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Going Out Gurus: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

Restaurant Week: Clearly the Word Is Out

For Friday lunch, I decided to book a table at Spezie. The restaurant has touted a full menu offering and I was intrigued to see how it could handle feeding such a large menu to the converging masses: those who...

By Erin  |  January 18, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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A 'Cloverfield' Q&A

After soaking up months of Internet chatter about "Cloverfield," the J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie for the YouTube generation -- the flick is finally here. You can see it starting tonight, around the midnight hour. Given all the mystery surrounding this...

By Jen Chaney  |  January 17, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Restaurant Week Begins

We are three days into Restaurant Week, that biannual charge of bargain-seeking diners eager to pack restaurants beyond capacity. In past years, I've filled my week with daily lunch and dinner reservations to survey how different restaurants stack up. Though...

By Erin  |  January 16, 2008; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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New Nightlife Agenda Podcast

A Buffalo Tom reunion has the Gurus feeling nostalgic for "My So-Called Life." (ABC) The latest edition of the Nightlife Agenda podcast went online yesterday (Jan. 15), featuring Rhome, David and me talking about six concerts taking place in the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 16, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Into the Great Wild Open

The National Museum of Natural History -- a favorite of school kids and tourists alike -- isn't exactly known as a hip place to spend your weekend. But until April 27th, a special exhibition is worth a visit for us...

By Julia Beizer  |  January 15, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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A Tonic for the Neighborhood

As I posted last Thursday, the Foggy Bottom branch of Tonic is finally serving alcohol, only seven months after the restaurant first opened. They're celebrating "the end of prohibition" with a weekday happy hour that should interest anyone who works...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 14, 2008; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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 The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet at the Kennedy Center These four singers have...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 14, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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The Future of Dr. Dremo's

There are only two weekends left for Dr. Dremo's Taphouse, the Arlington landmark that's closing for good at 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, to make way for a high-rise condo building. With time running out, I thought I'd check...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 14, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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