If you’re not up to speed with the DMV’s local pinball scene, you may not know that one of the best spots in the region is tucked away inside a Maryland grocery store. Unfortunately, the famed pinball room inside a Mom’s Organic Market in College Park will close down later this month. So, without the […] The post 6 Places to Play Pinball Around DC first appeared on Washingtonian.
More than 700 Washington Post employees plan to walk off the job Thursday for a 24-hour strike. Post Guild, the union that represents most of the company’s journalists, production specialists, and drivers expressed frustration over its ongoing contract negotiations with Post management in a letter to readers Tuesday: For 18 months, members of our union, […] The post Washington Post Staffers Will Go on Strike Thursday first appeared on Washingtonian.
Balos, 1900 N St., NW. Open daily for dinner. A trio of restaurateurs with Greek roots have opened a high-end, Crete-inspired dining room near Dupont Circle. Balos, with a wide-ranging menu of whole grilled fish and mezze, plus a sashimi bar, debuted Monday night for dinner. To open Balos, co-owners Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos, […] The post Balos Brings Greek Island Vibes to Dupont Circle first appeared on Washingtonian.
Well, folks, it’s finally Cookie Week: that fun and exhausting time of year when the New York Times publishes a handful of holiday cookie recipes and I contemplate making them and then usually don’t. Except that this year I did—or, at least, I made one of them and then convinced six of my colleagues to […] The post We Baked All of the 2023 NYT Holiday Cookies first appeared on Washingtonian.
Ten years ago, when physician Lisa Fitzpatrick was running an outpatient infectious-disease treatment facility at United Medical Center in Southeast DC, one of her patients was so scared in the wake of a positive HIV test that he refused to return for treatment. So Fitzpatrick agreed to meet with him out on the street, and […] The post How a Local Doctor Is Using Tech to Try to Save Lives first appeared on Washingtonian.
On Thursday, November 30, 2023, attendees gathered at Dock5 at Union Market for Washingtonian’s annual Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. Guests enjoyed a premium selection of spirits from 22 renowned distributors and distillers featuring both local and national brands. Attendees were gifted with an exclusive Washingtonian tote bag and a rocks glass that could be customized […] The post Photos From Washingtonian’s 11th Annual Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival first appeared on Washingtonian.
We’ve been perched on the edge of our seats waiting to see what expelled congressman George Santos will do for his next act after a forced exit from the House of Representatives. Would he follow in the footsteps of other ousted or controversial Republicans and grace our screens for prestige shows such as Dancing with the […] The post George Santos on Cameo: “Live Life, Laugh, and Let the Haters Hate” first appeared on Washingtonian.
Looking for a gift that inspires? That encourages people to persist through life’s seasons? To bloom in spite of new challenges? This may be just the thing: “Seasons of Stumpy,” a 2024 calendar documenting the Tidal Basin’s endearingly scrawny cherry tree through all four seasons. The comical yet poignant calendar comes from Kevin Ambrose, a […] The post This 2024 Calendar Celebrates Stumpy, DC’s Favorite Little Cherry Tree first appeared on Washingtonian.
Happy Monday, DC! We are days away from some of the season’s biggest holidays, and there’s plenty of fun happening around town to mark the occasion. You can join thousands on the White House Ellipse in celebrating the National Menorah Lighting, or take your youngsters to the newest family adventure at Disney’s Encanto x CAMP. […] The post 45 Things to Do in the DC Area This Week: National Menorah Lighting, Disney’s Encanto x CAMP Experience, and Step Afrika’s Holiday Show first appeared on...
Alexa and Michael—she’s a corporate-events manager, he’s an engineer—dated for seven years after they met as students at Johns Hopkins University. Mike proposed on the New Jersey beach where Alexa had grown up spending summer vacations with her family. For their fall wedding, the couple say they looked for a venue that could host the […] The post An Intimate Wedding at the Riggs Hotel first appeared on Washingtonian.
Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Where: The Clifton, Charlottesville, Va.; 434-971-1800. What’s special: This charming boutique hotel is set on 100 acres in the beautiful Virginia countryside with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Part of this historic property once was home to Thomas Jefferson’s daughter and husband. The inn features 20 renovated rooms and suites and […] The post 5 Great Travel Deals first appeared on Washingtonian.
Ian Bassin was at home in his kitchen when he received a curious call. A man asked if he was alone, which “really threw me off,” says the lawyer and executive director of Protect Democracy. “That’s such a bizarre thing for someone to ask at the beginning of a call.” But it soon made sense. […] The post DC’s New “Genius” Ian Bassin on His Efforts to Preserve Democracy first appeared on Washingtonian.