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Johnny Spero’s Dream: Reverie on Grace Street

While Tony and Joe’s remains a big part of Washington Harbour’s see-and-be-seen scene, the upcoming Reverie restaurant by chef Johnny Spero will be very...

30 Years for Tony and Joe’s

There were more than 20 awards given out last month at the night of the RAMMYs, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s annual salute...

Giant Food Fires up 26th National Capital BBQ Battle

Giant Food fired up its 26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle along Pennsylvania Avenue NW on June 23-24, as pit masters, competitors, vendors,...

Plastic Straws Could Be Out the Door

A 2017 documentary titled “Straws” is drawing as much attention to plastic straws as Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” did to climate change. However, no group of skeptics about the dangers of plastic straws has appeared (as yet).

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.

Cocktail of the Month: The Vodka Martini

Though the U.S. team failed to qualify for the World Cup, you can still give a nod to the host country by making a toast with vodka while watching your team of choice.

Cocktail of the Month: The Grasshopper

If you’re looking to celebrate summer’s arrival, head to District Distilling and the bartenders will mix you an impeccable Grasshopper. Or you can take a spin down to the Big Easy and enjoy one at its birthplace, Tujague’s.

The Latest Dish

Jenn Crovato, who has partnered with Georgetown Inn owner Nayan Patel, has set the bar high at 1310 Kitchen and Bar, cooking pure, as witnessed by her cookbook, “Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper.”

Tipped-Employee Initiative Passes. Now What?

Initiative 77, making it District law to guarantee every full-time employee a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2025, passed 55 percent to 45 percent.  An online petition is being circulated to “Continue the fight – bring 77 to City Council!”

Weekend Round Up June 21, 2018

Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle.