For years, the Washington dining scene sometimes seemed comparable to a Third World economy. It had a strong upper class (lots of excellent fine-dining options), a big lower class (lots of ethnic mom-and-pops), and a too-small middle class. 2010 saw a welcome trend toward ambitious, interesting restaurants that you’ll likely enjoy but that won’t leave your wallet feeling pinched.
Over 10,000 people will gather at Citi Field parking lot on Saturday, October 30th, 6 am to board 200 buses provided by The Huffington Post to attend Jon Stewart’s Washington, DC “Rally to Restore Sanity”. Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, will greet travelers before boarding one of the buses herself.
The Saber Tooth Dental Floss, Existentially Distraught Wood, and canned Primordial Soup may draw people in, but it’s all to a larger purpose. The “museum” is the storefront of the new home to 826DC, the District’s chapter of the national writing center founded by author and editor Dave Eggers in San Francisco eight years ago. It’s the first permanent home for 826DC, which started off as the Capitol Letters Writing Center and joined the Eggers project earlier this year.