Archive | September, 2008

DC APA 9th Annual Festival

9/25-10/4 – APA Film Presents the 9th Annual DC Asian Pacific American (APA) Film Festival Sept. 25 through Oct. 4 at locations throughout the Washington, D.C., area including Landmark’s E Street Cinema, Navy Memorial Theater, Goethe-Institut, and Freer Gallery of Art. The festival will showcase 14 features and over 45 short films. For more information […]


I haven’t been impressed by most of the Persian restaurants in the DC metro area. Having been fortunate enough to have experienced a broad range of home-made Persian food, Shamshiry is the only place that comes close to being authentic. Cost – $ Service – A- The staff here is always friendly and attentive. I […]

2008 Chinese Culture Festival

9/28 – The 10th Chinese Culture Festival will be held in Chinatown, Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 28. The primary purpose of the annual Festival is to showcase Chinese-American culture, to further enrich American cultural life by promoting cultural diversity, and to foster harmony and friendship among people with different cultural backgrounds. For more information […]

Columbia Heights Day 2008

10/4 – In its second year, Columbia Heights Day is an annual festival that aims to bring together the diverse residents, community organizations and businesses with live performances, local artisans and activities for all ages. For more information please visit admin

Opening of the Sant Ocean Hall

9/27 – The Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History opens to the public on September 27. The Hall combines 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video experiences, one-of-a kind exhibits and the newest technology allowing visitors to explore the ocean’s past, present and future as never before. For more information please […]


This afternoon Dean and I set out to find a good sports bar to watch the Redskins game. The first stop was the Cleveland Park Bar and Grill but the moment we stepped in we realized it was going to take some effort to find seating. We were about 20 minutes away from kick-off and […]


There are a few safe bets for people looking for good Asian fusion in the DC area and Raku definitely falls into this category. With two locations (that I know about) in Bethesda and Dupont Circle, Raku provides a consistent dining experience and lively ambiance that has made it a mainstay in DC. Cost – […]

American City Diner

The neighborhood directly south of Chevy Chase circle is clearly not a hotbed of activity in the DC scene. Demographically, residents in this area are more likely to hit up venues like Politics and Prose or their own living room on a Friday night as opposed to places like Lima or Josephine. There is one […]