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Going Out Gurus: December 24, 2006 - December 30, 2006

U Street's New Axis

For months now, we've been wondering about the Axis Bar and Grill, a new business next to Polly's on U Street. Formerly the hair salon Braids Unlimited, the building's large, paper-covered windows had been peppered with building permits and alcohol...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 29, 2006; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Erin's Tasty Morsels in 2006

As we look back on our various beats in 2006, I'm embarrassed by how much I've had to eat this year. I should probably trademark the phrase "I'll never eat again," but most food comas have been pleasant ones. It's...

By Erin  |  December 29, 2006; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Bars, Clubs, Cocktails and Hype

This isn't a complete list of every nightspot that opened in 2006, or all the trends on the nightlife scene. (You can read about those here.) Instead, it's a list of places, people and drinks that I remember for the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 28, 2006; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Rewinding the Year's Movie Moments

As we Gurus look back on the year that was, I am mentally fast-forwarding through the many movies I saw in 2006. A handful were great, some were horrible and the vast majority were mediocre, the worst offense a film...

By Jen Chaney  |  December 28, 2006; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Movies  
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Where to Watch Bowl Games

College bowl season is here, and while sure, you could watch football on your couch, it's a lot more fun to be surrounded by other fans and alumni in school colors singing fight songs. Here's where the action -- and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 27, 2006; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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David's 10 Favorite Local Albums of 2006

Before we get to my 10 favorite local albums of the year, I'll give the usual caveats. I'm not calling this "Top 10" or "Best of" or whatever, I'm calling it "Favorite" for a reason. These are simply the 10...

By David Malitz  |  December 27, 2006; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Music  
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Out With the Old: Artsy Edition

With the New Year fast approaching -- have you made your NYE plans yet? -- we thought we'd take the week to look back at some of our favorite D.C. happenings of 2006. As the resident art girl, I've had...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 26, 2006; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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