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Going Out Gurus: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

The Restaurant Week List

Ask and you shall receive. In yesterday's Got Plans?, we were inundated with requests for where to eat during Restaurant Week. The list of Restaurant Week participants has been posted. So start scrambling to make your reservations. Here are some...

By Erin  |  December 21, 2007; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Local Mixtape, 2007

I'll skip the long-winded introduction. Below are 20 songs by local artists that did the good thing for me in 2007. As I always say, I hesitate to call this a "best of" list and prefer to call it a...

By David Malitz  |  December 21, 2007; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

Christmas Eve is the best night of the year to be Jewish, especially if you're looking for a packed dance floor. While some folks are staying up late to wait for Santa, you'll find a pair of parties catering to...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 20, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Cocoa Better

When the weather gets cold, my cravings turn hot. Normally a faithful coffee consumer, I often eschew my morning caffeine in the winters in favor of hot chocolate. Needless to say, I'm always on the prowl for a gourmet version...

By Erin  |  December 20, 2007; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Bites for a New Year

Should more effort go into a greeting or a farewell? It seems that most restaurants send the year off in grand style with edible luxuries like lobster, champagne and caviar. New Year's Day, however, is a different matter. Many restaurants...

By Erin  |  December 19, 2007; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Taking the Plunge

When cold weather sets in, most people cuddle up by the nearest fireplace with a warm mug of cocoa. But some adventurous types aren't content to settle for such humdrum winter activities -- and that's where Polar Bear Clubs come...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 19, 2007; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

With a winter cold snap finally enveloping the Washington area, I wanted to share a few of the best warm drinks I've tasted this year....

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 17, 2007; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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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 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is' at the Library of Congress You'll have...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 17, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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