Farmers markets are opening for the season across D.C., including markets returning to Van Ness and Glover Park-Burleith with new offerings. Starting May 20, the Van Ness Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m....
The Dog Days Sidewalk Festival returns to the U Street NW corridor for its 18th year the first weekend of August. With 100 businesses participating in interactive shopping and promotional experiences, this sidewalk sale is D.C.’s largest, according to...
Viewed as simultaneously delicious and unhealthy, the hamburger is synonymous with American culture. The James Beard Foundation, though, is once again challenging chefs to create a burger that is healthier and more sustainable for the planet — without sacrificing taste. The...
A new facial and esthetics spa opened in Georgetown late last month. Georgetown Allure, located at 3288 M St. NW, is a 2,800-square-foot spa with attached retail space, according to a news release. The spa includes a consultation room and...
More than 70 local restaurants will take part Thursday, April 6, in “Dining Out for Life,” an annual fundraiser that helps fight a range of life-challenging diseases. The effort, now in its 29th year, benefits the nonprofit Food & Friends,...
Custom journal maker Jenni Bick has returned to her hometown D.C. to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Dupont Circle. The new Jenni Bick Custom Journals shop celebrated its grand opening at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW last month, expanding an...
By Zach Ewell, Current Correspondent Next weekend, barbecue lovers in the D.C. area will convene downtown on Pennsylvania Avenue for the 25th annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, which will be fought with slabs of meat and burning grills. In the...
A coalition representing most D.C. farmers markets has been awarded a $250,000 federal grant to provide support for low-income customers. According to a news release, the money will be used to double the purchasing power of SNAP recipients who buy...
Plans for the Apple Store takeover of the Carnegie Library have sailed through numerous regulatory reviews in recent weeks with hardly any objection, culminating last Thursday in approval from city preservation officials. Apple plans to begin a year of construction...
A planned Georgetown commercial building that won zoning and design approval two years ago continues to remain in limbo as no tenants have yet signed a lease for the project. Currently the site of a surface parking lot, the property...

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