• Photo: The Nicolai Family of Al Crostino Restaurant w/ The District Insider. L-R, Lina, Juliana, Richeen Ariel (The District Insider), David, and Valentino.
    25 2014 August

    [DINING OUT] Family-Owned Italian Restaurant, Al Crostino, Reigns Supreme in Shaw

    Nestled among cozy row houses and trendy cafes, in the multi-generational neighborhood of Shaw, lies Al Crostino, an authentic Italian restaurant brimming with Neapolitan flair and warm vibes. The family-owned restaurant, at 1926 9th Street...

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    24 2014 August

    THIS WEEK! Arts & Entertainment Agenda for: September 2-7

    Decatur House Tour: Tour the Decatur House, home of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. Explore the nearly 200-year-old history of Decatur House, its connections to the War of 1812, and...

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    24 2014 August

    THIS WEEK! Food & Drink Agenda for: September 2-7

    Urbana Grand Reopening: Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar is debuting a new look and enhanced bar program after a six-week, $600K refresh led by D.C.’s own Grizform Design Architects. Now boasting a double-sided bar, drink...

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    24 2014 August

    THIS WEEK! Lifestyle Agenda for: September 2-7

    City Sports Grand Re-Opening Fun Run: Celebrate City Sports’ new look with a  run club! There will be vendor visits and free giveaways. Tuesday, September 2. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 1111 19th St NW, WDC. Cost: Free with...

Nestled among cozy row houses and trendy cafes, in the multi-generational neighborhood of Shaw, lies Al Crostino, an authentic Italian restaurant brimming with Neapolitan flair and warm vibes. The family-owned restaurant, at 1926 9th Street N.W. in Washington, D.C., is reacquainting the city with classic Italian cuisine. So, leave your passport at home, and let...

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Decatur House Tour: Tour the Decatur House, home of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. Explore the nearly 200-year-old history of Decatur House, its connections to the War of 1812, and its Slave Quarters, one of only a few remaining examples of slave quarters in an urban setting. Tuesday, September 2....

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Urbana Grand Reopening: Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar is debuting a new look and enhanced bar program after a six-week, $600K refresh led by D.C.’s own Grizform Design Architects. Now boasting a double-sided bar, drink rails, and additional high-top lounge seating in the former private dining space, Urbana is debuting a bar menu to build...

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THIS WEEK! Lifestyle Agenda for: September 2-7

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City Sports Grand Re-Opening Fun Run: Celebrate City Sports’ new look with a  run club! There will be vendor visits and free giveaways. Tuesday, September 2. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 1111 19th St NW, WDC. Cost: Free with RSVP. Reading Partners Back-to-School Tutor Happy Hour: Thanks to your help, 97% of DC students accelerated their rate of literacy...

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WEEKEND “GET OUT” GUIDE for: August 29-31

August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Friday, August 29 R&B + SOUL: American Idol winner & 8-time Grammy nominated singer Fantasia brings her soul-stirring vocals to Pier Six (731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD) for a LIVE performance featuring “I Wanna Know” R&B singer-songwriter and producer Joe. Show starts at 8pm. Cost: $32-$72. ANNIVERSARY: Host Justin Trawick, a D.C.-area songwriter, along with...

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Friday, August 29 PUPPET SHOW: Learn about wildlife and our environment through puppet plays performed by staff at Hidden Oaks Nature Center (7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA) from 3pm-4pm. Ages 3-5. MR. SKIP: Mr. Skip performs in the Old Town Plaza Series. Come out and enjoy the shops and restaurants at Old Town Plaza (3955 Chain...

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Outdoor Movie Guide: Looking for the perfect family-friendly night out? Look no further! Before the Summer ends, take in a FREE movie under the stars at venues throughout the Washington region! BRC 2nd Annual Food and Beverage Industry Symposium and Expo: Are you a current business owner who wants to grow your business and get ideas?  Or,...

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THIS WEEK! Music Agenda for: August 25-31

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Navy Country Current: The Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble blends modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Monday, August 25. 6pm. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Millennium Stage, 2700 F St NW, WDC. Cost: Free. Disney Night at La-Ti-Do: It’s that time of week again for La-Ti-Do: 2013 WINNER BroadwayWorld.com for Best Cabaret...

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Dog Days of Summer Beer Dinner: Join a Brewmaster from Flying Dog and a surprise guest to talk about the Dog Star Sirius & the Summer Skies. Guests will be treated to a five-course meal with beer pairings, and a take-home Flying Dog Tasting Glass. Tuesday, August 26. 6:30pm. The Daily Dish Restaurant, 8301 Grubb...

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