This page describes the contents of an issue of Washingtonian magazine. Subscribers get exclusive early access through our print and digital editions. Most of our feature stories are later published online and linked below.Buy a Single Issue
Volume 43, Number 9
100 best bargain restaurants
Great food, low prices, lots of fun in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Five veterans—each from a different war—stepped onto the battlefield to serve their country and were forever changed. By Drew Bratcher
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
More farmers are making a good living selling fresh fruits and vegetables at the area’s weekend markets. By Brooke Lea Foster
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
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.
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.