One of the many benefits of living in the Penn Quarter neighborhood is that we have regular, easy access to some of the best museums in the World. Currently, DC is overrun by tourists, so the idea of going anywhere near museums and monuments probably doesn’t appeal. But, since we have all of this at […]
Just up the street in Shaw, a brand new bakery and lunch spot has recently opened. Uprising (1817 7th ST., NW) promises a delicious selection of homemade muffins, locally roasted, small-batch coffee and lunch bites made from fresh, local ingredients.
April 3 marked the opening of the annual FreshFarm Markets Farmers’ Market (8th and D Sts. NW). Most of the regular favorites are back, but there are also some interesting new faces like No. 1 Sons, as well as live music and a new CSA program. With the recent openings of Menu MBK (405 8th St., […]
Here are a few foodie activities in the neighborhood where you can sample some new, interesting or favorite beverages. Sake Tasting Thursday, April 3, 7-9pm Historical Society of Washington (801 K St. NW) Master brewers from Japan offer tastings of sake, shochu and beer. Vodka and Gin Tasting Saturday, April 5, 1-3 pm DC […]
Have you ever noticed the assorted plaques on the exterior of the Willard Hotel (1401 Penn. Ave. NW). A lot of history has taken place at this spot. One notable event, the Peace Convention held in February 1861, “the last major effort to restore the Union and prevent the Civil War.” Unfortunately, the proposed amendment […]
March 10-23, Oyamel (401 7th St. NW) is celebrating its 7th annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival. According to the web site, you can enjoy drink specials, free tequila and mezcal tastings, and Chef Colin King has created a number of daily menu specials, as well as some special pairing menus. See below for details and let […]
Have you ever noticed this colorful mural near 4th and I Streets NW? In looking into it, the mural is part of the Heineken Mural Project (there are 4 in downtown in DC). This mural was painted by the Argentinian graffiti artist Ever.