Kushi: The Day the Groupon Died

Kushi Izakaya and Sushi is the best sushi in DC.  So we can skip all the gushing over the secret sauce in the pork belly maki and the red redness of the tuna sashimi.  The Japanese eggplant is out of this world: hardly even eggplant, the spicy sauce that comes lightly painted on top makes…

Gotta Get Back to The Passenger

I need to get back to The Passenger.  As soon as possible. I’ve heard so much about the place and finally made it in right after opening on a Sunday afternoon.  I know, not prime cocktail time, but I was desperate!  The Passenger is supposed to be one of the new best places in DC…

The Garment District (No, Not New York)

It’s all DC, all the time here at the Garment District, DC’s newest pop-up art space. Also know as a Temporarium, the Garment District revels in worshiping at the altar of local talent.  All the art prints on the wall are by DC artists, all the one-of-a-kind jewelry is hand-made by DC artisans, and all…

DC Likes Jazz Music

Capital Bop‘s D.C. Jazz Loft held an event last night at the Red Door in NW. For those unfamiliar with the venue, it’s reminiscent of Greenwich Village in the 1960s – the era of Mad Men. Walking down a sketchy alley on I St NW between 4th and 5th, you enter through a crudely painted door,…

Cymbeline’s Super Magical, Y’all

I thought I was pretty okay when it comes to Shakespeare.  Hamlet, check.  The Tempest, check. Julius Caesar even, check. So when I saw that Cymbeline was running at the Shakespeare Theater, I though, Oh, that’s nice.  Who wrote that? Shakespeare wrote it!  You just can’t keep that guy down!  He wrote it towards the…

Charmed at Bistro d’Oc

There’s always something new to discover in DC.  And in life. I was just walking around thinking that the region between Chinatown and Metro Center (E, F, G and H Streets between 9th and 10th) was a lost hinterland of office buildings and tourists wandering into Madame Tussaud’s.  I also had no idea about the delightful…

Class, Class, Class at Againn

Againn does most everything right, which is more than one can ask for during Restaurant Week. The food is impeccable, the atmosphere bright and cheerful during the day and mysterious and romantic at night, the service (as it is anywhere during this time of culinary overexcitement) can be spotty. But hey!  It’s Restaurant Week, anything…

Concrete Fortress of Solitude

Flashpoint Gallery reliably gives me a good time.  I’m always excited to go in, and I leave wanting to talk about what I’ve seen. Right now the exhibit shows works in concrete and string by Suzannah Vaughan.  The show, Tracing Form, is sponsored by Solas Nua, the fabulous go-to (and only) organization in DC for contemporary…