Palette 22 in Shirlington Village wants to cultivate artwork. This goal is present on the walls, with every available inch covered with paintings or a mural. There’s an easel and painting station set to a corner by the entrance; the host, as she walks us to our table, teases that the one of the resident […]
Got tickets for a night of theater, but running a little tight on money and time? We’ve compiled a list of dining spots near popular venues where the service is quick, the food is good, and the bill can be under $15 per person, before tax and tip. Kennedy Center Beefsteak José Andres’ venture into […]
The first thing you see when you walk into this 20 year old restaurant at 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW is the huge mural looming over the bar. The different servers and managers at Grillfish will give you will give you different answers as to what the mural is supposed to represent. Designed by Andrew […]
This is the first in a new series of spotlights on restaurants offering special dining for theatre lovers. Earlier this summer, BLT Prime by David Burke launched a three-course prix-fixe Pre-Theatre dinner menu to provide an exceptionally diverse and delectable dining experience. The menu seeks to highlight the restaurant group’s popular mainstays, and a little […]
If you had told me when I got a job as a hostess/busser at a small local restaurant in high school that 15 years later I would have made a career of working in restaurants, I would have laughed at you. And yet, here we are. From washing dishes to running the joint, I’ve done […]
Residents around Anacostia Playhouse and Anacostia Arts Center know where to head for quality takeout or a quick dine-in meal. Ask, and they’ll tell you – “I go to Mama’s”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]