DC FOOD TRUCKS WORTH TRACKING DOWN

While it is hard believe after we all watched on in horror as flurries of white fell gracefully from the sky this past week, the calendar doesn’t lie: spring is here. Soon, Old Man Winter will give up on terrorizing us with blustery winds and cold fronts, and warm weather will swoop in to save our souls. Or at least, that’s the kind of hope I’ve been clinging to as I cocoon under every blanket I own night after night. Spring brings more than sunshine, blooms, open-toed shoes, and wheezing, though. It also brings one of the cities best food options out of hibernation. Yes, that’s right, with warmer weather, the cities’ wheels start turning, delicious smells start wafting through 70-degree air, and food trucks are back in season. DC FOOD TRUCKS WORTH TRACKING DOWN

5 NEW DC RESTAURANTS TO TRY NOW

D.C. is an fantastic city for eating out, with new restaurants and bars opening each week. With that wealth of choice comes hard decisions – not to mention the challenge of keeping track of what is new and notable. Sometimes it’s easier to settle down at your favorite neighborhood spot rather than fight for the hot new reservation. But if you are looking to switch up your routine, there are a few newcomers that are worth a look. Here are five options to consider for your next meal or cocktail out on the town. 5 NEW DC RESTAURANTS TO TRY NOW

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)

DC ON THE CHEAP: (GOOD) MEALS FOR UNDER $10

Food. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. But living in a city with such dynamite food options can be heavy hitting on the bank account. And while DC might be the home of the heinously overpriced cupcake and Michelin star restaurants that could do you in, there are still, believe it or not, deals to be had in the District. Here are some places in the city where you can please your taste buds without emptying your savings account. DC ON THE CHEAP: (GOOD) MEALS FOR UNDER $10

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL DREAM OF ICE CREAM

Spring has sprung! (sorta) We’re still in that aggravating part of the year where the weather is having major mood swings and you have to check your phone in the morning to be certain whether you need a parka or shorts. After all, sunshine doesn’t always equal warmth. However, real Spring is so close, I can feel it. The flowers are budding with abandon, we’ll soon be sneezing a gross amount, and sunshine will be accompanied by warmth creeping over our bare shoulders and legs. Alas! I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL DREAM OF ICE CREAM

HUSH, HUSH: DC’S BEST SPEAKEASIES

blackSo, you’re faced with another weekend in DC. What to do, what to do…

It’s no secret that DC has a world-class, foodie-approved list of things that you could fill a Friday night with. It’s also no secret that the best of that list involves alcoholic beverages. But sometimes, you want a little something different. Sometimes you don’t want to drop in at the neighborhood watering hole that is generous enough to offer PBR and a shot of house vodka for $5.00. Sometimes Tinder seems both mentally exhausting and indicative of having one finger that is just way more overworked than the others. Sometimes you want to swipe left on what you know and try something a little different. Enter DC’s speakeasy scene. HUSH, HUSH: DC’S BEST SPEAKEASIES