ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES! 5 HOLIDAY COOKIES WORTH BAKING

When people exchange pleasantries and say that they’re so happy it’s the “Holiday Season,” or sheepishly excuse their heinously high credit card statement because “it’s the Giving Season,” it’s all I can do to not shake them instead of shake my head that they are missing the bigger picture. Yes, it’s the holiday season, and by association, the giving season. But, more (or most) importantly…it’s the cookie season! Can you think of one other time of year when cookies are in such abundance? ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES! 5 HOLIDAY COOKIES WORTH BAKING

AT MAYDAN, TAKE A CULINARY ADVENTURE FROM MOROCCO TO GEORGIA

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(Photo by Kate Warren)

Food is one of the best ways to learn about and experience other countries and cultures. That’s certainly the case at Maydan (1346 Florida Ave. NW), one of D.C.’s newest restaurants. The concept opened November 21 and embraces recipes and cooking techniques from a hand full of countries including Morocco, Turkey, and Georgia.

The word Maydan fittingly translates into “town square,” and the restaurant layout certainly lives up to that name. The open dining room and bar is both bustling and cozy, making guests feel like they’ve been transported from the streets of D.C. to a gathering place halfway across the world. At the center of it all is an attention-grabbing hearth,  which is used to cook just about everything on Maydan’s varied menu (it also does a pretty good job helping to heat the space on cool winter nights). AT MAYDAN, TAKE A CULINARY ADVENTURE FROM MOROCCO TO GEORGIA

RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST

Okay, so you’ve eaten so much holiday goodness that you’re full to the brim like a stuffed turkey and you’ve put in the mandatory face-to-face time with the crazy fam. Now, all you’re looking to do is find a way to get out and hang loose for this holiday long weekend.

Well, you’re in luck because we’ve brought you a fun-loving Holiday Weekend Hitlist chock full of the top events this weekend. RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST

NEW DC PLACES TO WINE & DINE (OR BEER & GRUB)

The holiday season is upon us, it’s true. And while the frenzy of sugary sweets, overzealous plates of food, gift giving, and fa-la-la-la-ing is no doubt wonderful, Winter can still rear its nasty head and make the city feel like a drab place to be. Fear not, though! There are plenty of new cozy atmospheres popping up around the city that have the potential to make complete and utter darkness at 6pm and sweater weather turned I-don’t-want-to-leave-the-house weather not so bad, after all. New places to eat can put the pep back in your step and the zest back in your life, winter cloud coverage be damned. NEW DC PLACES TO WINE & DINE (OR BEER & GRUB)

PRE-MADE THANKSGIVING: WHERE TO GOBBLE UP THE GOODIES IN DC

If you haven’t made yourself sick with leftover Halloween candy yet, you’re missing out – the holiday season in full swing! A three-month extravaganza of blowing any new year’s resolutions you came anywhere close to realizing all to hell because, hey, we’re about to get a reset! So put on your stretchiest pants, rub your tummy while simultaneously giving yourself a pep talk, and buckle up! Next up: Thanksgiving! PRE-MADE THANKSGIVING: WHERE TO GOBBLE UP THE GOODIES IN DC

FEEL THE VIBES FOR THIS WEEKEND HITLIST

So, as most of you may know, Halloween isn’t anywhere near the end of celebrations for us Washingtonians. This  weekend commemorates the Veteran’s Day and is scheduled to host everything from musical ensembles from Grammy Award winning musicians to child prodigies and more. So for your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled trending events in DC this weekend.  FEEL THE VIBES FOR THIS WEEKEND HITLIST

YOUR ALL HALLOW’S EVE WEEKEND HITLIST

Friday, October 27th

Make your Friday Magical with the Scary Living Zoo and Wizardry!

Night of the Living Zoo

Complementary to last week’s Boo at the Zoo, Night of the Living Zoo is a fun Halloween event mixed with scary houses, animals and fun pranks. Added with the live entertainment, Night of the Living Zoo is a popular event with 500+ tickets already sold. YOUR ALL HALLOW’S EVE WEEKEND HITLIST