Monthly Archive: November 2011

Mount Vernon Estate

National History, Washington’s Wallpaper on Display at Mount Vernon

Ah, it doesn’t get much more American than this: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens. While the nation’s first president needs no introduction from the likes of ApartmentShowcase.com (or any blogger, for that matter), this link will give...

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No Bull: Jaleo Serves Up Tapas All Over Metroland

One good thing about renting an apartment in the Washington, D.C., metro area is the staggering amount of food offerings available. Today, we venture farther down the culinary highway and stop the food truck in Spain. Well, that’s a fib,...

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Radius a Smart, Tasty Choice for Pizza in Mount Pleasant

Radius Pizza 3155 Mt. Pleasant St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20010 Radius Pizza in Mount Pleasant is a fairly new, trendy little pizzeria/restaurant that “satisfies guests’ palates by putting a unique spin on contemporary seasonal cuisine.” They have two menus, dominated,...

2010 Montgomery County Parade in Silver Spring

It’s Not the One in New York, But It’s Ours and We Like It

What’s Thanksgiving without a parade? While not as well-known as the moving colossus in New York City, the Washington, D.C., area does have a spectacle of its own: the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, which takes place this year on Saturday,...

The Capitol Steps

Take a Step in a Funny Direction with the Capitol Steps

I haven’t yet written about these wiseacres because, well, I just haven’t. But today we feature The Capitol Steps, a cultural institution of another sort that features performers who, unlike many in this town, don’t take themselves seriously. That’s good,...

FotoWeekDC

In a Flash: FotoWeekDC Worth a Thousand Words and Then Some

Founded in 2008, “FotoWeekDC began with one core program: a weeklong celebration of the power of photography.” This fourth annual event takes place from November 5 to 12, and as its overview page can attest, it’s a pretty substantial shindig....

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Quiet, Please! Alexandria Film Fest Plays Through the Weekend

What do you know, another film festival in the D.C. metro area? No way, really. The 5th Annual Alexandria Film Festival takes place from November 3 to 6, bringing “high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts...