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100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Restaurants, Food & Wine

Although you won't find anything completely free on this list, you will discover that DC's dining scene offers lots of affordable options. Check out this list which features some local food upstarts, happy hour heroes and other edible options, including DC's signature sausage, the half-smoke.

bens chili bowl
20 Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC

There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than in Washington, DC. Memorials are our specialty, and the nation’s capital celebrates with unique and meaningful events designed to recognize the selfless service of our active duty military and veterans. So get ready for three days of action...

Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Route over the Arlington Memorial Bridge
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
8 Ways to Experience the 2016 Summer Olympics in Washington, DC

Olympic Food & Drink Specials An Olympic-Sized Happy Hour at City Tap House – Aug. 5-19 You can still revel in Olympic glory without going to Rio at City Tap House in Penn Quarter , where happy hour begins two hours early until Aug. 19. Choose from a huge selection of craft beers and cheer on...

USA National Team Soccer Game Watch
Where to Eat on 11th Street in Columbia Heights

Perhaps the homiest restaurant neighborhood in the city, Columbia Heights’ 11th Street serves up indie bars and eateries on the blocks between residential Kenyon and Monroe streets. If you plan well, you could chow down on three meals a day here – and still have spots to go to for a nightcap. A.M...

Maple restaurant Washington, DC
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...

12 Ways to Celebrate Election Season in Washington, DC

With DC serving as the nation’s capital, it’s only fitting that restaurants and bars throughout the city would gear up for election season with themed specials. We’ve collected our favorites and shared them below – offers range from cocktails to cuts of steak. Enjoy them all before you cast your...

White House - Fall Foliage Surrounding South Portico - Washington, DC
A Sit-Down with a Foodie Incubator Founder in Petworth

If you’re a fan of pop-ups, then EatsPlace should be on your list of dining experiences in DC. The neighborhood restaurant and bar doubles as a food incubator and restaurant accelerator. On any given night you might catch a new chef, try a cuisine you’re not familiar with or take a cocktail class...

EatsPlace Founder Katy Chang - Petworth Food Incubator - Washington, DC
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
14 Farm-to-Fork Restaurants to Try in Washington, DC

The word “locavore” (defined as, “one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible”) was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a few years back; it’s also a concept that rules at many Washington, DC restaurants. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of must-try spots that source what’s on...

Convivial - Shaw Neighborhood Restaurant - Washington, DC