Give ‘Em The Finger: 2017 Local First Awards at Blind Whino

 As veteran DC entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Andy Shallal said, “Give ‘em the finger!” The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success—conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, and makers that invigorate our local economy. On Thursday, Nov. 9 more than 300 […]

First Look: Mi Vida

When forthcoming Mexican restaurant Mi Vida co-owners Michael Reginbogin and Jason Berry see an opportunity, they capitalize on it. So when The Wharf offered their team at Knead Hospitality the opportunity to open a restaurant it was not a question of should they do it, but what should it be. After working with Chef Roberto […]

First Look: Del Mar

The Wharf has many upscale options for diners to choose from, but the most expensive option, Del Mar, radiates high class inside and out. Owners Fabio and Maria Trabocchi realize their fifth and most upscale restaurant (Fiola, Fiola Mare, Casa Luca, and Sfoglina are the others) “is not your every night option, but hopefully it […]

What’s in a Name: A Series on Shakespeare, SEU, and Southwest, Part 5

Photo caption: A rendering from the new 2017 PUD of the proposed development. Author’s note: This is part five of a series on the redevelopment of the old Southeastern University site in Southwest. These articles will serve to provide information for the greater community, and not to take a side on the development debate.            This series, begun in […]

Museum of the Bible Opens

The Museum of the Bible opened on Friday, Nov. 17 in the old Washington Design Center building. The $500 million museum’s stated goal is to trace the history and extensive influence of the Bible. The repurposed building, located at 4th and D Streets SW, used to be a refrigerated warehouse in the 1920s and contains excellent […]