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.
For 36 years, The Washingtonian has honored men and women who give their time and talents to make this a better place. These Washingtonians of the Year find ways to enrich the lives of everyone they touch. By Leslie Milk and Ellen Ryan
Roy Hibbert put his NBA dreams on hold to play his senior year at Georgetown, hoping to win another championship for the Hoyas. By Maggie Master
What does $24 million buy? Here’s a look at the year’s biggest house sales, including the record-breaking Herb Miller/Robert Allbritton deal.
Peter has had cystic fibrosis his whole life. As his big sister, I want to help him fight it. How much should I push? How much should I let go? By Denise Kersten Wills
Ben Forgey, Washington’s top architecture critic, picks the area’s masterpieces—and pans its design disasters. By Harry Jaffe
Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen are PhDs and Middle East experts who did some lobbying. They thought they were doing what Washington insiders always do. By Mark Matthews
Dan Snyder’s five biggest mistakes . . . Funny faces of the candidates . . . Billy Martin’s client clash . . . Dana Milbank’s poison pen.
business The company that Jim Kimsey, Steve Case, and Ted Leonsis built is decamping to New York. But lots of boldface names are sticking around. politics New Hampshire has the nation’s first presidential primary and often picks winners. But sometimes it leaves front-runners frozen stiff. profile Wendy Luke gathered her late husband’s bow ties, all 166, and had them made into a quilt that gives comfort. Real Life Writing is in this novelist’s blood. benefits Good times for good causes this month.
ABT dances Sleeping Beauty at the KenCen . . . Glory Days premieres at Signature . . . Contemporary photos at the Phillips . . . Ice-skating al fresco.
style A runner’s secret energy drink, a tennis player’s favorite racquet shop, and other fitness tips. wedding guide The latest on Washington’s best wedding planners, reception sites, caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, and more. Plus—how celebrities get married and how more brides and grooms are going green.
real estate A real-estate couple nets a tidy profit on a 1950s rancher by renovating, not tearing down. Pets Want your pet in the wedding? First Person My friend and I had a lot in common—including mistrustful boyfriends. I finally broke free. April wasn’t so lucky.