Monthly Archive: December 2010

The Big Hunt

It’s Always Open Season at Dupont Circle’s Big Hunt

Are you young, single, paired-up but looking to let off some steam, or part of a group of friends who want to do the same? Well, there are a spate of bars in Dupont Circle (for all types), but my...

Nationals Park

Capitol Riverfront: Nationals Park Gives Residents Reason to Cheer

Do you remember the days when Washingtonians had to root for the Baltimore Orioles? This went on for a span of decades, finally ending when Major League Baseball decided to bequeath the capital city a team of its own again...

Landmark Mall

Landmark an Eclectic, Affordable Destination in Alexandria

A friend of mine lives in the Landmark neighborhood (also called Van Dorn) of Alexandria, Va., and having spent some time there myself, I can attest to its affordable and eclectic nature. Overall, Landmark is a very convenient place to...

Beavers at work

Montgomery Village a Refuge for Renters and Beavers Alike

Montgomery Village is quite a little place. A planned community just north of Gaithersburg, Md., Montgomery Village sits about a mile off the I-270 juggernaut. With a population of 37,694 as per the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, Montgomery...

Singer-songwriter

Del Ray’s Birchmere Music Hall Shows Its Roots

So, the Birchmere Music Hall is not technically in Del Ray, but what’s 1,000 feet? Only a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier away, the Birchmere is close enough (how many times do I have to write this?) to Del Ray for the...

Crystal City

Crystal City Makes a Unique Home for the Apartment Renter

How many neighborhoods have names that remind you of some groupie that Bret Michaels might have had his arm around circa ’86 on the Sunset Strip? Big hair, pancake makeup, high heels … wait, which one am I talking about?...

Guapo's restaurant

The Village at Shirlington Makes You Want to Stay Awhile

“With its established café culture, live theater and pedestrian promenade, Shirlington has become the arts and entertainment capital of Arlington,” raves the Arlington Economic Development website. The reason for this rousing description is undoubtedly The Village at Shirlington, a collection...