Tag: Life & Style

New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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3 stars, 40 years: Va. chef celebrates coveted Michelin status

WASHINGTON — Patrick O’Connell waited 40 years for the call, and on Thursday, Sept. 13, it finally happened. His restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, just received the highest and most-coveted rating in the culinary world: three stars from the Michelin Guide. And ever since that call, O’Connell’s phone has not stopped ringing. “I was […]

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Students grow food for homeless neighbors

WASHINGTON — Those walking the block of 24th and H Streets NW will likely notice several things: Cars and buses whizzing by, doctors and nurses hustling to the hospital, and a motorcade or two barreling through the narrow streets . But look closely — just a few feet from the sidewalk — and you’ll see […]

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Va. restaurant becomes area’s first 3-star Michelin

WASHINGTON — The release of the star-rated restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide brought a wave of excitement to D.C.’s culinary community Sept. 13. The Inn at Little Washington became the area’s first three-star restaurant since the Guide’s D.C. launch in 2016. Congratulations PATRICK! ⭐⭐⭐@Michelin After 40 years you got it! @InnatLittleWash my team and […]

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Ahead of hurricane, animals from Va. arrive at DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance

WASHINGTON — Dogs and cats from Norfolk, Virginia, made it to the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C. on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence. The animals from the Norfolk Animal Care Center will be available for adoption soon, according to HRA. They were evacuated to make room for the pets that may become displaced because of […]

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DC’s Race for the Cure brings in almost $600,000 for cancer research

WASHINGTON — Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure featured pink-clad participants and brought people from across the nation together on Freedom Plaza to raise close to $600,000 for breast cancer research. And they’re off! @SusanGKomen @WTOP #RacefortheCure pic.twitter.com/F0flKYSLJc — Melissa Howell (@Mhowell003) September 8, 2018 Regina Mathis has been a volunteer with the Susan […]

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Saturday’s Race for the Cure brings runners, road closures to DC

WASHINGTON — Runners, walkers and supporters will flock to downtown D.C. for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. The 5K event, which aims to spread awareness on breast cancer and raise funding for research, kicks off at Freedom Plaza. There is also a 1-mile route option. The race closes Pennsylvania […]

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‘Together forever:’ DC Mayor shows off new baby on ‘Today’ show

WASHINGTON — When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held her baby for the first time, she said she knew they would be together forever. Now, for the first time, Bowser showed off her new daughter to the world. The Today Show aired a segment with Bowser Thursday morning, introducing baby Miranda Elizabeth Bowser. Bowser adopted Miranda […]

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How local brewers name their beers

WASHINGTON — Greg Engert finds it hard to watch a musical, check out a set list or visit an art show without thinking about beer — more specifically, beer names. After a performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at D.C.’s Studio Theatre, Engert, who serves as beer director at Bluejacket Brewery, had the name […]

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Md. blue crab season picks up at DC fish market for Labor Day weekend

WASHINGTON — A three-day weekend is a welcomed time for sellers of Maryland blue crabs. At the fish market in Southwest D.C., people line up for the regional staple at Jessie Taylor Seafood. “Right now, we’re happy; the Chesapeake Bay is having a good year finally,” said Clarence Goodman, who has sold crabs along the […]

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What to know about Sunday’s Labor Day concert at the US Capitol

WASHINGTON — Catch some American classics and popular tunes at the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday night. The free event starts at 8 p.m. on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, but gates open at 3 p.m. These are the public entrances to the concert area, as listed […]

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High above DC, unseen urban beekeepers boost sustainable local agriculture

WASHINGTON — The District provides plenty of good street-level sights. There are attention-grabbing monuments, fountains, and displays in store windows. Both locals and tourists alike, however, may not know there is a thriving rooftop community in the District, and no, we’re not just talking swimming pools and patios. Take, for example, a two-block stretch of […]

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Sonia Sotomayor, Madeleine Albright among author line up for National Book Festival

WASHINGTON — Calling all bookworms: The Library of Congress National Book Festival is back, and the free, family-friendly event is taking over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Authors representing genres from history to poetry will discuss their works on nine different stages — including two for children and one for teens. There […]

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Philly cheesesteak taste test: Do delivered sandwiches make the grade?

WASHINGTON — Is there any chance that an authentic cheesesteak sandwich made in Philadelphia and sent on a 140-mile journey to D.C. could taste as good as it does fresh off the grill in the City of Brotherly Love? WTOP wanted to find out when we heard that the Philly landmark Pat’s King of Steaks […]

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Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over gay priests

NEW YORK (AP) — Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Some conservatives are calling for a purge of all gay priests, a challenging task given that they are believed to be numerous and […]

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How Trump’s big military parade turned into a big nothing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million estimated price tag. Will it be cheaper next year, as Trump contends? Were government budget […]

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Best places to go apple picking this fall

WASHINGTON — If apple picking is on your fall to-do list, now is the time to check it off. “Don’t wait until you are pumpkin-patching because you’ll probably find a lot of rotten apples at that point,” said Guiomar Ochoa, a parenting and travel writer for Red Tricycle. In the D.C. area, the season for […]

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In DC’s modern food scene, chef looks to past for menu inspiration

WASHINGTON — In D.C’s crowded restaurant scene, chefs are constantly seeking out new trends and techniques to set themselves apart from the rest. But when Jake Addeo needs to freshen up his menu, he looks to the past for inspiration. In his office at Occidental Grill on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, just one block from the […]

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Own a piece of old DC: W Hotel auctions off unique, antique items (Photos)

WASHINGTON —  From antique chandeliers to an ornate 1918 registration desk, couches and flat screen TVs — items from the W Hotel, in Washington, are being auctioned online. “There is no minimum reserve. We’re going to start everything at zero and it brings what it brings,” said Christopher Rasmus, of Rasmus Auctions. Potential buyers have until 1:07 p.m. Thursday to […]

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Taste of Studio celebrates theater, food and 14th Street community

WASHINGTON — The dog days of summer are here, and if you’re looking for a way to take your mind off the suffocating heat and humidity this weekend, Studio Theatre is opening its air-conditioned doors for the fourth annual Taste of Studio event on Aug. 4 on 14th Street in Northwest D.C. The free open […]

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From behind bars to the stage: New DC program gives prisoners a voice

WASHINGTON — Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and ripped jeans, 27-year-old Davon stood on stage at the Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theater and did a few breathing exercises. Then, he ran through his lines one last time. In May, Davon was released from prison after spending four and a half years behind bars. Now, […]

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DC chef embraces ‘forest-to-table’ movement with foraging excursions

WASHINGTON — The terrain was tricky, the bugs were out, and the heat from the sun was growing more intense by the minute — but Drew Adams was determined to find mushrooms. After about 20 minutes of hiking along the Potomac River, he spotted a patch. “How cool is that?” Adams said, pointing to crown-tipped […]

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