The Southwest Spoon: From Top to Bottom, Officina Keeps it Deliciously Simple

Firepits, complimentary blankets and a great view on Officina’s rooftop; Photo: Mike Goodman Even with three stories of space, a marketplace, café, restaurant, rooftop bar and endless options for food and beverages, Officina still manages to stick to elegant simplicity with the food, flavors and ambiance. Pronounced oh-fee-she-nah, Michelin-star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has graced Southwest […]

Pozdravliayu s Rozhdestvom!—“Merry Christmas!”

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their 22nd annual Christmas concert at Saint Augustine’s Church, 555 Water St., SW, on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to the traditional assortment of carols, this year’s edition will have a distinctly Russo-centric feel, in terms of both program and performers. Joining in the festivities will be Marje […]

Botanic Garden Features Tunes & Trains for the Holidays

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, “Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!,” opened Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, and runs through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. This year’s exhibit features plant-based re-creations of iconic train stations from across the U.S., including classic stations like DC’s Union Station, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s […]

“Anything Goes” is Going Strong at Arena

(L to R) Mickey Orange (Ensemble/Quartet), Ben Gunderson (Purser/Ensemble/Quartet), Soara-Joye Ross (Reno Sweeney), Brent McBeth (Ensemble/Quartet/Fred/Photographer) and Nicholas Yenson (Ensemble/Quartet) in “Anything Goes” running Nov. 2 through Dec. 23 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo: Maria Baranova. “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s vintage classic musical, is playing at Arena Stage for the holidays. […]

Photos: Vikings Invade Southwest

On Oct. 5, the Transit Pier at The Wharf was overtaken by the world’s largest operational Viking ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre. The invasion featured the Draken Village, allowing visitors to relive the discovery of the New World and the Draken’s 2016 trans-Atlantic crossing. Staff of The Southwester visually documented this unique-to-Southwest adventure. BY Southwester Staff