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March 2008 Contents – Neighborhood Eats

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Volume 43, Number 6

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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, and more.


Inside the New Stadium

The Nationals’ new home, with lots of attractions and almost no bad seats, may prove to be one of baseball’s best places for enjoying the game. But don’t expect to see the Capitol dome—and take Metro. By Marc Sandalow

My Best Friend

They inspire each other, look out for each other, laugh and cry together. Here are six friendships built on love and loyalty. By Nancy Doyle Palmer

The Son Also Rises

Morgan Wootten turned a sleepy Catholic school in Maryland into a national basketball powerhouse and left the game a legend. Now Joe Wootten is working the same magic in Virginia. By Drew Bratcher

Turning Points

Here are the key moments that changed Washington—the decisions, people, and events that made the city what it is today. By Larry Van Dyne

Will the Gun Ban Get Nixed?

Where you stand on handgun laws depends in part on where you live, where you come from, and what’s been done to you. By Harry Jaffe

You Mean I Have to Dance?

Etiquette classes and cotillions that teach kids to mind their manners are growing in popularity—among parents, that is. By Susan Baer

Capital Comment

Fantasy cruises with pundits and pols . . . New look: fat ties . . . Rating the network election teams . . . Schlesinger dishes dirt . . . New Post publisher.
Profile A DC lawyer was asked to put a price on each of the thousands of lives lost in two of America’s greatest tragedies.

Real Life At 17, Marc Davis is off to a fast start in NASCAR.books It’s not because they aren’t funny. Here are conservative authors who can make even a liberal laugh.benefits Good times for good causes.

Where & When

Wildlife photos at Natural History . . . Kander & Ebb celebration at Signature . . . Mandy Patinkin at Strathmore . . . Where to enjoy March Madness.


bittersweet romance Régine Palladin’s husband was a flamboyant chef whose life ended too soon. Their marriage was the stuff of melodrama.cravings Hungry for charbroiled oysters, cheap and juicy burgers, and do-it-yourself barbecue? Here’s where to go.backyard vineyards Small winemakers are setting new standards for wine in Virginia by emphasizing quality—and doing it all from the comfort of home.


style What’s in and out this season.


homes of top architects Want to renovate your home? Put on an addition? Build your dream house from the ground up? Here are architects doing good work in Washington. Plus, inside the houses of eight area architects—and where they shop. For extra online photos of Washington’s top architects’ work, click here.ballpark living Can the Nationals stadium do for an up-and-coming waterfront neighborhood what the Verizon Center did for downtown DC?splurges and steals Fine design doesn’t come cheap—or does it? Luxury Homes Post chief Don Graham puts up $2.8 million for a DC townhouse.

Pets Tips for bringing a missing pet home.

First Person A few notes of a Nashville song will carry me back.