Most Popular Blog Posts of the Week

Miss out on some of our blog posts from this week? Worry not—we're here to fill you in on what the most popular blog posts were from the past seven days. See below for our top five.

Ooh! Aah! Where to Watch the Fireworks in Washington—From Traditional Spots to the Unexpected
Beating the crowds is always a plus, but a little hoopla never hurt anyone, either. Whatever your style, the key to celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington is a little bit of planning. Braving the Mall? Get there early. In the mood for something different? Check out these alternatives for Independence Day fun.

Fun Ideas for a Bang-Up Fourth of July in and Around DC
OMG, your Fourth of July beach weekend fell through?! Worry not, city-bound friend—we’ve got a roundup of events to make the most of the holiday. Check out our guide to the Fourth, and start planning a day of America-rific fun!

Chefs, Bling, and Ice(land): The Best and Worst of the 2008 Rammy Awards
Last night, the Marriott Wardman Park was awash in “black tie and bling”—the specified dress code for this year’s Rammy Awards gala. Put on by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, these awards honor the region’s chefs and restaurants in numerous categories.

Goodbye, Butterfield 9
DC's Butterfield 9 is closing after eight years, according to a source close to the restaurant, who adds: "Most likely [today] there'll be padlocks on the door."

Spike Dishes on Good Stuff Eatery, 'Top Chef,' and More
We caught up with fedora-obsessed former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn at his soon-to-open Capitol Hill burger joint, Good Stuff Eatery. After a toasted-marshmallow milkshake, he revealed (on video) which DC chef-buddy you'll see on the next Top Chef, his real feelings for judge Tom Colicchio, and in-the-works locations of more family restaurant ventures.

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