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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....
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1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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What started as a simple hat shop has grown over the years to a full-scale boutique with a wonderful range of women's clothing from local designers. And you'll find accoutrements such as scarves, gloves, bags, and umbrellas, stationery sets,...
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1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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From the outside, Ching Ching Cha looks like any other commercial establishment but walk inside and you’ll be transported to a teahouse somewhere in China. Sunlight pours in from the skylights above and soothing music sounds from the speakers. The...
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1600 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Dupont Circle livens up with D.C.'s largest and busiest weekly market every Sunday morning until 1pm, on 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. More than 40 vendors offer a diverse selection including leafy greens, grass-fed...
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Every December, a charming holiday market pops up on F Street in the heart of Washington, D.C. There's a stage for live music, warm drinks, and dozens of booths brimming with local art and food. The Penn Quarter Holiday Market is usually open...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Union Market is the perfect D.C. destination if you're searching for a weekend brunch spot, craving a snack on your way to visit the Capitol, or, you know, hungry. Oyster bar, bakery, taqueria, soda shop, sandwich shop, Korean taco grill—all...
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1136 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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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...
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1314 1/2 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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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...
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2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
Overlooking the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center stands as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and an iconic landmark for arts in America. Its marble facade, sky-high ceilings, and crystal chandeliers exude grandeur, not to mention the...
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3400 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
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Meridian Pint is a friendly gastropub located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C. Emphasis here is on American craft beers; if you’re into European brews, you’re out of luck here. At any one time, they have about 25 beers on tap and 150...
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1560 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Dolcezza is an artisanal gelato company with several locations in the Washington, D.C. area. What makes Dolcezza unique in the world of gelaterias is that the gelato it serves up is made according to the Italian traditions in Argentina. I’m no...
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Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
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One of my favorite spots in D.C. is the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. The block-long green space is filled with oversized modern art pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection. You'll see work by artists such as Claes...
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101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA
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Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest federal institution in the United States. The library was destroyed by British troops just 14 years after its conception, and Congress used Thomas Jefferson’s collection of 6,487...
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1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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Astro is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Eliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, who grew up playing hockey together (one currently plays in the NHL) and would enjoy doughnuts as a post-game treat. An union of two iconic comfort foods, relish in...
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1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
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Simply put, you must go here. Sticky Fingers has the craziest bakery, breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu that you have ever seen. And, the best part is that it's all vegan, but you can't even tell! I would challenge anyone, from vegetarian to...
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415 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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I've been fascinated recently with this sweet-savory combination. Sorry cupcakes, the doughnut is back, and it has gotten quite the makeover! Before this craze hit D.C., chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIssac of Birch and Barley/Churchkey have...
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1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Located along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O Canal), this laid-back neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse is one of my favorite hangouts in D.C. Baked and Wired serves delicious food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere. The space is adorned with...
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116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Since 2011, this cool, quirky pub has become a go-to spot for area locals and residents of D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood. The name is a historical nod to the formation of D.C. as America's capital city (40 "Boundary Stones" were placed to...
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1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Ask me where to drink good beer, and I will quickly respond, "ChurchKey and Birch & Barley in Logan Circle." Negotiate your way through the 150-seat high-ceiling beer hall/lounge to its 60-foot bar and select from over 550 beers (50 drafts, 500...
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Washington, DC 20502, USA
Since 1923 during the presidency of Calvin Coolidge, the tradition of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has taken place on the Ellipse on the first week of December. Nationally known entertainers and artists and a military band perform...
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13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Though you might think it's a Ringling Bros. circus or carnival truck, one of DC's first food trucks whips out some seriously delicious and hearty meals from the regions of Benethiopia and Merlindia. From the Ethiopian menu, go for the spicy beef...
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301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Renowned chef Jose Andres's first food truck unleashes with a variety of his favorite flauta sandwiches he grew up eating in his native Spain. Options include pork with roasted peppers, fried chicken breast, Serrano ham and Manchego cheese, and...
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839 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
If you're in the mood for healthy meatlessness, this bright orange truck dishes out some stellar falafel sandwiches and platters with hummus and pickled cabbage. Crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Other Middle Eastern delights like...
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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...
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223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Situated amongst the numerous dive bars on Capitol Hill, this Italian-inspired enoteca showcases a creative selection of wines from Italy and California (hence the word "Cal-Ital") as well as a seasonal menu with artisanal cheeses, charcuterie,...
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1805 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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A Logan Circle neighborhood favorite, this inviting space serves more than 50 European wines by the glass and more than 160 bottles from small-producers in lesser-known regions throughout the continent like a white Larredya Jurançon, a Gros...
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903 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Enjoy a well-chosen and extensive list of "organic" and "biodynamic" wines in this cozy and softly lit three-story winebar with communal tables, bar seats, and over 700 empty wine bottles along its walls. Wines feature diverse styles from around...
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717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Chef/owner Aaron Silverman's farmhouse restaurant, in the heart of Barracks Row, serves creative cooking inspired by his travels and culinary training in the American South, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia. Notable dishes include...
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1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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Le Diplomate brings France’s chic bistro culture to D.C.’s trendy U Street Corridor. Upon entering through its bright blue door frame, the high ceilings, antique decor, and bread-cart centerpiece will have you checking for your...
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1550 7th St NW A, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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“The Thai chef, Aschara Vigsittaboot, makes classic dishes with extra-authentic ingredients. Where else can you find duck curries? No other place in town.” —Local food blogger Zach Patton of The Bitten Word on his essential eats in the District....
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1822 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Nestled in charming Bloomingdale, the rustic Red Hen is a golden egg of D.C.’s dining scene. Chef/owner Michael Friedman (also of All Purpose Pizza) has created an inviting home for culinary pleasures like the cool taste of soft, bulbous...
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8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
An undulating steel and glass canopy wows visitors who enter the Kogod Courtyard. Inside you'll find diners from the museum's café, tourists soaking their weary feet in the shallow fountain running across the space, and students taking advantage...
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701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Zaytinya is a trendy restaurant in the heart of Penn Quarter, Washington D.C.'s trendiest neighborhood. Zaytinya serves up a variety of Mediterranean tapas inspired by traditional dishes from Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey. It also has a selection of...
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1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Drawing on the concept of a Hakata Ramen shop, where he worked in for a year in Taipei, Taiwan, chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang has made Toki one of the coolest additions to the emerging H Street scene in northeast Washington, D.C. Edgy, hip, scruffy,...
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1511 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Little Serow’s northern Thai dining experience is a sensory adventure. The minimalist, cavernous room is a blank canvas for James Beard Award–winning chef Johnny Matis to paint palates with the bitter, funky, spicy, and salty...
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1814 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
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As with many Chinese restaurants in the U.S., Sichuan Pavilion has two menus. Ask for the home kitchen menu—the one with the authentic dishes. Warning: The chili is hot, and the Sichuan peppercorn used in many of the dishes is tongue-tingling....
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2117 E St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Originally hailing from New Orleans, owner Lloyd Blanchard brings the flavors of his Big Easy childhood days to the District. Look out for the vibrant and funky multi-colored truck serving up Cajun and Creole classics like étouffée, gumbo, red...
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Founded by owner/chef Alex Tsamouras, Feelin' Crabby brings the local tradition of blue crab seasoned with Old Bay to the DC area lunch scene. Crab (and lobster) sandwiches, sliders, and salads comprise the offerings. Taste the specialty Crabwich...
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624 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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One of the most recent additions to the Shaw neighborhood and D.C.'s emerging craft beer scene, husband-and-wife Thor and Leah Cheston opened this brewery back in December 2013. Formerly the site of Frank's Holiday Pool Hall, a childhood hangout...
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555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
The Newseum is an interactive, ever-evolving tribute to our First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. Powerful exhibits such as eight sections of the Berlin Wall (the largest display outside Germany) provide...
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1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
The Phillips Collection started as a humble gallery to honor a deceased father and brother in 1921, and rapidly transformed into a full-fledged modern art museum—America’s first. Set in a stately Georgian Revival brick house that was...
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5035 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
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Washington, D.C. natives Matt and Jena Carr and chef Anne Alfano opened this coffeehouse and market to pay homage to the Portland, Oregon, hangout Little Red Bike Café. Not only did the Carrs replicate the café's concept, but they also copied its...
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513 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
One of D.C.'s most beloved Christmas holiday traditions. Places like the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Theatre put on traditional versions of Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet, whereas the Warner Theatre offers a unique American twist done by the...
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1626 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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Since 1997, Miss Pixie's has been a trove of a seemingly endless influx of vintage and unusual home furnishings. Frequent inventory turnovers due to estate sales and auctions make it a place to visit and browse often. From mid-century dining...
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1800 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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Sneak off the bustling 14th Street Corridor onto S Street NW, where an inconspicuous sign points you downstairs to an "apartment" door. Inside is a vibrant 60-seat lounge decorated with whitewashed walls, stylish leather booths, bird sculptures,...
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1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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This Bloomingdale neighborhood fixture is home to an inviting atmosphere, with friendly staff and patrons, an exposed brick interior, and a fantastic outdoor patio surrounded by vines. By day, it's a casual and lovely coffeehouse where you can...
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2016 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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A relative newcomer to the roster of D.C. restaurants, Ezme quickly established itself as worthy addition. Ezme is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, and it’s a small but cozy dining space. The moment I see the Turkish tiles on the wall, I...
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1141 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Step inside Mari Vanna, and the first thing that strikes you is the feminine décor. The place looks like what I imagine a Russian grandmother’s house to be—lots of flowery wallpaper, crocheted lampshades, shabby chic furniture, lace tablecloths,...
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401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
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It’s only been in the past few years that serious Mexican food has made an appearance in D.C. We now have our share of taquerias serving up tacos as delicious and as reasonably priced as I’ve ever had. Not to brush off the newcomers, but none of...
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1337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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No signs designate this speakeasy-style bar located near Dupont Circle, but rather a green light and a relief of Senator Morris Sheppard, namesake and architect behind the Sheppard Bone-Dry Act of 1917 banning booze in DC. Upon seeing the green...
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4822 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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If the only way you know how to eat Japanese rice is with sushi or sashimi, you are missing out. You need to go to Kotobuki for kamameshi, a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot called a kama. Kotobuki is a hole-in-the-wall, tiny...
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1010, 2147 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Marrakesh doesn't have a door. It has a hatch, and you have to knock. Once you enter through it (plus a curtain), a lush, exotic room of couches, textiles, and knee-high tables awaits you. You lounge on the couches, eating a five-course meal with...
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1421 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Owned and operated by college pals Thomas Boisvert and Kathleen Davis, this comfortable, relaxing H Street spot pairs an eclectic global list of over 40 wines by the glass, including four on tap with well-chosen nibbles like charcuterie, and...
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5788 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20011, USA
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Founded by buddies Ben Evans and Patrick Mulane, these two environmentally conscious brewers create artistic interpretations of existing recipes to fit a homegrown DC approach, and raise awareness about the endangered Eastern Hellbender Salamander...
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705 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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On my last day in DC, my brother and I dined at Daikaya, the city's newest ramen shop by Chef Katsuya Fukushima, former chef de cuisine to the revolutionary Spanish chef, José Andrés. The restaurant is somewhat difficult to find. Look for a large,...
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1346 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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Located off the 14th Street Corridor, owners Rose Previte and her husband, NPR Morning Editon co-host David Greene, transformed a converted rowhouse into a funky yet homey dining space and bar serving an eclectic menu of international street food...
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4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
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Marjorie Merriweather Post was a wealthy American socialite and heiress to the Postum Cereal fortune. Her Washington home is now a museum, and the home’s original furnishings have been maintained alongside all the now-priceless collectibles that...
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Artomatic is a free, month-long art festival held in unused spaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Nine floors of an Arlington office building slated for demolition were converted into a giant venue for visual art, performances, films, and workshops...
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N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Artisan Confections is a chocolate shop in the nearby D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. It sells quality crafted chocolates made on location. I enjoyed one of its delicious monthly classes with lessons on the background of chocolate and hands-on...
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2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Gallery Underground is an exhibit space that promotes the works of established and emerging regional artists around the nation's capital. It is uniquely located in the corridors beneath 2100 Crystal Drive, flanked by art studios and FotoDC. The...
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2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
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The Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse is a family-owned theater that features movies and live entertainment. Set just outside of Washington, D.C., it occupies an art deco building that is over 70 years old and has a rich history of showing motion...
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3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Whether you're looking for a quick cup of coffee to jump start your day or a place to surf on your laptop or to socialize with friends or your date, Northside Social is always offering something fresh. This charming Clarendon neighborhood cafe and...
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1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Housed inside the former Newseum (now in D.C.), Artisphere was designed as a space where people and art collide. With four performance venues, three visual art galleries, a 4,000-square-foot ballroom, and a two-story video wall, this arts center...
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5863 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
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Owned by the Hicks family, this neighborhood market has provided groceries to locals for over 50 years. Aside from fresh produce and popular local products like Moorenko's Ice Cream, its butcher shop and beer are the biggest draws. Farm raised,...
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2601 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Owner Carmen Lopez has made Current one of the area's prominent fashion boutiques with stocks of designer clothing, accessories, and shoes. Her emphasis on quality, style, cut, and color makes these vintage and pre-owned finds ready to wear....
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1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Pastry chef David Guas brings the flavors of his native New Orleans to Arlington's Court House neighborhood with this casual order-at-the-counter cafe, coffeehouse, and bakery. The locally sourced menu features Southern, Cajun, and Creole treats....
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2711 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Since 1990, Galaxy Hut has been a favorite Arlington destination for great beer and live music. Adorned with quirky art, cozy booths, and old-school arcade games, owners Lary and Erica Hoffman have created a unique hangout. Know for their...
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4056 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206, USA
A replica of its Del Ray neighborhood store, Cheesetique in Arlington has been so successful that another location opened in Shirlington. Enthusiasts of divine milk curds will find a large selection of gourmet, handcrafted cheeses from around the...
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108 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Pretty People Vintage is a one-stop shop for finding unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories in Old Town. Owner Annie Lee curates her collection with wearable pieces that can easily be incorporated into the modern woman's wardrobe. Throughout...
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Vintage aficionados will be in heaven at Amalgamated Clothing. The store has enough to keep shoppers browsing for hours through racks packed full of classic clothing, accessories, and treasures that date from the 1920s through the late '60s. Even...
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2310 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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Washingtonians flock to the Dairy Godmother for a taste of Wisconsin. Visitors, who include President Obama, come to this neighborhood hangout to indulge in homemade frozen custard and other nostalgia-inducing treats. Chocolate and vanilla cones...
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2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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Evening Star is a neighborhood gem located between Crystal City and Old Town that serves modern southern cuisine. Funky, eclectic decor creates a casual atmosphere for enjoying satisfying dishes like Shrimp and Grits and Roasted Duck Breast with...
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Daingerfield Island, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Daingerfield Island is a pleasant spot off George Washington Parkway where visitors can picnic and watch boats and wind surfers float down the Potomac. The name is misleading—the facility is not an island, but rather a peninsula covered with park...
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102 S Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
I swear you get a waft of the smell of freshly brewed coffee well before you reach the front door to Misha’s. It’s the perfect advertisement for this small, local coffeehouse. Step inside the front door and enter into a quirky yet very charming...
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728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
PX is the place to go for creative cocktails in Old Town Alexandria but you won't find it by looking for a neon sign or a raucous crowd. A blue light outside the door denotes the location for those in the know, a knock of the door brings a raven...
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105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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Housed in an old munitions factory The Torpedo Factory Art Center is now the keystone of Alexandria's revitalized waterfront district and features 85 studios where you can observe artists in action and buy original works. This showcase of local...
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2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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If you're looking for a place with awesome BBQ, Del Ray's Pork Barrel BBQ is the spot. Just recently, they've teamed up with Holy Cow—a burger joint owned by the same guys—and now offer signature gourmet burgers in addition to the regular menu of...
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205 E Howell Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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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...
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1026 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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5140 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
If Etsy existed in a brick-and-mortar store, you would have Covet. This quirky Arlington boutique is located on the second floor of a little gray farmhouse. Three tiny rooms await, brimming with imaginative displays like earrings dangling from...
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1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Arlington natives Scot Harlan and Will Sullivan present their American take on a French bistro in this comfortable Clarendon neighborhood farm-to-table restaurant. Enjoy the culinary minded décor that includes a communal wood table for large...
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Court House, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Established in 1980, the Arlington Farmers' Market features over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania farms, offering home-grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, free-range meats, breads, pastries, sauces, condiments, dairy, soups,...
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932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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To Peruvians, Pollo a la Brasa (rotisserie chicken) is considered a special feast. But for D.C.-area residents, it's considered a highly-coveted fast food and cheap eat. Since 1988, the Solano family has served what diners (including chef and TV...
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1025 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
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Whether you're staring at your laptop or iPad, chatting with a couple or friends, on a date, or by yourself, the wine flows freely at this Clarendon bistro owned by Wendy Buckley. Over 40 wines are offered by the glass along with themed flights,...
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2003 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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Although chocolate is the specialty at Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria, my favorite treats are the light and delicious macarons supplied by local baker, Michel Patisserie. Michel refined his skills working at the famous patisserie, Ladurée, in ...
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2 E Walnut St, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
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As the name implies, Grape + Bean is a local favorite for those looking to purchase quality wine and coffee. Both its Alexandria locations also sell a premium selection of beers, teas, specialty beverages, and gourmet snacks. The stores have an...
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2051 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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I’m not usually one for chain restaurants, even when they’re local chains, but tucked back into the Carlyle area of Old Town, across the street from the Westin, is Old Town’s best Thai restaurant. The third location of a local chain, Pasara Thai...
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Visitors to Crystal City can get their lunchtime fix at Food Truck Thursdays. The trucks operate on a rotating schedule, gathering weekly around 18th Street and Crystal Drive from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Popular vendors include Pho on Wheels, Red...
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1012 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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Killer E.S.P. is a cool, contemporary coffeehouse in the heart of Old Town, featuring Stumptown Coffee, sorbetto, and pie (hence 'E.S.P.'—the 'E' is for espresso), as well as a nice place to sit down and hang out for a while. Whether you're on...
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5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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You'll find great food and a fun atmosphere at Blackwall Hitch in Alexandria. Have a cocktail at the chic bar and then sit down for a seafood dinner. Try the deliciously briny oysters or the shrimp and crab ceviche. End your meal with the...
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1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
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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...
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118 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Want to know what happened to Short Jack’s head after it was unceremoniously separated from the rest of his body? Curious to know about the mystery of the woman who stayed in Room #8 at the Gadsby Tavern? Are you dying (pun intended) to find out...