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A Chocaholic’s Paradise Just Across M Street

A Chocaholic’s Paradise Just Across M Street

4/5 stars $$$$ Georgetown’s 33rd Street may be famous for its cupcakes, but it could just as easily be known for it’s fabulous chocolates. J. Chocolatier stands on just the other side of M Street. Look for the blackboard sign on the corner of M and 33rd that leads to the quaint, yellow townhouse covered with[Read More…]

by February 10, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
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Behind the Bar

Boris Viktorovich As a recent college graduate, Boris Viktorovich is making his mark on the D.C. bar scene. Working at hot spots such as Bandolero in Georgetown and Range in Friendship Heights, Viktorovich has developed his own approach to craft cocktails.  Now seen behind the counter at Mike Isabella’s 14th[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
New Georgetown Hot Spot Spices Up Exotic Drinks

New Georgetown Hot Spot Spices Up Exotic Drinks

4/5 stars $$ El Centro is a new restaurant specializing in classical Mexican cuisine. Reviving the space that used to be Third Edition, El Centro has two seating levels, four bar counters and an outdoor patio and looks to be the new favorite in the Georgetown bar scene. For those[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Taking Back the D.C. Live Music Scene

Taking Back the D.C. Live Music Scene

Before Georgetown became the site of the D.C. cupcake wars, it was home to a constant battle of the bands. Over the past few decades, the neighborhood’s once diverse array of live music venues has slowly dwindled. But this year, Gypsy Sally’s, a brand new venue, is seeking to bring[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
‘The Bling Ring’ Fails to Steal the Spotlight

‘The Bling Ring’ Fails to Steal the Spotlight

The credits were still rolling when three teen girls spotted actor IsraelBroussard at the advance screening of The Bling Ring.  Before the lights came up, they dashed out of their seats to get a picture with the up-and-coming actor. Suddenly, the four of them had their arms around each other and were smiling like[Read More…]

by June 21, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Healthy Eatery Offers Savory Vegan Options

Healthy Eatery Offers Savory Vegan Options

4/5 stars $$ The hardest part of adopting a vegan diet has been making sure to get enough protein, and although Leo’s offers a surprising amount of options — edamame, tofu and beans are quick go-tos — I can only sustain a Leo’s diet for so long before I begin to crave food[Read More…]

by April 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Blow By Blow

Blow By Blow

Based on perceptions fueled largely by Hollywood classics like Rocky, Raging Bull and Million Dollar Baby, many Americans think of boxing as a ferocious and bloody spectacle. With that imagery seared into the minds of many, it might be hard to imagine college students in the ring one minute and the library the next.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Sports
Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Men and women stand an arm’s length apart, and when the lilting sound of a Strauss composition fills the air, these couples come to life and begin waltzing around the room. This could be a scene from a period film, except for the fact that the dancers are wearing jeans[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Dark Comic Cracks Up Kennedy Center

From Beyoncé to Bradley Cooper, Washington, D.C., has been a celebrity mecca in early 2013, but none has been funnier than Louis C.K., who performed two sold-out shows at the Kennedy Center last week. While not exactly a household name, C.K. is the star of the surprise hit television showLouie on FX and has a[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide
A Lighter Spin on Asian Classics

A Lighter Spin on Asian Classics

4/5 stars $$$$ Asian cuisine and I have always had a love-hate relationship. While I usually can’t get enough of the mix of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors, I’m not a huge fan of fried meat coated in heavy sauces, so I’ve been vigorously on the hunt for quick Asian[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide