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7 Things to See & Do in Petworth

You can spend the whole day in Petworth hopping around from shops to restaurant to bars. The area also plays host to fun neighborhood gatherings, and features one of the most historic sites in the Metro area. Filled with tasty eats and a healthy dose of culture, Petworth should be on your DC to-do...

7 Ways to Fit in Like a Local

You don’t have to hire fake Secret Service agents to look like you belong in DC, even if your flight just landed yesterday. As sure as the Parisians tie their scarves just so, Washingtonians have certain habits, ways of speaking and quirks, and if you know a few of them in advance, you’ll feel...

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Turning Back the Clock with Virginia Ali

You might have heard that Washington, DC has experienced a significant resurgence in recent years, as new restaurants, retail and attractions flock to the city. Few people have witnessed as much change in the District as Virginia Ali, who along with her husband Ben opened up the DC institution Ben’...

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NoMa’s Union Market

It’s a Sunday afternoon at NoMa’s Union Market , and a couple is slurping bivalves at Rappahannock Oyster Bar while, nearby, a mini-skirt wearing tween struggles to eat a taco while walking. Just across the way, there’s a line forming for either the beer, the bratwursts or both at Red Apron...

Rappahannock Oyster Co. Patrons
19 Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

The nation's capital was recently named restaurant city of the year by Bon Appétit magazine, and come October, it will become the fourth U.S. city featured in the Michelin Guide , joining the likes of New York City, San Francisco and Chicago. A sea of new dining concepts and reinvigorated favorites...

The Dabney - Shaw - Blagden Alley - Washington, DC
Capitol Riverfront By Day & By Night

Capitol Riverfront was a vital commercial section of the District from the late 19th century until the end of World War II, as the Washington Navy Yard, the nation’s longest continually operating naval facility, served as a beacon for a thriving community. Billions of dollars in investment in the...

Couple at Yards Park Capitol Riverfront
Derek Brown on the Cocktail Scene in Washington, DC

When it comes to craft cocktails, there’s a whole lot shakin’ in the nation’s capital. All the rage at the moment are the growing number of speakeasies, bars and lounges devoted exclusively to serving expertly measured and mixed drinks. Add to that, four distinct distilleries have popped up in the...

Southern Efficiency - Derek Brown, James Beard Nominee - Washington, DC
11 Places to Get Cozy in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at your home, or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – DC has you covered. Numerous restaurants and hotels have lounging areas fit for shaking off the burrrr of winter with fireplaces and heaters to go with dishes and drinks sure to...

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Penn Quarter & Chinatown By Day & By Night

Venture into Penn Quarter & Chinatown and you’ll encounter a vibrant urban hub. Don’t be surprised when you step off the Metro and encounter a 60-foot high Chinese archway and bright neon lights. Visitors should expect plenty of foot traffic, elaborately dressed storefronts and energy-filled...

Chinatown Arch - Washington, DC
Eat Your Way Through DC’s Neighborhoods

When most people think of the country’s best food cities, places such as Charleston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City likely come to mind. But Washington, DC deserves a spot on that list as well. The city had so many restaurants open in 2015 that we – and our stomachs – could barely keep...

Local Dining in DC Neighborhoods