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Going Out Gurus: March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005

With Cheap Cocktails, You Get What You Pay For

I love sampling new drinks, but so many Washington area bars have made their cocktails prohibitively expensive -- hot spots like IndeBleu, Degrees and Blue Gin push and break the $10 barrier with alarming regularity -- that it's tougher on...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 1, 2005; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Miriam's Kitchen

A few weeks back, our Janet took some heat for the $200 jeans she blogged about. Somebody called Woof said this: "Use the money you save to buy a homeless person a sandwich every day for 2 months straight." Well,...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 31, 2005; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Out Like a Lamb

Knitting addicts should plan now for an event with more yarn and supplies than all the burgeoning knitting boutiques around town combined. At the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, there are easily miles of stands selling yarn and its incarnations...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 30, 2005; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Attention, Sinners ...

In "Frank Miller's Sin City," all the women wear next-to-nothing and the men talk like they've just knocked back six shots of gravel. The look is stylish. The plotlines are lurid and as violent as "Kill Bill, Vols. 1 and...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 30, 2005; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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'Saturday' This Thursday

Last week I rushed out to buy a copy of Ian McEwan's latest novel, but I shamefully admit that I have yet to crack his much-anticipated "Saturday." Now there's reason to step up my reading: The author of the Booker...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 29, 2005; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What's In a Name?

When I heard Barneys New York had made plans to arrive in Chevy Chase this fall, I practically swooned with pleasure. But it was a quick swoon, made much less pleasurable by the fact that instead of a clone of...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 29, 2005; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Playing to Win at Stetson's

When I hear about "seasonal" events at bars, I usually think of drink specials on the patio, or football-themed happy hours, not weekly pub quizzes. But trivia night at Stetson's made its welcome return earlier this month after taking a...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 29, 2005; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Friday

Dupont Circle art galleries have been hosting First Fridays for decades, staying open late the first Friday of each month, boasting their latest talent or collection and sometimes offering refreshments. It's a great time for infrequent gallery-goers and regular visitors...

By washingtonpost.com  |  March 28, 2005; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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