Archive | May, 2009

Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza is one of those few places that has a very broad appeal and can be many things to many people. For example, it’s both neighborhoody as well as a destination for visitors and it can be very casual dining or a little more on the sophisticated side. I somewhat agree with most that […]

Kiehls Shave Swap

5/29 – 6/7 – Gentlemen patrons are invited to trade in a current shave cream, from any brand, at least a 4 oz. size, in exchange for a 5 oz. Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream formulation.  Patrons can choose between Kiehl’s White Eagle, Blue Eagle or Green Eagle formulations.  The Kiehl’s Shave Swap will take place […]

Art Buzz at the Source Theatre

5/27 – Art Buzz at the Source Theatre will be a preview to the newest photographic works of DC’s most dedicated photographers. The $15 admission includes appetizers and wines and supports the DC Collaborative. For a list of participating artists and more information please visit: http://www.dccollaborative.org.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC

I first visited the Mandarin Oriental over a year ago while eating at MoZU and fell in love.  It is easily one of the top hotels in DC as far as the general ambiance is concerned although I haven’t stayed there so can’t vouch for how it ranks as far as a place to stay.  […]

Jazz in the Garden

5/22-9/11- The National Gallery of Art is once again kicking off it’s Jazz in the Garden series. Performances are from 5:00-8:30 pm and in case of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the Pavilion Café. The Sculpture Garden is located directly east of the National Gallery on 7th Street and Constitution Ave. For more information, […]

Taste of Eleven

5/20 – Wizards Care is hosting the second annual “Taste of Eleven” luncheon from 12-2pm at the Verizon Center. Over 30 area restaurants are expected to provide lunch to neighbors and businesses to celebrate eleven years of community support with proceeds benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. For tickets and more information please visit http://www.verizoncenter.com/news/tasteofeleven_090501.shtml.

Best Asian Restaurants in DC

Nationally, I would say that DC doesn’t compare favorably to New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles when it comes to high quality Asian cuisine.  In fact, for years now you’ve had to go outside of DC to Annandale or Falls Church to get good Asian food.  The last few years have seen a few […]

PR at Partners – Mazza Gallerie

About two years ago I realized I was on the verge of turning 30 and decided it was time to stop clipping all my hair off in the Summer and getting my hair cut for $12 at the neighborhood barber shop the other three seasons of the year.  So I began my search for a […]

Best Lounges in DC

Washington, DC has long been known for it’s collection of lounges. In past years, the ambiance of these venues has been a perfect fit for a DC crowd looking for a more laid-back nightlife experience. Recently, the surge in high-end clubs has created a more stratified array of options but the lounges are still going […]

The Gibson

Last night I was entertaining a buddy who just moved to town and we were looking for a laid-back venue where we could have a few good drinks.  A close friend who lives in the U Street area had been raving about The Gibson, a speakeasy-esque lounge surreptitiously located directly next to Marvin, so we […]