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June 2023: Best of Washington

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Best of Washington

Map by Frank Ramspott.

100 of the best things to eat, drink, do, and know in DC right now—including our favorite new rooftop bars, the tastiest gelato, a fun spin on pickleball, and even where to park (for less!) if you’re going to the Wharf. By Washingtonian Staff.


The Fall of the House of Ruby

Photograph by Jeff Elkins .

By providing help and hope to LGBTQ+ youth, Ruby Corado built Casa Ruby into a beloved nonprofit—and became an inspiration. Then it all came crashing down. By Britt Peterson.


At Home at the Watergate

Built in 1965 and billed as the height of luxury, the Watergate complex has a storied past and a host of intriguing residents. Photograph courtesy of Library of Congress.

Steeped in historical grandeur and synonymous with the scandal that brought down a presidency, the Watergate is also a place where Washingtonians live—and they have some stories to tell. By Mimi Montgomery.



Photograph by Kir Tuben.

Trends: What’s old is new again, and what’s new is just as chic. By Amy Moeller. 

Runway Report: Dramatic or understated, there’s a dress for everyone this season. By Amy Moeller. 

Pick Your Party: A memorable itinerary for each type of bachelorette. By Lisa Conley-Kendzior.

Right on the Money: Real-life costs for four in-demand details. By Amy Moeller.

Real Weddings: These local celebrations feature styles and designs to inspire. By Amy Moeller. 

The Guide: The area’s most recommended wedding experts. By Washingtonian Weddings Staff.


Capital Jewish Museum. Photograph by Chris Kleponis.

Hummus Among Us: How we became the country’s largest hummus hub. By Anna Spiegel.

A New Home for DC’s Jewish History: A peek at DC’s new Jewish museum. By Jessica Ruf.

A Fine Mess: A professor weighs in on traffic-enforcement woes. By Katie Kenny.

Know Your Rows: A guide to the city’s rowhouses. By Rob Brunner. 


Photograph of Paramore courtesy of Atlantic Records; Awesome Con by Evy Mages ; Boygenius courtesy of I.M.P.; Cauleen Smith’s Sojourner courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum; National Symphony Orchestra by Yassine El Mansouri; Page by Catherine Opie; Dom Flemons by Rory Doyle; Brandi Carlile by Mary Ellen Matthews.

Things to Do: Our 10 picks for the month in culture. By Briana Thomas.


Former FBI Director James Comey. Photograph by Scott Suchman .

Interview: With his FBI career over, James Comey reinvents himself as a thriller writer. By Sylvie McNamara.

Black Art in DC: Our guide to 100 years of innovative and enduring work. By Briana Thomas.


There are fresh places to grab a bite at the beaches near DC this summer, such as Marigold Creamery in Lewes. Photograph by Thomas Ignacius.

Cravings on the Coast: Headed to the beach? Try these new spots for crabs, craft beers, and more. By Daniella Byck.

Cosmetic Surgery | What’s New: Facelifts are up, as is ear surgery (blame facemasks!). Plus, a new device to smooth cellulite and why buccal-fat removal may not be a good idea. By Amy Moeller.

In the Clear: Why more kids and teens are sporting invisible braces—and a list of the area’s top pediatric dentists. By Daniella Byck.


Eat Your Greens: Salads—like this buttery shrimp version from Le Diplomate—have never tasted so good. Photographs by Scott Suchman .

A New Leaf: Salads around town have never been better. These are 16 we love. By Ann Limpert and Jessica Sidman.

Fun in the Sun: Waterfront views, breezy rooftops, and chic patios: our favorite spots right now for outdoor drinking and dining deals. By Ann Limpert.

Strike Zone:Restaurant matchbooks are hot again. By Jessica Sidman.


Lazy Days Turn the page to see three outdoor spaces perfect for summertime lounging. Photograph by Stylish Productions.

Take it Outside: Three very different backyard projects have one thing in common: They’re ideal places for slowing down during a summer spent alfresco. By Mimi Montgomery.

Keeping it Real: Real-estate insiders and agents are taking to Instagram and TikTok to attract buyers and sellers. By Damare Baker.

The Briefing: Capitol Riverfront:A look at what’s popped up and worth checking out in this waterfront neighborhood. By Keely Bastow and Katie Kenny.

Off the Market: Some of the area’s most expensive residential transactions. By Washingtonian Staff.

TV journalist Robert Costa on getting John Mayer to play his high-school prom. By Andrew Beaujon.