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Mar 09

Five Favorites: Reasons to Bike to Work

Bike to Work Day registration is now open, so mark your calendar for Friday, May 20!  This awesome event, sponsored by WABA, is a great way to get your feet wet riding your bike around the city. At last year’s event, when I had just started out commuting by bike, I won a raffle for a fantastic messenger bag, got all sorts of great bike gear, and enjoyed free food all before 10 AM– all things that made it a bit easier to integrate biking into my daily commute. And no matter where you live or work … [Read more...]

Mar 09

Washington D.C. Mardi Gras Events 2011

It's that time of the year again! It's time to let down your hair and let go of your inhibitions and party New Orleans style for Mardi Gras! For those of you who can't make it down to the real party in Louisiana, Metromix suggests you go out and show your Big Easy spirit by drinking a whole bunch, stuffing yourself on creole food, and collecting as many beads as humanly possible. (How you go about this is your choice.) Here are some avenues in which to accomplish this goal. … [Read more...]

Mar 04

10 Neighborhood Must-Do’s: Logan Circle

Logan Circle is a fun, hip neighborhood located just outside of the Dupont Circle & Shaw neighborhoods of DC. Logan has seen a major transformation in the last few years, and we've compiled some our favorite activities in this eclectic neighborhood...   Gourmet Fare @ Bar Pilar Bar Pilar serves up inspired, high-quality bar food. This unpretentious, neighborhood hotspot serves up delightful fare and fine wine. Arrive early, the room fills up quickly. Red Room @ The … [Read more...]

Feb 27

Homemade Pizza Co. Comes to Georgetown

Although the Homemade Pizza Co. has five other locations in the DC area, I’ll readily admit to never hearing of them or even noticing that I’ve walked by one. That was until they opened their latest shop in my neighborhood and a held three day long celebration featuring free pizza, salad and the owners grilling (yes, grilling) up their za and chatting the locals. Unlike most pizza joints, Homemade Pizza Co. doesn’t serve you hot out of the oven pizza. Instead they sell bake-at-home pizzas made … [Read more...]

Feb 23

We Love Arts: Fuddy Meers

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire enjoys his plays with a side order of surreality. Whether it’s the science fiction undertones of Rabbit Hole or the mysterious conditions afflicting his protagonists like in Kimberly Akimbo, the perspective of Lindsay-Abiare’s works are distorted at best. This holds true in 1st Stage’s production of Fuddy Meers, where the set takes on a jigsaw puzzle motif. That’s because Lindsay-Abaire never makes it easy for the audience, as they join the protagonist in … [Read more...]

Feb 22

Food and Friends 15th Annual Dining out for Life

The 15th Annual Dining out for Life on March 10th is right around the corner. More than 150 restaurants across the DC-area will donate portions of the day’s proceeds to Food and Friends. And all you have to do is eat at one of the restaurants. For those who don’t know, Food and Friends delivers meals to DC residents who are living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other debilitating illnesses. Last year, they raised $270,000 from Dining out for Life. Participating restaurants can donate anywhere from … [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...]