Woodley Park is a bustling neighborhood with plenty to do and plenty of prime real estate just begging to be scooped up. The area surrounding the Woodley Park Metro is full of a world’s worth of cuisines, from Umi Japanese Cuisine, a Yelp-rated four-star restaurant with delicious bento boxes to District Kitchen, serving local, seasonal New American food.
Indulge in a staycation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel or the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, both extremely Metro accessible and home to many D.C. events and galas. A hallmark of the Woodley Park neighborhood is the National Zoo. Upcoming events there include Zoolights, where over 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo into a winter wonderland, and Brewlights at the Zoo, an adults-only microbrew and craft
American University Park is a very suburban neighborhood. It is named after American University, which is actually situated just south of the neighborhood. Dining and shopping options in the immediate neighborhood are scarce, but there is a Wagshal’s Market, locally owned and full of delicious food and produce. There’s also a branch of the popular Tara Thai restaurant and a CVS.
While the immediate neighborhood is more residential, AU Park is minutes from Tenleytown, which is full of fast-casual restaurants like Chick Fil A, Starbucks, José Andrés’ Beefsteak, Dunkin Donuts and more. AU Park is also conveniently located next to Friendship Heights, which also has plenty of shopping and dining options.
North of Georgetown is the neighborhood called Glover Park. The area’s main retail and food area is along Wisconsin Ave. NW. Glover Park is named after Charles Carroll Glover, a banker and philanthropist. Real estate is a mix of row houses, condos and co-ops.
Restaurants to try include Sprig & Sprout, a pho and Vietnamese sandwich shop and Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, with a delicious happy hour featuring roasted garlic hummus, chicken bacon tacos and draft beers, house wines and cocktails. Surfside is also a standout, with tacos and other fare inspired by the beach.
Those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors this fall will love Glover-Archbold Park. The park is a great place to hike and there’s actually a community garden within the park called
The vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood is thriving, and more restaurants, shops and real estate pop up every day in the exciting community. Logan Circle was originally named Iowa Circle, but was renamed after John A. Logan, a Union Civil War general who also served as a congressman and senator. There’s still a monument that is in the center of Logan Circle of Logan.
Some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood include Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Birch and Barley and the famed Le Diplomate. Le Diplomate will instantly transport you to Paris. However, despite being a French restaurant, the Burger Americain is a must-try dish, made simply with mayo and served with pommes frites.
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U Street has plenty to do for all ages. The 9:30 Club offers great music acts and coming this fall are: The Church, Back to Back, Benjamin Booker + She Keeps Bees and more. If music is life, the U Street Music Hall, an underground music venue, is hosting multiple acts. There’s Hundred Waters, Sonny Fodera and more.
There’s also the 14th and U Farmer’s Market, an urban farmer’s market that transforms a sidewalk into a lovely market setting Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of the Reeves Center. Grab all your essentials like fruits, veggies, bread and more.
For those who love nature, you’ll want to visit Meridian Hill Park this fall. Take in the changing leaves and see the longest cascading fountain in North America. Meridian Hill Park
The Foggy Bottom neighborhood is situated in downtown D.C. and its main identifying landmark is George Washington University and GW Hospital. In addition to the thriving university and hospital, Foggy Bottom is also home to multiple restaurants and things to do.
Founding Farmers is a popular restaurant serving American food. Must-try items include chicken and waffles, and a sky-high chocolate mousse cake. There’s also Kingbird, a French American restaurant in the new Watergate Hotel. Its sleek design serves up menu items like a savory summer squash risotto and tableside bouillabaisse for two with lobster, scallops, spicy sausages and saffron rouille. Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy is home to a delicious brunch. You must try their “cin”ful French toast
Columbia Heights is full of things to do from restaurants, community events and more. Fans of soccer will enjoy the Airedale, which serves German favorites like schnitzel and pretzels with beer cheese. There’s also famed Bad Saint, a Filipino restaurant that accepts walk-ins only, is a must-try. Recommended dishes include the Ginisang ampalaya, or bitter melon, the adobong dilaw (cauliflower and squash stew) and arroz caldo (rice porridge with chicken).
For your sweet tooth, Le Caprice DC Café and Bakery serves up delicious pastries and croissants, as well as mouthwatering macarons. They also provide many delicious grab-and-go items like yogurt parfaits and crunchy granola.
The neighborhood is very active as a community. There are monthly park
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News on restaurants, events and things to do in Brookland for late summer and early fall.
Brookland is a vibrant neighborhood in Northeast DC with plenty of things happening over the next few weeks. For starters, fresh off their 60 Minutes interview, the Sistine Chapel choir will be stopping by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The choir will be participating in their first U.S. tour in 30 years.
If you consider yourself a foodie, the Brookland neighborhood has a variety of delicious options! City Kabob and Curry House serves up delicious masala and kabob dishes and they deliver! There’s also a Busboys and Poets outpost in the city at 625 Monroe St. NE. The progressive café and hangout is the place to go to get active
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