-22): Miniature Crime Scenes, Spooky Science Experiments, and a Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 DISCUSSION The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting a panel discussion, “Why North Africa? An American Invasion,” to delve into the 1942 storming of Algeria and Morocco. This World War II event helped shape the US’s approach to liberating Europe. The panel, featuring several historians and Dr. Robert Satloff, executive director of […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
This Oatmeal Soufflé Recipe Will Make You Love Mornings So Much More | Washingtonian This Oatmeal Soufflé Recipe Will Make You Love Mornings So Much More
Look around the dining room at downtown DC’s Hay-Adams hotel in the morning and you’ll see an inordinate number of people tucking into . . . a soufflé? For breakfast? Yes, it’s a thing and it’s delicious. (Hey, it’s got oatmeal, blueberries, and raspberries in it, so you can at least feel decent about yourself.) […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Try Frozen Negronis and Fried Gnocchi by the Water at Morini Piccolo | Washingtonian Try Frozen Negronis and Fried Gnocchi by the Water at Morini Piccolo
It may be mid-fall, but Osteria Morini is taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to give patrons a sneak peek of its new waterfront project: Morini Piccolo. The Italian snack stand is located on a dock beneath the Navy Yard restaurant and will pop-up on Friday and Saturday before officially opening next year. When […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Union Market Wants You to Imagine Amazon Upstairs | Washingtonian Union Market Wants You to Imagine Amazon Upstairs
Developers and property owners around NoMa and Union Market launched a slick website Thursday aimed at setting the neighborhood apart from the other three places pitched as possible DC locations for Amazon’s second headquarters. While Union Market’s developers typically take great pains to distinguish the “Union Market District”  from NoMa, for the purposes of luring Ama
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
How 400 DC Neighbors Banded Together to Get Their Own Dog Park | Washingtonian How 400 DC Neighbors Banded Together to Get Their Own Dog Park
If you want a friend in Washington, the saying goes, get a dog. If you want a whole bunch of friends in Washington, get a dog park. And if you want to earn some enemies in Washington, get involved in political skirmishing over it. In the summer of 2012, after an empty lot in Northeast […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Scientists Just Found Another Way Stress May Be Hurting Your Body | Washingtonian Scientists Just Found Another Way Stress May Be Hurting Your Body
By this point, we all know that being stressed has negative consequences—and not just because you’re more likely to flip out on the people around you. Stress can take a serious toll on your health, and according to a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, it can also take a toll on your gut microbiota. […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Fast-Casual Middle Eastern Chain Naf Naf Grill Opens Near Dupont with Shawarma and Falafel | Washingtonian Fast-Casual Middle Eastern Chain Naf Naf Grill Opens Near Dupont with Shawarma and Falafel
In Israel, when people suggest grilling outside or having a barbecue, they might say, “Let’s go Naf Naf”—a Hebrew phrase that roughly translates to “fan the flame.” Eight years ago, Sahar Sander and his friend, Elan Burger, found the expression fitting for their new restaurant in Naperville, Illinois: a small Middle Eastern joint, which they […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
DC Resident Moons President Trump’s Motorcade | Washingtonian DC Resident Moons President Trump’s Motorcade
If President Trump looked out the window on Thursday evening while his motorcade traveled up Connecticut Avenue, he might have seen one Northwest DC resident giving him the fleshiest of salutes. According to a White House pool report, the President’s motorcade received a variety of reactions when it barreled through Cleveland Park shortly after 7:25 PM, […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
How a Former Pussycat Doll Became a Darling of the Right | Washingtonian How a Former Pussycat Doll Became a Darling of the Right
One evening early this summer, Kaya Jones was in DC wrapping up her first appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. The former member of the Pussycat Dolls had been outspoken in her support of President Donald Trump for months, but it wasn’t until her Hannity appearance that she could fully envision a future in political commentary. […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
7 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend | Washingtonian 7 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend
Declaration and DC Brau are joining forces this Thursday, October 19 for a fall beer dinner. The event (7 to 10 PM) features a four-course menu from head chef Demetrio Zavala and beer pairings of course. Dishes include local fall greens, pastrami-rubbed dry-aged beef, and poached Alaskan halibut. Both the chef and a representative from DC Brau will […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Thinking About Cheating at the Marine Corps Marathon? This Man Will Catch You. | Washingtonian Thinking About Cheating at the Marine Corps Marathon? This Man Will Catch You.
Marathons have a long history with cheaters. Maybe, if they’re competitive, it’s for the bragging rights. Maybe, if they’re tired, it’s to avoid the straggler bus. Maybe, if they’re greedy, it’s for the prize money. But whatever their motivation, they should know one thing: If you cheat at the Marine Corps Marathon, Rick Nealis will […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
Solidcore Plans to Double Its Number of Studios by the End of 2018 | Washingtonian Solidcore Plans to Double Its Number of Studios by the End of 2018
Anne Mahlum, the founder of Solidcore, has always had ambitious plans for growing her boutique fitness brand. Just two months after opening her first studio, she was already looking for a space to open her second. Since launching, Solidcore has grown to 25 studios across eight states and the District. But Mahlum plans to see […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
This Cafe and Boutique Is The Most DC Thing To Happen To DC | Washingtonian This Cafe and Boutique Is The Most DC Thing To Happen To DC
What do Tibetan-style soup dumplings have in common with letterpress stationary and tonic syrup? They’re all produced in the District. Local is the hyper-focus of Shop Made in DC, a boutique and restaurant opening in Dupont Circle today. Everything from the tacos to the jewelry, the beer to the soundtrack were created in the nation’s […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
No Cake, No First Dance: How This Couple Pulled of a Stunning Minimalist Wedding on the National Mall | Washingtonian No Cake, No First Dance: How This Couple Pulled of a Stunning Minimalist Wedding on the National Mall
There are low-key wedding—and then there’s Soraya Turner and Michael Goddard’s. The couple, whose minimalist wedding was ‘just about the important things,’ is about as low-key as they come. But forgoing pomp and major planning doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some stunning images from your special day. Photographer Erin Krespin went along to photograph […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
November 2017 Crossword Answer Key | Washingtonian November 2017 Crossword Answer Key
Across 1. Star Wars: Episode IV—A ___ 8. Failed to be 13. Working, maybe 20. Eddie Murray and Rick Dempsey, once 21. Shire of Rocky 22. Jazz-band member 23. Goes to pick Santana up at the Metro but can’t find him? (Wide receiver, 2005–14) 25. Ship on Time cover on October 23, 2000 26. ___ […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
These Customizable Gift Boxes Are the Easiest Way to Look Like an Amazing Gift Giver | Washingtonian These Customizable Gift Boxes Are the Easiest Way to Look Like an Amazing Gift Giver
Tali Cohen knew she’d picked up a lifelong partner when she got married three years ago, but what she didn’t know that she’d pick up a new career in the process of planning her wedding. Sorting through all the details about the big day inspired her to think about doing something more creative—especially if it meant […]
Washingtonian | October 19, 2017
7 Goodies You Can Hand Out to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween That Won’t Rot Their Teeth | Washingtonian 7 Goodies You Can Hand Out to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween That Won’t Rot Their Teeth
Glowsticks Turn your neighborhood into a Halloween-themed rave with these jack-o’-lantern orange glow sticks. Deep house remixes of “Thriller” not included. $11.99 for twenty-five 4-inch glow sticks. Play-Doh Encourage creativity and craftiness with these tactile treats. Just what Halloweeners need to forge little pumpkins, bats, and ghosts to display on the mantle at home. $9.37 for [&
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
An Evening of Champagne and Shopping with MaxMara | Washingtonian An Evening of Champagne and Shopping with MaxMara
MaxMara and Washingtonian partnered for an evening of champagne and shopping at the store’s Tysons Galleria location on Thursday, October 12. Hosted by Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, MaxMara’s Director of North American Retail and Global Brand Ambassador, and Hayley Garrison Phillips, an Assistant Editor at Washingtonian, the event showcased MaxMara’s best-selling fall collecti
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
8 Iconic Signs You’ll Recognize If You’re a Real Washingtonian | Washingtonian 8 Iconic Signs You’ll Recognize If You’re a Real Washingtonian
When word recently leaked that the Uptown theater’s corporate owner, AMC Entertainment, was planning to ditch the beloved Cleveland Park movie house’s familiar sign, public reaction was swift and sharp. AMC backed off, and the local landmark remains. But residents’ attachment to those six red letters got us thinking about the subtle impact of Washington’s […]
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
How I Got This Body: Running on the Treadmill While Thinking About the Ex Who Called Me a “Big Girl” | Washingtonian How I Got This Body: Running on the Treadmill While Thinking About the Ex Who Called Me a “Big Girl”
Welcome to How I Got This Body, our look at some of the amazing things the human body is capable of and the Washingtonians who put their bodies to the test. Want to share your transformation story? Email ccunningham@washingtonian.com. Who I am: Nikki Thomas, 34, meeting planner from DC What Insp
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
4 DC Kitchens We’d Kill For | Washingtonian 4 DC Kitchens We’d Kill For
Textured and Tailored If you’ve grabbed a hoagie on a soft roll at Bub and Pop’s or a brisket on rye at Duke’s Grocery, you’ve tasted the carby handiwork of Hyattsville’s Lyon Bakery. Not surprisingly, the Forest Hills home kitchen of Lyon co-owners Elaine and Gerardo del Cerro stars elements fit for career foodies: a […]
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
This Miami-Based Dance Workout Is Opening a Flashy New Flagship Gym Off the U Street Corridor | Washingtonian This Miami-Based Dance Workout Is Opening a Flashy New Flagship Gym Off the U Street Corridor
There’s nothing we love more than a workout that’s so fun it stops feeling like work, and that’s part of the promise for ((305)) Fitness. The 55-minute cardio classes are more rave than sweat session, and there’s a live deejay in every class to keep the party vibes alive. Now, after spending three years getting […]
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
Map: Michelin Rated Restaurants Around DC | Washingtonian Map: Michelin Rated Restaurants Around DC
Michelin just released its 2018 DC guide, which includes 14 one- and two-star restaurants, as well as Bib Gourmand eateries, where diners can get two plates and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 (not including tax or tip). Here’s where to find your next Michelin meal. Get Our Weekend Newsletter The best DC news, […]
Washingtonian | October 18, 2017
Why Are There Only Two New Michelin-Starred Restaurants in the 2018 DC Guide? | Washingtonian Why Are There Only Two New Michelin-Starred Restaurants in the 2018 DC Guide?
The 2018 DC Michelin star ranking has arrived. And if you were expecting major changes, you’ll be disappointed.  Only two new restaurants joined the prestigious starred list this year: Komi, chef Johnny Monis’s veteran Greek/Mediterranean tasting room in Dupont Circle (which many felt was slighted in the original red book). And Métier, chef Eric Ziebold‘s […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
Here Are the 2018 Michelin Star Restaurant Rankings for DC | Washingtonian Here Are the 2018 Michelin Star Restaurant Rankings for DC
The 2018 Michelin star rankings for DC are here, and two new restaurants have joined the prestigious list. Komi, chef Johnny Monis’ veteran Greek/Mediterranean tasting room in Dupont Circle, earned it’s first one-star rating. So did Métier, chef Eric Ziebold‘s elegant prix-fixe dining experience below sister restaurant Kinship, which retains one star from last year. […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
The Healthiest and Worst Doughnuts, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Coffees at Dunkin’ Donuts | Washingtonian The Healthiest and Worst Doughnuts, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Coffees at Dunkin’ Donuts
We get it: You’re not going to Dunkin’ Donuts looking for kale smoothies. Maybe you just really want a sugary, fatty, cream-filled pastry and don’t need anyone to judge you thank you very much.  However, have you ever been at an airport where the only real breakfast option is Dunkin’? We have. And with all […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
The 5 Craziest Dishes You Can Get Delivered to Your Door | Washingtonian The 5 Craziest Dishes You Can Get Delivered to Your Door
The five craziest DC restaurant offerings that Trycaviar.com will deliver to your home: 1. A $130 seafood platter—including oysters, king-crab legs, and lobster—from RPM Italian. 2. A split bone with marrow and spicy pork salad from Maketto. 3. A $110 48-ounce tomahawk rib eye from Del Campo. 4. A $52 sushi roll with lobster tempura, shaved truffle, and […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
Gretchen Carlson Discusses Decades of Harassment | Washingtonian Gretchen Carlson Discusses Decades of Harassment
Gretchen Carlson still hasn’t returned to the news desk. The former Fox News anchor sued her former employer last summer, precipitating the downfall of CEO Roger Ailes and more lawsuits against Fox executives and talent like Bill O’Reilly.  Carlson spoke Monday at a Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative luncheon in Tysons, previewing much of the material in her new […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
I Was in the Best Shape of My Life. Then I Collapsed and Almost Died at a 10K. | Washingtonian I Was in the Best Shape of My Life. Then I Collapsed and Almost Died at a 10K.
Last October, I was getting ready to run. I’d signed up for a 10K on the C&O towpath in Georgetown with my boyfriend, Jordan. It was supposed to be a fun run after the half marathon I’d completed two weeks before. I had barely trained for the half, but I was in the best shape […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
Kwame Onwuachi’s Afro-Caribbean Restaurant Opens at the Wharf, And We Want to Try Everything on the Menu | Washingtonian Kwame Onwuachi’s Afro-Caribbean Restaurant Opens at the Wharf, And We Want to Try Everything on the Menu
Kwame Onwuachi is a chef who loves telling stories through food.  That much was clear from his affable persona on Top Chef. But it was an even more integral part of his first restaurant, the $500-plus-per-head Shaw Bijou, which flamed out after just two and a half months. The multi-course, multi-room experience hung on Onwuachi’s biographical tales—each […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
6 Reasonably Priced Spots for Kids’ Birthday Parties | Washingtonian 6 Reasonably Priced Spots for Kids’ Birthday Parties
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station All aboard for an awesome party your little railroad enthusiast will never forget. The fully restored historic station boasts a great model train display, toys galore for kids to use, and has a platform along the tracks, so tykes can go outside and check out the choo-choos. Contact John Sery […]
Washingtonian | October 17, 2017
Founding Farmers’ New Vegetarian Burger Smells, Tastes, and Bleeds Like Meat | Washingtonian Founding Farmers’ New Vegetarian Burger Smells, Tastes, and Bleeds Like Meat
You’ve likely heard of scientists genetically-modifying plants, manipulating a fruit or vegetable so that it’s crunchier or sweeter. But what about plants genetically-modified to look, taste, and act like meat—right down to toothsome texture and juicy bleed?   California-based Impossible Foods is doing just that. Its first product, the Impossible Burger, will be served at all thr
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
Sports Bar Smackdown: Semifinals | Washingtonian Sports Bar Smackdown: Semifinals
After over three thousand votes cast, four DC-area sports bars have advanced to the semifinals of the Sports Bar Smackdown. For Packers fans mourning Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone, local cheeseheads can hold out hope that Lost & Found might go all the way in our final four, in which Steelers pub Tortoise & Hare, Broncos bar […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
Things to Do in DC This Week (October 16-18): Phoenix at the Anthem, Wizards Season, and an Exhibit About the Digital Age. | Washingtonian Things to Do in DC This Week (October 16-18): Phoenix at the Anthem, Wizards Season, and an Exhibit About the Digital Age.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 GALLERY Blind Whino’s new interactive event Digital Eye merges theater, film, and a live game show to illustrate the impact of the digital age on everyday lives. The evening’s performances are designed to help visitors understand how their private lives are becoming commodities for data-mining and explain what they get in return. Through […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
Yes, It’s Possible To Co-Sleep With Your Child And Still Have a Sex Life | Washingtonian Yes, It’s Possible To Co-Sleep With Your Child And Still Have a Sex Life
There are a lot of potential benefits to co-sleeping with your child. It helps you bond. It makes nursing easier. It can reduce nighttime crying and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I’m a proponent of the parenting approach myself: Our son has been sleeping with my wife and me since he […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
The Weird Evaluations Washington Private Preschools Are Using to Judge Your Three Year Old | Washingtonian The Weird Evaluations Washington Private Preschools Are Using to Judge Your Three Year Old
It’s an eternal challenge in education: There are more potential students than there are spaces at a school. If you’re running a college, the solution is fairly simple—use some combination of SAT scores, high-school grades, essays, and interviews. But what if you’re running a preschool? Public preschools don’t usually need to grapple with this problem. […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
The 10 Highest Kindergarten Tuitions Around DC | Washingtonian The 10 Highest Kindergarten Tuitions Around DC
These are Washington’s ten most expensive private day schools for kindergarten based on tuition. All are coed. 1. $40,840 Sidwell Friends, Bethesda 2. $35,975 Beauvoir, Northwest DC 3. $35,450 Lowell, Northwest DC 4. $35,260 Washington International School, Northwest DC 5. $34,764 Georgetown Day, Northwest DC 6. $34,440 Potomac School, McLean 7. $33,850 Sheridan, Northwest DC […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
Why Is The Renwick Displaying These Creepy Crime Scene Models? | Washingtonian Why Is The Renwick Displaying These Creepy Crime Scene Models?
One of the fall’s strangest art offerings is this collection of 19 creepy crime-scene dioramas, which were built to help budding forensic scientists learn how to solve cases. What exactly are these things? And what are they doing in an art museum? We asked Nora Atkinson, the Renwick’s curator of craft, to guide us through […]
Washingtonian | October 16, 2017
Sunday Rituals and DC Society With the Guy Who Wrote That Anti-Brunch Tirade | Washingtonian Sunday Rituals and DC Society With the Guy Who Wrote That Anti-Brunch Tirade
An article in the American Conservative last week made quite the stir among Washingtonians when its writer dared to go after the most vital of DC rites: brunch.  Titled “What the D.C. Brunch Says About The Young Urban Elite,” Addison Del Mastro‘s commentary decried the “coarse, even uncivilized ritual” of leisurely weekend meals, which, Del Mastro complained, are […]
Washingtonian | October 13, 2017
8 Luxury Handbags That Are Totes Amazing | Washingtonian 8 Luxury Handbags That Are Totes Amazing
1. Stella McCartney “Falabella” large tote in pewter, $1,385 at Neiman Marcus. 2. Lanvin small tasseled leather tote, $1,550 at Saks Fifth Avenue (Chevy Chase). 3. Tom Ford large “Alix” tote in dark red, $1,990 at Neiman Marcus. 4. Burberry large “DK88” top-handle bag in honey, $2,995 at Burberry. 5. Tom Ford “Alix” leather padlock-and-zip […]
Washingtonian | October 13, 2017