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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 […]


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 […]

Al Tiramisu

Although I love Italian Food, having had a slew of mediocre experiences over the past few years has really pushed Italian cuisine down on my list of preferences when eating out. So when I finally decided to try a new place, I tempered my expectations and chose Al Tiramisu in Dupont and I was glad […]


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 […]

Sette Osteria

I’ve visited Sette Osteria a number of times over the past few months – for brunch, dinner and lunch. For me, Sette Osteria is not necessarily about a fine dining experience (there are very few truly good Italian restaurants in the DC area). It is more about a convenient, pleasant experience than anything else. Cost […]

Bistrot Du Coin

Bistrot Du Coin is a charming, chaotic restaurant conveniently located north of Dupont Circle near the Russia House at Florida and Connecticut. I was first introduced to Bistrot Du Coin by a good friend about three years ago and we enjoyed a terrific dinner there. Over the past few years, I’ve stopped in every now […]

Thai Chef

Although I like Asian Fusion restaurants like Raku I’ve always been a bit dubious about restaurants that advertise themselves as sushi / [insert other asian cuisine] restaurants so even though I’ve walked by Thai Chef and Sushi Bar hundreds of times and admired the design I’ve never dropped by, opting for places like Regent Thai […]


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 – […]

Current Lounge

There used to be a club located in Dupont called Dragonfly that Dean and I used to hit up with some regularity. It was great as a starter, intermediary or finishing venue for an evening in DC. The one consistency was that there was always a pretty good crowd, good music yet it was never […]