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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 […]

WFI Presents Flix@Underground

5/1-5/2 – The Washington Film Institute will be screening two films,  Gadjo dilo (Crrazy Stranger) and Last Tango in Paris, at Underground. RSVP or advance purchase is required. For tickets and more information please visit admin

Policy Restaurant and Lounge

With the onset of Spring in the Nation’s capital, people flock to the streets and the city comes to life.  Combating a nasty case of hay fever, I set out with Dean to the U Street neighborhood to check out one of the most recent DC hot spots, Policy.  Policy is the brainchild of former […]

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 […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Two half smokes and chili cheese fries please. I wish I was the only one who wanted to place that order this Saturday afternoon but no such luck. The line at Ben’s Chili Bowl was 30+ deep and unfortunately, I didn’t have that much time to wait. But long lines are the norm for this […]


This afternoon Dean and I set out to find a good sports bar to watch the Redskins game. The first stop was the Cleveland Park Bar and Grill but the moment we stepped in we realized it was going to take some effort to find seating. We were about 20 minutes away from kick-off and […]


The chain of Alero Tex-Mex restaurants gets comments from diners that all over the map. On one hand, the food is terrible and on the other, it’s the best Mexican food in DC. I have eaten at all three locations and will get into my opinion on the food below, but the one I will […]

Chi-Cha Lounge

Chi-Cha Lounge is one of the older lounge/clubs in the DC area and one of the first real hot-spots in the U Street area. Over the past decade, it has built up a loyal following and a reputation as one of the best lounges in the DC area. These days, it continues to be a […]

Café Saint-Ex

Music photographer Mike Benson opened Café Saint-Ex in 2003 and it was an immediate hit. Over the past four years, its popularity hasn’t waned although its weekend scene has definitely transitioned a bit. During the evening, Café Saint-Ex is a restaurant that offers contemporary American cuisine and at night, turns into one of the hot-spots […]


For the most part, DC9 is one of those unpretentious bars where people go to hang out, dance and have fun. The first floor is the bar area with tables, couches and a jukebox with over 130,000 songs. The second floor plays host to local and national acts and a DJ several nights a week. […]