Deciphering DC: Cherry Trees @ The Tidal Basin

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Jefferson Memorial and Cherry trees in D

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.

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Eat This: Curry Katsudon @ Donburi

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Curry Katsudon @ Donburi

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).

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Concert Pick: The Wild Reeds @ Rock and Roll Hotel (4/28/17)

The Wild Reeds
The Wild Reeds (Photo Credit: Band’s Facebook)

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?

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Do This: Filmfest DC (4/20-4/30/17)

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Filmfest DC: Last Man in Aleppo (Photo courtesy of Cinetic Media)

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:

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Deciphering DC: Capitol Stones

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Capitol Stones @ Rock Creek Park

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.

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Eat This: The Hot Mess @ Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. (Union Market)

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The Hot Mess @ Mason Dixie

Just add their sausage gravy to the traditional Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit and presto! you have a hot mess on your hands.

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