If you’re jonesing for bluegrass and folk music in a party-like atmosphere, look no further than the 8th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival on Saturday, May 13th!
Some things cool things, but also a few that suck.
Sometimes I visit museums. Often I witness something cool.
Go-Go Weisse is one of 3 Stars Brewing Company’s four collaboration beers they did for the Craft Brewers Conference (this one with Other Half Brewing Company in New York).
Dear Venezuela, thank you for your arepas! Please give us more!
Your women’s soccer team, the Washington Spirit, start their home campaign at the Maryland SoccerPlex against the Houston Dash on Saturday, April 29th @ 7pm.
The second annual DC Chocolate Festival takes place on Saturday, April 29th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Go, because come on, it’s chocolate!
The Pretty Reckless bring their rock swagger to the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 26th.
Now that all the cherry blossoms in DC have come and gone, let’s reminisce.
I first discovered the brilliance of Spring cherry tree blossoms in Seattle at the University of Washington’s Quad, where 31 Yoshino cherry trees were re-planted in the 1960’s. I also witnessed cherry trees in Kyoto and Tokyo in 2008. The effect in all places was beautiful to be sure, but so far have paled in comparison to the volume of blooming cherry trees that we know so well from the Tidal Basin.
The DC Beer Fest is coming back to the Nationals Park this Saturday, April 22nd. Drink well!
I’m a sucker for good katsudon, but I’ve not really made a point of trying it outside of Japan or the Seattle area where I grew up.
A friend once described katsudon as simply ‘meat on rice’. The origin of the name is from ‘tonkatsu’ (pork cutlet) and ‘donburi’ (rice bowl).
The Wild Reeds, a band with hints of rock and folk and country, come all the way from Los Angeles to play for us at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, April 28th. Why not join them?
Since 1987, Filmfest DC has been introducing DC to feature-length and short films from all over the world in most of the genres imaginable. 31 years and over 1000 films.
This year, Filmfest DC will offer over 70 movies and events in various venues and theaters around DC. Find the full list and times here.
Here are three movies that look interesting to me:
Rock Creek Park is big enough where you can hike around it dozens of times and still find new spots and trails yet discovered by you.
One such spot is the resting place of the Capitol Stones, and it took me over 10 years living in DC before I heard about it.
Just add their sausage gravy to the traditional Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit and presto! you have a hot mess on your hands.
Little Hurricane, a blues rock duo from San Diego, descends on Songbyrd Music House on Wednesday, April 12th. And you should be there.
This week, the Brewers Association is descending on DC for their annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC).
Your professional ultimate frisbee (aka disc) team, the DC Breeze, start their 2017 season this Sunday, April 9th @2pm.
Part of the reason this blog exists, is to find and share about cool or strange things in the city we think we know. The feature – Deciphering DC – attempts to achieve that.
There is a grove of trees on the National Mall, off the beaten path, that is just secluded enough to give you the sense you may have stepped outside of DC. You haven’t.
I’ve always enjoyed a good paneer (cheese curds). I was most familiar with Palak Paneer, the one with spinach, but it wasn’t until I visited India for the first time in 2016 that my interest was reinvigorated!