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Dec 08

We Love Arts: The Nutcracker

I’ve always thought of The Nutcracker as the gateway drug for ballet. It hooks you when you’re young, all candy confection and delicacy, with just enough undercurrent of budding sensuality and danger to appeal. Once smitten by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her tasty treats, it’s only a matter of time before The Red Shoes are dancing you unwillingly to the train tracks, or the Black Swan is bewitching you to your doom. Okay, that’s a bit much! But I was reared on the filmed version of Baryshnikov’s … [Read more...]

Dec 08

Cleveland Park’s Ardeo+Bardeo Gets A Facelift

Ashok Bajaj is one of my favorite restaurateurs in DC, and his more casual neighborhood spot of Ardeo/Bardeo has always been one of my choice picks within his delicious empire. So when I heard that the Cleveland Park eat place and wine bar were merging to get a new look, I was excited to see what it was all about. Last night, Ashley and I attended a media unveiling of the new merged space “Ardeo+Bardeo”. The most noticeable change is the GIANT zinc bar floating in the middle of the space. For … [Read more...]

Dec 07

Kennedy Center Honors: Red Carpet Photos

Hollywood came to Washington for the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. Oprah Winfrey, Beatle Paul McCartney, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, country singer Merle Haggard and Broadway composer Jerry Herman each earned received this prestigious honor for their respective works. Oprah (+cleavage), Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Tyrese, Chris Rock, and Mayor Adrian Fenty are just a few famous faces captured … [Read more...]

Dec 07

Harris Teeter opens off North Capitol tonight

The city’s newest grocery store opens tonight at 5:30.  The Harris Teeter at Constitution Square (1201 First Street NE, near the NY Ave Metro) will throw open its doors for everyone and host a two and a half hour “Taste of the Teeter” event so you can try most of the stuff in the store.  I’m pretty excited about this opening, since it’s right in my backyard, and will probably become my everyday grocery store. Though the store isn’t a 24-hour grocery, which is a bummer, it’ll be open from 7a … [Read more...]

Dec 07

We Love Arts: Wife Swappers

This is not the feel-good show of the holiday season. If that’s your thing, maybe Ford’s Theater still has some seats for Christmas Carol. Where Hannah Arendt’s 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem was about the banality of evil, playwright Justin Tanner’s Wife Swappers is devoted to the banality of perversion. The characters are not mass murderers – they’re rigidly, traditionally moralistic in any matters beyond group sex – but they’re still hard to empathize with, and watching them is more … [Read more...]

Dec 04

Metromix Your Weekend: December 3-5

It’s the first weekend of December! Do you know what that means? Christmas, Hanukkah, and Repeal Day are here! This weekend is so full of Christmas parties, Hanukkah events, and Repeal Day celebrations that even us here at Metromix don’t know what to do or where to go. This will be the perfect weekend to whip out that old cloning machine of yours you have hidden away in your closet. You and your clones' best bets for a good time this weekend are the Jolly Holiday Party, Santa Soiree, … [Read more...]

Dec 02

Taste of Georgetown 2010

October 9, 2010 Credit:Raul Umanzor, Special to Metromix Wisconsin Avenue was shut down as thousands of hungry and thirsty residents hit the streets for the 17th annual Taste of Georgetown. The Taste of Georgetown showcases the spectacular cuisine of thirty of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants, highlighting the neighborhood’s varied culinary personalities and featuring nearly sixty delectable dishes to sample from such eateries as 1789, Mie N Yu, Hook, Filomena, and of course Georgetown … [Read more...]

Dec 02

Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show 2010

Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show 2010 Credit:Jason Adams, Metromix For the fifth year in a row, the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment Show brought out area foodies and Food Network fans to the D.C. Convention Center for a weekend full of gourmet fun. The two-day event boasted appearances from Food Network's top talent--Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay and southern queen Paula Deen, as well as over 300 exhibitors representing the cooking and entertaining industry, including food and … [Read more...]