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Under-the-radar historic homes
Thrills & chills near the city
NOW OPEN: ‘RIGHTFULLY HERS’ The National Archives celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment in its newest exhibit, ‘Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.’
CONTENTS AUG 2019
THE GUIDE Shopping 16 Attractions 20 Dining 24 Entertainment 28 Explore 29
8 Going off the beaten track to find story-rich historic homes
And Away We Go
These lazy days of summer call for hitting the road. Just a short drive from D.C., sun-filled towns beckon with sailing, horseback riding and tons of charm.
COVER Learn more about a diverse group of activists who led the women’s voting rights movement. NATIONAL ARCHIVES, RECORDS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT GENERAL AND SPECIAL STAFFS
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A once economically depressed zone buzzes with life thanks to a glitzy waterfront, gourmet restaurants, hip boutiques and top cultural sites.
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ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 2 Ask the Expert 4 Calendar 6 Maps 30 Where Next 32 Parting Shot 33
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any people who come to D.C. make a beeline to the famed monuments and memorials and free museums. But the capital also preserves off-the-beaten-track sites equally worth one’s time. After touring the greatest hits, check out the many historic homes here (page 8). Many of these residences are preserved just as their famous homeowners left them, bringing the past to the present. While there’s always so much to do in the city, it’s also worth it to venture farther afield. Nearby towns, like Annapolis, Maryland, are fertile areas for exploration. Read all about a few of our favorite easy getaways on page 12. And don’t worry—even if you spend more than a day outside D.C., you won’t have any “fomo” or “fear of missing out.” Our calendar on page 6 is packed with so much to do, you’ll have plenty to look forward to when you do come back. So explore to your heart’s content.
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‘RIGHTFULLY HERS: AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE VOTE’ The National Archives Museum’s newest exhibit in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery commemorates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. While it explores all sides of the fight to achieve this constitutional victory, it also looks at the voting rights struggles that have persisted for millions of women beyond 1920. “Rightfully Hers” brings history forward for all generations to learn about women’s relentless political engagement for their rights.
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Feel-good movies like “Wonder Woman” (Aug. 2, Farragut Square) play on outdoor screens all around town. DC Outdoor Films, www. dcoutdoorfilms.com
GOLDEN CINEMA AT FARRAGUT SQUARE
The Grammy winner performs classics and more in the only concert venue in a national park. Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 877.965.3872
In just a few years, D.C. has become one of the country’s best food cities, launching top chefs and earning its own Michelin Guide. Today, new restaurants open almost weekly, giving diners a buffet of choices. Luckily, Restaurant Week enlists some of the city’s top kitchens to offer tastes at discounted prices. Check the website for an updated list of participating spots and prepare to feast on everything from American classics to international fare and more. www.ramw.org
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10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH Water Lantern Festival Aug. 3 Environmentally conscious lanterns inscribed with inspiring messages illuminate the water. National Harbor, www. waterlanternfestival.com
Super Smash Con Aug. 8-11 Gamers battle it out at the biggest Smash Bros. tournament in the world. Dulles Expo Center, www. supersmashcon.com International Day of Indigenous Peoples Aug. 9 Chilean tenor Miguel Angel Pellao stars in this global fest. American Indian Museum, 202.633.1000 Clowning Around With Shakespeare Aug. 10 Kids help a court jester prepare for his first show before the king. National Theatre, 202.628.6161
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VegFest Aug. 11 More than 100 vendors, experts and chefs, including The Washington Post’s Joe Yonan, dig into all things plants. Nationals Park, www.dcvegfest.com
Hammer House Party Aug. 23 It’s that time again. MC Hammer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ’N Play and others rock D.C. Entertainment and Sports Arena, www.esaontherise.com
Lenny Kravitz Aug. 21 The multi-talented Grammy Award winner rocks out with classics and new tunes. Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 877.965.3872 Jazz in the Garden Through Aug. 23 Bands enliven the outdoor art in the Sculpture Garden. National Gallery of Art, www.nga.gov
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Fireworks Nights Aug. 30 Pyrotechnics light up the sky as the Washington Nationals go to bat against the Miami Marlins. Nationals Park, 202.675.6287 ‘Infinite Space’ Through Sept. 2 Artist Refik Anadol has visitors getting lost in his digitized visualizations of memory. Artechouse, www. artechouse.com
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House Beautiful Historic homes tell stories both about their inhabitants and their eras, and in D.C., those are often pretty significant tales. See the White House, where every president save George Washington has hung his stovepipe/bowler/cowboy hat (or golf clubs) and Alexandria,
Virginia’s Mount Vernon, where the first prez retired. But those two 18th-century columned beauties aren’t the only abodes with a past open to the public. These lesserknown historic residence museums delve into the narratives and nuts-and-bolts of bygone eras. JENNIFER BARGER
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a towering bronze statue of the 16th U.S. president and his horse invites historic selfies. Georgetown has been a tony neighborhood to live in for over 200 years, especially if you consider Tudor Place. The 1816 manse, built for a granddaughter of Martha Washington, was designed by William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol. A domed temple portico dominates the exterior, while lush gardens burst with boxwood and flowers. The interior holds antique furniture and objects, including letters, that George and Martha Washington owned. It’s easy to imagine former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass expounding on equal rights from the breezy porch at his former home in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site offers guided tours through the 1840s stucco residence on a hilltop, where he lived from 1877 through 1895. Don’t miss artifacts like the violin he used to entertain his grand kids and rooms furnished with Victorian antiques. AUGUST 2019
ompleted soon after Washington, D.C., became the capital, the circa-1801 Octagon House famously played host to President James Madison and wife Dolley for six weeks in 1814. (The Brits had torched the nearby White House during the War of 1812.) Today, the redbrick, six-sided structure acts as headquarters for the American Institute of Architects and hosts guided tours showing off its grand stairway, antique glass windows and changing exhibits on building arts. “We are truly delighted with this retreat … the drives and walks around here are delightful,” First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln wrote in 1862, referring to the circa-1843 Gothic Revival home in present-day Petworth where she and President Abraham Lincoln spent many days during the Civil War. Now open to the public and called President Lincoln’s Cottage, the peaceful retreat where Abe met with soldiers and published the Emancipation Proclamation holds an interactive exhibit that lets visitors explore Lincoln’s wartime decision-making process. Outside,
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When early 20th-century Washingtonians needed a drink, they probably grabbed an Old Heurich beer. The buzzy empire created by the German immigrant, brewer and real estate mogul, Christian Heurich, funded construction of an 1892 red sandstone mansion in Dupont Circle, now open for tours as the Brewmaster’s Castle. Peep the Heurichs’ plush Victorian digs (including a Versailles-worthy music room) and snug garden, then stay for one of the frequent evening programs on beer, history or music. Though 20th-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright is known for projects like Pennsylvania’s Fallingwater and New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, he also designed a series of “Usonian” middle-class homes from the 1930s through his death in 1959. One of them, the 1940 Pope-Leighey House, has been relocated near Mount Vernon to a swath of land at Woodlawn Plantation (an 1805 manor owned by George Washington’s nephew, also open to the public). Guided tours Friday through Monday snoop inside the modest-sized gem, a squared-off wooden
structure with intricately carved windows and mod built-in furniture. When you’re visiting Arlington National Cemetery, consider heading up the hill to Robert E. Lee’s former digs, Arlington House. The columned, Greek Revival building was once home to the Confederate Army General, and it still holds family portraits (one oil painting of a young Lee suggests he was a hunk) and furnishings like a Victorian sofa set upholstered in blazing red. Toward the close of the Civil War, Union soldiers were buried on the lawn, and Lee never returned to his home. The cemetery continued to grow and eventually became the solemn national burial ground it is today. The 31 period rooms at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum use antiques and costumed mannequins to re-create spaces from America’s varied past. Think a 1920s-style den with a rolltop desk and scarlet-red built-in bookcases or a 1770s tavern with a polished wooden table and Windsor chairs.
SAILING IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
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hese lazy days of summer call for hitting the road. As if in answer, sundrenched towns beckon with sailing, horseback riding and tons of charm— all just a short drive from D.C.
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. This picturesque destination sits at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The Appalachian Trail runs through the tiny town, where attractions include museums and Civil War battlegrounds. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park features about 20 miles of hiking trails, and companies like River Riders offer tubing and rafting.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Begin the day in this charmfilled northern neighbor at Southern-style breakfast spot Miss Shirley’s Cafe,
then stroll the Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium, or head to Fort McHenry, birthplace of the national anthem. Don’t miss the American Visionary Art Museum, a one-of-a-kind showcase for works by selftaught creatives.
MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA Founded in 1787, Virginia’s “horse country” has drawn celebrity residents from Jackie Kennedy to Robert Duvall. Along the main street, find upscale boutiques and the historic Red Fox Inn & Tavern. At the posh Salamander Resort & Spa, saddle up for a trail ride, followed by the “riders’ relief” massage. The nearby National Sporting Library & Museum features equestrian-themed artwork and literature.
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Anchored at the Chesapeake Bay, this Maryland capital city is naturally a boating and sailing center. The cornerstone for the domed State House building (tours offered daily) was laid here in 1772, and the narrow streets are lined with 18th- and 19th-century row houses, spindle-steepled churches and grand Georgian mansions, like the William Paca House & Garden. Restau-
rants serve up tasty local fare, helping provide fuel for shopping excursions at lovely boutiques and galleries.
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Culinary delights pepper this waterfront zone. Those who stroll The Wharf indulge in global cuisine at Kith/Kin; tuck into Italian fare at Officina; and order lobster rolls and homemade whoopie pies at Red Hook Lobster’s walk-up window.
Cool off with a sweet treat from Southwest Soda Pop Shop. After, peruse bestsellers at independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, or the myriad wares at Patrick’s Fine Linens.
You’ll want to have a drink in hand while gazing out over the water. Tiki TNT mixes up fun, rum-filled cocktails. Whiskey Charlie offers lounge seating on the rooftop, while Cantina Bambina serves thirsty visitors right on the channel.
Tune into a thoughtprovoking production at Arena Stage, then wander among the creative ventures inside Culture House. Or, set sail on an Entertainment Cruises outing for live music and fine-dining against a stunning backdrop.
Kith/Kin 801 Wharf
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Tiki TNT 1130 Maine Ave. SW, 202.900.4786, www. tikitnt.com
Arena Stage 1101 6th St. SW, 202.554.9066, www.arenastage.org Culture House 700 Delaware Ave. SW, 202.554.0103, www.culturehousedc.org
St. SW, 202.878.8566, www. kithandkindc.com Officina 1120 Maine Ave. SW, 202.747.5222, www. officinadc.com
Southwest Soda Pop Shop 1142 Maine Ave. SW,
Politics and Prose 70 District Square SW, 202.488.3867, www.politicsprose.com
Red Hook Lobster Pound 890 Water St. SW,
Patrick’s Fine Linens & Home Décor 771 Wharf
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St. SW, 202.601.7296, www. patricksdesigns.com
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Whiskey Charlie Rooftop 975 7th St. SW, 202.488.2500, www.whiskey charliewharf.com
Entertainment Cruises Gangplank Marina, 580
960 Wharf St. SW, www. cantinabambina.com
Water St. SW, 866.404.8439, www.entertainmentcruises.com
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BLUE AND WHITE
Experience “The Peacock Room in Blue and White” in much the same way James McNeill Whistler originally envisioned it. Ongoing at Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler, visit www.freersackler.si.edu.
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SHOPPING Apparel-Men ALTON LANE Upscale tailoring shop using technology to scan the body for custom suits. Concierge service. By appt. Tu-F 10 am-7 pm, Sa 9 am-7 pm. 1506 19th St. NW, 646.896.1212 Metro: Dupont CircleMetro: Dupont Circle (North) www.altonlane.com CHARLES TYRWHITT British menswear specialist with classic styles. Dress shirts, ties, suits and accessories. Open daily. 1000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, 202.594.3529 Metro: Farragut North www.ctshirts.com
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DURKL Inside Maketto, high-end hip streetwear (hoodies, baseball caps, workshirts, T-shirts). Open daily. 1351 H St. NE, H Street NE, 202.838.9972 www. durkl.com ONWARD RESERVE Hunting lodge-like digs for polos, tees, khakis, sweaters, accessories, décor and gifts, plus a bourbon bar and lounge area. Open daily. 1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown, 202.838.9365 www.onwardreserve.com READ WALL Bespoke and “natural shoulder” tailored suits. Custom shirts, trousers and sportscoats. By appt. 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Shaw, 202.733.1913 www. readwall.com SUITSUPPLY Dutch-based supplier of dapper jackets, subtle tweeds and richhued trousers made with Italian fabrics. Tailoring department. Open daily. 2828 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Georgetown, 202.800.7800 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www.suit supply.com
Apparel-Men & Women AMALGAMATED Vintage boutique with “class clothing and dry goods,” furniture and accessories from the turn of the century through the
1960s. Capote-era fedoras, flapper gowns, evening frocks. Open Sa. 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va., 703.517.7373 www.amalga mated-clothing.com BILLY REID Renowned designer’s rugged button-ups, derby-ready suits and loose-fitting linens paired with accessories like K Swiss shoes and distressed leather handbags. Open daily. 3211 M St. NW, Georgetown, 202.499.6765 www.billyreid.com JOINT CUSTODY Basement-level shop with vintage clothing, shoes, instruments, records. Open daily. 1530 U St. NW, 14th & U, 202.643.8614 Metro: U St.-Cardozo www. facebook.com/JointCustodyDC OUTDOOR VOICES The Georgetown location of this recreational activewear brand sports retro decor and a “Rec Room” where you can pick up all of your exercise essentials. Open daily. 3025 M St. NW, Georgetown, 202.851.4963 www.outdoorvoices.com PROPER TOPPER Hat shop, plus decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, kids’ toys, books at two locations. Hours vary by location. 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, 202.842.3055 Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www. propertopper.com ROOTS Toronto-based outdoorsy outfitter’s “cabin-style” outpost known for “salt-and-pepper” sweaters. Rustic modern decor with customizaton bar, lounge, cell phone charging stations. Open daily. 3259 M St. NW, Georgeown, 202.821.4254 www.roots.com VINEYARD VINES New England meets Georgetown in seersucker pants, polos, oxfords, cable-knit cardigans, swimwear, accessories for men, women and kids in a range of pastel shades. Open daily. 1225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown, 202.625.8463 Metro: Foggy Bottom www. vineyardvines.com
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Apparel-Women ARITZIA Upscale Canadian retailer’s clean-lined aesthetics in office staples, casual looks and outerwear by in-house brands Babaton, Tna, Wilfred, plus Addidas, Frame. Check website for hours. 3210 M St. NW, Georgetown, 202.333.3162 www.aritzia.com CURRENT Upscale consignment with several locations carrying clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Also new items. Designer brands like Michael Kors, Gucci, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic. Open daily. 1809 14th St. NW, 14th & U, 202.588.7311 Metro: U St.Cardozo www.current boutique.com ELLA RUE High-end consignment from Palm Beach to Paris. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, J. Brand. Accessories, shoes. 3231 P St. NW, Georgetown, 202.333.1598 www.ella-rue.com THE HIVE From hip founder of The Shoe Hive, an Old Town boutique featuring clothing by trend-setting brands (Rebecca Taylor, Current Elliott, Veronica Beard, Jenni Kayne, Equipment). Open daily. 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.548.7110 www.shopatthehive.com HU’S WEAR Airy boutique stocking runway looks by designers like Megan Park, Bruno Grizzo, Salvor and Guilty Brotherhood. Open daily. 2906 M St. NW,Georgetown, 202.342.2020 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www.hus online.com MINT CONDITION Edited racks of like-new consignment from designers like Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney. Open Tu-Su. 103 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, Va., 703.836.6468 www.shopmintcondition.com MODCLOTH “Fit Shop” of the vintage-inspired retailer with try-on styles in sizes XXS-4X (free shipping).
Stylists by appt. Open daily. 1924 8th St. NW, Shaw, 202.804.5589 www.modcloth.com NUBIAN HUEMAN Socially responsible boutique for fashion, art and beauty products from indie designers reflecting the African Diaspora and black culture. Traditional patterns and ingredients used in modern ways. Open Tu-Su. 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Anacostia, 202.394.3386 Metro: Anacostia www.nubianhue man.com RELISH Minimal, contemporary styles handpicked by owner Nancy Pearlstein with brands such as Dries van Noten, Marni, Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs. Open M-Sa. 3312 Cady’s Alley NW, Georgetown, 202.333.5343 www.relishdc.com SECONDI Sunny upstairs shop reselling contemporary labels (Burberry, Theory, Milly and Chloe) with items arriving daily (discounts vary by tag dates). Open daily. 1702 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd floor, Dupont Circle, 202.667.1122 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.secondi.com VIA GYPSET D.C. native Isabella Polles’ vintage and modern clothing boutique located above her family’s Cafe Sorriso with merchandise inspired by international street styles. Open Tu-Su. 2311 Calvert St., Woodley Park, 202.803.2874 Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo www. viagypset.com VIOLET Hip shop for on-trend looks at affordable prices. Personal styling also available. Open daily. 1924 8th St. NW, Suite 115, 14th & U, 202.621.9225 Metro: U StreetCardozo www.violetdc.com
Beauty BELLACARA A glam spot for luxury skincare, beauty and haircare. Lines like Bumble and Bumble, Butter London, Dermalogica, Kai, Skinceuticals, Mario Badescu. Open daily. 1000 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.299.9652 www.bellacara.com
TAKE CARE SHOP Light, bright studio for all-natural beauty brands (women and men), made locally in small batches. Open daily. 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown, 202.717.2600 www.takecareshopdc.com
BROWN BEAUTY CO-OP Kimberly Smith and Amaya Smith’s hub focusing on “brown girl approved” beauty products. Also events and incubator for new products. Open daily. 1365 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 100, Dupont Circle, 202.506.2582 Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www.brownbeautyco-op.com
BUSBOYS & POETS Happenin’ place with liberal vibes serving comfort foods with latest literary finds, author readings/events, neighborhood bar. Wireless lounge. M-Th 7 ammidnight, F till 1 am, Sa 8-1 am, Su till midnight. 2021 14th St. NW (V St.), 14th & U, 202.387.7638 www.busboy sandpoets.com
IVY WILD Locally owned boutique for non-toxic beauty and skincare stocking hard-to-find indie brands, plus familiar natural lines. Open Tu-Su. 1328 Florida Ave NW, Northeast, 202.804.5441 www.ivywild beauty.com
KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE Indie shop, opened in 1976, with restaurant and bar. Hundreds of book-related events throughout the year. Open daily. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, 202.387.1400 Metro:
Dupont Circle (North) www. kramers.com POLITICS AND PROSE Since 1984, niche selections and popular book signings. Coffee shop downstairs (daily from 8 am). Open daily. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Columbia Heights, 202.364.1919 www. politics-prose.com SACRED CIRCLE Dedicated to spirituality, metaphysics, holistic healing and the environment. Readings (tarot, palm). Free parking. Open Tu-Su. 919 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.299.9309 Metro: King St www.sacredcirclebooks.com SOLID STATE BOOKS This locally owned shop has a variety of fiction and nonfiction, plus children’s/young adult. It has a coffee bar that also offers wine and beer. Open daily. 600 H St. NE, H Street NE, 202.897.4201 www.solidstate booksdc.com
Crafts & Collectibles THE INDIAN CRAFT SHOP At Department of the Interior, outlet for American Indian artists to market their crafts— basketry, weavings, carvings, kachinas, beadwork. Bring I.D. Open Tu-F, third Sa each month. 1849 C St. NW, Downtown, 202.208.4056 www.indiancraft shop.com
BLUEMERCURY Luxe shop with multiple locations offering high-end products like NARS, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble and La Mer in a no-pressure environment. Hours vary by location. 1619 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, 202.462.1300 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.bluemercury.com
LOOPED YARN WORKS Well-organized shop with more than 30 brands of yarns, patterns, and needles and notions plus weekly classes. Open TuSu. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle, 202.714.5667 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.loopedyarnworks.com SHOP MADE IN DC Locally made goods, from gourmet foods to jewelry, stationery and even furniture. Cafe. Open daily. 1330 19th St. NW, Dupont Circle, no phone Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www.shop madeindc.com
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HILL’S KITCHEN A one-stop kitchen shop in a row house, steps away from Eastern Market Metro station. D.C.-themed items include etched glasses, tea towels and cookie cutters. Weekly cooking classes; see website for calendar and registration. Open Tu-Su. 713 D St. SE, 202.543.1997 Metro: Eastern Market www. hillskitchen.com
ALEX GALLERY Contemporary art in a multi-story Victorian townhouse north of Dupont Circle, steps from the Phillips Collection. Open Tu-Sa and by appointment. 2106 R St. NW, 202.667.2599 www.alexgal leries.com
HOME RULE A tiny but expertly curated den of kitchen and bath gear in bright hues. Open daily. 1807 14th St. NW, 14th & U, 202.797.5544 www.homerule.com
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KUZEH Pegah Shahghasemi and Lisa Ramber’s handmade pottery blending their cultural backgrounds with modern sensibilities. Tu-F noon-7 pm, Sa till 4 pm. 716 Monroe St. NE, Northeast, Studio 18, 612.978.6677 Metro: BrooklandCUA www.kuzeh.us STEADFAST SUPPLY CO. Hip warehouse-turned-store showcasing indie, locally made gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, clothing. (Enter on Water St.) Open Tu-Su. 301 Tingey St., Suite 120, Waterfront, 202.308.4441 Metro: Navy Yard www.stead fastsupplydc.com TABLETOP Bright subterranean shop with two locations carrying whimsical decorative items by Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdottir and Marimekko, plus cookbooks, stationery. M-Sa noon-8 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 1608 20th St. NW, 202.387.7117 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Books, Christmas ornaments, jewelry and items inspired by the history of the White House. Hours vary by location. Visitor Center: Open daily. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.208.7031 Metro: Federal Triangle www.whitehouse history.org
ALLEY CAT STUDIOS Working artist space converted to a temporary gallery for the duration of an exhibit in studios on Capitol Hill, a shared group studio space. Open W-Sa by appointment. 29 Kings Court SE, No phone; contact online www. alleycat-studio.com ARTIST’S PROOF International (Brussels to Beijing) inventory of contemporary art in Georgetown. Photos by Fred Maroon and acrylic and Chinese ink works by Belgian artist Jean-Francois Debongnie, among others. Acquisition talks and meet-theartists. Open Tu-Su (Closed July 1-8). 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.803.2782 www.aproof.net CAOS ON F In Penn Quarter, spacious gallery and six-studio collective founded by a painter and a furniture maker. Studio artists: Tanja North, David Harp, Mike Beman, Tsolmon Damba, Louise Colson and Chul Beom Park. Group shows in all media. By appointment. 923 F St. NW, 202.215.6993, 410.330.2267, www.caosonf.com CROSS MACKENZIE Fine art with a focus on ceramics in Georgetown space with sculpture garden. By appointment. 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.337.7970 www.crossmac kenzie.com DTR MODERN GALLERIES In Georgetown, contemporary and 20th-century masters from a privately held collection of works by artists like Picasso, Dali, Botero, Mars, Warhol, Basquiat, Hirst. Open daily. 2820 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.338.0625 www.dtr modern.com
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GALERIE BLUE SQUARE Contemporary artists out of Russia’s 1980s-1990s avant-garde. Inventory of curator/dealer Dianne Beal, based here but collaborating with Paris gallery. By appointment. 1101 30th St. NW, Suite 500, 202.957.1401 www. galeriebluesquare.com LONG VIEW GALLERY Expansive, track-lit quarters just west of the Convention Center for shows by emerging artists. Call for hours. 1234 Ninth St. NW, 202.232.4788 www.longviewgallerydc.com MARSHA MATEYKA In a Dupont Circle town house, contemporary art since 1983. Representing Jim Sanborn, Sam Gilliam, Jae Ko, Kitty Klaidman, Athena Tacha, William T. Wiley and estates of Nathan Oliveira and Gene Davis. Open F; other days by appointment. 2012 R St. NW, 202.328.0088 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. marshamateykagallery.com NEPTUNE FINE ART With Robert Brown Gallery in a Georgetown row house, works by Avery, Bochner, Frankenthaler, Kelly, Riley, et. al. Open W-Sa; Su by appointment/chance. 1530 14th St. NW, 202.986.1200 www.neptune fineart.com STRICTLY FIRST GLASS Beside the dramatic atrium lobby of the Gaylord, contemporary sculpture and accessories—jewelry (like Swarovski) for women, cuff links for men. Open daily. 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md., 301.965.4000 No website TOUCHSTONE Artist-owned gallery (founded 1976) now in sleek space with rotating exhibitions. Open W-Su. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.347.2787 www.touchstone gallery.com WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Celebrating many years of showing original hand-pulled works on paper by fine artists. Open Th-Su and by appointment. 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.669.1497 www.wash ingtonprintmakers.com
ZENITH Gallery with two locations celebrating 40+ years. Whimsical, figurative work in all media, some sited in a sculpture garden in former swimming pool, where varied works create a “wonderland.” Hours vary by location. 1429 Iris St. NW, 202.783.2963 www.zenith gallery.com
Jewelry BLOOM Intimate shop for sterling silver pendants, hand-made necklaces, earrings, home decor. Some by local artists. Open daily. 1719 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.621.9049. Metro: Dupont Circle (North) bloom-jewelrystore.business.site LILJENQUIST & BECKSTEAD Since 1979, watches by Cartier, Rolex, Chopard and more, plus engagement rings and jewlery from brands such as David Yurman. Custom designs. Hours vary by location. Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va., 703.448.6731 www.liljenquist beckstead.com LENKERSDORFER Fine wristwatches by Patek Philippe, Breitling, Cartier, Panerai, plus jewelry from Roberto Coin, Chopard, Bulgari. Skilled technicians for repairs. Open daily. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, Va., 703.506.6712 Metro: Tysons Corner www.lenkersdorfer.com SHELTER D.C. designer Mallory Shelter’s minimalist storefront highlighting her hand-hewn earrings, bracelets, rings. Also custom work. Open Tu-Su. 1258 5th St. NE, 202.548.0011. www. unionmarketdc.com/retailer/ shelter/ THE SILVER PARROT Silver and gold contemporary jewelry and Native American pieces. Repairs. Open daily. 113 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.549.8530 Metro: King Street www.silverparrot.com
FAIRY GODMOTHER Charming locally run shop near Eastern Market for children’s books and toys with play area in back. Open daily. 319 7th St. SE, Capitol Hill, 202.547.5474 Metro: Eastern Market www.fairygod mother.com
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LABYRINTH Games, puzzles, Pokemon, STEM. Dedicated area for younger kids. In-store tournaments, monthly kids’ night out. Open Tu-Su. 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.544.1059 Metro: Eastern Market www.labyrinth gameshop.com LITTLE BIRDIES BOUTIQUE High-end children’s clothing, plus organic products, gifts, decor. Open T-Su. 1526 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.333.1059 www.shoplit tlebirdies.com
Shoes ALDEN Family-owned manufacturer since 1884. Men’s styles from tassel moccasins to dress Oxfords and work boots. Open M-Sa. 921 F St. NW, 202.347.2308 Metro: Metro Center www.aldenshoe.com HU’S SHOES Coveted footwear from New York, Paris and Milan. Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Proenza Schouler, Roksanda. Open daily. 3005 M St. NW, 202.342.0202 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www. husonline.com THE SHOE HIVE Elegant and casual shoes plus bags and accessories. Designers: Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Sam Edelman. Open daily. 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.548.7105 Metro: King Street www.the shoehive.com
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vary. 10th St. and H Sts. NW, 202.289.9000. Metro: Metro Center or Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.citycenterdc.com
parfaits. Cookie mixes, tote bags, cookbooks. Open daily. 1090 I St. NW, 855.333.6455 www.milkbarstore.com
THE COLLECTION AT CHEVY CHASE High-end boutiques just north of the D.C. line. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue. Hours vary. 54715481 Wisconsin Ave. NW 301.654.2690 Metro: Friendship Heights www.collec tionchevychase.com
PENNY POST Light-filled corner shop stocking pretty paper from greeting cards to personalized stationery. Wrapping paper, office products, trendy accessories, fine/imported writing instruments. M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1201 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.838.1515
FASHION CENTRE AT PENTAGON CITY Light-filled mall with Nordstrom, Macy’s, 170-plus shops (J.Crew, Zara, Lego). Large food court. Open daily. 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va, 703.415.2401 Metro: Pentagon City www.fashioncentre pentagon.com
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TYSONS CORNER CENTER The largest mall in the metro area with 300-plus shops and restaurants plus a cineplex. Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Lego and Zara. Open daily. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va, 703.847.7300 Metro: Tysons Corner www. tysonscornercenter.com TYSONS GALLERIA Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue plus upscale shops Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, restaurants and upscale food court (third level). Open daily. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va.,703.827.7730 www.tysonsgalleria.com
REI Outdoor gear retailer’s D.C. flagship in historic Uline Arena (site of the Beatles’ first U.S. performance). Equipment for outdoor activities, plus guidebooks, maps. La Colombe coffee, courtyard with fire pit. In-store classes. Open daily. 201 M St. NE, 202.543.2040 Metro: NoMaGallaudet U www.rei.com UNION MARKET Culinary marketplace with local artisan vendors including Salt & Sundry, Peregrine Espresso, Craft Kombucha and Rappahannock Oyster Co., plus John Mooney’s Bidwell restaurant. Hours vary by store. 1309 5th St. NE www.unionmarket dc.com
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ICE CREAM JUBILEE Victoria Lai’s frozen treats made from all-natural ingredients and milk from a local creamery. Inventive flavors. Hours vary by location. 301 Water St. SE, 202.863.0727 Metro: Navy Yard www.ice creamjubilee.com MILK BAR D.C. outpost of Christina Tosi’s whimsical NYC bakery with “crack pies,” “compost cookies,” “cereal milk” and “b’day truffles.” Special to this location:
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Calder, Rothko. Roof terrace with views of the Capitol. Villareal LED passage to West Building. Open daily. Free. Constitution Ave. NW between 3rd & 4th sts., 202.737.4215 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www.nga.gov NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART/WEST BUILDING American and European paintings and sculpture from the 13th century, including Ginevra de’ Benci,” this hemisphere’s only da Vinci painting. Open daily. Free. Sculpture garden with ice skating in winter. Constitution Ave. NW between 4th & 7th sts., 202.737.4215 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www.nga.gov NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS Pioneering site dedicated to female artists with 4,500plus works (Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas). Mezzanine Cafe. Open daily. $8-$10. Free on “Community Days,” the first Sunday of each month. New York Ave. & 13th St. NW, 202.783.5000 Metro: Metro Center www.nmwa.org THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION The country’s first museum of modern art (1921) offering an intimate setting for a renowned collection. Laib’s Wax Room, beeswax-lined niche. Open daily. Permanent collection free (Tu-F) with suggested donation. Weekends: $8-$10. Special exhibitions $10-$12. Gift shop. 21st & Q sts. NW, 202.387.2151 Metro: Dupont Circle www. phillipscollection.org
Historic Homes DUMBARTON OAKS RESEARCH LIBRARY AND COLLECTION Site of the United Nations 1944 beginnings, a 19th-century manse plus Philip Johnsondesigned pavilion. Library, formal gardens, gift shop. Open Tu-Su. Museum free. Gardens $5-$10. 1703 32nd St. NW, 202.339.6400 www.doaks.org FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Hilltop residence of the 19th-century orator and abolitionist, restored to its 1895 appearance. By guided tour only. Reserve by phone.online. Daily 9 am-5 pm. 1411 W St. SE, 202.426.5961 Metro: Anacostia www.nps.org/frdo HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM AND GARDEN Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s mansion and gardens, her czarist treasures, jewelry, portraits. Cafe and gift shop. Open Tu-Su. $5$18 suggested donation. Onsite parking. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW (between Upton & Tilden sts.), 202.686.5807 www.hillwood museum.org MOUNT VERNON George Washington’s home by the Potomac River furnished per a 1799 inventory. The first couple’s tomb, gardens, a blacksmith shop. High-tech Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Open daily. $12-$20 (includes admission to Gristmill & Distillery nearby), children under 6 free. Free
THE L. RON HUBBARD LANDMARK This Dupont Circle landmark is where L. Ron Hubbard worked in the late 1950’s. See personal photographs and artifacts of his groundbreaking work and amazing life. FREE DAILY TOURS: 10am-6pm. 1812 19th St. NW, Washington DC Metro: Dupont Circle Red, 202.234.7490, www.lrhindc.org PROMOTION
PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S COTTAGE Restored retreat where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, site deemed a national monument by Bill Clinton in 2000. Entry by guided tour only (tickets purchased online recommended). Open daily. $5-$15. 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, 202.829.0436 www.lincolncottage.org
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THE PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON HOUSE In the Kalorama neighborhood, former 28th president’s residence after the White House, a 1920s time capsule. Vintage game nights encouraging period attire. Open Tu-Su. $5-$10, children under 12 free. 2340 S St. NW, 202.387.4062 www. woodrowwilsonhouse.org
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National Landmarks AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM Exhibits and artifacts paying tribute to once-forgotten African-American Union soldiers and sailors. Memorial across the street. Open daily. Free. 1925 Vermont Ave. NW 202.667.2667 Metro: U St-Cardozo www. afroamcivilwar.org ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY Interred here, thousands of veterans and government personnel. Kennedy Gravesites, Tomb of the Unknowns, Iwo Jima Memorial. Daily burials of veterans and war casualties. Open
TUDOR PLACE Neoclassical home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter with gardens. National Historic Landmark with largest collection of George Washington’s personal items outside Mount Vernon. House by guided tour only: Tu-Su. $3-$10, children under 5 free. Self-guided garden-only tour $3. 1644 31st St. NW, 202.965.0400 www.tudor place.org
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daily. $3.25-$15, uniformed military free. See website for group tour details. 214 McNair Road, Arlington, Va., 877.907.8585 www.arlingtoncemetery.mil FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL Landscaped park of waterfalls and tableaux, bronze sculptures (some by George Segal) and bas-reliefs depicting Roosevelt, wife Eleanor and dog Fala, scenes from the Depression through WWII. West Potomac Park on Basin Drive SW, 202.426.6841 www. nps.gov/frde
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JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL TO PATRIOTISM DURING WORLD WAR II Sculpture of entrapped cranes honoring Japanese-Americans interned during WWII and soldiers who died in that war. Accessible 24 hours. Intersection of New Jersey Ave., Louisiana Ave. and D St. NW, 202.643.8204 Metro: Union Station www.njamf.org JEFFERSON MEMORIAL John Russell Pope’s neoclassical marble monument for the third U.S. president and main author of the Declaration of Independence. Rangers. Bookstore. Parking (south side). South end of 15th St. SW, 202.426.6841 www.nps. gov/thje LIBRARY OF CONGRESS World’s largest library holding more than 168 million items, among them more than 39 million books, the Gutenberg Bible, a re-creation of Thomas Jefferson’s founding collection. Dramatic Reading Room. Open M-Sa. Free. Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, 202.707.8000 www.loc.gov MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL On the National Mall, a nearly 30-foot-high statue of King emerging from a granite block, the Stone of Hope, and inscription walls bearing his eloquent words. Accessible 24 hours. Northwest corner of Tidal Basin at West Basin Dr. SW & Independence Ave. SW, 888.484.3373 www. nps.gov/mlkm
NATIONAL ARCHIVES The “Charters of Freedom”— Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Theater with films. David M. Rubenstein Gallery and Visitor Orientation Plaza. Open daily. Gift shop. Free. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (enter rotunda on Constitution Ave. NW), 877.874.7616 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www. archives.gov/dc NATIONAL MALL Pierre L’Enfant’s grand landscape from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, with Smithsonians, Washington Monument (check website for access updates), and tributes to war veterans and Martin Luther King Jr. Free. www.nps. gov/nama PENTAGON U.S. Dept. of Defense HQ and nerve center for command and control. On-site memorial (accessible 24 hours) dedicated to 184 lives lost there in the 9/11 attack. Tours M-F. Reserve online at least two weeks prior. Group tours available. Free. Army Navy Drive & Fern St., Arlington, Va., 703.697.1776 Metro: Pentagon pentagontours.osd.mil/tours/ SUPREME COURT The nation’s highest tribunal. Justices convene October through July in public sessions. When court isn’t sitting, lectures on the half-hour. Cafeteria, gift shop. Open M-F. Free. First St. NE between Maryland Ave. & E. Capitol St., 202.479.3030 Metro: Capitol South www.supremecourt.gov THEODORE ROOSEVELT ISLAND Bronze statue memorializes the environmentalist president. Three nature trails for spotting wildlife. No cars or bicycles. Open daily. Free. Free parking. By footbridge from George Washington Memorial Parkway, 703.289.2500 Metro: Rosslyn www.nps.gov/this
21 days ahead. Tours Tu-Sa. See Visitor Centers listing. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.456.7041 www.white house.gov U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM America’s only national memorial to genocide designed by James Ingo Freed. More than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, four theaters, contemporary art and room for reflection. Gift shop, cafe and library. Open daily. Free. 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW (14th St. main entry), 202.488.0400Metro: Smithsonian www.ushmm.org
Points of Interest AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL Landscape architect Michael Vergason’s star-shaped fountain with eternal flame book-ended by a grove of trees honoring men and women injured in combat. Accessible 24 hours. 150 Washington Ave. SW, at 2nd and C sts., No phone Metro: Federal Center SW www.avdlm.org BELMONT-PAUL WOMEN’S EQUALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT Capitol Hill’s oldest house (1798, with parts dating to 1680), the home of suffragette Alice Paul, drafter of the Equal Rights Amendment. Galleries on suffrage origins and the contemporary cause. Open (W-Su). ADA accessibility. Gift shop. Free. 2nd St. NE & Constitution Ave. NE, 202.546.1210 Metro: Union Station www.sewall belmont.org
EASTERN MARKET City’s oldest public market. Flea market each Sunday (from handmade jewelry to postcards and printing press letters). Produce, music, flowers, food. Open daily. 225 Seventh St. SE, 202.698.5253 www.eastern market-dc.org FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY World’s largest collection of Shakespeareana (including 82 First Folios), a multimedia exhibit hall with film, an active theater, concerts and an Elizabethan-style garden. Walk-in guided tours. Reading room tours (by reservation) Su. Library for scholars only. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, 202.544.4600 Metro: Capitol South www. folger.edu FORD’S THEATRE Historic venue where Lincoln was assassinated. On-site museum opens one hour before curtain (and for daytime visits). Active theater for works exploring the American experience. 511 10th St. NW, 202.347.4833 Metro: Metro Center www. fords.org INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM Site dedicated to the craft, practice and history of espionage around the world with artifacts like a WWII German Enigma cipher and an East German camera for seeing through walls. Check website for hours and admission. 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 202.393.7798 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.spymuseum.org
THE WHITE HOUSE Presidential residence from the time of John Adams. Photo ops from north and south gates. Self-guided public tour requests must be submitted through a member of Congress at least
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NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM 1887 U.S. Pension Building now showing architecture, engineering, construction trades and design. Large-scale, interactive installations in summer. Open M-Sa. Themed group tours (escape room, ghost, exhibit). Book online. Cafe, gift shop. $7-$10. 401 F St. NW, 202.272.2448 Metro: Judiciary Sq www.nbm.org NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM At the Society’s headquarters, gallery spaces plus Explorers Hall with exhibitions and lectures. Gift shop. Open daily. $10-$15, under 5 free. 3-D movie $7. 1145 17th St. NW, 202.857.7700 Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West www. nationalgeographic.org NEWSEUM Venue to the First Amendment. Sections of the Berlin Wall, historic front pages, Pulitzer-Prize winners, 9/11 memorial, daily displays of front pages from every U.S. state. Open daily. $14.95-$24.95. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 888.639.7386 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www. newseum.org STABLER-LEADBEATER APOTHECARY MUSEUM Edward Stabler’s 1792 pharmacy, serving George Washington, Robert E. Lee and James Monroe. Closed in 1933 and preserved as a museum. Original
U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN Just west of the Capitol, North America’s oldest botanic garden. Art Deco-era conservatory, jungle area, orchid house. Rotating exhibits. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Free. 100 Maryland Ave. SW, 202.225.8333 Metro: Federal Center SW www.usbg.gov U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM A 446-acre site with specialty gardens, the former U.S. Capitol columns, Arbor House Gift Shop and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Visitor Center. Free. Visit by car recommended. 3501 New York Ave. NE, 202.245.2726 www.usna. usda.gov THE VIEW OF DC Panoramic views of the D.C. skyline and major monuments, plus Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon from the 31st floor. Interactive exhibitions, open-air top deck. Cafe, bar. Open daily. $12-$22. 1201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703.423.0600 www.theview ofdc.com
Smithsonian Institution AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE MUSEUM Edifice of glass with metal panels housing artifacts including Harriet Tubman’s hymnal, Emmett Till’s casket. Oprah Winfrey Theater, Contemplative Court. Open daily. Free, but timed tickets required. Some same-day tickets. See website for details. 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, 844.750.3012 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian www. nmaahc.si.edu AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Under renovation; check website for open exhibits. World’s largest collection of aircraft and space vehicles. Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, Albert Einstein
MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE High-tech site devoted to the sacred book’s history, stories and impact. Performing arts hall with 3-D projection map, “digital docent” personal tour system. This month: “Amazing Grace: The Broadway Musical.” Open daily. $9.99-$24.99. 400 4th St. SW, 866.430.6682 www. museumofthebible.org
ingredients, drug mills, pill rollers, documents on display. Open daily. Call to reserve guided tour or book online. $3-$5, under 5 free. 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.746.3852 www.apothecary museum.org
LAFAYETTE SQUARE Across from the White House, National Historic Landmark District public park popular for picnicking and protesting, bordered by Dolley Madison’s residence, Decatur House, White House Historical Association and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Open daily. Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW
Planetarium, Pulseworks VR Transporter (fees). Gift shop. Food court. Open daily (extended hours late spring-early fall). 6th St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.2214 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.airandspace.si.edu AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM UDVAR-HAZY CENTER Hangar-like facility displaying 160-plus aircraft, the Enola Gay (first to drop an atomic bomb) and an F-4 Phantom. IMAX theater, flight simulations. Parking ($15) or Fairfax Connector No. 983 between Dulles Airport and museum. Open daily. Free. 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly, Va., 202.633.1000 www.airandspace.si.edu
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AMERICAN ART MUSEUM Collections from folk art to LED installations and one gallery dedicated to video and time-based artwork. Gift shop. Kogod Courtyard with Norman Foster-designed canopy, free Wi-Fi and a cafe. Open daily. Free. 8th & F sts. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Gallery PlChinatown www.americanart. si.edu AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM Repository for the country’s cultural, scientific and technological heritage with artifacts, including Thomas Jefferson’s desk, Julia Child’s kitchen, a piece of Plymouth Rock and Dorothy’s slippers. Gift shops, ice cream parlor, cafeteria. Open daily. Free. 14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.american history.si.edu
African-American heritage, with artifacts, thought-provoking exhibitions. Open daily. Free. 1901 Fort Place SE, 202.633.4820 www.anacostia.si.edu
outside the White House. Gift shop, café. Open daily. Free. Eighth & F sts. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.npg.si.edu
ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY In a dramatic underground building, Asian and Near Eastern artworks spanning 6,000 years. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.freersackler.si.edu
NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM Former main post office, now museum of postal artifacts, stamps, multimedia stations and exhibits. Special workshops, welcome center, gift shop and post office. Open daily. Free. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 202.633.1000 Metro: Union Station www.postal museum.si.edu
THE CASTLE The first Smithsonian building has an information center, James Smithson’s crypt and samples from the collection, plus exhibitions exploring the history of the institution. Haupt Garden (south side). Open daily. Free. 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.si.edu FREER GALLERY Eastern and South Asian and Islamic art in an Italian-style villa. James McNeill Whistler’s “The Peacock Room Comes to America” restored to its original 1908 appearance. Films, gift shop. Open daily. Free. Jefferson Drive and 12th St. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.freer sackler.si.edu HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN Gordon Bunshaft’s doughnut-shaped building holding Joseph H. Hirshhorn’s gift collection plus later acquisitions. Picasso, Calder, Warhol, current stars. Sculpture Garden. Open daily. Free. Seventh St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza-Smithsonian www.hirsh horn.si.edu
AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM Curved building of golden-hued limestone facing the rising sun. Tribal exhibitions, hands-on projects like weaving a giant basket. Gift shops, two theaters and Mitsitam Cafe. Open daily. Free. 4th St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.american indian.si.edu
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART Sub-Saharan African art: masks, textiles, regalia, furniture, ceramics. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 950 Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.4600 Metro: Smithsonian www.africa.si.edu
ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM Closed through fall 2019 for renovations. Devoted to activism, urban communities and
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Famed likenesses throughout U.S. history. Only complete collection of presidential portraits
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NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK Founded in 1889, a 163-acre zoo with more than 2,000 animals like famed giant pandas, exhibits like Elephant Trails, Asia Trail. Solar-powered carousel ($3.50). Parking $25. Check website for seasonal hours. Free. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.673.4888 Metro: Cleveland Park (downhill to zoo) or Woodley Park-Zoo (uphill to zoo) www.nationalzoo.si.edu NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Exhibits tracking the natural world since prehistoric time. Hope Diamond, Butterfly Pavilion ($6.50-$7.50; Tu free with timed tickets). “Q?rius,” 10,000-square-foot learning center for teens. Cafe and gift shop. Open daily. Free. Constitution Ave. at 10th St. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Federal Triangle-Smithsonian www. naturalhistory.si.edu
constituent’s representative or senator. Limited same-day passes from info desk. Open M-Sa. Free. Below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution & Independence aves., 202.226.8000 Metro: Capitol South www.visitthe capitol.gov WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER Interactive exhibits, photos and videos about the famed residence and its occupants. Gift shop. Open daily (closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Free. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.208.1631 Metro: Farragut West www.nps.gov/whho
DINING 14th & U Corridor BEN’S CHILI BOWL SOUTHERN. The original located in a former pool hall and known for chili half-smokes, burgers and cakes since 1958. Additional locations. B (M-F); L, D (daily). 1213 U St. NW, 202.667.0909 Metro: U St.Cardozo www.benschili bowl.com COMPASS ROSE GLOBAL. Colorful rowhouse by globetrotting owners for international street food favorites. Georgian khachapuri, Lebanese lamb kefta. Private dinners in glam Bedouin-style tent. D (daily), Br (Su). 1346 T St. NW, 202.506.4765 www.com passrosedc.com
RENWICK GALLERY Revamped site across from White House designed by James Renwick Jr. in 1859. American fine crafts, plus modern works. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 17th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Farragut West www.si.edu
DUKEM ETHIOPIAN. Expat haven for communal-style, spice-rich kitfo, tibs, vegetarian dishes to scoop with spongy injera. VIP Bar with Ethiopian art. Big-screen TVs. Live jazz. L, D (daily). 1114-1118 U St. NW, 202.667.8735 www.dukem restaurant.com
MAYDAN MIDDLE EASTERN. Belowground digs with blazing hearth for seafood, kabobs, meats, spreads and salads referencing North Africa to Iran. Bar till late. D (daily). 1346 Florida Ave. NW, 202.370.3696 Metro: U StreetCardozo www.maydandc.com
U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER Exhibits, artifacts, an 11-foottall model of the Capitol dome and interactive kiosks. Tours. Admission to the House or Senate galleries issued by a
A RAKE’S PROGRESS AMERICAN. James Beard winner Spike Gjerde’s D.C. outpost focused on local producers and seasonal ingredients. Raw bar. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid St. NW, 202.864.4190 www.theline hotel.com BROTHERS AND SISTERS AMERICAN/ASIAN. James Beard-nominated Erik BrunerYang’s all-day spot for Westernstyle food as seen through the lens of Japan and Taiwan. Octopus hot dog, uni tray service. B, L, D (daily). 1770 Euclid St. NW, 202.864.4180 www. brothersandsistersdc.com
TAIL UP GOAT AMERICAN. Chefs with lauded resumes in their own laid-back Michelin-starred spot. Inventive twists on classics: smoked potato ravioli, crowd favorite lamb ribs. D (daily). 1827 Adams Mill Road NW, 202.986.9600 www. tailupgoat.com
Alexandria, Va. BASTILLE BRASSERIE & BAR FRENCH. Upscale Parisian bistro with locally inspired cuisine. Prix fixe lunch and dinner available. Artisanal cocktails, prized desserts and housemade ice creams. L (Tu-Sa), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, Va., 703.519.3776 www.bastillerestaurant.com
peanut and chestnut soup, plus cheddar burger, crab cakes, fried chicken, steaks. Kid’s menu. Fireplace. Live music some nights. L (M-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). George Washington Memorial Parkway, 703.799.6800 www.mount vernon.org/inn NASIME JAPANESE. Cozy modern dining room on bustling main drag in Old Town, pampering with highend tasting menu highlighting from-scratch dishes at an affordable price. D (daily). 1209 King St., 703.457.0146 www.nasime restaurant.com VERMILION AMERICAN. Lantern-lit townhouse for hand-rolled pastas, changing tasting menu. Lounge with convex bar, plasma TV and often live music. L (M, W-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1120 King St., 703.684.9669 www.vermilion restaurant.com
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“Best Taqueria in Washington” —Washington Post
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Northern Italian Cuisine 1228 11th Street, NW 202-312-5570 www.tortinorestaurant.com
“Best Bar Food in Washington, DC” SEAFOOD REIMAGINED 950 New York Avenue, NW 202-844-5895 www.estuarydc.com
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Capitol Hill CAFE BERLIN GERMAN & EUROPEAN. In three former town houses, schnitzels, pork medallions, goulasch. Housemade traditional cakes and tarts. German wines and beers. Popular sidewalk tables. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Su). 322 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 202.543.7656 Metro: Union Station www.cafeber lin-dc.com CHIKO ASIAN. Top D.C. chefs joining forces for cumin lamb stir-fry, pork and kimchi potstickers, rib eye with rice cakes. Vegetarian, gluten-free. “Kitchen Counter” with views of the action (reserve online). D (daily). 423 8th St. SE, 202.558.9934 Metro: Eastern Market www.chikodc.com GOOD STUFF EATERY AMERICAN. “Top Chef ” Spike Mendelsohn’s specialty burgers, hand-cut fries, old-fashioned shakes. Modern-rustic counter service, communal table. Several locations. L, D (M-Sa); Airport B, L, D (daily). 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.543.8222 Metro: Capitol South or Eastern Market www. goodstuffeatery.com LITTLE PEARL AMERICAN. In refurbished carriage house, James Beard Award winner Aaron Silverman’s cafe during the day (coffee, pastries, sandwiches, etc.) and fixed-price tasting menu spot at night. B, L, D (TuSu). 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.618.1868 Metro: Eastern Market www.littlepearldc.com SUSHI CAPITOL JAPANESE. Longtime expert Minoru Ogawa’s spot for topnotch raw fish. Omakase at the bar in the back. Reservations highly recommended. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 325 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.627.0325 www.sushi capitol.com TED’S BULLETIN AMERICAN. Lively spot with vintage decor and leather booths in multiple locations. All-day breakfast, BBQ, chili, nightly specials. House-made pies, “pop tarts.” Bar with
MINTWOOD PLACE AMERICAN. Cedric Maupillier’s classy comfort food (sustainable and local): deviled pickled eggs, duck and pork cassoulet, key lime pie. Kids menu. Green-friendly interior with wood from an Amish barn. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-
Su). 1813 Columbia Road NW, 202.234.6732 www.mintwood place.com
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spiked milkshakes, malts and cocktails. B, L, D (daily). 505 8th St. SE, 202.544.8337 www.teds bulletin.com
Downtown AMERICAN SON AMERICAN. Tim Ma’s allday cafe serving twists on American fare as seen through the eyes of an immigrant. Hudson Valley duck breast, tofu gnocchi and spaghetti squash “ssam” (wraps). B, L, D (daily). 1201 K St. NW, 202.900.8416 Metro: McPherson Sq www. american son1978.com
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BLT PRIME BY DAVID BURKE STEAKHOUSE. Inside Trump International Hotel pink Himalayan salt dry-aged chops, grilled lobster, BBQ shrimp, tuna tartare. Raw bar, whimsical desserts. B, D (daily), L (MF), Br (Sa-Su). 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.868.5100 Metro: Federal Triangle www.blt restaurants.com EQUINOX RESTAURANT AMERICAN. Conscientious, prize-winning Todd Gray pairing wines to crab cakes with grits, grass-fed veal. A la carte or multicourse tastings. Prix-fixe menus (regular and vegan) L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.331.8118 Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West www. equinoxrestaurant.com OCCIDENTAL GRILL & SEAFOOD AMERICAN. Legendary spot with portraits of famous faces (and presidents) of former diners. Duck breast, filet mignon, Maine lobster bisque. Valet $8 (with validation) at Willard InterContinental. L (M-F), D (MSa), Br (Sa-Su). 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.783.1475 Metro: Metro Center www.occident aldc.com PLUME AMERICAN. Ralf Schlegel’s Michelin-starred restaurant decked in landscape murals on silk with fireplace inside Jefferson Hotel. Foie gras terrine, lobster gratin. Prix fixe and chef ’s tasting. 1,300-label wine cellar. Free
parking. D (Tu-Sa). 1200 16th St. NW, 202.448.3227 www.jeffersondc.com
Dupont Circle BOQUERIA SPANISH. Lively spot for zesty bites like Colorado lamb skewers with pickled shallots, bacon-wrapped dates, Ibérico ham, artisanal cheeses, churros. cava cocktail, sherries. Two locations. L, D (daily), Br (SaSu). 1837 M St. NW 202.558.9545 www.boqueriarestaurant.com HANK’S OYSTER BAR SEAFOOD. Chef Jamie Leeds with her famous “Meat and Two” (one protein with two sides). Wines and cocktails like “i know what boys like” (bacon-washed rye and blended scotch whiskey). Hours vary by location. 1624 Q St. NW, 202.462.4265 Metro: Dupont Circle www.hanks oysterbar.com SUSHI TARO JAPANESE. Michelin-starred second-story spot with cherry wood walls and pristine fish (flute fish, live scallops) by master chef Nobu Yamazaki and team. Lauded “omakase” (chef’s choice). L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 1503 17th St. NW, 202.462.8999 www.sushitaro.com
Foggy Bottom/ West End BEEFSTEAK VEGETARIAN. From José Andrés, assembly line-style, fast-casual serving a vegetable-heavy menu of bowls (some meat, too). Fresh-pressed juices, wine and local craft beer. Multiple locations. L, D (daily). 800 22nd St. NW, 202.296.1439 www.beefsteakveggies.com CHALIN’S CHINESE. Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese dishes by chefs with a “century of experience.” Contemporary takes on traditional cuisine. Vegetarian, low-sodium and low-fat items. Carryout and delivery. L, D (daily). 1912 I St. NW, 202.293.6000 www.chalins chinese.com
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KAZ SUSHI BISTRO JAPANESE. Prized chef Kazuhiro Okochi’s seared albacore tuna, pork belly lettuce wrap, grilled baby octopus. Tasting menu. Bento boxes, sakes. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 1915 I St. NW, 202.530.5500 www. kazsushi.com
classic fare: burger, prime rib, fish and chips, plus daily chef ’s specials. Patio. Ask to see history brochure. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.333.7370 www.martins tavern.com
FISH BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS SEAFOOD. Beard winner José Andrés in MGM National Harbor with views, patio with bar and fountains. Live seafood in tanks highlighting local fare. Tuna tartare, lobster jambalaya. D (W-M). 7100 Oxon Hill Road, 301.971.6050 www. mgmnationalharbor.com
AMERICA EATS TAVERN AMERICAN. James Beard Award winner José Andrés’ ode to American culinary roots in skillet cornbread, oyster-heavy seafood bar, BBQ, woodfire-grilled salmon. Martha Washington’s chocolate cake. L, D (daily). 3139 M St. NW, 202.450.6862 www.america eatstavern.com CHEZ BILLY SUD FRENCH. Musician brothers Eric Hilton and Ian Hilton’s popular bistro. Boeuf Bourguignon, steak frites, roasted butternut squash soup served in a cozy residence-like space. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1039 31st St. NW, 202.965.2606 www.chez billysud.com FIOLA MARE SEAFOOD. James Beard Awardwinner Fabio Trabocchi’s venture by the river serving up Italian coastal cuisine. Cocktails and mocktails. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). Valet parking available. 3050 K St. NW, 202.525.1402 www.fiolamaredc.com MARTIN’S TAVERN AMERICAN. Since 1933, politicos, Supreme Court justices, spies and celebs have been saying “Meet me at Martin’s” for
OSTERIA COSTA ITALIAN. Beau Williams (Southern California’s Rustic Canyon, Las Vegas’ Bellagio) dishing housemade pastas, fritto misto, seafood, woodfired pizzas, steak. Cocktails with from-scratch limoncello; decadent desserts. D (daily). MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md., 301.971.5800 www.mgmnation alharbor.com
Penn Quarter CHINA CHILCANO ASIAN-LATIN. Celeb chef José Andrés pork dumplings; yellow potatoes in spicy, cream sauce. Shaved ice, sweet custard plus one of the largest pisco collections in the U.S. L, D (daily). 418 Seventh St. NW, 202.783.0941 www.chinachilcano.com
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FIOLA ITALIAN. James Beard Awardwinning Fabio Trabocchi in his Michelin-starred “villa.” Lobster ravioli, rib-eye, seafood. Themed tastings. Across from National Gallery of Art. L (M-F), D (daily). 678 Indiana Ave. NW, 202.628.2888 www.fioladc.com JALEO SPANISH. Tapas (60 hot and cold) and paella by José Andrés and team. Spanish wines, sherries. Multiple locationsL, D (daily). 480 7th St. NW, 202.628.7949 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www. jaleo.com
MOMOFUKU ASIAN. Prize-winning chef David Chang’s popular NYC spot for pork buns, whole roasted pork shoulder lettuce wraps with Korean twist. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1090 I St. NW, 202.602.1832 Metro: Metro Center or Gallery Pl-Chinatown ccdc.momofuku.com
A few short blocks from Union Station and the US Capitol. Traditional and new German cuisine; 7 German beers on draft, delicious German & Austrian wines, & hard to find schnapps.
322 Massachusetts Ave, NE 202.543.7656 www.cafeberlin-dc.com
Shaw ALL-PURPOSE PIZZERIA PIZZA. A selection of nine whole wheat pies. Housemade charcuterie, hot and cold antipasti. Craft cocktails. Sweets by nearby Buttercream Bakeshop. Two locations. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202.849.6174 www.allpurposedc.com CHERCHER ETHIOPIAN. Friendly, casual spot serving popular and authentic dishes like doro we’t
CONVIVIAL AMERICAN. Star chef Cedric Maupillier’s modern take on French-style cafe food (bouillabaisse with catfish, coq au vin fried chicken). D (daily), Br (SaSu). 801 O St. NW, 202.525.2870 www.convivialdc.com THE DABNEY AMERICAN. Jeremiah Langhorne’s Michelin-starred digs in Blagden Alley for openhearth cooking with ingredients from a rooftop garden. D (Tu-Su). Downstairs, Dabney Cellar pouring wines by the glass. No reservations. 122 Blagden Alley, 202.450.1015 Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www. thedabney.com EL SOL MEXICAN Lauded taqueria and restaurant by a brother and sister team, dishing up madefrom-scratch ceviches, pozole, tortas and huaraches (a popular Mexican sandwich). D (daily). 1227 11th St. NW, 202.815.4789 www.elsol-dc.com ESTUARY AMERICAN Top toque brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio’s ode to the Chesapeake inside the swanky Conrad Hotel. Reimagined dishes like ramen with Atlantic cod, Maryland crab roll with crispy crustacean-shaped chips. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 950 New York Ave. NW, 202.844.5895. www. estuarydc.com HANUMANH LAOTIAN. Bar-forward, mural-painted spot for sour pork jowl salad with toasted rice, red crab curry with banana blossoms, plus cocktails by Barmini’s Al Thompson. D (W-M). 1604 7th St. NW, no phone at press time. www.hanumanh.com KINSHIP AMERICAN. Acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold’s Michelin-starred dining room. Lobster French toast, grilled Japanese Kuroge
LEGAL SEA FOODS SEAFOOD. Famed for its lobster, raw bar, clam chowder and an award-winning wine list. Most locations L & D (daily). Multiple locations. 704 7th St. NW, 202.347.0007 www.legal seafoods.com
(chicken stew) and yebeg we’t (lamb stew). Plenty of vegetarian options, Ethiopian coffee. L, D (daily). Two locations. 1334 Ninth St. NW, 202.299.9703. Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www. chercherrestaurant.com
DBGB KITCHEN AND BAR FRENCH. American accents on house-cured meats, seafood, burgers, regional produce, even a suckling pig. Glass walls, china plates signed by celeb chef pals. Good spirits, unique beers. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (SaSu). 931 H St. NW, 202.695.7660 www.dbgb.com
beef, whole-roasted meat, poultry, fish. Extensive wine list. D (daily). 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202.737.7700 Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www.kinshipdc.com TORTINO RESTAURANT ITALIAN Longtime D.C. chef Noé Canales turning out soulful modern Tuscan dishes in a warm and inviting environment. L (M-F), D (daily). 1228 11th St. NW, 202.312.5570 www. tortinorestaurant.com VINOTECA WINE BAR & BISTRO NEW AMERICAN Intimate space for sampling 100-plus wines from around the globe, comfort food and small plates. Daily happy hour specials and back patio with bocce court in warm months. Open Tu-Su. 1940 11th St. NW, 202.332.9463 www.vinotecadc.com
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Waterfront CHLOE GLOBAL Chef Haidar Karoum showcasing his background with Lebanese, Western European and Southeast Asian cuisine. Included in the 2018 Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1331 4th St. SE, 202.313.7007 Metro: Navy Yard www.restaurant chloe.com DEL MAR SEAFOOD James Beard Award-winner Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish coastal cuisine. Wide-ranging menu, classic cocktails, mocktails and ciders. Spanish wine list with some from France and California. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 791 Wharf St. SW, 02.525.1402 Metro: Waterfront www.delmardc.com KALIWA SOUTHEAST ASIAN Chef Cathal Armstrong’s outpost at The Wharf focusing on the cuisine of Thailand, the Philippines and Korea with distinct dishes from each. Large, 4,300-square-foot space with outdoor riverside dining in good weather. L, D (daily). The Wharf, 751 Wharf St. SW, 202.516.4739 Metro: Waterfront www.kaliwadc.com
KITH AND KIN CARIBBEAN. Chef Kwame Onwuachi serving updated African-accented flavors from his youth. Dry-aged ribeye with crab jollof rice, duck with ground nut stew, braised oxtails. Inside the InterContinental hotel. B, L, D (daily). 801 Wharf St. SW, 202.878.8566 Metro: Waterfront www.kithandkindc.com OSTERIA MORINI ITALIAN From Michael White, rustic cuisine of the EmiliaRomagna with patio and water views. Grilled meats, baby octopus, housemade pastas. Smallbatch and sparkling wines, excellent cocktails. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 301 Water St. SE, 202.484.0660 www.osteria morini.com RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER BAR SEAFOOD On the redeveloped Southwest Waterfront, historic circa 1912 oyster shed now glam spot for lauded bivalves by Virginia’s Rappahannock Oyster Co. Small plates, craft cocktails, beer, wine, river views. L, D (daily). 1150 Maine Ave. SW, 202.484.0572 Metro: Waterfront www. rroysters.com/restaurants/ rappbaroysterwharf THE SALT LINE SEAFOOD New England meets the Chesapeake Bay with a “sea to table” credo in lobster rolls, coddies, surf and turf. Raw bar, towers. Next to Nationals Park, with waterfront views, outdoor seating in good weather. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 79 Potomac Ave SE, 202.506.2368 www.thesaltline.com WHALEY’S RAW BAR & RESTAURANT SEAFOOD Airy waterfront spot for sustainably raised seafood. Raw bar, day boat scallop crudo, seafood towers. chicken fried oysters, family-style seafood risotto. Wines, local beers, craft cocktails. D (daily). Br (Sa-Su). 301 Water St. SE #115, 202.484.8800 Metro: Navy Yard www.whaleysdc.com
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Bars & Lounges
THE NEXT WHISKY BAR Inside the Watergate Hotel, bar with a large selection of spirits and a hand-picked rotating selection of cigars. Open daily. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202.827.1600. Metro: Foggy Bottom www.thewatergate hotel.com
BARMINI Adjoining his experimental Minibar, celeb chef José Andrés’ sleek cocktail bar offering 100plus original creations and fresh takes on classics. Reservations recommended. Tu-Sa beginning at 5:30 pm. 501 9th St. NW, 202.393.4451 Metro: Archives or Gallery Pl-Chinatown www. minibarbyjoseandres.com BARREL DC Rustic space with two bar areas—a main level, plus a downstairs “Rum-DMV” space with rum-focused cocktails and hip-hop beats. Full menu. Open daily. 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.543.3622 Metro: Capitol South www.barreldc.com COLUMBIA ROOM Acclaimed cocktail bar with Tasting Room (four-course menu by reservation); Spirits Library/Punch Garden for small plates gourmet cocktails, open Tu-Sa. 124 Blagden Alley NW, 202.316.9396. Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq-Convention Center www.columbiaroomdc.com HAROLD BLACK Speakeasy bar located above Acqua al 2 restaurant in Eastern Market for cocktails and quiet conversation. Reservations required. Open Tu-Sa. 212 7th St. SE, Capitol Hill, 202.627.0994 Metro: Eastern Market www. haroldblackdc.com JACK ROSE DINING SALOON Bar with dining room, cigars and 1,400 kinds of liquor (emphasis on whiskey) lining the shelves. Open-air roof terrace with seasonal tiki bar, cellar. Open daily. 2007 18th St. NW, 202.588.7388 www.jackrose diningsaloon.com MAXWELL PARK Wine guru Brent Kroll looking out for the “adventurous imbiber” with more than 50 wines by the glass, stored in high-tech temperature-controlled environments. Charcuterie plus smoked trout pate, burrata. Open daily. 1336 Ninth St. NW,
THE PASSENGER Tom Brown’s popular cocktail bar in Shaw with a mural inspired by the namesake Iggy Pop tune and experts mixing drinks. Open daily. 1539 Seventh St. NW, 202.853.3588 Metro: Shaw-Howard U www. passengerdc.com
Concerts & Opera CAPITAL ONE ARENA Anchoring downtown’s bustling Penn Quarter, major venue for top touring musicians plus the NBA Wizards and NHL Capitals. Full schedule online. 601 F St. NW, 202.628.3200 Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.capitalonearena.com ECHOSTAGE Features 30,000 square feet for electronic dance music and other genres. Standing room, bottle-service tables. 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, 202.503.2330 Metro: New York Ave-Gallaudet U (free shuttle) www.echostage.com THE KENNEDY CENTER Living memorial to John F. Kennedy with bust by Robert Berks, flag-draped Hall of Nations and Hall of States, and venues including Opera House, Concert Hall and Millennium Stage with free shows. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU (free shuttle to/ from venue) www.kennedycenter.org STRATHMORE Scenic acres in Maryland with 2,000-seat concert hall, base of National Philharmonic and second home of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Md., 301.581.5100 Metro: Grosvenor www.strathmore.org
Music Clubs 9:30 CLUB Frequent winner of nightclub of the year. Visit the Back Bar early for first entry into shows. 815 V St. NW, 202.265.0930 Metro: U St-Cardozo www.930.com THE ANTHEM Concert venue on The Wharf waterfront redevelopment for big-name rock/pop and indie stars. State-of-the-art sound system, multilevel tiers, bars. 901 Wharf St. SW, 202.888.0020 Metro: Waterfront www.the anthemdc.com
BLUES ALLEY Tucked away in a Georgetown alley, legendary jazz supper club showcasing artists like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Byrd since 1965. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.337.4141 www. bluesalley.com THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING Outpost of legendary San Francisco venue that famously hosted ’60s acts like the Dead and the Doors. See website for schedule. 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md., 301.960.9999 Metro: Silver Spring www.fill moresilverspring.com MADAM’S ORGAN Live music nightly at this rowdy Adams Morgan bar where redheads get a half-price drink special. Pool tables, karaoke and rooftop bar. Open daily.
PEARL STREET WAREHOUSE Lively, intimate space for established and emerging rock, country, folk, soul, bluegrass and R&B acts. 33 Pearl St. SW, 202.380.9620 Metro: Waterfront www.pearlstreet warehouse.com
Sports D.C. UNITED SOCCER The capital city’s Major League Soccer club, ruling the pitch at new Audi Field in Southwest. 100 Potomac Ave. SW, 202.587.5000 www.dcunited.com WASHINGTON NATIONALS D.C.’s MLB team at bat in LEEDcertified Nationals Park. Racing Presidents, six presidential mascots who race in the fourth inning pulling tricks (yes, even Honest Abe) to win. Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, 202.675.6287 Metro: Navy Yard www.mlb.com/nationals
Theater & Dance ARENA STAGE Classic and contemporary productions in an architecturally striking complex by the water. Catwalk Cafe features dishes inspired by current shows. 1101 6th St. SW, 202.554.9066 Metro: Waterfront www. arenastage.org THE KENNEDY CENTER Living memorial to John F. Kennedy with bust by Robert Berks, flag-draped Hall of Nations and Hall of States, and venues including Opera House, Concert Hall and Millennium Stage with free shows. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU (free shuttle to/ from venue) www.kennedycenter.org MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY Thought-provoking works grappling with social and political issues. Based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. 1333 H St. NE, 202.399.7993 www. mosaictheater.org
SIGNATURE THEATRE Contemporary plays and musicals; winner of the 2009 Regional Theater Tony Award. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703.820.9771 www.sig theatre.org
EXPLORE Tours & Transport BIG BUS TOURS The capital from the enclosed first level or open upper deck of a hop-on, hop-off bus with narration. Buses run 15-30 minutes. $35-$49. 877.332.8689 www.bigbustours.com BIKE AND ROLL Guided tours by bike and Segway, plus bike rentals. Four locations: National Mall, Union Station, Old Town Alexandria (Va.) and Smithsonian. See website for details. www.bikeand rolldc.com BOATING IN DC Sailing, kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals and lessons on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. Also kayak tours of Georgetown and monuments/memorials, SUP yoga, sculling classes and Tidal Basin paddle boat rentals. See website for locations. Key Bridge Boathouse, 3500 Water St. NW, 202.337.9642 www. boatingindc.com CAPITAL SEGWAY Daily two-hour tours (French and German offered) of 25-plus sites. Must be 16 or older. Visit website to book. 1350 I St. NW, 202.682.1980 www.capital segway.com CARPE DC FOOD TOURS Walking tours featuring restaurants in the historic and trendy U Street/Shaw neighborhoods, plus cultural and historic points of interest. Also, private and drinking tours. $55-$89. Check schedule online. 888.697.2693 www.carpedc foodtours.com DC BY FOOT Name-your-price tours of the major sites and several neighborhoods. Also food tours. Ghosts of Georgetown explores the dark past of D.C.’s oldest zone. Website for times/meet-
ing locations. 202.370.1830 www.freetoursbyfoot.com DC CIRCULATOR Daily bus running six routes including east-west between Union Station and Georgetown and north-south between Woodley Park and McPherson Square, plus a National Mall loop. Buses arrive every 10 minutes. $1, children under 5 free. www.dccirculator.com DC METRO FOOD TOURS Food-focused tours of neighborhoods in D.C., plus Old Town Alexandria. Rate/reservations online. 202.851.2268 www. dcmetrofoodtours.com NATIONAL PEDICABS City sights on three wheels for 2-3 passengers. Call for pick up and pricing for a single ride; $105 per hour-long tour; tours last 2-4 hours. 202.269.9090 www.nationalpedicabs.com NIGHTLY SPIRITS Haunted pub crawls for history buffs. Zones include the White House, Capitol Hill and Georgetown. Times and departure locations vary. Must be 21 or older. F-Sa. $25. 202.596.607 www.nightlyspirits.com PICKLE PEA WALKS Three 70-minute walking tours focused on the White House, in which costumed actors portray historical figures like Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore (no entry to White House). Tours Tu-W, Sa-Su. $23, children $15, under 6 free. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 301.251.7064 Metro: Farragut West or McPherson Sq www. picklepeawalks.com POTOMAC RIVERBOAT COMPANY Water taxi servicing Alexandria, Virginia (at Cameron and Union sts.); National Harbor, Maryland; Georgetown; and The Wharf, plus Nationals Park, sightseeing (seaport, monuments, Mount Vernon), canine cruises. Private charters. See routes/rates/ locations online. 877.511.2628 www.potomacriverboat.com
BLACK CAT Booking indie rockers for the upstairs Mainstage and the smaller downstairs Backstage (often local bands). Also DJ and theme nights, pinball machines, a bar and a cafe with vegan options. 1811 14th St. NW, 202.667.4490 Metro: U StCardozo www.blackcatdc.com
2461 18th St. NW, 202.667.5370 www.madamsorgan.com
WOLF TRAP America’s only national park for the performing arts. Music and dance at Filene Center with open-air pavilion, lawn for picnicking with food brought or purchased there. 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va., 703.255.1900 Metro: West Falls Church (then Metro bus to venue) www. wolftrap.org
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