Planning Your Holiday Party in the Golden Triangle
With more than 200 restaurants, clubs, lounges, and bars in the Golden Triangle, there's certain to be a perfect place for your holiday shindigs. Whether it's an intimate family gathering, a festive office party, or all-out wild night you're looking for, you can find the right fit in the Golden Triangle.
New restaurant and bar BlackFinn American Saloon is ready to host your holiday party--they have a great atmosphere and delicious catering packages. Favorite steakhouses Smith & Wollensky and Sam & Harry's have various private rooms of different sizes to accommodate all of your attendees. Throw an informal happy hour at Taberna del Alabardero or Vidalia's bar, or rent out a whole club like Midtown Loft or Public Bar for a game-packed holiday extravaganza. Find out more about places to plan private events in the Golden Triangle »
Free Mimosas at Famous Luigi's New Sunday Brunch
Famous Luigi's would like to introduce their Italian Sunday Brunch. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, enjoy free mimosas with each interesting brunch entree. Famous Luigi's will serve everything from Eggs Benedict to polenta and crepes at their brunch, so swing by this weekend to take advantage of this new brunch spot in the Golden Triangle. Find out more »
Opera and Dinner at Spezie
November 6, 2009 | 7:00 p.m.
Join Chef Cesare for an indulgent night of opera and fine Italian cuisine at Spezie Ristorante. Soprano Diane Abel and Tenor Joe Haughton will serenade guests with the sounds of famous arias while those in attendance enjoy four courses of Italian favorites. Call 202.467.0777 for reservations or visit www.spezie.com for more details.
Retro Sinatra Wednesdays at Hudson
Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday evening Hudson Restaurant & Lounge hosts "Retro Sinatra Wednesdays", a tribute to the great Frank Sinatra. Guests enjoy Skyy martini's for only $4.00 and delicious menu items. Ol' Blue Eyes' spirit is revisited with the sounds of Satin Doll Quartet and the Peter Muldoon Trio as they perform some of Frank’s greatest hits. Find out more »
Art of Transformation Exhibit at JICC
Through November 20 at the Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), experience the dynamic encounter of cultures that took place at the turn of the 20th century with over 50 woodblock reprints revealing the foundations of Japan's modern infrastructure, industrialization and urbanization. This event is free and open to the public. Find out more »
Thanksgiving Chocolates at Schakolad
What better way to say "Thanks" then some handmade chocolates from Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Come see Schakolad's large selection of Thanksgiving chocolates. They have chocolate turkeys, cornucopias filled with assorted handmade chocolates (great for a table centerpiece) and many other Thanksgiving treats. Bring in a copy of this newsletter and receive 10% off your entire purchase good until the end of November. Find out more »
Robert Schimmel at DC Improv
November 12-15, 2009
The DC Improv Comedy Club is the nation’s #1 venue for all your comedy needs and features national touring headliners, local celebrities, a comedy school, two showrooms, plus a full restaurant and bar. From November 12-15, check out the standup of comedian Robert Schimmel, who's been on HBO, Showtime, and The Howard Stern Show. Find out more »
Steve Maguire & Marcia Wong: Science Club
Science Club may not have been cool in high school, but the bar/lounge version you'll find at 1136 19th Street NW in the Golden Triangle certainly is. Owner Steve Maguire opened Science Club in 2005, drawing from his education in geology at George Washington University and honoring the interesting ambiance of the rowhouse the lounge is housed in, with its illuminated globes and etched glass windows. Marcia Wong added the important scientific details to the space--microscope, periodic table--and Science Club was born.
Science Club is certainly no theme bar--"If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if we do shots in beakers," Steve said--it's the kind of place that is truly conducive to conversation (there are no TVs) and interaction. A chalkboard graces the wall allowing patrons to brainstorm and jot down ideas, and to date, Steve knows of eight couples who met at Science Club that are now married (two couples he actually introduced himself).
Steve, Marcia, and the staff serve up a delicious menu that is exclusively vegetarian and vegan and they've extended their happy hour on Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to keep the conversations (and matchmaking!) rolling. Stop by to meet the friendly staff and find a new after-work hangout in Science Club. Learn more about Science Club »
Kellari Taverna now open at 1700 K Street
Specializing in fresh seafood and upscale traditional Greek cuisine, Kellari is a great place for lunch, business meetings in their private dining area, and intimate dinners. Learn more about Kellari »
Located at 1743 L Street NW is a funky, fun, and budget friendly place for all your holiday shopping needs. From one-of-a-kind artful jewelry to that office secret santa gift, there is something for everyone on your list. Chocolate Moose has been serving weirdly sophisticated Washingtonians since 1978. They've also extended their holiday weekday shopping hours beginning December 1 until 8:00 p.m. Learn more about Chocolate Moose »