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Going Out Gurus: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

Happy Hour Recap: A Shore Thing at Freddie's

Thanks for coming to the Going Out Guide happy hour.

By Anne  |  June 12, 2009; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mio Loses Its Top Toque

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is leaving Mio.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 12, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: Balmer Dining

We took a metaphysical trip north during yesterday's chat, dishing on dining options in Baltimore. (Actually, you guys did the dishing. I did a lot of "Good one -- thanks!!") We also talked about dive bars, Yankees bars, Screen on...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 12, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will Proof Become Destination for Cocktails as Well as Wine?

Only a few weeks ago, D.C. cocktail aficionados stared glumly into the bottoms of their Sazeracs, wondering what would replace Adam Bernbach's wildly inventive (and wildly popular) drinks once he left Bar Pilar. He said he wanted to take a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 11, 2009; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kids Restaurant Week: Down With Chicken Fingers

Kids Restaurant Week, a new promotion where kids 11 and younger pay their age for a prix-fixe, multi-course dinner, starts June 13 in D.C.

By Anne  |  June 11, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chat With Us

Hey there, boys and girls: our weekly Got Plans? chat is about to kick off at 1 p.m. We'll be taking your questions about Kids' Restaurant Week, Capital Pride festivities, the recently resurrected Screen on the Green and whatever else...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 11, 2009; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Regine Palladin Plans to Beef Up Her Block

Since her restaurant Pesce is moving next door (and doubling its size), Regine Palladin plans to open a new restaurant, called Confit, in its place.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 11, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Putting the Art in Party

A preview of gallery openings and arty parties this weekend.

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 11, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Happy Ending for Screen on the Green

Good news for fans of Screen on the Green: The Post's Dan Zak is reporting that the outdoor film festival will take place after all, thanks to funds from Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall. The first film...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 10, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nightlife Agenda

Capital Pride is in full swing with RuPaul and a late-night party at the Hirshhorn, but we've got a packed week of other events, too -- happy hours for charity, cool art openings, Bob Dylan on the big screen, crazy L.A. punks Mika Miko, a chance to hear of one of the world's top electronic DJs for free, gambling with rugby players and much, much more.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 9, 2009; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Break Out the Sake (and Tequila)!

Chef Kaz Okochi talks about his plans for the new restaurant Masa 14.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 9, 2009; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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W Moves Next Door to the White House

The W Hotel, set to open in July 2009, offers picture-postcard views of Washington landmarks and a drink menu created by New York cocktail guru Sasha Petraske.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 9, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Happy Hour at the Beach

This month at the Going Out Guide happy hour, we're giving away a trip to Rehoboth and tickets to see Beyonce.

By Anne  |  June 9, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy Events

Buckwheat Zydeco performs on the Mall on Sunday as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival's tribute to New Orleans. (Joseph A. Rosen) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 8, 2009; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Calling All Military Personnel: Patrick O'Connell Wants You!

The Inn at Little Washington is offering active-duty service members and their parties a 30 percent discount. The discount is offered for dinner Monday through Thursday in July and August.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 8, 2009; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stumptown Coffee: Now Brewing in Arlington

Boccato Gelato & Espresso now serves Stumptown Coffee.

By Julia Beizer  |  June 8, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grill's Night Out at Poste

For summer, Poste chef Tom Weland is starting a family-style dinner made with meat from local farmers. The meal will be served on the restaurant's patio.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 8, 2009; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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