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January 2008 Cover
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.


Local Heroes

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

Big Man on Campus

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

Top House Sales

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.

Saving My Little Brother

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

Best & Worst Buildings

Ben Forgey, Washington’s top architecture critic, picks the area’s masterpieces—and pans its design disasters. By Harry Jaffe

FBI Stings Two DC Lobbyists

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

Capital Comment

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.

Where & When

ABT dances Sleeping Beauty at the KenCen . . . Glory Days premieres at Signature . . . Contemporary photos at the Phillips . . . Ice-skating al fresco.


restaurant week insider Here’s where you’ll find the most generous menus during Restaurant Week—and extra days to enjoy the good deals.


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.