Chances are if you’ve celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Metro DC, you’ve heard of Elliot in the Morning’s infamous “Kegs and Eggs” celebration. Fans of the Irish holiday, rock music and weekday drinking unite for a morning of bands, brews and best of all free entry.
Living in the metro DC area, we are pretty spoiled when it comes to travel options.
We can jet off on bargain flights from Reagan National or Dulles Airport, avoid the endless hours of commuting traffic using the Metro or Amtrak, or sit just back, relax and let someone else do the driving on a bus.
Thanksgiving week has arrived and most of us are ready to wrap up our short workweek and enjoy a long weekend filled with turkey feasts, football and family.
If the tryptophan doesn’t leave you in a lazy nap filled coma, and you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the house this weekend I’ve discovered a hidden gem in Old Town Alexandria.
I feel like it is an unofficial rite of passage that every true DC’er, at some point during the summer, takes a long weekend trip to Dewey Beach before they are dubbed the honor of being a REAL DC resident.
The temperature is rising, the birds are chirping and the yogurt is churning. That’s right, springtime is among us and that means ice cream and specialty yogurt stores are bustling with patrons waiting for their favorite flavors.
If you are one of those that loves to get real frozen yogurt on warm spring day, Mr. Yogato is a place worthy of a visit.
April 26, 2011 will mark my official one -year anniversary of living in Metro DC. And after one year, it is once again time for me to sign a lease or look for a place to buy.
While both my roommate and I absolutely love our condo, David has started to consider the idea of purchasing his first home and I’ve realized that if I want to start saving for my first home, I needed to find a place closer to my realistic “housing budget.”
And so the search began…again.
After months of planning, rescheduling and anticipation, last Sunday I found myself reading these words on the massive 74–foot–high marble First Amendment wall on the front façade of the Newseum– I had finally made it!
Well, it's finally happened. My favorite time of the year has come to an end -- football season is officially over.
And while my Hokies sadly under performed in this year’s Orange Bowl, I happily cheered on the Green Bay Packers as they claimed victory over the Pittsburg Steelers this past Sunday in the Super Bowl.
It was a bittersweet day as I cherished the last few moments of this year’s beloved football season.
And now that the last play has been called and last trophy awarded, all that’s left is a massive void in my weekend lineup. Hours of the day no longer filled with team rivalries, tailgates and lazy time in front of the TV.
I know I’m not the only one suffering
This past Friday, I announced the winner of the second MyLife in Metro DC giveaway. I was thrilled to let Laura Dudley know she had won two tickets and a meet and greet to the Truth & Salvage Co. concert that night in DC. The concert was held at the Red Palace; a venue spawned from the merger of two existing bars: The Red & The Black and The Palace of Wonders.
Holiday Travel. Although some of us do our best to avoid it, there seems to always come a time when a tempting trip just can’t be passed up. This was my first experience flying out of DC during the Holidays and with many of you gearing up to jet out for New Year’s Eve I wanted to pass along a few tips and suggestions I found useful.