Richard Barry

About Richard Barry

Richard Barry. I’m doing the twenty something thing in DC enjoying live entertainment, food and writing about it when I find the time

Reviewed: NextStop’s dining spots

Perform where you’re planted– you don’t have to tell that to NextStop Theatre. Located in an office park in Herndon, VA, NextStop may not boast as storied a location as other D.C. area theatres, but after 25 years of performances, they have established themselves, first as a topnotch community theatre and now as a professional […]

Restaurant review: America Eats Tavern near 1st Stage

Tysons, it’s where the stores are, but what about the restaurants? Tysons Corner’s two full-scale malls have turned the unincorporated edge city into one of the most coveted retail spaces in the area though its restaurant scene has not kept pace. Long a culinary backwater, Tysons has recently added some promising establishments that hint at […]

Going to 1st Stage in Tysons? Try these dining spots

Tysons is in the process of transforming itself from office park complex to urban center. A decades long renovation scheme plans to recreate the business and shopping hub into a self-contained, mini-metropolis Though the construction of a new city looks easy enough on paper, buildings and restaurants are just that without the color and nuance […]

Going to Ford’s Theatre? Try these dining spots

Ford’s Theater has seen some action in its day. A formerly abandoned Baptist Church, the theater opened in 1861 and became a popular venue for musicals and dramatic performances. President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, however, proved a bit of a show stopper, causing Ford’s Theater to close its doors and keep them closed for over […]

Restaurant review: Boss Shepherd’s, near the Warner Theatre

Opening over the summer, Boss Shepherd’s has fast charmed its way to the top of the D.C. food scene. Diners and critics have warmed to Shepherd’s menu of stylized comfort food, including Tom Sietsema who recently knighted the restaurant as one of his top 10 in the Washington Post’s Fall Dining Guide.

Going to Signature? Try these dining spots

Signature Theatre comes by its reputation as an outstanding regional theater honestly. After operating out of a renovated garage in Arlington, VA for over ten years, Signature moved in 2007 into an impressive two-theater complex in Shirlington Village. The modern structure stands as the area’s cultural centerpiece staging innovative new works and reviving forgotten gems. […]

Restaurant review: Roof Terrace Restaurant at The Kennedy Center

With its grand tiers and stately marble, The Kennedy Center stands as a central feature of the D.C. waterfront landscape. A living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center serves as a national performing arts center for the many theatrical and musical expressions alive in America. Seeing a show at the KC, for Washingtonians […]

Tim and Eric with Dr. Steve Brule, offbeat comedy at the Lincoln

At the Lincoln Theater last Thursday, Tim and Eric came on stage wafting incense burners, chanting in prayer, “Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang, Praise Hosanna, Praise Rang.” They took the pulpit as Skott and Behr, two talk show ministers who cast stones at the other’s failings while preaching far from the fold of any organized religion. […]

Going to Source? Try these dining spots

Source operates a black box space capable of reshaping and reimagining itself to fit the diverse productions it stages. In a plum northwest location, Source resides in a neighborhood just as versatile with prime dining along 14th Street and the vibrant U Street  nightlife just blocks away. Washington Improv Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company and the […]

Going to Arena Stage? Try these dining spots

The D.C. riverfront revival is going swimmingly. Nationals Stadium, the Yards Park and an influx of restaurants have ushered in an era of prosperity for the once industrial district, transforming the area into an all-seasons destination for sports, food, drink and entertainment. A little further down M Street, Arena Stage, built long before the Nats […]

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