Most Awesome Restaurants in Washington D.C.

Washington, DC restaurants are fast catching up with their counterparts in cities like Los Angeles and New York. In recent years, Washington has played host to James Beard award winners, a season of Top Chef, Michelin stars galore and of course, the most powerful diners in the world, President and First Lady Obama.

Because everyone seems to enjoy something different, the following Top 10 Washington D.C. restaurant list focuses on variety, offering a little something for everyone.

1789

Long regarded as one of the most romantic and traditional restaurants in DC, it’s one of the few in the country that still requires that gentlemen don a blazer for dinner (don’t worry, they’ll loan you one if necessary). Located just outside the gates of Georgetown University, this romantic haven has played host to countless proposals, special occasion dinners and anniversaries alike. Order the lamb, the restaurant’s most well-known dish. Read more of this post

Live Flamenco right from Dupont Circle



How many of you know about the awesome Latin place called Cafe Citron right below Dupont Circle? They also do Flamenco dance every Saturday and I think Mondays at 7:30.

Sometimes, the performance reminds me of my days in Spain. Lots of talent..Flamenco guitarist, traditional Spanish dancer and guests attend the event. So, if you are a Washingtonian or Visiting DC, you got to check out this place during their Flamenco dance event. It is a fantastic experience.

Cafe Citron is one of my small bar/restaurants in Dupont.  I’ve been to Cafe Citron many times in the past few years. They let guys and girls right in all you have to do is flash your ID.  There are three levels to this place all of which have a bar and dancing. When you  first walk in, there is always a live band banging on bongo drums and kicking a beat. Booth tables span the length of the room to the right and the bar spans to the left. In the back of the main floor is a dance floor, doors to the kitchen and stairs to the top level. When you first enter the club, there are stairs that lead directly down to the lower level where the bathrooms are and most of the dancing action. Read more of this post

The Arlington Rap


A DC Tale From an Awesome Washingtonian – Rebecca Morrison

When I moved to the Washington DC metropolitan area over 15 years ago, I never thought I would like living anywhere but in the center of Washington DC itself. For me, moving outside of the Washington DC border meant the end of all things fun and interesting. But boy was I wrong. Read more…

Awesome New Resort Holiday In Washington, DC – National Washington Harbor


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Elias Shams
Finally, I visited our National Harbor yesterday in freezing temperature. I usually don’t visit places like this in Winter time, because of persistence from a few close non-DC friends, as a patriot DCian, I found it my duty to make the trip there so I can share my personal experience about the resort. You asked for it, here it is…. :-)

I don’t mean to sound like a snob, if you have already traveled outside of the US (and, I mean the other side of Atlantic Ocean, not Canada nor Mexico), you might get bored with the area. You will enjoy the awesome view of the Potomac River though.. Otherwise, it a great place to visit. I might have a better experience during the summer. It is only 5 miles from where I live in DC

National Harbor is a new 300-acre waterfront destination in the Washington, DC area that opened over a year and half ago. It is set along side of the Potomac River. The area includes hotels, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums, a full-service marina, a convention center, and commercial office space. The cornerstone of the development of National Harbor is the new Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center which was beautifully decorated for the holiday. Their great atrium is adorned with holiday lights, sculptures and a great hanging Christmas tree made of glass. I was told the place is the largest non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast. The resort hotel features 2,000 guestrooms, flexible meeting and banquet facilities, 6 restaurants, a nightclub, retail shopping, a full service spa and fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and outdoor event space. The area covers 41.7 acres and has spectacular views of the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria.

Good News for families with kids, there are plans underway to build the National Children’s Museum there.
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In And Out Of Washington, DC In Five Minutes


I found this video on Youtube, I wish I had made it. It looks like it is done by a visitor filming DC with his/her camcorder during the landing and the take off. It is PERFECT! Very relaxing and scenic. So, someone else out there loving DC as much as I do :-)

The video is a truly beautiful piece of work -the way the shots are carefully composed along with the meticulous editing make this one of the best videos that I have seen about DC.

The video showcases Washington architecture, the sights, Woodley Zoo, Fall leaves, restaurants, The Metro, Dupont Circle, Natural History Museum, and more.

Turn up the volume, sit back, relax, and enjoy :-)

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Congrats To Another DC Based Web 2.0 Company, Living Social!


They just partnered with Newsweek magazine. Living Social is a developer of popular social networking tools on Facebook! Last month, the two companies opened voting to Facebook users, polling millions of people about the moments and figures they felt helped shape the first 10 years of the 21st century. Newsweek’s editors and celebrities also contributed. Results are available at the link below.

Living Social, initially started out as a Facebook developer. However, they have been also creating social app across many social networks past two years or so. They raised $5 million in a series A financing from Grotech Ventures. Steve Case also personally invested. Where is the Steve Case Connection? Living Social’s CEO, Tim O’Shaughnessy, used to work for AOL and also worked for Case at Revolution Health. I still can’t get over with the $10m monthly burn rate of Revolution Health used to spend.

Living Social specializes in social apps that let people organize, review, and discover books, music, movies, restaurants, video games, and beer including ReadingSocial, TuneSocial, ReelSocial, BrewSocial, etc. They launched in February of 2008. I think they have about 40 million users. I read it somewhere.

Although, the catalog of reviews may become a valuable database, but not sure the apps themselves are that popular. I am saying that based on their number of active users on Facebook.

So, check them out and let us know what you think.

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