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Local produce, theater and a nap: How NPR’s Ari Shapiro would spend a perfect day in D.C.

As host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Ari Shapiro is used to talking at length about a variety of subjects, but if you really want to get him going on a tangent, just bring up his neighborhood, D.C.’s LeDroit Park. “I love my neighbors,” says Shapiro, 39. “A few of them were born and raised in …

Woolly Mammoths

Check, Please! DC

Check, Please! DC 101<p>Guest reviewers explore restaurants in Shaw, Atlas District and Crystal City.<p>Check, Please! DC 102<p>Guest reviewers dine out in …

Comics

At Flamant, a Belgian chef’s charms shine through

<i>The following review appears in The Washington Post’s 2017 Fall Dining Guide.</i><p><b>Flamant</b><p><b>(Good/Excellent)</b><p>Washington’s loss is a coup for West Annapolis, where former District chef Frederik De Pue has set up shop in a handsome, 40-seat bungalow, invitingly staged with an herb garden on the side and a …

Restaurants

The Best Rooftop Bars in DC

Finding the perfect DC rooftop bar to suit your outdoor drinking styles is a tough choice, especially because there are dozens upon dozens to choose …

20 Adventurous Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Throw in a dash of excitement to your DC date<p>Whether you've journeyed by car, Amtrak train or American Airlines, the nation’s capital is quite the …

Joan of Arc

The $20 Diner’s 10 favorite Chinese restaurants in the D.C. area

From the moment my review was published in August 2013, I started hearing complaints about Panda Gourmet. It’s on the ground floor of a dumpy motel! It’s hard to reach when traveling east on New York Avenue NE! The staff has all the warmth of test dummies!<p>I’ve heard these criticisms, and, …

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Cuddle Up With Hot Cocktails and Warm Blankets at Service Bar's New Ski Lodge Brunch

One of our favorite bar brunches this year was Service Bar’s beach-themed hangover hangout with orange crushes and inflatable beach balls. Sadly, the …

Washington D.C.

Here's 38 of D.C.'s Best Home Goods and Furnishings Stores

Sure, <b>Ikea, Target, West Elm, The Container Store, and the Crate & Barrel</b> outlet are obvious and great choices to decorate your apartment. But for a home with some soul and personality, it's best to go off the beaten path. That's why we've rounded up a highly-subjective list of <b>38 amazing furnishing</b> …

Adorable

The 38 Best Washington, D.C. Vintage and Consignment Stores

Because vintage and consignment shopping is the ultimate hunt, consider this <b>your field guide for "new-to-you" stores</b> in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We've included best bets for both <i>Mad Men</i>-era duds and sources for gently-used, high-end designer bags and shoes at way less than retail. At 38 …

Shopping

The Best Thrift And Consignment Stores In The D.C. Area

<i>The D.C. area lacks a warehouse of decades-old duds at decades-old prices, the best traditional thrift stores really require a drive, and most of our</i> …

Washington D.C.

The Chickery: The Best Place for Late Night Drunk Food in D.C.

Whether you order chicken in a bun or chicken in a cone, you won't be disappointed with this fast-casual Dupont Circle restaurant at any hour of the …

The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for D.C.

Must-have items for the food obsessed<p>Struggling to find that perfect little something for a friend, relative or significant other? Allow Eater DC to alleviate any shopping-related stress with this inaugural holiday gift guide.<p>These local treasures are specific to the DMV yet still varied enough to …

Washington D.C.

How to Absolutely Crush Rock Creek Park From Top to Bottom In One Day

For her book <i>A Year in Rock Creek Park</i>, Washington writer <b>Melanie Choukas-Bradley</b> spent hundreds of hours walking (and skiing) every nook and cranny of …

An Introduction to Spoutn' Spring in the Frederick Watershed

<b>You are on the Spoutn Spring page of the Fun Springs website</b><p><b>A Brief Note from the Page Author/Website Owner</b><p><b>This page is offered as a public service</b> …

South Dakota

Thanksgiving dining around D.C.: Where to eat out, grab takeout and pick up dessert

Thanksgiving is a chance to reflect on the things and people you’re grateful for. It can also be a chance to freak out about the stresses of meal planning, coordinating schedules and inescapable time with family.<p>For those looking to alleviate some of the burden that comes with the holiday, here's a …

Restaurants

Warm Up with These 10 Takes on the Hot Toddy

Winter Storm Jonas left behind a ton of snow when it hit D.C. It also stirred up enough cabin fever to make everyone want to put on some boots and venture out into the world. That also makes it the perfect time to enjoy a hot cocktail. Plus, all the options are certainly enticing. Here’s a list of …

Beverages

10 Ways I'm Spending November in DC

Man, I love this time of year. Humidity is out. Crockpots and fleece-lined leggings are in. September through December is collectively my favorite …

Beverages

Your guide to the best farmers markets in Washington, D.C. - Curbed DC

Know where and when the best farmers markets in Washington, D.C. are held with help from this map. From Eastern Market to CityCenterDC, here are approximately 30 farmers markets in D.C. proper that you should know about.<p>According to The Washington Post, there are a total of 204 farmers markets in …

Farming
Foodies

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10 cheap-eats spots in Baltimore that offer more than just crab cakes

Baltimore is that rare city with a dish so fundamental to its culture that the food’s name is an answer to a crossword puzzle. But if the crab cake is Charm City’s calling card, it can also be a cross to bear for those planning to open a restaurant there.<p>The chef who dares to ignore the crab cake …

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D.C.'s 11 Best Podcasts For Locals, By Locals That You Should Be Listening To

<i>If you haven't yet discovered this particular joy, know that now is an excellent time to dip your toes into the wonderful world of podcasts. The</i> …

Podcasting

Made in MoCo: Where to Find the Freshest Food Locally

Our guide to Montgomery County farms, breweries, wineries and more<p>By Carole Sugarman<p>(page 1 of 11)<p>Photo by Laura Chase McGehee<p>Those may be hip …

Farming

Table Talk: 4 Gaithersburg Beer and Wine Stores

Go for the gold this holiday season with accents that shimmer and shine<p>Serve a dish studded with cranberries and chestnuts for the holidays<p>When …

Restaurants

7 Great “Secret” Gardens, Parks, and Plazas Around DC

Sometimes you just want to sit in the shade and eat your food truck gyro in peace. But finding a quiet spot in this region can be next to impossible. …

Washington D.C.
Restaurants

Diaspora Eats: 9 of the Best African Restaurants In Washington D.C.

<i>DIASPORA—It’s “No Borders” month here at OkayAfrica, which means we’ll be highlighting travel and relations between people on the continent and in</i> …

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West Africa

These hidden gems serve West African dishes you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else

Washington’s African restaurant scene has long been dominated by platters of spongy injera bread, sauteed beef tibs and stewed greens — Ethio­pian and Eritrean dishes that have become almost as much of a regional staple as the chili-soaked half-smoke.<p>But on the other side of the continent, in …

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