Food & Drink

National Museum of African American History and Culture Tells Story of Black CuisineThe new Smithsonian's Sweet Home Cafe features dishes like Son-of-a-Gun stew, pan-roasted oysters, smoked haddock, slow-cooked collards and other traditional foods.
5 Foods to Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
Best Craft Coffee Spots in Washington, D.C.Craft beer has been all the rage over the past few years, with microbreweries opening up left and right. Now those who enjoy a healthy dose of caffeine in the morning have their own craft shops to obsess over. These shops specially roast their beans to get sophisticated flavors. Check out these spots the next time you want good coffee.
Bon Appétit Names D.C. 'Restaurant City of the Year'"There's never been a better time to go out to eat in our nation's capital," the magazine declares.
Ask a D.C. Expert: 5 School Lunches Kids Can Make ThemselvesWith a few easy-to-follow lunch plans, you can help guide your child in the wise decisions they make. Plum Relish co-founders Sarah Van Dell and Amanda Leader further help in the quest for developing healthy, easy-to-follow school lunches that kids can prepare themselves.

Shopping & Style

Ask a D.C. Expert: Preparing for Fall FashionAre you tired of hot summer days and melting ice cream cones? Never fear, fall is almost here. DC Stylist Roxanne Carne has compiled this guide to help you navigate fall's biggest trends.
Best Washington DC Spots For A Mani PediSome people are happy to have a coffee shop on almost every corner. But others would be happy to have a nail salon on every corner. Whether you have an event to go to, or just like to keep your nails looking their best, there are a number of spas and salons in the area to choose from. Check out these spots the next time you want to get a mani pedi.
Top Washington DC Stores For Back-To-School ShoppingIn recent years, it seems that we are hearing the phrase "Back to School" almost as soon as school lets out for summer break. Nonetheless, we have to prepare for the coming school year to ensure our students have the proper supplies and accessories needed to go into the new school year prepared for the work to come and with a positive outlook and excitement. Our list consists of some of D.C.'s children's boutiques and some of the more economical back to school options with some very unique and stylish consignment and vintage shops.
Plan An End Of Summer Neighborhood Yard SaleClean out your house and garage, and plan a successful end of summer yard sale with these tips.
Best Shops For Custom Jewelry In Washington DCHave you been searching for the perfect diamond ring? If you can't seem to find some the one that strikes your fancy, consider a custom design. Here are five local DC jewelers that can help you create the quintessential ring.
Best Flea Markets In Washington DCFlea markets have become a haven for DIYers, vintage lovers and flippers. While those looking for a bargain have a little more competition now, it's great for artists looking to sell some of their work.

Nightlife & Music

Best Oldies Music Bars in Washington, D.C.As the decades roll along, we are getting further and further away from what we normally think of "oldies music." Oldies for most used to mean 50's and 60's era music, the stuff your parents and grandparents used to listen to. Now the oldies, for the younger generation, probably includes the 70's and 80's as well. Whatever era you think the oldies includes, these are some bars where you can hear it.
Best Folk Music Venues In Washington DCFolk music is an integral part of the history and music culture of the DC area. Here are five local venues where you can go to experience folk music at its best.
Adele Rejects NFL's Super Bowl Halftime OfferWe're no closer to knowing who will play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, but Adele was reportedly offered the gig and turned it down.
Best Places To See Cover Bands In Washington DCCover bands, known for performing popular hits by other artists, particularly attract large crowds. From special events, festivals and nightly entertainment spots, there are plenty of places to go to see great cover band performances locally.
Best Improv Comedy Nights In Washington DCImprov comedy is the type of comedy that never gets old. The show is different every time, even with the same group of performers. Here are five comedy troupes in DC that offer sidesplitting improv shows.
Best R&B Concerts Coming To Washington DCFrom soulful classics to modern hits, the beats and melodies that comprise this smoothly rhythmic style can be very diverse, varying by each musician’s own unique flavor. If you want to know where you catch some of the best R& B concerts coming to Washington D.C., here are a couple of suggestions.

Family & Pets

Best Toddler Clothing Stores in Washington, D.C.From the kid who wears his favorite shirt every single day to the little girl has a particular pair of pants she just can't live without, clothes play a very interesting roll in how our little ones sometimes feel while other times they just want to have fun and wear something that reflects their carefree personalities. No matter if it's the high-end fashion forward clothing or the traditionally childlike fun attire, you will find something extraordinary for your little ones.
5 End Of Summer Trips To TakeMake some summertime memories before the school year begins. Here are a few last-minute trip ideas for the whole family.
Best Places to Buy an Aquarium in Washington, D.C.Local area aquatic pet specialty shops are providing unique and individual services for pet owners looking for more in-depth knowledge of care and requirements for creating beautiful and healthy habitats for their fish and other aquatic pets. There is nothing particularly wrong with the larger chain pet stores but it's great to feel like your particular pet needs are being met. Let these shops guide your new or next aquarium purchase.
Ask a D.C. Expert: 5 Tips For Getting Your Child Ready for KindergartenThe first day of school is an important step for the whole family, and you'll want to be as prepared as you can. Amy Mascott of the website Teach Mama has a few tips for you to ace getting your child ready for Kindergarten.
Best Places in Washington, D.C. to Spoil Your DogNeed to give Fido some extra special T.L.C.? These spots got you covered.
5 Items To Include In Your Child's Sensory KitLearning about the world can be tough for some young children, particularly ones who have sensory issues or disorders. But the senses can be used to help ground them, and there are a variety of toys and items that can do just that.

Travel & Outdoors

Best Fall Festivals Coming To Washington, D.C.From tasting events to kid-friendly happenings, there are plenty of diverse festivals to check out around D.C. this season. Here are some suggestions on where to go.
Best Washington, D.C. Mountain Biking SpotsThere are plenty of places for mountain bikers of all skill level to "shred" and pump through the "gnarl" in the Washington, D.C. area.
Best Outdoor Swimming Spots in Washington, D.C.Whether your ideal swim has you headed for the pool or a greater outdoor pursuit, there are plenty of swimming options to keep things cool.
Best Places to Buy Gardening Supplies in Washington, D.C.From that extensive backyard oasis to that basic window box, you can find all the supplies you need at these area gardening centers.
Creative Backyard Bar Projects to do With DadHelp Dad get the bar he's always dreamed of by not only gifting him the bar, but building it with him. It'll make for a great gift and place to stock some drinks and add to the backyard.
Most Instagram Worthy Locations in Washington, D.C.Looking for that perfect photo spot that will get you lots of likes on Instagram? D.C. has plenty of them.

Arts & Culture

Best Fall Festivals Coming To Washington, D.C.From tasting events to kid-friendly happenings, there are plenty of diverse festivals to check out around D.C. this season. Here are some suggestions on where to go.
Best Upcoming Pro Wrestling Shows Near Washington DCLocals around the greater D.C. region are lucky, because several such upcoming Pro Wrestling shows and other ticketed events will be taking place within the coming months. All these events are conveniently located within a drive of D.C., spanning venues in Maryland and Virginia.
Best MMA Gyms In Washington DCMixed martial arts programs for competitors and non-competitors can be found throughout the D.C. metro area.
How To Create A Back To School Time CapsuleCreate some back to school memories, then re-visit those memories for many years to come. A back to school time capsule is a great annual tradition. Here's how to make one and a few ideas on what to include in your family's capsule.
Best Craft Shows In Washington DCFrom the quirky to the refined, craft shows are plentiful in the Washington, D.C. area.
Best Opera Companies In Washington DCHere are five great opportunities to experience opera in the Washington, D.C. area.

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