Black Friday for the DC and NOVA area just got a little more convenient and a lot more fun with the grand opening of the new Tanger Outlets located at the National Harbor. With names like J. Crew, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, and a Nike Factory Store opening just minutes from Arlington and Alexandria, and still very convenient to many other northern Virginia counties, holiday shoppers have less traffic than trying to deal with traveling down 95 to reach Potomac Mills, and a lot more shopping to look forward to this season.
Black Friday at Tanger Outlets, National Harbor
Technically Tanger Outlets’ Black Friday shopping spree is starting before Friday even begins. Shoppers can arrive at
Now that it’s cooled off in our area it’s time to enjoy the sunny crisp days before the chill of winter by heading out of the city on a Saturday or Sunday escape to one of the DMV’s numerous nearby vineyards. A lot of DC natives aren’t aware that Virginia and Maryland are home to many locally owned and operated wineries. Spending the day touring a vineyard and taking advantage of the tastings being offered by the winery you choose is the perfect way to spend a fall day out of DC.
If you’re planning on visiting multiple vineyards and doing several wine tastings in a day you may want to look into the option of getting a car service, limo or party bus, depending on the size of your group.
The Washington, D.C. brewing scene has exploded in recent years. From Port City in Alexandria, Virginia to DC Brau in Bladensburg and Three Stars Brewing near Brightwood, this city is starting to gain credibility in the world of beer.
That trend is unlikely to stop, especially with the upcoming opening of Bluejacket Brewery down near Nationals Park . With all this new development going on in the District, it’s sometimes easy to forget the rich brewing history Washington, D.C. has.
When it comes to making beer, this city’s was churning out kegs well before the recent boom. And if you’ve ever wandered around south of Dupont Circle, you’ve walked right past the heart of it.
On the corner
Washington, D.C. is one of the best cities in the country right now for the local food movement. Not only does this area have chefs that are dedicated to buying products from as close as possible, there are farms all over Virginia and Maryland that are capable of providing top-notch produce and meats.
The local food movement is one with staying power. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good eating. Local tastes fresher. And as all good dining habits start at the home, it’s never too early to teach your children about the benefits of eating local
That makes this weekend the perfect opportunity to show children how to do so, with many local farms opening their barn doors for family-centric
Washington D.C. is a city dictated by its calendar. From when Congress is in session to its many annual traditions, this place likes to stay very well regulated.
Which is why it’s nice that each year, Capital Fringe Festival comes along to shake it up. Yes, the performing arts event follows a tradition yearly schedule, but that is about the only conventional part of Washington’s annual ode to the odd.
Now in its eighth year, Capital Fringe Festival is a city-wide arts festival, with a strong focus on performance, that specializes in both the local and the weird. The Festival is the premier of event of Capital Fringe, a non-profit whose mission is to support artists from the area
This past week has reminded every D.C. resident just how serious the summers here can be. High temperatures and even higher humidity are the norm in this city during the day.
That doesn’t mean the nights are unpleasant. On the contrary, since it is so hot and humid, the evenings stay plenty warm, so you can comfortably sit outside in shorts and tee shirts and enjoy the still air.
And with the weather having already turned permanently toward the warmer, one of Washington’s favorite summer pastimes is well underway across the metro area.
Almost every neighborhood in this town sets aside one night a week to put up a giant projector on a lawn and play a movie. The theme’s
There’s a new trend that’s sweeping Washington, D.C. and when you first hear about it, it might be confusing. But after further inspection, first bite actually, you will see it’s simply delicious.
All across the capital fried chicken and doughnut shops have been opening. Sweet and salty. Seems like a mismatched pair, right? But when you really think about it, they have more in common than meets the eye. Both are fried, fantastic when piping hot, and both are a comfort food straight from your childhood. Plus, if you mix one and the other, they blend together into something so perfect, you’ll never forget the taste. But you can try them separately if you'd like.
While several different
With the wide array of entertainment options available for children, it can be hard to get everyone to agree on one. But for most all kids, there's been one popular item in everyone’s childhood.
That is the works of Doctor Seuss. Be it Green Eggs and Ham or the Cat in the Hat or Oh, The Places You Will Go!, almost every child, and by virtue, nearly every parent, has at some point snuggled up with and enjoyed the works of Thedor Giesel.
And because his illustrations and stories are so vivid, so lively, it’s hard to remember that you’re only reading a book.
But what if all those marvelous characters could come to life? For kids to watch in person, see run around in a mystical world, a
One of the typical complaints about this city is that it tends to empty out during the holidays. Usually this could be a cause for disappointment. In winter, however, it means that in the week between Christmas and New Year’s, there is an excellent chance to attend events and visit places that are typically laden with visitors in the preceding weeks.
One such activity typically full of people that would be much more pleasurable in sparse crowds is Gaylord National Harbor’s biggest event of the year.
ICE! at the National Harbor is a winter delight, a "snow"-covered carnival that will leave children enthralled and parents amazed. It is also the perfect way to spend one of the days between
Several years ago, AMC debuted the drama Mad Men, set in the 1960s. The success and popularity of the show ushered in a new era of nostalgia, with clothes and culture to match.
Down in Southeast, D.C., one place takes the tradition to a new level, with an entire motif where the Greatest Generation would feel right at home.
In Barracks Row, on the corner of 8th Street SE and E Street, is Ted’s Bulletin, a 1950s-style diner, opened by the owners’ of the very successful local Matchbox franchise.
That area of town has seen a revival of its own, becoming a burgeoning dining scene in the past several years, with numerous restaurants setting up shop, from Belgian bistros to happening Greek spots