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Your Brunch Guide Around D.C.

The DC Council just passed emergency legislation to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the District (at least for this year). Per usual, restaurants across Washington will commemorate the federal holiday with extended Monday brunches. Here’s where to find all-you-can-eat feasts, bottomless drinks—or, on the flip side, a simple but delicious breakfast plate. Shaw’s Tavern [...]

2019-10-11T20:52:41+00:00October 11th, 2019|

A New Look For Proposed Ford’s Theatre Expansion

Last year, UrbanTurf reported on plans by the Ford's Theatre Society to expand and renovate a pair of buildings across the street from the historic theater. Now, the society is seeking zoning relief for the project. Previous rendering of the proposed development, looking west from 10th Street. Click to enlarge. The application requests a special exception for [...]

2019-10-11T20:08:32+00:00October 11th, 2019|

D.C. Metro Modern Home Tour

On Saturday, October 5, eight local houses will be open to the public as a part of the third-annual DC-Metro Modern Home Tour. For now, take a look at four of the homes here. (And check back tomorrow to see the remaining four.) The Ware Street House in Vienna Designed by: Eurohouse LLC. Built by: Govan Builders. [...]

2019-10-04T18:39:07+00:00October 4th, 2019|

10 Fun Food Events Around D.C. This Weekend

It’s finally here! The sprawling Latin market La Cosecha is soft-launching on Thursday. Check out food vendors like Peruvian Brothers and La Casita and many more, which will be operating at a pop-up capacity while finishing touches are put in place. Already open: cocktail bar Seranata and fashion/jewelry/home goods outlets Zona E Home and Nova Bossa. On Thursday, the Ballston BID throws a Ballston Street Bash and Mega [...]

2019-10-04T18:36:06+00:00October 4th, 2019|

Amazing Mazes Worth Getting Lost In

Cox Farms 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville This farm’s annual fall festival also includes giant slides, a goat village, and a market full of doughnuts, apples, and pies. Their maze, Cornundrum, claims to have hidden surprises amid the rows of corn, including elephants and pirates. The admission fee varies by day of the week, from $7 [...]

2019-09-27T18:31:21+00:00September 27th, 2019|

ANC Votes to Support Superfresh Redevelopment

This spring, the team behind the redevelopment of the former Superfresh grocery site in Spring Valley opted to file for a planned unit development on the site rather than continue with their long delayed design review. As the Zoning Commission prepares to consider the project early next month, the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) is, [...]

2019-09-27T18:28:55+00:00September 27th, 2019|

The Latest Renderings For Amazon’s Northern Virginia Headquarters

Tech behemoth Amazon and the development team for its future headquarters in Northern Virginia revealed updated designs for the site at an Arlington County planning meeting this week. The designs depict refined building materials, including copper metal fins, vision and spandrel glass, and terracotta, for Amazon’s pair of proposed 22-story structures. They will be located [...]

2019-09-27T18:25:29+00:00September 27th, 2019|

9 New Restaurants to Try Around D.C. Right Now

Republic Cantina 43 N St., NW Owner Chris Svetlik’s Tex-Mex cantina isn’t brand new, but after a few weeks of limited preview dinners, the place is finally ready to roll out breakfast/daytime and dinner service, seven days a week. That means egg tacos on homemade flour tortillas in the morning and evening dishes that include classics [...]

2019-09-13T20:21:04+00:00September 13th, 2019|

Your Guide to the Best Labor Day Brunches Around DC

Labor Day means Monday mimosas at these DC-area restaurants, which are closing out summer with all-you-can-eat feasts, bottomless deals, and other daytime specials. All-Purpose 1250 9th St. NW; 79 Potomac Ave. SE Get ready to toast the holiday with bottomless Aperol spritzes, mimosas, bloody Marys, and bellinis ($21 per person). In addition to drinks specials, both [...]

2019-08-31T00:51:01+00:00August 31st, 2019|

6 Extended Summer Restaurant Week Brunches to Try Around D.C.

Several of the restaurants participating in DC Summer Restaurant Week have graciously extended their offers through August 25. If you’re looking for somewhere to brunch, check out these places offering $22 three-course deals. Alta Strada Mosaic 2911 District Ave., Fairfax Brunch at this Virginia Italian restaurant includes tasty options like an everything-spiced pizza, shrimp and grits, or a smoked [...]

2019-08-24T01:54:22+00:00August 24th, 2019|