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Going Out Gurus: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

A Modest Proposal for the Bethesda Bar Scene

A question that went unanswered in yesterday's Got Plans? discussion made me wax a little nostalgic for the Bethesda bar scene (such as it was) of yore. Our reader writes: My girlfriend is insisting that we go to Bethesda this...

By Jen Chaney  |  November 16, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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The Source for Great Wine

Fantastic food, an airy, open space and A-list people watching opportunities are a few reasons to stop into the new Source restaurant, but one of my favorite aspects of the restaurant is its sommelier, Esther Milstead, who goes by Malia....

By Erin  |  November 16, 2007; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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News to Digest

This week, News to Digest turns to brunch. Brunch is one of my most favorite meals. I love that one simple word stands for all non-dinner eating between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekends. On the (very rare and...

By Erin  |  November 15, 2007; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

As huge as go-go music is in D.C., it's never been able to establish a foothold outside of the Beltway. That changed for a brief period in 1988, when Experience Unlimited -- EU to their fans -- made an unforgettable...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 15, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Talk of the Town

Town Danceboutique, the city's newest gay nightspot, is set to open its doors on Saturday night. Created by Ed Bailey and John Guggenmos, the team behind the long-running Velvet Nation dance party and the hot Halo Lounge, Town has taken...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 15, 2007; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Think of Us as Your Rudolph

Do you hear that unmistakable sound? The chorus of the gobbling turkeys, spinning dreidels and jingly sleigh bells means that the holidays are coming. If you plan to host incoming family members, are in need of gift ideas or are...

By Erin  |  November 14, 2007; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Free Lunch

This is probably one of the last semi-warm days we'll have for a while. Celebrate it with free salad at the grand opening of a new Chinatown lunch spot. Starting now through 2 p.m. today, Chop't Creative Salad Company is...

By Erin  |  November 14, 2007; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Outdoors on Ice

The National Gallery's Ice Skating Rink opens for the season on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. To celebrate, the rink will give away a free cup of hot cocoa to anyone who buys ice time or rents skates or a...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 13, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Beaujolais Nouveau Update

I blogged about some Beaujolais Nouveau parties last week, but we've received information about other events since then, and I wanted to come up with an easy way for folks to compare and contrast the various events. Here's our updated...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 12, 2007; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Free and Easy

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com. Monday African American Veterans' Day Program at Alexandria Black History Museum Music, speeches and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 12, 2007; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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