Food

Sunday Snapshot: Georgetown Waterfront

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It had been a while since I’d been to the Georgetown Waterfront, so I decided it would be worth exploring for a Sunday Snapshot. The views are just as picturesque as I remember – and with some new restaurants (and more on the way), it’s also a great place to dine and enjoy a day (or evening) away from city life.

Click more to see some of my favorite snapshots from the area!

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How to Make a Healthy, Simplified Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd’s pie is comforting fall dish, but it can be complicated to make and is full of calories and fat.

This recipe aims to cut back on some of the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. The steps have also been simplified so that it’s easy to prepare in even the smallest of kitchens.

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District Roundup: August 14, 2014

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Photo Credit: Momofuku

Momofuku. CityCenterDC. Prepare yourself. [Washingtonian]

Support your local business! Chris Cardi  and Soap Clothing are hosting the Fresh Factory Two Pop-Up Shop beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Smith Commons on H Street. Men’s wear, women’s wear, and accessories will be available for purchase. [Instagram]

Love beer? Then you’ll love the 6th Annual DC Beer Week. Tons of beer-related events and specials will be happening throughout the city – and you can even attend a BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill next Friday, August 22! [DC Beer Week]

It’s the final weeks of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Free Summer Saturdays. The promotion runs through August 30. Get there early!

Racked has a great guide to affordable, quality manicures in the district. [Racked DC]

Sad restaurant news from downtown: Malaysia Kopitiam is closing this Friday. [Eater DC]

Lots of great concerts coming up this weekend, including Boyz II Men (Friday at The Fillmore), Tori Amos (Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall), and Arcade Fire (Sunday at Verizon Center). As of this writing, tickets were still available for each show. [Pollstar]

Sunday Snapshot: 14th Street, Washington, DC

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With a new apartment building, shop, or bar and restaurant opening nearly every month, the 14th Street Corridor in Washington, DC, is changing rapidly. The change has been so drastic that some blocks are practically unrecognizable from just a couple years ago.

Click more for a snapshot of the area.

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Lunch Boxes for Adults

As Sad Desk Lunch reminds us, “62% of American office workers usually eat their lunch in the same spot they work all day.”

Change your routine by using lunch bags that will inspire you to create better lunches, protect against spills, and – who knows – maybe even find a new place to enjoy your lunch hour!

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District Roundup: August 7, 2014

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Photo Credit: District Doughnut, Twitter

Brace yourself, Barracks Row! District Doughnut will be giving away doughnuts to the first 500 guests beginning at 6pm on Friday. You’ll probably need to get there early. [Twitter]

The fourth annual DC Zinefest happens this Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church in Columbia Heights. More than 50 zine makers, writers, and artists from around Washington, DC, and the United States will be showcasing their work. The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [DC Zinefest]

DC’s Summer Restaurant Week starts on Monday. This guide from Washingtonian will help you find the best restaurants for your buck. [Washingtonian]

DC’s Hugh & Crye has launched a Kickstarter to create the perfect fitted T-shirt for men. If the campaign is successful, the T-shirts will cost $20 (shipping included) and will be made in the U.S. [Kickstarter]

It’s a great weekend for big comedy in DC. Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Kennedy Center on Friday and Saturday and Jim Gaffigan performs at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Saturday  in nearby Vienna, Virginia.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar is now open at 17th and U St NW. [PoPville]

And, finally, one last sweet treat for your week: District Style favorite Baklava Couture is offering 15% of all online orders until August 31. [Baklava Couture]

Sunday Snapshot: Farmers’ Markets in Washington, DC

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One of my favorite weekend activities is to shop at DC-area farmers’ markets. Above is just a snapshot of what’s currently available at area markets this summer. (Sadly, there’s still no way to capture the delicious smells of fresh food and produce in a blog post!)

If you haven’t been to any of the farmers’ markets yet, check out this great interactive map from the Washington Post detailing more than 170 markets in this area.

This beautiful design from DC’s own Cherry Blossom Creative can also help guide your purchases by showing you what is (and is not) in season.

Bon appétit!