Summer Restaurant Week will return Aug. 14 through 20, with 250 restaurants in the greater Washington area offering fixed-price, multi-course meals. Participating eateries will offer $35 dinner and $22 brunch and lunch menus. This year, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, which...
The Italian gourmet shop Via Umbria in Georgetown has hired Liam LaCivita as its new executive chef. LaCivita closed Bar Civita, his Italian restaurant in Woodley Park, at the end of July to assume the new position. “Via Umbria’s owners,...
The Massage Envy chain opened its first D.C. franchise location last month in Tenleytown, in a 3,000-square-foot space at 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The Arizona-based franchise network is the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., with...
An Oakland, Calif., favorite has made its way to D.C. This month Blue Bottle Coffee opened at 1046 Potomac St. NW in Georgetown, the first of of three stores planned in the District. The company was founded in 2002 by...
A new weekly farmstand is coming to southern Georgetown starting on Saturday, the result of a partnership between Sweetgreen’s new 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW location and FreshFarm Markets. The farmstand — featuring produce, eggs and meat from a family-owned Pennsylvania...
Former U.S. Foreign Service staffer Miranda Rinaldi will trade pantsuits for aprons this fall, when she opens her own Italian cafe, Nino’s Bakery, at 1310 L St. NW. The downtown bakery, named after Rinaldi’s rescue dog Nino, was inspired by...
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...
Silver, an all-day upscale diner, is set to join a growing collection of Cathedral Commons restaurants come August. The restaurant recently passed a final hurdle with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3C (Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Massachusetts Avenue Heights) by winning support...
D.C. law prohibits any new strip club licenses from being issued — but that won’t stop a new club from opening downtown at 1720 I St. NW, two blocks from the White House. The owners of Effigy — which they...
The new bar, restaurant and hookah club Vivid Lounge opened in the U Street corridor in May. Owners Henok Melkie and Omar Yusuf chose the second and third floors of the building at 1334 U St. NW because of the...

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