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Going Out Gurus: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Birch & Barley: A Date?

The Washington City Paper's Tim Carman reports that the Neighborhood Restaurant Group could open its long-awaited Birch & Barley project by late September. The project has been delayed significantly over the years -- the original opening date was supposed to...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 31, 2009; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Got Plans? Redux: Sir Paul Cometh

Lots of today's questions focused on Paul McCartney's big show at FedEx Field this weekend. We also talked about Dog Days, kebabs, bachelorette parties and where to go dancing. Read the full transcript here. Got comments? Leave 'em below or...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 31, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Crab Cakes, Restaurant Web Sites and Bartenders on Beer Summit

A few things have bubbled up across The Washington Post universe over the last few days that we think might be of interest to you, dear GOG readers. Just passing these along in case you missed them. * Our colleagues...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 30, 2009; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Misc. , Restaurants  
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On Stage in August

If you're thinking that the month following the insanity of the Fringe Festival will give you a little breather from theater, guess again. This month, a trio of great comedians take the stage, free Shakespeare returns to Olney Theatre and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 30, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Thievery Corporation to Open For Paul McCartney

Just got word that Thievery Corporation will be the opening act for Saturday's Paul McCartney concert at FedEx Field. It won't be a full band performance; it will be a DJ set from the local downbeat duo of Rob Garza...

By David Malitz  |  July 30, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Music  
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Stroller Happy Hour Gets Rolling at Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Restaurant launches a Stroller Happy Hour for D.C. area moms and dads.

By Julia Beizer  |  July 30, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Restaurants  
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Up Next: August Arts

If the work hanging on the walls at local museums feels like it's been around a while, it may be a good time to take a walk outside. What August lacks in new exhibitions, it makes up for with art...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 30, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda

Catch the captivating '80s-inspired rock of the Veils at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (Rough Trade Records) Get an early start on football season with the Redskins cheerleaders, sample some limited-edition beers at Birreria Paradiso, get woozy with Cass...

By David Malitz  |  July 28, 2009; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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At Burger Competition, BGR Is a WNR

BGR: The Burger Joint took home the top honors in The First Feedbag Burger Summit, a burger competition held at the Summit Food and Wine Festival.

By Julia Beizer  |  July 27, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Rustico Taps a New Chef and Plots a Second Location

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group has hired Steve Mannino to replace the recently departed Frank Morales at Rustico in Alexandria. The company also announced plans to open a second branch of the neighborhood restaurant, at 4075 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, next...

By Tom Sietsema  |  July 27, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Free and Easy

Every week, 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. Sunday 'The Gaucho' at the National Gallery of Art Silent-screen stars Douglas Fairbanks and...

By Anne  |  July 26, 2009; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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