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3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Key Bridge Boathouse is the go-to launching point for paddlers of all skill levels. Whether you're in a kayak or a canoe or on a stand-up paddleboard, time on the water is transformative. Its classes, tours, and rentals offer a unique perspective...
500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Located in the atrium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art is a casual café that is owned and operated by celebrated chef Todd Gray, who is better known for the elegant and composed meals that he serves up at his flagship restaurant, Equinox, than...
728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Alexandria has been around since before the founding of our country and has always been home to a number of taverns. However, during Prohibition, Alexandria was also home to something else: a speakeasy. In the decades since alcohol started flowing...
904 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Pizza seems to be everywhere, but good pizza is notoriously hard to find. When in Alexandria, look no further than one of Old Town’s newest pizza places, Red Rocks. A local chain (there are one or two others in the DC area), Red Rocks is all about...
205 E Howell Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
A friend took me to brunch at Del Ray Cafe one day. The sensation of walking through the door is you're stepping into the foyer of your best friend's house. The refurbished 1925 house has seating on the 1st and 2nd floor, a screened in outdoor...
2411 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
Located a short drive from Old Town in the lively Del Ray neighborhood Cheesetique is a temple to all things cheese.. Not to miss is their gooey, melty mac ‘n’ cheese; ranked as one of the best in the country by none other than Food & Wine...
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304, USA
Since 2011, Port City is the first brewery to operate in Alexandria, VA, since the Prohibition days of the early 1900s. The state of the art brewery, with 60-barrel stainless steel fermentation tanks, has an exciting line of handmade,...
George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Alexandria, VA 22307, USA
Spend a warm summer day on the water in a smooth, streamlined kayak. Have an easygoing float with the current or go against the grain as you paddle your oar along. With the blue sky above your head and the cool water beneath your feet, suddenly...
211 N Union St #250, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
One of the best ways to take in the monuments that make D.C. famous is from the water. The advantages are many: less crowds, no parking issues, cool Potomac breezes, and a unique point of view. I love an evening tour, when you get to see...
515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Since 2009, the former Hotel Washington (circa 1916) was converted into the ultra-trendy W Hotel infusing contemporary design while retaining the original Beaux-Arts architecture. Today it features 317 rooms, with 7 WOW suites, and an Extreme WOW...
505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Brothers Mark and Ty Neal built Ted's Bulletin as an homage to their father, who loved to feed his family, his friends, his neighbors, and random passersby. The restaurant is a comfortable 1930s-style American diner serving up classy takes on...
1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
DGS Delicatessen opened around the time I travelled to Israel. After two weeks of eating real Jewish food, I was curious to find out how DGS would compare, especially since it’s just about the only Jewish deli in downtown D.C. I am happy to say...
1136 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
The heavy doors with a gold "S" and "C" on their thick decorative glass windows make entering the Science Club feel like an exclusive affair. The low lighting inside this row-house speakeasy contributes to the intimate setting. The menu is...
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
When the red-meat craving hits, there’s one place that satisfies the need for a juicy fix: Burger Tap and Shake, otherwise simply known as BTS. BTS offers a great selection of burgers made from locally sourced beef that is freshly ground on...
Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
I’m very lucky. I get to spend my days in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! One thing that makes D.C. so special is the amount of green space that we have in the city. Constitution Gardens is just a few blocks from my office, and it’s...
1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Like many people these days, I need a cup of caffeine to get me going in the morning. Most mornings I’m a tea person, but every once in a while, I need a cup of coffee. Luckily for me, M.E. Swing is just a short two blocks away from my office....
1314 1/2 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Chef Dan O’Brien spends his days taking the finest of locally sourced ingredients and transforming them into the most delectable of foods including pantry items like sauces, fruit butters, pickles, and condiments. He then stocks his pantry shelves...
300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
On the former site of a boilermaker factory for the Navy Yard, the creators of Logan Circle neighborhood favorite Churchkey and Birch and Barley opened Bluejacket back in October 2013. This amazing 5,600-square-foot three-story brewery is capable...
3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Like its sister restaurant Founding Farmers, the Georgetown Waterfront restaurant evokes Americana, farmhouse tradition, and seasonality in both menu and atmosphere. The weekend buffet-style brunches are a keeper that includes breakfast tacos,...
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
In a city often associated with power, ever wonder where the movers and shakers hang out? As the oldest family-owned D.C. restaurant run by four generations of the Martin family (all named William), Martin's has hosted and served every president...
134 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
If you were traveling through Alexandria, VA back in the early 19th century and looking for a place for a meal and a good night’s rest, Gadsby’s Tavern and the adjoining City Hotel would have been where you would have dined and slept. Today the...
1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Oh Robert Wiedmaier, you’ve done it again. First, we fell in love with Brasserie Beck in D.C., and then, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we’re now head over heels for the Brabo Tasting Room in Old Town. In our past two weekend...
1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Folks are here for the beer at ChurchKey, the city's preeminent destination serving more than 550 variations (50 drafts, 500 bottles) from 30 countries, along with rare international and English-style ales. If you're overwhelmed by the...
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