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January 1998 Washingtonian Magazine Contents – 100 Very Best Restaurants

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Capital Comment: Who's In, Who's Out . . . Fitzwater Chills . . . A Sportswriter With Enemies . . . Goodbye to a Great Chef.


Where & When: Emancipation Proclamation . . . Dreamgirls . . . First Night . . . Doña Francisquita . . . Winterfest.

Growing Pains Judith Viorst talks about growing up gracefully.By Ken Adelman.

Newt Out! Cohen Quits! Here's what the TV pundits predicted for 1997. By Drew Lindsay.

Both Sides of the Fence Moving between the black world and the white world, and then from Chicago to Washington. By Lisa Page.

What Comes Next Barry annexes the suburbs? Jimmy Carter in Show Boat? Here's some news of the future. By Richard Victory.

Warren and Me He called, we talked, we met. But now that his movie is coming out, Warren Beatty never calls. By Gary Wasserman.

Washingtonians of the Year Fifteen local heroes who make Washington a better place. By Leslie Milk and Ellen Ryan.

Showdown at St. Albans At Washington's establishment school, tradition counted and civility was the rule. Then the board decided to fire the headmaster, and all hell broke loose. By Larry Van Dyne.

Men Are Animals Author Laura Zigman talks about New York versus Washington, love in your twenties, and cows. By Robyn Gearey.

Top Lobbyists The lobbying game has changed, and so have the players. But one thing's the same: There's money to be made by the winners. Here are Washington's top 50. By Kim I. Eisler.

Teddy Slept Here The big house sales of 1997. By Jayne O'Donnell.

Dancing With Wolves A new Indian museum has thrown the Smithsonian into a controversy as old as the nation. Keeping everyone happy is Rick West's job. By Gregg Zoroya.

100 Very Best Restaurants The finest dining in Virginia, Maryland, and DC–plus great places for special occasions and 20 to watch in 1998. By Robert Shoffner, David Dorsen, Thomas Head, and Cynthia Hacinli.

Wedding Guide: The best caterers, florists, musicians,T photographers, and other experts for the big day. Plus choosing a great site, wedding-guest etiquette, and stories of extravagant Washington weddings. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.


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