DC Life

A New Waterfront Grill Brings South Florida Vibes to the Wharf

A sophisticated new steak and seafood place with a South Florida vibe, a theatrical grill, and an impressive array of martini supplies opens tonight on the Southwest Waterfront. The Grill (99 Market Square SW) comes from chef Roberto Santibañez and KNEAD Hospitality + Design — the same team that runs contemporary Mexican spot Mi Vida nearby. An open kitchen will attract [...]

2020-02-21T19:25:49+00:00February 21st, 2020|

8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Spend the evening with Washington Post food and dining editor Joe Yonan as he demos recipes inspired by his new cookbook, Cool Beans. The three-course tasting starts at 7 PM on Thursday in Arlington and includes garlicky beans-on-toast, a roasted beet hummus bowl, and silky chocolate mousse. Tickets are $15. It’s not just Valentine’s Day on Friday—it’s Valentine’s weekend. We have you covered, whether you’re [...]

2020-02-14T18:18:06+00:00February 14th, 2020|

19 Things to Do Around D.C. This February

Raphael Saadiq will play the 9:30 Club on February 8. Photograph by Peter Prato/New York Times/Redux. Gary Gulman Warner Theatre, February 1 In the space of a few years, Gulman has gone from a funny observational comic to someone—like groundbreaking comedians Tig Notaro and Hannah Gadsby—known for bravery and self-disclosure. This tour continues the conversation started by his [...]

2020-02-07T18:44:14+00:00February 7th, 2020|

10 Fun Food Events Around D.C. This Weekend

Officina at the Wharf getting into the winter bar game has transformed their waterfront rooftop into a outdoor drinking destination with blankets and hot drinks to keep you cozy. Kick off the weekend at the Italian trattoria on Thursday anytime after 5 PM with drinks like “A Toddy A Day”  made with bourbon, amaro, honey-ginger, lemon, and alpine whipped cream. [...]

2020-01-31T17:23:57+00:00January 31st, 2020|

6 Hot New D.C. Restaurants to Try Right Now

We’re only a little more than two weeks into 2020, but already it’s one of the more exciting times to dine around DC thanks to these newcomers. Maialino Mare 221 Tingey St SE Lauded New York restaurateur Danny Meyer just opened his first-ever full-service restaurant outside NYC in Navy Yard (if nothing else, you know him for [...]

2020-01-24T17:39:48+00:00January 24th, 2020|

The 9 Best Ski Resorts Close to D.C.

Skiing requires two things: snow and slopes. A decent number of the latter are within an easy drive of Washington. The former is more of a challenge. In the Mid-Atlantic, snow can be elusive. Which is why skiers from our area and other not-quite-Switzerland locales might take heart from a trend that has quietly revolutionized [...]

2020-01-24T17:37:00+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Where to Find Brunch on MLK Day Around D.C.

The long weekend means restaurants are offering brunch on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 20). Here’s where to start the week with free-flowing mimosas, all-you-can-eat specials, and extended restaurant week promotions. Ambar  523 8th St., SE; 2901 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Savory pies, creamy spreads, and mezze platters are all part of Balkan brunch. For [...]

2020-01-17T16:49:29+00:00January 17th, 2020|

10 Downtown DC Soup Spots to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Whether you’re battling a cold or shivering while you await the next snow forecast, a hot bowl of soup is a winter survival necessity. These downtown spots ladle hearty stews, comforting noodle soups, and soothing bowls of broth. Greek Deli  1120 19th St., NW  Lunchtime crowds line up for Kostas Fostieris‘s orzo-dotted avgolemono soup, which comes with a [...]

2020-01-10T16:37:26+00:00January 10th, 2020|

D.C.’s Best New Restaurants of 2019, According to the Experts

Tom Sietsema, Washington Post food critic: In alphabetical order: Anju, Emilie’s, the Imperial, Mama Chang, Piccolina, Queen’s English, Rooster & Owl, Seven Reasons, Thamee (I could easily include half a dozen more places, but you get my drift. It was another banner year for D.C.). Ann Limpert, Washingtonian food editor and critic: I can’t get enough of Anju (The kimchi pancake! The beef tartare!). I also really love what Peter [...]

2019-12-27T16:28:36+00:00December 27th, 2019|

11 Fun and Festive Things to do in D.C. on New Year’s Eve

A new decade is officially upon us, and whether you’re feeling nostalgic or glad the year is over, it’s time to ring in 2020. From rowdy themed bashes to a laid-back evening of all-you-can-eat tacos, we’ve rounded up some of the most fun ways to spend your New Year’s Eve around DC. No-fuss (and no [...]

2019-12-27T16:16:01+00:00December 27th, 2019|