Washington, D.C. Journals

The Insider's DC

A travel journal to Washington, D.C. by Sara Bryant

Quote: Creating scandal is not the only way to have fun in DC...although it's always an option.

The Insider's DC

Overview

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I've been around the world a couple of times, and living in my nation's capital has certainly kept more than one international friendship alive. Imagine asking people in Australia to come visit you in someplace like, say, Ord, Nebraska. Not to knock those Ordians, but I doubt you'd get many takers. Living in DC has been the best experience of my life, and one of the reasons is that I feel comfortable and reasonable asking people to visit. We all like to complain that Washington DC is over-run with tourists (domestic and international) but the truth is that most of these people are just our friends! Once you get over the stereo-types (we're not *all* stuffy political wannabes), DC is a fun and...Read More

Cairo

Hotel | "The Cairo (or something of the ilk)"

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The best place to stay in Washington, DC is with a friend. If you have a little extra cash, you might try the Lincoln Bedroom. Seriously, everybody has a friend in DC. The hotels are outrageous and most buildings in DC have rooftops with a killer view. This makes watching 4th of July fireworks lots of fun!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2000

Cairo
Dupont Circle, Cleveland Park, Georgetown
Washington, D.C., United States

Lauriol Plaza

Restaurant

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Perfect for a sunny, warm evening. Sit outside, on the roof, and sip margarita swirls. Salsa (that comes with the free chips) is some of the best in town. Best described as Tex-Mex with a cuban kick, my boss swears the only way she'll eat roast pork is at this place. It would also be a mistake to pass on the fried plantains. Portions are perfect, atmosphere is ideal, prices are more than reasonable...one of the best places to dine in DC.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2000

Lauriol Plaza
1835 18th St Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-0035

Chi Cha Lounge

Restaurant

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The smell hits you first...it is a dense and thick smell...one that stays with you. It's not unpleasent, but it is hard to place. It hangs in the air, along with clouds of wafting smoke, and you finally realize that the sticky apple tobacco smell and the smoke go together. The smoke pours out from one of a dozen hooka pipes, set to the side of small tables and big groups. This place is always packed. The atmosphere is laid-back, the people diverse, and when you can get a seat, the seating is comfy. Things start to get really smooth on Sunday nights: fewer people and live Bossa Nova. Beatnick at its grooviest.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2000

Chi Cha Lounge
1624 U Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 234-8400

Buca Di Beppo

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

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LOTS of food, lots of fun. A great place to bring a big group of hungry diners...family-style southern Italian. Do not go if: you are traveling with anal-retentive health freaks; persons with very high cholesterol (this meal might kill them); you have a group smaller than four. One dish will feed a healthy family of four...two might kill them. For extra fun ask about sitting at the 'kitchen table' or in the 'Pope Room'

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 10, 2000

Buca Di Beppo
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
(202) 232-8466

Madam's Organ

Attraction

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Welcome to the 'Capital' of bluegrass, where the mixed rhythms of Irish Folk and American Blues thrive and survive. Every Wednesday night the kings of bluegrass come to perform live...make sure you wear your dancing shoes...someone is sure to sweep you off your feet. People are friendly and down to earth, and everyone can appreciate the sound of a bluegrass tune. Madam's Organ is a long narrow bar with four floors, a pool table, and a lot of funk.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2000

Madam's Organ
2461 18th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 667-5370

The Brickskeller

Attraction | "The Brickskellar"

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Wherever your from, this beer's for you! Every beer you've ever heard of, and some you never have, no matter where you're from. Dimly lit, and grungy feeling, but damn the beer is good. My friend met her husband here, so who says there's no love in the hops?

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 11, 2000

The Brickskeller
1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 293-1885