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August 2018: Cheap Eats

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Photograph of “District Z” sandwich by Scott Suchman. Shot on location at District BBQ in Vienna. Lettering by Timothy Goodman.

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Eat Great Cheap

Peruse restaurant menus these days, with their $32 burritos and $24 sandwiches, and you might think it’d be tough to get a decent meal on a budget in this town. Turns out that couldn’t be further from the truth—just flip the page. Herewith, our 100 favorite places to eat for $25 a person—or less. By Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, Jessica Sidman, and Cynthia Hacinli, with reporting by Mimi Montgomery.


FEATURES

Open Hearts

Givens and Kobelja. Photograph by April Greer. Lettering by Todd Detwiler. Hair and makeup by Rachel Lane Makeup Artistry.
Givens and Kobelja. Photograph by April Greer. Lettering by Todd Detwiler. Hair and makeup by Rachel Lane Makeup Artistry.

Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja had heart transplants in the same hospital on the same day. Both faced long odds, and both beat them. But that wasn’t the most unlikely thing about their story. By Susan Baer.

The Bathing Basin

Photograph courtesy of Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress.
Photograph courtesy of Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress.

A century ago, in the middle of town, you could find a sandy shore, high dives, lounge chairs, and a rollicking scene around the Tidal Basin Beach. By Jackson Knapp.

Barbara Comstock’s War

Barbara Comstock. Photograph by Bill Clark.
Barbara Comstock. Photograph by Bill Clark.

In the 1990s, she was a bomb-throwing star among Washington GOP operatives. Today she’s a suburban pol whose district is thick with Hillary-voting government employees. Democrats are salivating over the prospect of unseating her. It might not be that easy. By Matthew Cooper.

Hot Properties

Photograph of Into the Fold house by Paul Warchol.
Photograph of Into the Fold house by Paul Warchol.

Every year, Washingtonian partners with the American Institute of Architects to recognize the area’s best-looking residences. Take a peek inside the 12 winning homes. By Marisa M. Kashino.


CAPITAL COMMENT

Scott Pruitt, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kirstjen Nielsen. Photographs of Scott Pruitt by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Photograph of Sarah Huckabee Sanders Alex Wong/Getty Images. Photograph of Kirstjen Nielsen by Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images.
Scott Pruitt, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kirstjen Nielsen. Photograph of Scott Pruitt (left) by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Photograph of Sarah Huckabee Sanders (center) by Alex Wong/Getty Images. Photograph of Kirstjen Nielsen (right) by Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images.

Public Advocates: The new rules of spotting Trump officials in public.

Fix-It List: Our Post wish list for Jeff Bezos.

Wonder Years: A look back at 1980s Washington.

Crisis Averted: We tested DC’s emergency-management team with a fake terror scenario in an escape room. Here’s how they did.

In the Works: Does Washington really need more museums?

Plan of Attack: Why a team of local entrepreneurs is launching an MMA league.

Whole Lot of Dobre: Hanging out with the Maryland brothers whose YouTube videos have turned them into online stars.

Discover DC: Great guidebooks aren’t just for tourists. Are these new ones worth your time?

Red Zone: The Navy Yard apartment building that’s a haven for Trumpies.

Big Picture: On the trail with the DC Dog Runner.


WHERE & WHEN

Film still from Star Trek Ii: The Wrath Of Khan by Allstar/Cinetext/PARAMOUNT.
Film still from Star Trek Ii: The Wrath Of Khan by Allstar/Cinetext/PARAMOUNT.

The 16 performances, exhibits, and other things worth your time this month.


IQ

Sean Spicer. Photograph by ZUMA Press/Alamy.
Sean Spicer. Photograph by ZUMA Press/Alamy.

What Happened: Sean Spicer is ready to explain himself.

House Hunter: Chasing the mystery behind my family’s century-old house.

Taken for a Ride: The lesson of Potomac Yard? For Metro stations, design is as important as reliable service.


LIFE & TRAVEL

Photograph by Laura Metzler; Styling by Hayley Garrison Phillips; Hair and Makeup by Connie Tsang of The Artist Agency Using Mac Cosmetics and Oribe Hair Care; Model is Jasmin J. from Modelogic.
Photograph by Laura Metzler; Styling by Hayley Garrison Phillips; Hair and Makeup by Connie Tsang of The Artist Agency Using Mac Cosmetics and Oribe Hair Care; Model is Jasmin J. from Modelogic.

Perfect Hair Day: Sophisticated accessories for summer hair.

The Sounds of Steel: A trip to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for one of the US’s largest music festivals—plus 13 others worth checking out.

Screen Test: More colleges are offering lectures and quizzes on handheld devices. Is this higher ed’s future?

Parenting: A guide to Fortnite—the game that’s eating kids’ brains.


HOME

Photograph by Kerra Michele.
Photograph by Kerra Michele.

Kid Spaces: Themed rooms that actually look cool, a nursery done right, teen hangouts, and favorite resources for outfitting your child’s’ room.

The Briefing: Alexandria: What’s new in the Virginia suburb.

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