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Dream Kitchens 2014 Resources: Cabinets and Kitchen Designers

December 22, 2014
Enhanced Listing Photos 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Email Cameo Kitchens, Inc. Attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction have earned Cameo Kitchens, Inc. a place among the most respected custom kitchen firms... more

Dream Kitchens 2014 Resources: Large Appliances

December 22, 2014
Enhanced Listing Photos 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Email Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery At Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, you can see, touch and compare top-selling bath, kitchen and lighting products in... more

Dream Kitchens 2014 Resources: Test Kitchens

December 22, 2014
At these kitchens, you can try out stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other appliances. There’s no pressure to buy; because the stores are wholesalers, no products are for individual sale. Appointments are frequently made by dealers and designers, but you... more

Dream Kitchens 2014 Resources: Referral Services

December 22, 2014
Haven’t quite found that match made in kitchen heaven? A referral service can direct you to contractors, remodelers, and other prescreened home-improvement businesses. Delbe Home Services Offers annual membership for $175; members are assigned to representatives, who suggest contractors... more

Dream Kitchens 2014 Resources: Counters, Floors, Tile, and Other Features

December 22, 2014
Enhanced Listing Photos 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Email Design Tile Inc. Design Tile Inc., independently owned and established in 1980, is located in the heart of Tysons. The vast designer showroom is arranged... more

How David Gregory Lost His Job

By Luke Mullins December 21, 2014
Last summer, Gregory was let go from his gig as host of "Meet the Press." Here's an inside look at his fall from the top—and what it says about the state of TV news. more

January 2015 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By Matt Gaffney December 18, 2014
Across 1. Kinda 6. City next to Oakland 13. Ring shot 20. Belted hunter 21. Food served in corn husks 22. So mad 23. It comes with 15 white and 15 brown checkers 25. D-listers 26. Low jewelry 27.... more

January 2015 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

December 15, 2014
Volume 50, Number 4 Cover Story 100 Very Best Restaurants Plus—9 restaurant openings we're looking forward to and foodie trends to watch for in 2015. By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, and Cynthia Hacinli. Subscribe to the Magazine... more

First Person: Art of the Birthday

By Evelyn Bence December 12, 2014
A young girl, a widow, and me at the National Gallery—and a lesson in celebrating. more

Best of Arlington

By Jennifer Sergent December 10, 2014
There's a lot to explore in this sprawling suburb, so here are local gems broken down by neighborhood. more

3 Weekend Itineraries It's Worth Waking Up For

December 10, 2014
Routines around Washington that you won't want to sleep through. Plus—the best time to visit the National Zoo. more

4 Early-Morning Eateries in DC

December 10, 2014
1. Eastern Market’s Market Lunch 225 Seventh St., SE Tuesday through Friday 7:30 AM, Saturday 8 AM, Sunday 9 AM If your client can wait to eat till the market opens at 7:30, the famous crabcake and eggs makes for... more

4 Early-Bird Washingtonians and Their Morning Routines

December 10, 2014
Erica Skolnik. 1. Erica Skolnik Owner of Frenchie's Artisan Pastries and Desserts 11 PM Preparing the kitchen: “We use a catering kitchen, Healthy Bites [on Georgia Avenue in Brightwood Park], that operates during the day so we have the... more

Morning Routine: NBC4's Eun Yang and Aaron Gilchrist

December 10, 2014
The news anchors share how they start their day and manage to make it to the office by 3:30 AM. more

The Crowd-Funding Craze Hits the World of Pet Surgery

By Hallie Golden December 9, 2014
Online campaigns have financed films, potato salads, and Kenny Loggins concerts—but do they work for people facing steep vet bills? more

Corn with Manchego and Aioli from Estadio

December 8, 2014
Haidar Karoum’s deconstructed elote (Mexican street-style corn) comes back on the Estadio menu every summer. Can’t wait? Now you can make the small plate—one of our favorite dishes in 2014—at home. Serves 8 Make the corn: ¼ cup olive... more

The Catfight Over Katharine Graham’s Former Estate

By Luke Mullins December 4, 2014
Two local titans are dueling over a garage addition. Here's what it says about Georgetown. more

Can a Better Football Helmet Save Your Kid’s Brain?

By Patrick Hruby December 2, 2014
Three years ago, researchers at Virginia Tech developed a novel rating system for football helmets. Since then, NCAA squads, NFL teams, and parents across the country have demanded the top-rated equipment. Helmet makers followed suit, changing designs to meet the new standards. There’s only one problem: the scientists who say the safety data is fatally flawed. more

Montgomery County School Chief Joshua Starr’s Biggest Problem—Everyone Wants to Go to His Schools

By Kevin Carey December 1, 2014
Starr’s early focus on reforms such as limiting standardized tests has been overtaken by practical issues like school crowding. more

Top Money Advisers 2014: 5 Things to Know Before Seeing a Financial Adviser

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
1. They won’t lecture you. “In the same way that if you’re embarrassed to tell your doctor something, it keeps you from going to the doctor, the fear of being judged can keep people from going to a financial planner,”... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Till Debts Do Them Part

December 1, 2014
It’s not too hard to sneak a new piece of jewelry by a spouse. (“This bracelet? I’ve had it awhile.”) But a horse? We asked financial advisers: Have you seen or heard of someone keeping a big purchase from a... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Where Washingtonians Waste Their Money

December 1, 2014
Some Washingtonians are driving themselves into debt. Literally. We asked hundreds of local financial advisers: Is there anything area residents often waste money on? Pricey autos were the most frequent answer (cited by 17 percent of respondents), with palatial houses... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Why Washingtonians are Bad Investors

By Michael Farr December 1, 2014
Washington investors are different. While most investors deal only with valuations and risk, local residents have hurdles that are more cultural and psychological. This is a competitive town, after all, full of people with robust self-opinions and an unquenchable drive... more

Bank On It: Top Money Advisers From Big Washington Banks & Brokerages

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
On this year's list of the area's top financial advisers, you won't find many names from big banks and brokerages. The reason? Financial advisers at these large institutions tend to get most of their clients from an existing bank relationship,... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Insurance Advisers

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
These experts provide guidance on and sell insurance. Most are independent agents who don't sell just one insurance brand. Enhanced Listing Contact Stuart Tauber, LUTCF The Meltzer Group A partner at The Meltzer Group, Stuart Tauber has been practicing... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Estate Attorneys

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
Estate lawyers prepare wills, trusts, and health-care powers of attorney. While the following all have law degrees, we've noted which are also CPAs. We've also noted particular specialties, although most of these attorneys offer broad estate planning for any type... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Tax Accountants

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
These CPAs can handle tax returns and suggest ways to reduce your tax burden. Most do a range of accounting, but we've noted any specialties. Enhanced Listing Joseph J. Romagnoli Managing Partner CST Group Joe Romagnoli is the Managing Partner... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Financial Advisers

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
These professionals charge flat fees for some services and may earn commissions on products they sell, such as mutual funds. Although some argue that advisers who earn commissions can't be free of bias, the people listed here are said to... more

Top Money Advisers 2014: Fee-Only Financial Planners

By Sherri Dalphonse December 1, 2014
This category includes certified financial planners (CFPs)—who create detailed financial plans and often also manage money—as well as advisers who invest and manage portfolios. Fee-only advisers don't accept commissions or referral fees—a practice, they say, that keeps them unbiased. All... more

Activist Carol Fennelly Creates Home Behind Prison Walls

By Mary Yarrison November 21, 2014
Once famous for fighting for DC's homeless, Fennelly now unites inmate fathers with their children through her organization, Hope House. more

December 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By Matt Gaffney November 20, 2014
Across 1. Standing on 5. Campus drillers 9. Putting two and two together? 13. Vanzetti’s codefendant 18. All there 19. Cheers curmudgeon 20. One of the woodwinds 21. Evita name 22. 2000 George Clooney movie 25. Improper 26. Promise... more

Smoked Salmon Crisps from DBGB

November 20, 2014
Daniel Boulud reimagines a bagel with smoked salmon as an elegant canapé. more

Sweet and Sour Eggplant from DBGB

November 20, 2014
Thick, creamy Greek yogurt and strips of fresh mint adorn Daniel Boulud's vividly flavored vegetable creation. more

December 2014 Contents: Relax, Recharge, Renew

November 20, 2014
Volume 50, Number 3 Cover Story Relax, Recharge, Renew 55 ways to rise above it all and find serenity for an hour, a day, or just ten minutes—without leaving town. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber... more

Helping a Dog Adjust to a New Baby

By Chris Campbell November 14, 2014
Like typical first-time parents, we studied up on how to help our poodle adjust to our newborn son. But mostly we’ve had to learn as we go. more

This May Be the Most Extreme Lost Dog Search Ever

By Marisa M. Kashino November 7, 2014
A Rottweiler named Havoc ran away one year ago. A $35,000 DC-style campaign, a car chase, and a whole lot of haters later, his owner is still looking for him. more

Washingtonian's Business Hall of Fame Class of 2014

By Leslie Milk November 6, 2014
The Washington Business Hall of Fame honors four leaders whose smarts, vision, and determination have made their enterprises and their community stronger. more

The Unintended Consequences of Catholic University’s Sex Experiment

By Britt Peterson November 4, 2014
Three years ago, Catholic University of America reinstituted single-sex residential living for undergraduates. We check in on the outcome. more

Bear on Highway

By Sue Eisenfeld October 31, 2014
Or was it? The fact that I saw it this way said a lot about who I’d become. more

How the 9:30 Club's Seth Hurwitz Built a Live-Music Empire

By Benjamin Freed October 28, 2014
The owner of the legendary club discusses booking in the digital age, fighting off Live Nation/Ticketmaster, and music in DC. more

Finding the Perfect Private School in Washington

By Hallie Golden October 27, 2014
Looking for a private school that’s a great fit for your child? Here’s a guide to some of the area’s best. Plus—what to say (and not say) during an admissions interview. more

2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Girls Schools

October 26, 2014
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2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boys Schools

October 26, 2014
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2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Special Needs Schools

October 26, 2014
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2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boarding Schools

October 26, 2014
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2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Find a School

October 26, 2014
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2014 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Coed Schools

October 26, 2014
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Hup Hup Orange Crush from Pop's Sea Bar

October 23, 2014
Despite this cocktail's trio of liquors, it’s remarkably easy-drinking. more

Coleslaw from Pop's Sea Bar

October 23, 2014
Chef John Manolatos has created a slaw recipe worth stealing. more

Ananda's Okra with Onions and Spices (Bhindi Pyaaz)

October 23, 2014
A standout veggie dish that's fragrant with Indian spices. more

Ananda's Watermelon-and-Feta Salad

October 23, 2014
This refreshing starter is equal parts sweet, spicy, and salty. more

November 2014 Contents: How Much It Really Costs to Live in Washington

October 23, 2014
Volume 50, Number 2 Cover Story How Much It Really Costs to Live in Washington The area is more popular than ever. It's also pricier than ever. A report from the land of sticker shock. By Joseph Guinto with... more

Best of Old Town Alexandria

By Jennifer Sergent October 22, 2014
Here’s where Alexandria's locals go—from best spots for a date night to a park where moms gather to favorite boutiques. more

November 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By Matt Gaffney October 21, 2014
Across 1. Mythological group of nine 6. Sportscaster Rashad 11. Makes a decision 15. Notre ____ 19. Coral island 20. Bar Harbor is there 21. New York college 22. Title role for Julia in 2000 23. All the cool... more

Four Rare Photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton—and the Story Behind Them

By Diana Walker October 14, 2014
These pictures, taken during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, caught a beleaguered Bill and Hillary in an unguarded moment—or did they? more

What Made Me: APCO's Margery Kraus

By Carol Ross Joynt October 7, 2014
The founder of the political PR giant on overcoming—and capitalizing on—being a woman in a man’s world. more

From the Archives: The Real Ben Bradlee

By Iris Krasnow October 6, 2014
At 81, Ben Bradlee looks back on his marriages and his kids, going to a shrink, and why he loves life. more

From the Archives: The Book on Ben Bradlee

By Rudy Maxa October 6, 2014
All about the former Washington Post editor, from Watergate to Sally Quinn. more

The Best & Worst of Congress 2014

October 5, 2014
We asked staffers what they really think of their Hill bosses. Here are the results of our 15th biennial survey. more

Your Fall 2014 Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Washington

By Tanya Pai October 1, 2014
78 concerts, plays, exhibits, comedy acts—and plenty of other things—that are not to be missed this fall and winter. more

First Person: What Will It Take to Disarm Washington of Its Racism and Stereotypes?

By Janice Lynch Schuster October 1, 2014
I need to know the world will be safe for my biracial granddaughter. more

Jim Vance Interview: Washington's Favorite Newscaster on the Iffy State of TV, the Booming State of DC, and Whether You Can Do Too Much Weather Coverage

By Mark Segraves September 25, 2014
After 45 years on TV, Washington's favorite newscaster speaks candidly on life in DC and the business of news. more

October 2014 Contents: Great Home Design

September 25, 2014
Volume 50, Number 1 Cover Story Great Home Design Inside six beautiful Washington residences, plus the designers, architects, and stores the owners used and the neighborhoods where you can find your own dream home. Edited by Marisa M. Kashino... more

Muriel Bowser Is No Adrian Fenty

By Harry Jaffe September 24, 2014
The biggest fans of the candidate for DC mayor think she’s the second coming of her patron. She’s not. And that might be a good thing. more

Gypsy Soul's Pimiento Cheese

September 23, 2014
R.J. Cooper channels the South with this decadent dip. Photograph by Scott Suchman. We had a hard time resisting this Southern-style cheese spread at R.J. Cooper's Gypsy Soul. Lucky for us, it's ridiculously easy (and quick) to make at... more

Rural Society's Dulce de Leche Flan

September 23, 2014
Jose Garces folds rich and sweet dulce de leche into a wonderfully eggy custard. more

October 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By Matt Gaffney September 23, 2014
Across 1. Get around 6. Goes after 12. Sacred beetles 19. Corner store 21. Live 22. Rant 23. He warned of “irrational exuberance” 25. Where a person may be told to go jump 26. “What is it?” 27. Crow’s... more

Sign Up for the New 'Food Truck Stops' Daily Newsletter

September 22, 2014
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Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in Bethesda

By Cynthia Hacinli, Rebecca Nelson September 19, 2014
Take away the rush of the city but leave the walkable shopping, dining, and entertainment and you get Bethesda. From happy-hour deals to quaint boutiques to great pizza, here’s where locals hang out. more

From the Archives: Everything To Live For

By Jennifer Mendelsohn September 15, 2014
Sean Bryant was smart, charming, and fun to be around—a shining star at the University of Virginia. Then one night he killed himself. more

First Person: Finding Happiness in the Simple Things in Life

By Ananya Bhattacharyya September 12, 2014
A simple loaf of bread or piece of literature can contain an unexpected world of joy. more

Unhappy Medium: The Challenges With Archiving Digital Video

By Vicky Gan September 10, 2014
As Hollywood goes digital, the Library of Congress and other local repositories are scrambling to find byte-based alternatives. more

What Made Me: CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines

By Rebecca Nelson September 10, 2014
She shares how owning a bookstore helped prepare her for public service. more

Herd Historian: Restocking Mount Vernon’s Barnyard With Rare Breeds

By Cara Parks September 9, 2014
Livestock manager Lisa Pregent is bringing back animals even George Washington might recognize. more

The World’s Top Breast-Reconstruction Artist Runs a Tattoo Parlor in Maryland

By Michelle Cottle September 8, 2014
Meet Vinnie Myers, known as the “Michelangelo of Nipple Tattoos.” more

Dads Want to Have It All, Too

By Brooke Lea Foster September 2, 2014
Working guys all over Washington want to lean out and see more of their kids. more

Washingtonian Style Setters 2014

By Kate Bennett August 24, 2014
Secrets to great style from ten Washingtonians who dare to break the rules. more

Lamb Burgers from Brandon's Little Truck

August 21, 2014
Brightly flavored spinach-and-fennel salad and rich roasted-garlic aioli dress up these Mediterranean-inspired patties. more

TaKorean's Kimchee-Style Slaw

August 21, 2014
This just-spicy-enough slaw works on more than just tacos. more

September 2014 Contents: Learn Something New

August 21, 2014
Volume 49, Number 12 Cover Story Learn Something New Washington is full of smart people who love to learn new things. Fortunately, it's also full of cool classes. Here are 87 of our favorites. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse Subscribe... more

Tico's Caju Caipirinha

August 20, 2014
A bracing, tangy refresher for your cocktail repertoire. more

Clam Chowder from Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

August 20, 2014
This New England-style chowder isn't as heavy as most versions. more

Tico's Roasted Beets with Pistachios and Spicy Yogurt

August 20, 2014
Think beet salads are boring? Not this one. more

Gentrification on the Waterfront

August 20, 2014
Southwest DC is undergoing a massive redevelopment. Will that change the vibe on its houseboats? A look inside, right as the cranes rise. more

Egg Salad from Linda's Luncheonette

August 20, 2014
An ultra-creamy egg salad for your lunch rotation. more

The Pepe Truck's Gazpacho

August 20, 2014
Make the most of your summer tomatoes. more

Connecticut-Style Lobster Roll from Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

August 20, 2014
This lobster sandwich is as delicious as it is easy to make. more

September 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By Matt Gaffney August 20, 2014
Across 1. King or Keyes 5. Ms. Huffington 12. Bawl 15. Tell everyone 19. Fibula or femur 20. Camper's light 21. Wine crystal 23. How a community activist might canvass 25. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stage star 26.... more

25 Places to Take Fun Classes in Washington

By Sherri Dalphonse August 20, 2014
Where to go if you want to learn something new. more

The Fava Pot's Spicy Feta Dip

August 20, 2014
This zesty Middle Eastern dip was born out of a food truck but would be at home at an upscale mezzeteria. more

This Old House: Maintaining a Historic Washington Home

By Marisa M. Kashino August 18, 2014
Historic homes add to Washington’s beauty, but they’re not always easy to maintain. Designers suggest how to keep them fresh. Plus—tools to keep on hand and repairs that older homes typically require. more

8 Tools Every Washington Homeowner Should Own

By Marisa M. Kashino August 18, 2014
You might have the basics, but here’s what else local tool experts say you should keep on hand. more

8 Common Maintenance Problems in Washington Homes

By Marisa M. Kashino August 18, 2014
Thinking of buying an older place? You’ll likely get character and charm—and extra work. more

6 Updated Spaces in Historic Washington Homes

By Marisa M. Kashino August 18, 2014
How local designers rejuvenated vintage spaces while maintaining their original character. more

The Beltway Turns 50: Stuff You Didn’t Know About Washington’s Infamous Road

By Michael Gaynor August 14, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of its opening, here are some surprising facts and figures about the road Washingtonians love to hate. more

Should You Take Your Pet on Vacation With You?

By Priscilla Alvarez August 12, 2014
For pet owners, little compares to the agony of leaving animal companions behind. But is bringing them aboard an airplane any better? more

The Making and Unmaking of Tony and Heather Podesta’s Power Marriage

By Luke Mullins August 11, 2014
The superlobbyists brought glamour and exceptional pride to Washington’s influence industry. Then they landed in divorce court, trying to outlobby each other for control of their powerful brand and all its assets. more

President Richard Nixon Resigned 40 Years Ago Today

By Vicky Gan August 8, 2014
Here’s a look at what else was in the news that day. more

First Person: One Family’s Unexpected Reason for Loving Ocean City

By Jim Gray August 6, 2014
My kids would be happy going to the beach and never setting foot on the sand. For them, it’s all about the arcade. more

Dream Kitchens 2013 Resources: Counters, Floors, Tile, and Other Features

August 5, 2014
Enhanced Listing Photos 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Email Design Tile Inc. Design Tile Inc., independently owned and established in 1980, is located in the heart of Tysons. The vast designer showroom is arranged... more

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