Be Part of Movemberfest at Little Miss Whiskey’s on H Street

For the third consecutive year Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar will be hosting a Pig Roast on Saturday, Mo-vember 18 at 3pm.  All of the food will be prepared by Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic and the beer will be provided by DC Brau.   From the Movemberfest hosts: “For $60, you are…

Local High: Handpainted Entrepreneur

Below is an excerpt written by Joe Koech, friend of the blog, recent grad, and DC entrepreneur.  You can check out his hand painted shirts online at localhigh.com or find him around town.   You’ve just arrived home after being away for a long time. You get off the plane or start driving through your…

DC Metro Patterns: To and Fro, Night and Day

From friend-of-the-blog Allan Fong, we bring you a look at DC’s Metro ridership patterns. Note the difference between where DC goes for work and where DC goes for play.   For example, you can clearly see that Farragut North, Farragut West, Metro Center, and L’Enfant Plaza are the work destination of many DC commuters.  You…

Ms. Vedral Goes to Washington: Café Milano

Prior to moving to DC, I had been warned by…pretty much everyone…that my foodie proclivities would need to be adjusted. And experience had also brought this to bear: I once had Thai food at a restaurant with a punny name that used regular broccoli instead of Chinese broccoli in its Pad See Ew. I’d been…

House of Secrets: The Mansion on O Street

Previously one of DC’s best kept secrets, the Mansion on O Street is a simply exquisite place to spend the day. Equal parts museum, hotel, and brunch spot, there’s certainly something for everyone. The usual DC museum experience this is not. To find such a quirky, description-defying museum tucked away on a residential street in tony…

Pinball Takes DC Back to the Arcade

On the top floor of the Georgetown Park Mall lies a wonderful secret – the home of the National Pinball Museum. A surprisingly informative tour yields all kinds of fascinating tidbits about the history of the game, including its origin – the French billiard game bagatelle. C’mon, hipsters — someone start an ironic bagatelle league already! The…

The Woman in Me

In this tangle of happy hours and sales that can be life in DC, it’s easy to bypass introspection.  Remember that?  From those school papers?  Ahhh, yes, the unexamined life is not worth living and all that. Anyway, that’s what I took away from a recent panel discussion at Heiner Contemporary in upper Georgetown.  The panel,…

At Last, The Gibson

It may just be that all liberal arts majors who come to DC have a soft spot for The Great Gatsby. Where are my nights filled with dancing and sophistication? they ask, as they dolefully shuffle along the halls in their internships.  Where the beautiful yearning for something unattainable?  Where the delicate cocktails served next…

DC-3 for the Recession

People who have lived in the District for over a year inevitably start trying to sum up current and past fads.  Usually done with a wave of the hand or toss of the head (or both!), we can say things like, “Yeah, first it was cupcakes, then crepes, now it’s hot dogs.  What will those…