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Going Out Gurus: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

Something for the weekend: New Orleans tunes and eats at Bayou

The members-only Rookery bar has been reborn as Bayou, a New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant that features live bands, a menu stuffed with po' boys and fried green tomatoes, and a new drink list heavy on Hurricanes and Abita beers.

By Fritz Hahn  | January 7, 2011; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BGR: The Burger Joint is on the watch list

Burger Business named BGR: The Burger Joint as one of the 11 chains to watch in 2011. So what's coming this year from BGR?

By Tim Carman  | January 7, 2011; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Weekend update: What to do this winter

There's plenty to mark on your calendar in today's issue of Weekend.

By Anne Kenderdine  | January 7, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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On screen this week: 'Blue Valentine,' 'Country Strong,' 'Alamar'

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams turn in top performances in a portrait of a crumbling relationship in "Blue Valentine," Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a Nashville diva in "Country Strong" and the part-documentary "Alamar" ("To the Sea") shows a young boy's summer with his father in a Mexican Caribbean coral reef. Here's what Post critics had to say about this week's releases.

By Anne Kenderdine  | January 7, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Coming up: Bull riding, blossoms and Lady Gaga

We've put together a guide to the top cultural events happening in the D.C. area over the next three months. Which are you most excited about?

By Fritz Hahn  | January 6, 2011; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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Visit the new Smith Commons and take 25 percent off your meal

Smith Commons, a restaurant and lounge which opened Tuesday night at 1241 H St. NE, is still finding its feet, and as a goodwill gift to early test subjects -- er, guests -- is offering 25 percent off of all dinners through Sunday night.

By Fritz Hahn  | January 6, 2011; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Gary Williams goes live at Caddie's

It's time to get out of the post-New Year's doldrums. Here's what's happening in the area tonight:

By Alex Baldinger  | January 6, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today in Food: Local chefs shed pounds

Think keeping your weight-loss resolution is challenging? Try keeping your weight down while working in the area's best kitchens. This week, David Hagedorn spoke with six local chefs, Gillian Clark, Mike Isabella, Cathal Armstrong, Will Artley, Bryan Moscatello and Robert Weidmaier, about their efforts to trim the fat.

By Justin Rude  | January 5, 2011; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Free and cheap theater in January

The Going Out Guide recommends affordable theater options for January.

By Stephanie Merry  | January 5, 2011; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nightlife agenda: The Dance Party, Paul Collins, Optimo and Quentin Harris

Scythian is for the children, at least on Sunday. (Paul Haring) This week offers some rock contrasts on Friday night, a weekend's worth of strong shows at Comet Ping Pong, a special children's performance by Celtic rockers Scythian and...

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  | January 4, 2011; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bourbon Steak's David Varley heading west

David Varley, executive chef of Bourbon Steak, is leaving to be corporate chef at the San Francisco- based Mina Group.

By Tom Sietsema  | January 4, 2011; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gallery opening of the week: Blank Space SE

Anacostia gallery Blank Space will host a one-day exhibit of pictures by Critical Exposure, which encourages local young people to sue photography to foster social change.

By Michael O'Sullivan  | January 4, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Museums  
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Getting Up Guide: John Hughes and mimosas; Wroteo

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Tuesday night.

By Alex Baldinger  | January 4, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friday Night Eclectic returns to Strathmore in January

Strathmore's Friday Night Eclectic series, which returns on Jan. 21, boasts an impressive array of local talent.

By David Malitz  | January 3, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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Free and Easy: Shakespeare and Scandinavia

This week in free: Deviled eggs, African drumming and a look at Danish architecture.

By David Malitz, Stephanie Merry and Justin Rude  | January 2, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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