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Food & Drink

Ask a D.C. Expert: Best Recipes for Super Bowl SundayLooking for some recipes to spice up your Super Bowl menu? Chef Bruno Bertin will take you from Asia to the bayou with these tasty game day picks.
Best Fruitcake In Washington DCThough public opinion does not always hold the fruitcake in high esteem, there are some creative fruitcake concoctions that have earned reputations for being both delicious and delectable.
Valentine's Day Cocktails You Can Make Year RoundLiven up your Valentine's Day with these cocktail ideas.
Best All-You-Can Eat Buffets In Washington, D.C.Buffets are great for big lunches and brunches with family and friends. They can be an inexpensive way to dine out, and give you the opportunity to sample a plethora of different dishes. Check out some of these spots the next time you are in the mood for an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Best Places for Port Wine in Washington, D.C.Originating in Portugal, Port is a sweet wine usually reserved for after dinner. Port lovers can now enjoy varietals from all over the world including the United States. Here are five DC spots where you can sample Port solo or with your vino loving friends.
Best Artisan Cheese Shops in Washington, D.C.There is nothing quite as fun as sampling new cheeses, especially paired with a great glass of wine. The following five artisan cheese shops all offer an exotic collection of cheeses for you to sample.

Shopping & Style

Best Sports Memorabilia Stores In Washington DCLocal sports fans don't have to worry about finding memorabilia with these five D.C. area stores ready to help add to any collection.
4 Budget-Friendly Valentine's Gifts You Can CreateGet creative this Valentine's Day with the gifts you give your loved ones. Here are some crafty and meaningful budget-friendly Valentine's gift ideas.
Best Places To Buy Headphones In Washington DCLose your old ear buds or need a pair of noise cancelling headphones for an upcoming flight? You can find the perfect set at one of these DC area retailers.
5 Practical Gift Ideas For Valentine's DaySelect gifts that can be put to good use long after the holiday is over.
Best Places For Office Wear In Washington DCDo you need a suit for an upcoming interview? Is your work wardrobe looking a little tired ? These DC shops are ready to help you spruce up for the office.
Best Places for Cell Phone Accessories in Washington, D.C.If you are in the market of trying to find additional cell phone accessories and supplies and would like to know where to look around Washington, D.C., then here are a couple places worth checking out.

Nightlife & Music

Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Rock Halftime ShowColdplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, collaborating for a special concert for the ages.
Best Mardi Gras Parties in Washington, D.C.Mardi Gras may be a big deal in New Orleans, but DC can join in on the fun as well. Get your beads, masquerade masks, and party spirit ready for a great night out. Check out these Mardi Gras parties in Washington, D.C.
Best Bars To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Washington DCOnce upon a time, the Washington DC residents got to watch their football team make it to the Super Bowl, and even win. It's been a long many years since that happened. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the biggest sports event of the year. Grab some friends and head down to these bars to watch Super Bowl 50.
Ask A Washington DC Expert: Tips For Brewing Your Own BeerThe lure of making your own beer can be very appealing, but the process often involves a lot of trial and error. Dave Cole and Mike McGarvey, co-founders of 3 Star Brewing Co., were happy to share their tips for successful homebrewing.
Best Places for Port Wine in Washington, D.C.Originating in Portugal, Port is a sweet wine usually reserved for after dinner. Port lovers can now enjoy varietals from all over the world including the United States. Here are five DC spots where you can sample Port solo or with your vino loving friends.
Best Up-And-Coming D.C. Bands to See this YearDC isn't just about politics and monuments. It has a hip music scene that rivals that of any other city. Check out these DC up-and-comers before we have to share them with the world.

Family & Pets

Best Mommy & Me Classes In Washington DCJust taking care of your baby and little ones can be precious to parents, but having fun activities to do together is also nice. Mommy & Me classes allow parents and children to spend quality time together while also learning something.
Ask a D.C. Expert: Best Recipes for Super Bowl SundayLooking for some recipes to spice up your Super Bowl menu? Chef Bruno Bertin will take you from Asia to the bayou with these tasty game day picks.
Ask A Washington DC Expert: Five Ways To Lower Your Energy BillMany people don’t even realize just how much energy they consume until they receive their monthly energy bill, but the good news is that there are ways to lower your bill by making just a few simple adjustments. Mike Dieterich, sustainability manager with McKissack and McKissack in Washington, D.C., has a couple of helpful tips and suggestions to consider.
Turn Valentine's Day Into A Family AffairThe day for love and romance should never be limited to couples. Here are some ideas for turning the love-filled holiday into a fun family affair.
Best Driver's Ed Courses In Washington DCThese five driving school in the Washington, DC area are among the best for behind-the-wheel instruction.
Best Pet Shops for Reptile Owners in Washington, D.C.As reptile pet ownership continues to grow in the greater D.C. area, along with the entire nation, so do the numbers of surrounding area shops that offer specialty reptile products, food and other items, including in-stock reptiles.

Travel & Outdoors

Best Year-round Driving Ranges in Washington, D.C.Cold or wet weather is no excuse for slacking on your long game. The D.C. area is home to a number of top-notch driving ranges that offer year-round play.
Best Budget Fitness Classes in Washington, D.C.From Pilates to yoga, Crossfit to boot camps, there is something for everyone. Here are the best budget fitness classes in Washington, D.C.
Best Places for Winter Workout Gear in Washington, D.C.Did pack on some extra pounds over the holidays? There is an easy fix, exercise. These DC sport stores have all the gear you need to get to stay warm and get in shape in the cold weather.
Guide to Spending New Year's Eve 2015 in Washington, D.C.New Year's Eve is one of those annual holidays that is always marked with over-the-top celebrations, crowds and the results of the two. Washington D.C. is not an exception. When spending the holiday in the city, you should keep a few things in mind. Here is a guide that should help you have a fun and safe New Year's Eve in Washington, D.C.
Best Winter Hikes Near Washington, D.C.Fall and spring get all the attention when it comes to foliage and flowers, with thousands of people waiting for their chance to get outdoors and see the pretty colors. Just because it's colder and there are less pretty colors to see doesn't mean you can't get in a good hike. For those who like to hike even when there is snow on the ground, there are some great places around the city. These are the best winter hikes near Washington, D.C.
5 U.S. Destinations for a Winter HoneymoonFive recommendations in the U.S. for an unforgettable winter honeymoon

Arts & Culture

Beyoncé Shines with Bruno Mars in Super Bowl 50 Halftime ShowBeyoncé shined on the biggest stage, providing a powerful encore to her 2012 Super Bowl halftime show that killed power in New Orleans.
Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Rock Halftime ShowColdplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, collaborating for a special concert for the ages.
Ask A Washington DC Expert: Tips For Throwing The Perfect Super Bowl PartyThe biggest game of the year is just around the corner. Throw the best Super Bowl party your friends have ever seen with tips from Melrose Georgetown Hotel's Heather Renz.
Steamy Romances To Keep You Warm This Valentine's DayWinter has finally descended and chilly temperatures are here to stay for Valentine's Day.
Ask A Washington DC Expert: How To Keep Your New Year's Weight Loss ResolutionThere is nothing better than a new beginning and a chance to start the new year on a positive note, especially when you are tackling weight loss goals. Personal trainer Jeff Ansah offers five tips on achieving your personal fitness goals.
Best Hobby Shops in Washington, D.C.There are a number of activities in Washington DC you can choose from if you are looking for something to do on your down time. Hobbies like stitching, model making, puzzling and more can be fun alone or with others. These DC hobby shops will get you started on your next obsession.

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