Archive | January, 2009

We are One: The Obama Inagugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

1/18 – The Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural kicks off at the Lincoln Memorial with a free concert featuring a star studded lineup including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Heather Headley, John Legend, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen,, and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical […]

Best Restaurants in DC

In preparation for the inauguration and the expected influx of a new batch of movers and shakers on the Hill, we’ve compiled a list of the top fine dining and semi-fine dining restaurants in the Washington, DC area.  This list considers the gesamtkunstwerk that would qualify a restaurant as one of the area’s best: the […]

SpeakeasyDC’s Open Mic – 2nd Tuesdays

1/13 – SpeakeasyDC, Washington’s premier storytelling organization, will be hosting a series of open mic events taking place at Station 9 at 1438 U Street, NW on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show goes from 8-10pm. $10 cover at the door. Everyone is welcomed to tell a story on the […]

Washington film institute’s Pre-inaugural Ball

1/17 – The Washington Film Institute is going to be holding a pre-inaugural ball at the Warehouse Theater in DC on Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 9PM to 2AM.  The event will feature an open bar.  Black tie is optional.  For more information visit the Washington Film Institute’s Web site. admin

Filomena Ristorante

As much as I sometimes do enjoy the faux Italian restaurant with endless breadsticks and salads, there is nothing like authentic Italian cuisine that makes you appreciate the simplicity of quality ingredients mixed with heart, soul, and passion. As a hot spot for politicians and celebrities alike, this Georgetown gem is THE recommended place by […]


Lima is a restaurant and club located at 1401 K Street. It is not really a club that serves food nor is it a restaurant that turns into a club at night – it is actually a fairly balanced establishment that has the best of both worlds. As you can tell (or can’t tell) from […]

Next to Normal at the Arena Stage

This past Friday and I headed over to the Arena Stage at their temporary location in Crystal City, Virginia to see ‘Next to Normal,’ written by Brian Yorkey and directed by Michael Greif with music by Tom Kitt. The show made its debut off-Broadway this year and has been nominated for Drama Desk Awards for […]


Located a few steps off the beaten path of Connecticut Ave., Veritas continues to be one of the standouts in the DC wine bar scene. Opened by the same owners as Enology, this intimate spot has some of the most knowledgeable wait staff around and a wine selection that is extensive and interesting. No meals […]