Washington D.C.—A capitol revival

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Washington DC. Formerly known for its seedy street life and muggy climate, Washington DC has undergone a major transformation, with slick new condos appearing on once desolate street corners, and brick-walled wine bars replacing boarded-up storefronts. In addition to the civic monuments and [...]

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First stop to Europe-DC For a Fast Fun Night

First Stop-Washington DC On our “empty nester” kickoff trip, we started with a united flight to Washington DC.  A few points to share: We took aBLScar in from Dulles. Construction, rain, and long..but the takeaway, our car topped $200, not worth it vs simply taking a cab. Hotel-Ah! Hotel Monaco, first time I have taken [...]

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Hotel Bars for a Meeting

A member was recently in Dc and looking for a Hotel bar to meet a client at. This is what was recommended by some Silver and Gold members: W Hotel on 15th and f The Jewel Box Bar for indoor Hip and POV for great views of DC: Hotel Monaco Hay Adams Jefferson Hotel The [...]

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Kramerbooks-Books, food, music, community

I was in DC last week for some meetings, Microsoft had taken out most hotel rooms for a 14 day convention and I ended up on Connecticut Avenue at the Churchill Hotel. Got to the hotel after fighting bad traffic in due to construction, had the usual delayed conference call and went for some air [...]

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Oceanaire Seafood-I thought it was a local place-It’s a chain! Wow!

I love good seafood and finding it is not as easy as you might think. The elegant places tend to have not great seafood and the joints can be a mixed bag. I hope that this blog will uncover great seafood, be it east coast, west coast, international, you name it. That said, I fell [...]

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Nandos-American Style

Nandos is one of the best chicken places in the world. That South African peri-peri hot sauce, great sides, great price-value, winner all around-I would have to call it a joint because of the feel, the helpings and the price but its a new joint, not one that;s been around for 50 years, with a [...]

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