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Order the 40-Layer Lasagna at L’Ardente, Now Open Near Yale West

If you haven’t visited L’Ardente, one of the newest Italian restaurants in the city, yet—it’s time to make a reservation. Self-described as “haute yet simple; glam yet rustic; indulgent yet restrained,” it’s a dining experience you won’t want to miss. The menu features tasty appetizers, personal-sized gourmet pizzas, antipasti, pasta, and large plates to share “per…

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Experience a Modern Speakeasy Vibe at Never Looked Better

There’s a new stop in DC’s drink scene! Never Looked Better is a new cocktail bar and speakeasy located on Blagden Alley in DC. Never Looked Better serves drinks in a gorgeous interior of bright colors, black lights, and neon. Libations served include vodka cocktails, non-vodka cocktails, highballs, shooters, red, white, rose, sparkling, and cooler…

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DC Ghost Tours: Experience Our City’s Haunted History

We all know that Washington DC is one of the nation’s most historic cities. But what happens after dark? Spend an evening with DC Ghost Tours to find out! Combining education with entertainment, DC Ghost Tours take place during a one-mile-long walking tour.  You’ll walk through some of the city’s most paranormal, spooky, and notoriously…

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Clever No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration. Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have stowed in the bathroom. Use…

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Try the Colorado Burger at Smashburger, Now Open Near Yale West

A freshly smashed and grilled patty of 100% certified Angus beef capped with gooey pepper jack, cheddar cheese, and grilled Anaheim chiles on a toasted spicy chipotle bun. Sound like a burger from a swanky restaurant? It’s actually one of the special features currently being slung fast-food-style at Smashburger, which just opened a new outpost…

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Joint Custody: A Trusted Spot for Vinyl in DC

Joint Custody has been around for 10 years, and in that time it’s earned a strong following among D.C.’s audiophiles. That’s largely thanks to the passionate staff, who know just about everything there is to know about their ever-changing inventory. They’re also the ones who score vintage records and cassettes you can’t find anywhere else…

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How to Make Your Apartment Extra Cozy for Autumn

With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home, transforming a simple space into…

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Shop the Essentials (and More!) at Old City Market and Oven

Pizzas are fresh from the wood-fired oven. Zucchini and summer squash are harvested from nearby fields. Beer crafted in D.C.-based breweries. These are just a few of the things that you’ll find at Old City Market and Oven. Part grocery store, part eatery, part gift shop, it has just about everything you could need. What’s…

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Curate Your Summer Reading List at Second Story Books and Antiques

Before the internet took hold, Second Story Books and Antiques boasted six locations all across Maryland. Now that it operates largely online, you’re lucky to live near one of the only remaining outposts of this book store, which is known far and wide as among the biggest used and rare bookstores in the entire world.…

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