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August 2014 Contents: Fun on the Water

July 22, 2014
Volume 49, Number 11 Cover Story Fun on the Water From kayaking on our rivers and sailing on the bay to splashing in pools and cracking crabs on the Chesapeake, here's how to make the most of Washington's liquid... more

From the Archives: And Then She Said …

By Diana McLellan June 26, 2014
The last interview piece from former Washingtonian writer Diana McLellan, who died Wednesday, was with one of our favorite gossips: herself. And does she dish. more

July 2014 Contents: The Best of Washington

June 18, 2014
Volume 49, Number 10 Cover Story The Best of Washington Our 101 favorite things about the place we call home, from great cocktails to hikes to doughnuts. Plus—readers' best (and worst). Edited by Garrett M. Graff, Sophie Gilbert, and... more

June 2014 Contents: Cheap Eats

May 21, 2014
Volume 49, Number 9 Cover Story Cheap Eats Our annual guide to the area's best bargain dining—including the tastiest BBQ, perfect pizzas, most comforting comfort food, finest bar fare, and 25 unbeatable burgers. By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, and... more

May 2014 Contents: Weekend Getaways

April 24, 2014
Volume 49, Number 8 Cover Story Weekend Getaways Itching to get out of town? Here are 34 easy, memorable escapes within a few hours' drive—including hikes with a view, romantic vineyards, fun beach towns, relaxing spas, foodie road trips,... more

April 2014 Contents: Where Foodies Shop

March 19, 2014
Volume 49, Number 7 Cover Story Where Foodies Shop Want to make a four-star meal at home? You'll find great ingredients in our guide to the area's best butchers, bakeries, cheese shops, farmers markets, and more. By Todd Kliman,... more

March 2014 Contents: Top Doctors

February 19, 2014
Volume 49, Number 6 Cover Story Top Doctors We asked area physicians what doctors they would send a family member to in each of 40 medical specialties. More than 1,300 replied. Here are the doctors they said they would... more

February 2014 Contents: Hidden Gems

January 23, 2014
Volume 49, Number 5 Cover Story Hidden Gems Want to play tourist in Washington but feel like you've seen everything? Chances are you haven't. Here are little-known finds: fascinating museums, fun tours, gorgeous gardens, under-the-radar restaurants, and more.Edited by... more

January 2014 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

December 19, 2013
Volume 49, Number 4 Cover Story 100 Very Best Restaurants A $250-per-person modernist joy ride with José Andrés. A $12.50 takeout box of the crispiest fried chicken we've ever tasted. Those are two ends of the wild and colorful... more

December 2013 Contents: 50 Great Places to Work

November 20, 2013
Volume 49, Number 3 Cover Story 50 Great Places to Work Whether you like where you work and want advice on advancing your career or you hate your job and want a new one, this section is for you.Edited... more

November 2013 Contents: Then & Now

October 24, 2013
Volume 49, Number 2 Cover Story Then & Now In the 1960s, there was no Metro, everyone loved Hot Shoppes, and top rock acts performed at an Alexandria roller rink. Here's a look back at what's changed since then—and... more

October 2013 Contents: Top Hospitals

September 25, 2013
Volume 49, Number 1 Cover Story Top Hospitals Our guide to finding good care—including exciting medical breakthroughs, tips on shortening your wait in the ER, an inside look at a cutthroat battle among top area hospitals, and more. On... more

September 2013 Contents: Great Local Shops

August 19, 2013
Volume 48, Number 12 Cover Story Great Local Shops Our favorites for fresh home furnishings, stylish clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry, perfect gifts, and lots more. On the Cover: Illustration for Washingtonian by Alli Arnold. Photograph by Christophe Kutner/Trunk Archive. Subscribe... more

August 2013 Contents: Cheap Eats

July 25, 2013
Volume 48, Number 11 Cover Story Cheap Eats Our ultimate guide to ethnic dining takes you on a whirlwind adventure. You'll find each cuisine's best restaurants—plus favorite dishes, etiquette tips, and more—and can experience them all for less than... more

June 2013 Contents: Hikes and Bikes

May 21, 2013
Volume 48, Number 9 Cover Story Bikes and Hikes Fun, scenic walks and rides—whether you're a beginner, an intermediate, or a pro. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse. Photograph for The Washingtonian by Jeff Elkins. Handwritten text by Luke Lucas. Bikes... more

May 2013 Contents: Fairs, Festivals, and Farmers Markets

April 19, 2013
Volume 48, Number 8 Cover Story Fairs, Festivals, and Farmers Markets More than 130 reasons to get outside—whether you want to sip good wine, peruse fine art, take the kids on a carnival ride, or buy fresh corn on... more

April 2013 Contents: Best Places to Live

March 19, 2013
Volume 48, Number 7 Cover Story Seller's Market Prices are up, homes are selling fast, and in some sought-after neighborhoods, bidding wars and escalation clauses are back. We talked to experts about the housing rebound. Plus—stories from recent homebuyers,... more

March 2013 Contents: Great Bars

February 20, 2013
Volume 48, Number 6 Cover Story Great Bars Our 75 favorite places to get a drink—whether a Champagne cocktail or a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Plus: Must-do happy hours, beers to try now, great cocktails, unexpected spots to... more

February 2013 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

January 24, 2013
Volume 48, Number 5 Cover Story 100 Very Best Restaurants The Inn at Little Washington is number one in our annual ranking of the region's finest restaurants. Find out which places round out the top ten. Plus: What's hot,... more

January 2013 Contents: Inauguration Special: Obama 2.0

December 18, 2012
Volume 48, Number 4 Inauguration Special OBAMA 2.0 Making History: Memorable moments from the first term • 2016 Playbooks: Paths to the top for Hillary and Paul? • A Dog's Life: How Bo helped Barack • Eater in Chief:... more

December 2012 Contents: Marriage: In Good Times and Bad

November 19, 2012
Volume 48, Number 3 Cover Story Marriage: In Good Times and Bad Even the happiest couples go through rough spots. So what are the keys to staying in love? We turned to marriage experts—therapists, researchers, authors, long-married couples, even... more

November 2012 Contents: Virginia vs. Maryland vs. DC

October 17, 2012
Volume 48, Number 2 Cover Story Virginia vs. Maryland vs. DC The Potomac River has long been the region's great divide, not just geographically but also in matters of politics, culture, taste, and more. But changes over the past... more

October 2012 Contents: Best Breakfasts

September 19, 2012
Volume 48, Number 1 Cover Story BEST BREAKFASTS Breakfast may be the most important meal, but we like to think of it as the most fun. When else can you have bacon on your plate and in your Bloody... more

September 2012 Contents: Great Hair

August 23, 2012
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August 2012 Contents: Great Day Trips

July 19, 2012
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July 2012 Contents: Best Of Washington

June 25, 2012
More than 130 great places to go, people to know, and things to do—including the area’s top food trucks and farmers markets, cool pools and picnic spots, crab decks and rooftop bars, pretty pedicures and chic boutiques more

June 2012 Contents: Cheap Eats

May 24, 2012
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May 2012 Contents: Best Places to Live

April 18, 2012
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April 2012 Contents: Hidden Gems

March 25, 2012
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March 2012 Contents: Top Doctors

February 23, 2012
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February 2012 Contents: High Society

January 25, 2012
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January 2012 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

December 21, 2011
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December 2011 Contents: Look Good, Feel Good

November 23, 2011
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November 2011 Contents: Great Places to Work

October 19, 2011
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October 2011 Contents: Fall Arts Preview

September 21, 2011
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September 2011 Contents: Cheap Eats

August 25, 2011
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August 2011 Contents: Great Day Trips

July 20, 2011
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July 2011 Contents: The Best of Issue

June 22, 2011
     Features50 The ComebackKurt Bardella was a rising star on Capitol Hill—but as a congressional aide he was supposed to let his boss get all the attention. Drawn to the spotlight like a moth to a flame, he got... more

June 2011 Contents - Summer Fun!

May 18, 2011
Features 42 A Fine Madness Harvey Fry is a man obsessed on several unusual fronts. But his obsession with a spirit has helped launch a one-of-a-kind drinking establishment. By Todd Kliman. 46 Hounds at Play A beautiful day in... more

May 2011 Contents: Where To Buy Great Food

April 20, 2011
Features 56 Love and Death at UVA Two athletes became a campus couple. Then she tried to break up. The case against George Huguely in the death of Yeardley Love seems open-and-shut, but why did it happen? And could... more

April 2011 Contents: Need a Really Good Dentist?

March 23, 2011
Features 52 Cookies for Saddam After the US invasion of Iraq, a Washington FBI agent found himself with an unlikely assignment: Interrogate the captured dictator. By Garrett M. Graff. 56 Welcome to the Time Capsule In a Cold War... more

March 2011 Contents: Home Improvement Experts

February 23, 2011
Features 48 Bloomberg’s Death Star After conquering Wall Street, the global news giant founded by New York City’s billionaire mayor is betting that Washington is the next hot media market. By Shane Harris. 52 What’s Killing the Elephants? When... more

February 2011 Contents: Great Bars

January 25, 2011
Features 30 Newsweek’s Rise and FallInside a Washington family saga: Phil Graham buys Newsweek, and under his wife, Kay Graham, the magazine becomes powerful and profitable. Then along comes the Internet, and smart reporting is no longer enough. What’s... more

January 2011 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

December 22, 2010
Features 44 Washingtonians of the Year For 39 years, The Washingtonian has honored people who bring help and hope to the neediest among us, give at-risk children a chance, enrich our educational and cultural lives, and make Washington a... more

Big Deal

By Garrett M. Graff December 3, 2010
LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy has created the hottest local start-up since AOL, and he plans to revolutionize how consumers shop. Can Washington keep him satisfied? more

December 2010 Contents: Have Less Stress

November 29, 2010
Volume 46, Number 3 Cover Story Have Less Stress How do Washingtonians handle pressure? We asked lots of people, from a nun to a Redskin, what works for them. PLUS—the best ways to beat stress: massage, meditation, hypnosis, quick... more

November 2010 Contents: The 2010 Salary Survey

October 28, 2010
Volume 46, Number 2 Cover Story the 2010 salary survey Here’s what all kinds of Washingtonians get paid. Plus—advice on what to do with the money you make. Photograph by Vincent Ricardel Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About... more

October 2010 Contents: Great New Restaurants

October 4, 2010
Volume 46, Number 1 Cover Story Great New Restaurants 25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever. Plus—13 up-and-coming chefs, the niftiest dishes, the latest dining trends, and what’s coming next. Photograph by Scott Suchman... more

September 2010 Contents: Can This Man Save the Redskins?

August 17, 2010
Volume 45, Number 12 Cover Story Great Expectations Donovan McNabb comes here after winning in Philadelphia. He brings a powerful family history and a leadership style President Obama could learn from. Can he make the Redskins winners? Don’t bet... more

August 2010 Contents: Great Day Trips

July 23, 2010
Volume 45, Number 11 Cover Story Great day trips Sandy beaches, pretty picnic spots, scenic hikes, pick-your-own orchards, and other cool escapes that are all close by. Photograph by Rick Collier Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us... more

July 2010 Contents: The Best Of Issue

June 21, 2010
Volume 45, Number 10 Cover Story best of washington More than 200 of the best people, places, and things to do. Plus—readers pick their favorites. Photograph by Vincent Ricardel Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us Features Secrets... more

June 2010 Contents: Cheap Eats

May 25, 2010
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May 2010 Contents: Tales From the Boom & Bust

April 19, 2010
Volume 45, Number 8 Cover Story Tales from the Boom & Bust We’ve gone from bidding wars and packed open houses to short sales and foreclosures. Here are stories—from homeowners, lenders, real-estate agents, and others—about the rise and fall... more

April 2010 Contents: Hidden Gems

March 23, 2010
Volume 45, Number 7 Cover Story Hidden Gems Many of the best things to do and see around Washington are not on the tourist maps. Here’s an insider’s guide to enjoying our not-so-well-known local treasures. Photograph by Matthew Worden... more

March 2010 Contents: Top Doctors

February 22, 2010
Volume 45, Number 6 Cover Story TOP DOCTORS We asked area physicians what doctors they would send a family member to for help. Here are their answers—1,800 of the region’s best doctors in 39 specialties. Photograph by Chris Leahman... more

February 2010 Contents: Great Dates

January 20, 2010
Volume 45, Number 2 Cover Story Great Dates Wine bars, live music, dance clubs, ice-skating rinks, and lots more ideas to spice up your life. Photograph of Jill Hudson Neal and Terry Neal by Scott Suchman Subscribe to the... more

January 2010 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

December 21, 2009
Volume 45, Number 4 Cover Story 100 Very Best Restaurants The finest dining in the District, Maryland, and Virginia—plus restaurateurs of the year, what’s in and what’s out, and the critics’ picks of best dishes and desserts. Photograph by... more

December 2009 Contents: Top Lawyers

November 18, 2009
Volume 45, Number 3 Cover Story Top Lawyers Would you pay $1,000 an hour for a lawyer's time? The best legal talent doesn't come cheap. Here's why lawyers make what they do, how they make partner (or don't), 30... more

November 2009 Contents: Great Places to Work

October 20, 2009
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October 2009 Contents: Why You Should Hate This School

September 21, 2009
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September 2009 Contents of Washingtonian Magazine: Fall Weekends

August 20, 2009
Volume 44, Number 12 Cover Story Fall Weekends Here are 36 effortless escapes—from fun day trips to one-night stays to adventures just an hour away. Cover photograph of Lake Pointe Inn (McHenry, Maryland) by Jumping Rocks Photography. Subscribe to... more

August 2009 Contents: A Rescue in Bethesda

July 16, 2009
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July 2009 Contents: Best of Washington

June 23, 2009
Volume 44, Number 10 Cover Story Best of Washington Looking for summer treats? Here are more than 150 of the best people, places, and things to do. Plus—readers pick their favorites. Cover illustration by Rod Little. Subscribe to the... more

June 2009 Contents: Cheap Eats

June 1, 2009
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May 2009 Contents: 26 Reasons to Love Living Here

May 1, 2009
Volume 44, Number 8 Cover Story 26 Reasons to Love Living Here Cute zoo babies! The world's best library! And lots more reasons we're lucky to call Washington home. Photograph of Barack Obama by Chris/Bauer-Griffin.com. Subscribe to the Magazine... more

April 2009 Contents: Great Homes

April 1, 2009
Volume 44, Number 7 Cover Story Inside 10 Great Homes From a funky DC townhouse to a charming manor in the Virginia countryside, here's a 24-page look at beautiful homes. Photograph of Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez by Cade Martin.... more

March 2009 Contents: 75 Best Bars in Washington

March 1, 2009
Volume 44, Number 6 Cover Story 75 Best Bars We ordered drinks, sampled snacks, and checked out hundreds of area establishments—all to find the hottest spots on the after-hours scene. Photograph of bartender Jason Parsons at Old Ebbitt Grlll... more

February 2009 Contents: 100 Very Best Restaurants

February 1, 2009
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January 2009 Contents: Obama's Inauguration

January 1, 2009
Volume 44, Number 41 Cover Story Inauguration Special Welcoming the new first family. Photograph by Kwaku Alston/Corbis Outline. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us Features 2008 Washingtonians of the Year People who give their time and talent... more

December 2008 Contents - 64 Ways to Do Good

December 1, 2008
Volume 44, Number 3 Cover Story 64 Ways to do good Charities worthy of your time, energy, and money. Plus—companies with a heart, hot nonprofit boards, simple ways to make a difference, how to set up a foundation, who... more

November 2008 Contents - 51st State? / Don't Want to Cook Tonight?

November 1, 2008
Volume 44, Number 2 Cover Story Don’t Want to Cook Tonight? Here are 117 ideas for fast, delicious dinners. The best part? You barely have to do any work. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us Features 51st... more

October 2008 Contents - Hot Tickets

October 1, 2008
Volume 44, Number 1 Cover Story hot tickets As the curtain goes up on another season of theater, music, and dance, here are people who make it all happen—and the shows and performers you don’t want to miss. Subscribe... more

September 2008 Contents - Great Day Trips

September 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 12 Cover Story great day trips Whether your idea of fun is a country picnic or fine dining, city shopping or a crafts fair, a long hike or easy biking, a New York museum or a... more

August 2008 Contents - Best Bargains

August 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 11 Cover Story best bargains Everybody loves a bargain, and here are 26 pages of deals—on everything from art to furniture to Tiffany jewelry. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us Features Remaking the FBI... more

July 2008 Contents - Best Of Washington

June 30, 2008
Volume 43, Number 10 Cover Story best of washington Summer’s top treats: from rooftop restaurants and great beer to beach books and cool lakes. Plus—readers’ picks of dining, celebrities, nightlife, and more. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About... more

June 2008 Contents - 100 Best Bargain Restaurants

June 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 9 Cover Story 100 best bargain restaurants Great food, low prices, lots of fun in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us Features War Stories Five veterans—each from a different war—stepped... more

May 2008 Contents - Weekend Getaways

May 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 8 Cover Story 82 great weekends Can a weekend getaway change your life? Meet Washingtonians who had memorable trips and find ideas for escapes that may inspire you: great hikes, spiritual retreats, adventure outings, yoga getaways,... more

April 2008 Contents - Top Doctors

April 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 7 Cover Story Top Doctors We asked physicians to name the doctors they would send a family member to. Here are the results: 1,700 of the area’s best doctors in 36 specialties. Subscribe to the Magazine... more

March 2008 Contents - Neighborhood Eats

March 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 6 Cover Story Neighborhood Eats Sushi bars, pizza places, burger joints, bistros, pubs, taverns, chains, and other spots where the eating is real good. Plus, fun places for a date, where chefs take kids, old reliables,... more

February 2008 Contents - Ultimate Guide to Pets

February 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 5 Cover Story ultimate guide to pets How to care for your dog or cat: Here are 250 top veterinarians, alternative-medicine experts, kennels, dog walkers, groomers, and more. Subscribe to the Magazine Subscriber Services About Us... more

January 2008 Contents - 100 Very Best Restaurants

January 1, 2008
Volume 43, Number 4 Cover Story 100 best restaurants Openings by celebrity chefs! A bistro renaissance! Twenty new restaurants! There’s plenty of excitement on this year’s list of the very best, ranked from 1 to 100. Subscribe to the... more

December 2007 Contents - Best of Washington

December 1, 2007
Subscribe to the Washingtonian today!Capital Comment Annual report card: Who passes, who flunks? . . . Talking hoops with JT III . . . What Dan Snyder has to do to win . . . Friending Don Graham.Where &... more

November 2007 Contents

November 1, 2007
Meeting People Who Matter A gathering to celebrate the Power 150. Capital Comment Fitting sentences for Capitol offenders . . . Tony Snow’s talk isn’t cheap . . . Blogs are out; vlogs are in . . . Spotting... more

October 2007 Contents - Power 150

October 1, 2007
Subscribe to The Washingtonian today! October 2007 (Volume 43, Number 1) Capital Comment Big-name Halloween costumes . . . TV stars in the White House? . . . After a law firm’s windfall . . . Len Downie makes things... more

September 2007 Contents - Fall Weekends

September 1, 2007
Subscribe to The Washingtonian today! September 2007 (Volume 42, Number 12) Capital Comment Top junketeers . . . Predicting the Redskins season . . . Good new books . . . Lawyer for jocks in a jam . .... more

August 2007 Contents - The Secret Life of Teens

August 1, 2007
Capital Comment Cute candidate lookalikes . . . Dan Snyder’s seven sins . . . Secret Service code names . . . Summer hires and Champagne . . . Adios to Post Radio? Where & When American Impressionists at... more

July 2007 Contents - The Ultimate Museum Guide

July 1, 2007
Capital Comment Comparing the two Monicas . . . Big books by DC insiders . . . Don Graham’s new digs . . . Are lawyers overpaid? . . . Priciest houses on the market. Editor’s Notes The Washingtonian... more

June 2007 Contents - Cheap Eats

June 1, 2007
Cover photographs by matthew worden Capital Comment Shaving famous heads . . . Sex-scandal roundup . . . Where visiting celebrities sleep . . . Power poker players . . . Clerking for the Supremes. Where & When Portuguese... more

May 2007 Contents - Dream Weekends

May 1, 2007
Cover photograph by Image Source Black/Getty Images Capital Comment DC’s biggest spenders . . . How to talk to the queen . . . Shadow government at Akin Gump . . . Playing Tim Russert bingo . . .... more

April 2007 Contents - Best Places to Live

April 1, 2007
Cover photograph by Michael Ventura. Capital Comment Pols bet the funniest things . . . Michael Jordan’s son . . . Sally Quinn’s religion . . . Power perfume.Where & When Washington Color School . . . Saving Aimee... more

March 2007 Contents - Great Home Design

March 1, 2007
Cover photograph by IPS Company, Limited/Beateworks/Corbis. Hometown Heroes Since 1971 The Washingtonian has honored people who give their time and talents to make this a better place for all of us.Capital Comment Cartoonists rate the candidates . . .... more

February 2007 Contents - Look Good, Feel Good

February 1, 2007
Cover photo by Veer Capital Comment T. McAuliffe vs. P. Diddy . . . Spoilers for 2008? . . . Local stars of reality TV . . . Is the Post’s Style section dead?Where & When Jasper Johns at... more

January 2007 Contents - 100 Best Restaurants

January 1, 2007
Chefs photographed by Gary Landsman at Meridian House. Editor’s Notes Business Bests: The Washington Business Hall of Fame celebrates five new laureates.Capital Comment People to watch in 2007 . . . Big “ifs” that might have changed Bush’s legacy... more

December 2006 Contents - Best of Washington

December 1, 2006
Capital Comment Election winners and losers . . . Want a BMW with that condo? . . . Feeding the President. Where & When Ancient Bibles at the Sackler . . . The Light in the Piazza at the... more

November 2006 Contents - In The Money

November 1, 2006
Cover photograph by Matthew Worden. Capital Comment What Fenty should fix . . . Ashcroft unleashed . . . A Supreme Court clerk is worth $200,000? Where & When New museum opens . . . Dylan at the Patriot... more

October 2006 Contents - Who We Are

October 1, 2006
Cover photographs by Matthew Worden. Capital Comment Capitol Hill catfight . . . Washington’s Emmy winners . . . Cal and the Nats? . . . Kornheiser is controversial. Where & When Cirque du Soleil . . . Constable... more

September 2006 Contents - Fall Weekends

September 1, 2006
Cover photograph by Markus Moellenberg/Corbis Capital Comment DC’s big decision . . . Expletives in chief . . . Terrorism expert’s favorites . . . So long to our favorite party girls . . . Prediction: Redskins will rock... more

August 2006 Contents - Have More Fun

August 1, 2006
Cover photograph by Joerg Steffens/zefa/Corbis Capital Comment Who does what at the beach . . . Bush’s vacation . . . Redskins questions . . . Influential lawyers.Philip Merrill: Remembrances Where & When William Wegman’s dogs at NMAA .... more

July 2006 Contents - Single in the City

July 1, 2006
Cover photograph by Gary Landsman. Editor's Notes Celebrating—and learning from—Washington’s powerful women. Capital Comment Homes of the Nationals’ owners . . . Dan Snyder takes a hit . . . New faces at the Post. Where & When American... more

June 2006 Contents - Cheap Eats

June 1, 2006
Cover photograph by Matthew Worden Capital Comment Winners and losers in the Nationals deal . . . Where Congress likes to smoke . . . Al Gore on the trail? . . . Fun with the DailyCandy girl .... more