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Going Out Gurus: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Last Night's Happy Hour: Raising a Glass for Oktoberfest

Thanks for coming to last night's happy hour at Capitol City Brewing Company! Rhome threw down some trivia questions at the end, and we handed out a bunch of prizes, including a $100 gift certificate to Cap City, a...

By Anne  |  October 9, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Got Plans? Redux: Meeting on the Metro

In this week's discussion, we talked about bars for birthday girls, Ben's Chili Bowl, places to watch Patriots games and the way to meet people on the Metro.

By Julia Beizer  |  October 9, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ris Lacoste's New Restaurant Is Close to Launch

Three years after she acquired space for her eponymous restaurant at 23rd and L streets, Ris Lacoste is finally preparing to open her dining room in the West End. "Can you believe it?" the chef exclaimed over the phone this...

By Tom Sietsema  |  October 8, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Long Live the Chili Dog

Fifty-one years ago, Ben Ali put chili on a hot dog and gave Washington a food identity that stuck.

By The Food Section  |  October 8, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Make Plans With Us Today at 1 p.m.

It's Thursday, so that means it's time to spend an hour with us during Got Plans? What's on your mind this week? Looking for the best ways to spend some gorgeous fall days? We'll do our best to steer you...

By David Malitz  |  October 8, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Brickskeller Has a Birthday, Punch Club Returns and Maddy's Replaces Timberlake's

There are three new reasons to go bar-hopping this week: the Brickskeller celebrates 53 years in business with (what else?) discounted and rare beers, cocktail fave Punch Club finds a new home at Room 11 (which is also also offering free gin for everyone tonight) and a new bar called Maddy's has replaced Timberlake's in Dupont Circle.

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 7, 2009; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Nightlife Agenda

Our week kicks off with happy hours and a date auction, and winds through multiple Oktoberfest parties (including one hosted by the Gurus), swaggering New Orleans jazz, a pre-CD release party with the Fort Knox Five, the return of Dinosaur Jr., the last-ever Taint, a new DJ night on H Street NE and Nadastrom's final D.C. appearance of 2009.

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 6, 2009; 8:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Bugging Out at Marvin

If you read last week's Nightlife Agenda, you saw Rhome raving about a Saturday night appearance at Eighteenth Street Lounge by Daz-I-Kue, the genre-bending DJ from soulful dance music favorites Bugz in the Attic. We know some of you might...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 5, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Sips: Social and the Reserve

While I was roaming the city the other night, I made pit stops at a pair of lounges: the two-week-old Reserve on L Street NW, where you'll find an extended happy hour and live jazz targeted at downtown office workers,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 5, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy Events

Check out rising stars of jazz, the award-winning documentary "War Child" and spoken-word poetry -- all for free.

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 5, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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