Archive | March, 2009

Best Hidden Gems in DC

Peking Gourmet Inn – No one would ever imagine that one of the best Chinese restaurants in Washington, DC (some say in the country) would be buried in a nondescript plaza in Falls Church.  Their duck is absolutely incredible. Palena – Even though there are certainly a good set of restaurants and bars in Cleveland […]


Capitol Hill keeps giving me good reasons to leave my Northwest haven and head crosstown and when I heard about Locanda I decided it was time for me to once again risk getting lost (which always seems to happen when I drive into Capitol Hill) and make another trip to Southeast.  You see, the search […]

2009 Environtmental Film Festival

3/11-3/22 – The 17th annual Environmental Film Festival will present 136 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films selected to provide fresh perspectives on environmental issues facing our planet. The health and sustainability of earth’s oceans and sea life is a major theme of the 2009 Festival, which features cinematic work from 34 countries […]

Cafe Bonaparte

Cafe Bonaparte is my new favorite place to hang out.  I first dropped in about a month back.  I was headed back into the city from Reagan airport when a friend called and told me he was hanging out over at Bonaparte.  I had heard of the restaurant/bar before and knew it was affiliated with […]

ITVS Community Cinema Presents Arusi Persian Wedding

3/8 – Filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother’s journey to Iran, their father’s birthplace, as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding ceremony and explore his lost heritage.  Screening to take place Sunday, March 8 at Busboys and Poets.  Reserve by email at or call 202-939-0794. admin

Sun Lounge

Out of the new crop of clubs that has opened in the Dupont Circle area perhaps the least heralded is Sun Lounge.  Although it doesn’t currently have the same Q Score as nearby Midtown and Current Lounge, Sun Lounge delivers a high-quality product that seems to be on the rise. Cost – $$ Service – […]

Tuscana Lounge

We initially heard from Tuscana back in the Fall when they were launching but never made it over so a couple of weeks back we heard that a local promoter and friend was having a birthday party at the venue so we decided to check it out. Cost – $$ Service – A- Straight into […]

DC Noodles

The only thing that makes an Asian happier than rice is noodles.  Yesterday evening, a small group of friends including Dean and myself were wandering around in the U Street, looking for somewhere to eat that did not involve more than an hour-long wait and I remembered the U Street newcomer catching my eye from […]