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Photos: Highlights From DC's 50th Annual Hispanic Heritage Parade - Washingtonian
And, according to American University's DC-Metro Latino Research Initiative, roughly one million Latinos live in the DC metropolitan area.Yesterday marked the city's 50th annual Fiesta DC Parade of Nations, which celebrates the diverse and vibrant cultures of those with roots in Latino countries.Fiesta DC is considered the largest Latino celebration in the Washington, DC area, according to the mayor's office.Traditional music, clothing, and dance were all on display along the parade route near the National Mall.
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Take Our Restaurant Survey and You Could Win Dinner for Two - Washingtonian
We want to hear about who you think slings the best pizza or taco or Korean feast.We know you have opinions!For the past 45 years, Washingtonian has taken the pulse of the local restaurant scene by asking you, the reader, to play food critic.Answers will be revealed in our December issue, and you'll automatically be entered into a drawing for a $150 gift card to a restaurant of your choice.Which underrated neighborhood restaurants you think deserve some attention.Where you've had special-occasion worthy tasting menus-or fancy takeout.
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Things to Do in the DC Area This Week
Keep the fall festival vibes going with live music and German lagers at National Landing (Sat, free, Arlington).Visit Markoff's Haunted Forest for a night of eerie attractions, bonfires, music, and food (Fri-Sat, free entry, Dickerson, Maryland).Bring a friend to a blast from the past-an 80s themed outdoor happy hour (Fri, free, Takoma Park)Laura Warrell and Glory Edim (Tues, free but registration required, MLK Library).Join a Spy Chat from the comfort of your home with Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa (Thurs, free, virtual) or an interactive music and artifacts program for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners (Tues, free, virtual).
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Going Apple Picking? Here's What Chefs Suggest Doing With All That Extra Fruit - Washingtonian
Use apples in savory dishes: At Petworth's Little Food Studio , chef Danielle Harris melds sweet and savory flavors in her honeycrisp-and-brie danish.Make an apple confit: At Unconventional Diner in Shaw, pastry chef Ana Deshaies says a lot of things at the restaurant begin with an apple confit.Infuse some vinegar: Dauphine's chef Kristen Essig is mindful about getting the absolute most out of an apple.I use apples in my chili."Lower the temperature and let the apples cook slowly for about 10 minutes, stirring every three to four minutes until they are still soft but not falling apart.
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This DC-Area Popup Bookstore Specializes in South Asian Fiction - Washingtonian
Kahini offers both new and used books."I know sometimes it's just not possible for people to buy a brand new book for $25," she says.Kahini Books will pop up in Vienna this weekend.Outside of books with South Asian representation, Quazi highlights other books that have not received extensive attention.In May of this year, she launched Kahini Books, a popup and online bookstore that highlights South Asian fiction.She also sells used books, and tries to sell as many books as possible for under $15.
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Ask a Designer: What Sectional Should I Put by My Bay Windows? - Washingtonian
A couple of shelves above the desk and artwork above the sofa would help the space feel more finished."I would flank the sofa with wood end tables for table lamps and then ground the space with a large area rug big enough to slide under all four legs of the sofa.-Siri Bulusu We asked Catonsville interior designer Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Studio to give her advice: "This is a great space and I love the bay window!"I have a large bay window and am struggling to find a couch/layout that suits the giant space.
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Celebrity Chef Michael Mina Is Opening a Swanky Italian Restaurant and Pool Club in DC
This forthcoming project promises to be an entirely new concept for Mina.The celebrity chef is headed to the new City Ridge development near Tenleytown (formerly the Fannie Mae complex) with two venues: a "fattoria-to-table" Italian restaurant (still unnamed), and a rooftop bar and cafe at the members-only Ridge Club.The members-only pool and social club is a new level of dining-literally."At MINA Group, we've been really focused on developing new dining concepts that are fresh and interesting and finding the right partners and markets for them," says Mina, who operates over 40 finer dining restaurants from his base in San Francisco.
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How to Watch NASA's Asteroid Collision Tonight - Washingtonian
Called DRACO (short for Didymos Reconnaissance and Asteroid Camera for Optical Navigation), the camera will transmit one image per second to Earth and will serve as the spacecraft's eyesight, guiding it toward the space rock.Or, you can watch live images transmitted from the single camera aboard the spacecraft here, starting at 5:30 Eastern time.That point of light will slowly get bigger until, of course, the camera dies with the spacecraft.If all goes perfectly to plan, the spacecraft will not only be smashed to smithereens, but the 500-foot space rock named Dimorphos will be knocked onto a different path.
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7 Notable Homes in the DC Area This Month-and Who Bought and Sold Them
Bought by: Thomas Limberger , founder and CEO of the private-­investment firm Silver­Arrow Capital Group.Sold by: Mohammad Zafar Iqbal , a retired otolaryngologist.Sold by: Anna Gelpern, a professor at Georgetown Law, and Bruce Spiva, a former candidate for DC attorney general.Maryland Sold by: Kevin Keyes , president and CEO of Information Management Group, an IT-and-­communications-solutions firm.Bought by: Theodore Shin, CEO of the private-­investment firm Capitol Hill Group.Sold by: Robert Snyder , founder of the private- global-investment firm Cambridge Information Group.
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Is Now the Time to Invest in DC Residential Real Estate? - Washingtonian
DeCamp and his team have set a goal to revitalize almost $1 billion in properties in the region over the next five years."The deals that I buy from them run smoothly with the right support team in place."The opportunity is now for savvy DC investors to capitalize on the off-market properties that New Western delivers.The Power of Local New Western believes that local investors are better able to rehab distressed properties than owner-occupants.New Western efficiently moves these vacant properties into the hands of investors who can transform them into move-in ready homes for sale or rent.