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Going Out Gurus: November 12, 2006 - November 18, 2006

How You Ride the Crime Wave

During Thursday's Got Plans?, we joked that "Is H Street Safe?" was going to surpass "Do you know of a bar with a mechanical bull?" as most popular chat question of all time. It's true, safety's been a popular theme...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 17, 2006; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Well Played

If the holiday season has you looking ahead to goals for the new year, how about resolving to see a play for every day of the coming year? In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks resolved to write a play a day for...

By Erin  |  November 17, 2006; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nothing Left to EatZi's

Just in time to disappoint Thanksgiving takeout-lovers, EatZi's Market closed for good last night. Despite delicious potatoes, comforting soups and scrumptious desserts, the Rockville location of the Dallas-based gourmet chain was not able to meet its financial goals. Luckily, the...

By Erin  |  November 17, 2006; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Sweet Life

One of the most frequent questions I stumble upon in Got Plans? is from people in search of a mellow post-dinner destination or a spot for delicious desserts. Baltimore has Little Italy, Los Angeles has its own cupcake row on...

By Erin  |  November 16, 2006; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

Daniel Craig makes his debut as the sixth James Bond in "Casino Royale," and reviews of the film have been glowing so far. While we haven't seen it yet, that won't stop us from getting dressed up and heading over...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 16, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hot Nights to Beat the Cold

With pre-holiday stress mounting and the ever-changing weather confusing us so we're always either three layers too bundled or miserably frozen, the theater provides a warm, inviting refuge. I've already written my preview of this month in theater, but there...

By Erin  |  November 15, 2006; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Free French Wine

If you're a hardcore oenophile, you probably look down your nose at Beaujolais Nouveau, the light, fruity wine that's aged for just a few weeks before being consumed -- traditionally by peasants at harvest festivals. By French law, it cannot...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 14, 2006; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Coming Soon to Penn Quarter and Columbia Heights

As of Sunday morning, there's going to be one less place for bands in Adams Morgan. Staccato, the little storefront bar near the corner of 18th and Florida, is closing after six years of hosting rock, folk, Celtic and country...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 13, 2006; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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