Archive | November, 2008

Rocket Bar

It’s been a little while since we at DC City Blog reviewed a bar so it was fortunate that a work function took  me to Rocket Bar this past week.  Like most other cities, DC has some pretty clear social divisions that manifest in the different venue circuits that people in DC choose.  Rocket Bar is clearly […]

The Style Savants Presents A Bond Soiree

This past Wednesday, we headed over to The Park to check out the Style Savants Bond Soiree event hosted by Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) and Metromix. Since part of the promotion was linked to the new James Bond film, attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite iconic Bond, arch villain or femme fatale. […]


Midtown is a new club / lounge in the Dupont Circle area that is basically a 2.0 version of Play. They turned the venue around pretty rapidly and my sense is that the Michael Romeo group are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for more of an upscale lounge environment with table service that […]

Russia House

Russia House is a staple in the north Dupont section of Washington, DC. It was opened over ten years ago to “promote East-West business development.” If this is a euphemism that means Russians selling copious amounts of vodka to drunken Westerners then I would say that the Russia House has accomplished it’s original goal. Cost […]

2008 National Press Club Book Fair

11/18 – One of Washington’s largest literary events, the National Press Club Book Fair will host more than 80 authors this year. Children’s books, cookbooks, photography books, Washington exposés, histories, and best-selling fiction will all represented. Meet the authors, get the story behind the story and have them sign your purchase. The event will take […]

FotoWeek DC 2008

11/15-11/22 – FotoWeek DC and area museums will team up to create an unprecedented, world premiere digital video slide show. During FotoWeek DC’s inaugural week-long photography festival, visitors will be treated to a dazzling display of large scale projections of photographs selected from the collections of some of Washington DC’s most honored institutions, including the Smithsonian […]


Located above the Spy Museum, Zola flies a little under the radar compared to some of the other notable destinations in Penn Quarter. That said, not having a to deal with the an overcrowded bar scene in a little more sophisticated than usual setting is part of the draw for some. I don’t want to […]’s Appetite Stimulus Plan

11/17-11/21 – has come up with a great promotion similar to Restaurant Week called the Appetite Stimulus Plan. Diner’s will enjoy specially priced, three-course menus for lunch and dinner at top restaurants, all while earning double Dining Rewards Points when booking through For more information and a list of participating restaurants, please visit […]


Adams Morgan has lost some of its club-scene momentum in the past several years with the rise of K Street but still draws a fairly significant crowd that draws from a variety of different communities within the DC area. The turnover has always been a bit more frequent in the area but there are a […]

Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Event in DC

Yesterday evening, Kamari and I headed over to Willow Restaurant in Arlington for a fundraiser thrown by the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) in partnership with Visa Signature, in support of WCR’s scholarship, internship and mentorship programs for women in the culinary arts. With a roster that included many DC-area notables, the women of the […]