June 2008 Contents – 100 Best Bargain Restaurants

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June 2008 Cover
Volume 43, Number 9

Cover Story

100 best bargain restaurants

Great food, low prices, lots of fun in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.


War Stories

Five veterans—each from a different war—stepped onto the battlefield to serve their country and were forever changed. By Drew Bratcher

Can a Nice Guy Finish First?

Chris Van Hollen has become one of the barons of Capitol Hill—sharp, steely, ambitious . . . but Tom DeLay or Rahm Emanuel he’s not. By Barbara Matusow

Now It’s Easier to Buy Farm-Fresh Food

More farmers are making a good living selling fresh fruits and vegetables at the area’s weekend markets. By Brooke Lea Foster

Becoming Colleen

Peter Fay always thought he was a woman trapped in the body of a man. At age 63, after a long career on television and radio, he’s become what he feels he was meant to be. By Larry Van Dyne

Capital Comment

Where campaigners chow down . . . Startlets party with pols . . . New York chefs dish about DC . . . At the Post—who’ll be the new top gun?
Profile When a high-powered executive discovered he was going blind, he was scared and tried to fake it. Then he got to work.
law & Order Forget the Supreme Court. We won’t get guns off the streets until politicians, judges, and law-enforcement officials get seriousphoto winners As these dramatic photos show, winning isn’t always everything.Real Life Filmmaker Susan Koch teamed up with Ted Leonsis for a Sundance Film Festival hit about soccer and redemption.benefits Good times for good causes.

Where & When

Alicia Keys at Verizon . . . Martin Puryear at NGA . . . New museum covers crime . . . Mamma Mia! at the National . . . 100 SilverDocs films at AFI.


wedding bells Five couples share their tales of romance, Plus—setting up a gift registry, the joys and struggles of marrying young, and what’s in style for Washington weddings.bargains Wedding experts share their money-saving tips—from hidden cakes to $125 gowns to the secret of restaurant rentals.


style Why Washington men should wear more brown, how to spot a lawyer by his suit, and more on men’s fashion.


AWards Winners of this year’s Washingtonian Residential Design Awards varied in style but had one thing in common: quality.favorite spaces A world traveler filled her McLean kitchen with souvenirs from her journeys—and mementos of her parents. close to home When you live beside a golf course, you can gain more than easy tee times. You’ll find nearby dining, family activities, and social clubs.Luxury Homes Booz Allen CEO Ralph Shrader sells for nearly $5 million in Bethesda. Star Georgetown prof buys for $1.9 million in DC’s Spring Valley.

Pets Learning to ride a horse is not as hard as you might think. Here are tips on how and where to get started.

First Person I used to think the rule against standing on the left side of Metro escalators was silly. Then I realized it was about more than that.

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