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Going Out Gurus: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

Cuisine From Across the Pond

Take a seat at a communal table at the new Columbia Heights hotspot. (Eric Gronning) CommonWealth, the buzzed-about Columbia Heights "gastropub," opened last week to a packed dining room and patio. The curiosity makes sense. After all, isn't British food...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 15, 2008; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Restaurant Week: Reports From the Field

During Restaurant Week, the service at Les Halles left something to be desired. (Lois Raimondo/The Washington Post) It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of Restaurant Week, but even so, I ended up with two reservations yesterday: lunch...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 14, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Sam "The Man" Burns is among the DJs giving you a late-night fix of soulful house music at Hometown Heroes on Friday. (Stephanie K. Kuykendal for The Washington Post) We're dreaming about teleporting and time travel because of the concerts...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 12, 2008; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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The Current Clubbing News

After being shut for renovations for more than a year, the former Dragonfly lounge and sushi bar on Connecticut Avenue -- will open to the public as Current tonight. "We're eight months behind," says manager Mood Bacho, adding that costs...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 12, 2008; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Free and Easy Events

Look! Up on the screen! Superman makes an appearance on the National Mall this week. (Warner Bros.) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 11, 2008; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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