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Going Out Gurus: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Toasting the New Year

In the Washington bar scene, 2008 was one of the best years for cocktails that I can remember. If you're looking for a great way to raise a glass to 2009, here's a list of the most memorable cocktails I've...

By Anne  |  January 1, 2009; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Best of 2008  
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Up Next: January Arts

The main event in D.C. this month is a little thing called the inauguration (perhaps you've heard about it?), and the new exhibits in January are right in step with the current local obsession. The hat worn by Abraham Lincoln...

By Stephanie Merry  |  December 31, 2008; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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On Stage in 2008

As the year comes to a close, I'm adding in my two cents -- along with theater critic Peter Marks -- on this year's standout performances. While it would be hard to dispute Marks's choice for top spot (the absurdly...

By Stephanie Merry  |  December 31, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best of 2008 , Theater  
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Bowl-ed Over By College Football

If your alma mater made it to a college bowl game, you're probably pretty excited -- even if it's the Humanitarian Bowl -- and looking forward to rooting the team on to victory. Sure, you can do that in your...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 30, 2008; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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State of the Art in '08

While 2008 may be known to some as the year of a historic election and a flagging economy, it also happens to have been an eventful year for local museums and galleries: a Smithsonian favorite reopened its doors after a...

By Stephanie Merry  |  December 30, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best of 2008 , Museums  
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Nightlife: The Year That Was

In 2006 and 2007, the major nightlife stories centered on the growth of the Atlas District of H Street NE and the influx of upscale nightclubs and bottle-service lounges to the downtown K Street corridor. This year, though, the trends...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 30, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Best of 2008  
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The Year in Nibbles

Joining the chorus of Best of 2008 lists around the blogosphere, we Gurus clink glasses to the brightest in Washington nightlife. Surfside brought a taste of Cali to Glover Park in 2008. (Olivia Boinet) Trends overtook the Washington dining scene...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 29, 2008; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Best of 2008 , Restaurants  
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