Archive | June, 2008


Dean and I decided to get some culture a couple of weeks back so we headed to Artomatic. While at Artomatic I recall looking out the window and seeing the deck at Ibiza and thinking it would be cooler if we were over there. Dean was amenable so we dropped the feeble attempt at culture […]

2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

6/25-6/29 and 7/2-7/6 – The 42nd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the national mall is is an extravaganza of food, dance, art and tradition. This year celebrates Texas, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and NASA, which turns 50 this year. The festival runs daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m with concerts and dances beginning at […]


The chain of Alero Tex-Mex restaurants gets comments from diners that all over the map. On one hand, the food is terrible and on the other, it’s the best Mexican food in DC. I have eaten at all three locations and will get into my opinion on the food below, but the one I will […]

SILVERDOCS International Film Festival

6/16-6/23 – Now in its sixth year, the SILVERDOCS festival at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring has expanded by two days to meet growing demand. SILVERDOCS celebrates the creative vision of independent filmmakers and the power of documentary to expand world-views and enhance the understanding of the world around us. […]


Before watching the new M Night Shyamalan film down in Georgetown I decided to go and grab a quick bite to eat on the waterfront. I had tried just about every restaurant down in the waterfront area except for Cabanas so I figured it would be a good place. I got there at around 7PM […]

Aditi Indian Cuisine

This past weekend I braved the ridiculous weather in DC and walked from the waterfront area up to Aditi Indian Cuisine located up on M Street in Georgetown.  The last time I had been to Aditi was several years back and I remember having a pretty positive experience there.  The second-time around was just as […]

2008 Annual Capital Pride Street Parade and Festival

6/14-6/15 – The Annual Capital Pride Street Parade kicks off on Saturday at 6:30 pm from 23rd and P Streets NW.  The parade route proceeds through the heart of Dupont Circle and ends in front of Whole Foods at 1440 P Street. On Sunday, Join over 200,000 people for the annual celebration of Pride on […]


Last night I grabbed a quick dinner at 2 Amys before heading over to a birthday party at Napoleon. While we were finishing up the server came and mentioned that a new wine bar had just opened across the street in the spot where Zebra Lounge used to be and it was worth taking a […]


Oya sometimes gets left out of the discussion of recommended restaurants in Penn Quarter but it shouldn’t. I think a lot of that has to do with Oya’s relatively subtle entrance and location on 9th Street which isn’t as noticeable as other nearby neighbors such as Zaytinya or Rosa Mexicana which are on street corners […]

Current Boutique’s Fashion Show at Guarapo

Fashion is not the first thing that springs to mind when people talk about the Nation’s Capital. Politics and government, yes. International diversity and summer interns, possibly. . .but fashion? There is a sub-culture in DC working to change the perception of DC as a fashion-starved town and at its center is the DC Fashionista […]