<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:02:09 -0400 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:02:09 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your 2014 County Fair Rundown ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:35:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_107289284.jpg
County fair season is coming up -- and we've rounded up the top fairs in Maryland and Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Best Vegetarian Options at D.C. Restaurants]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:22:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007284668_1200x675_312114755892.jpg
Lavanya Ramanathan from the Washington Post gives you the rundown on all of the District's best veggie food options.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds Gather to Renew Arlington Cemetery]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:50:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-28_1638.jpg
Armed with lawn care equipment and bags of mulch, hundreds of volunteers gathered on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery for the site's annual "Renew and Remembrance" event Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Try Water and Wall's Pop-Up Lunch This Summer]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:07:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-28_1605.jpg
Are you craving a summer-exclusive lunch? Tim Ma, chef at Water and Wall in Arlington, is offering a pop-up lunch featuring recipes inspired by his family roots. The special menu is available weekdays from...]]>
<![CDATA[Your Summer Outdoor Movie Rundown]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_08671.jpg
In a city filled with plenty of non-cheap attractions, it's not easy to find a cheap a.k.a completely free activity to satisfy your wallet -- and, your summer calendar.

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<![CDATA[Redskins Training Camp: Everything You Need to Know]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:51:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140218+DeAngelo+Hall.jpg
The Washington Redskins NFL team begin their training for the 2014 season Thursday -- and you’re invited. Check out our tips to maximize your time at the event or to turn it into a weekend break.

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<![CDATA[Philly Beer Garden Happy Hour Series]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/152303242.jpg
Spend one of your remaining summer weekends outside during Philly's Beer Garden Happy Hour series, now through Aug. 29.

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Stress-Busting Activities Close to D.C.]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:49:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_196609856+%281%29.jpg
We've compiled a top 10 list of some great opportunities to let off steam, all situated within easy access of D.C.

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<![CDATA[Ben's Chili Bowl Opens Eatery at National Airport]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:38:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bens+chili+bowl1.jpg
Reagan National Airport is celebrating the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl in one of its terminals as the famous Washington eatery opens its first airport location.]]>
<![CDATA[Kennedy Center to Host 'Dance Day' Celebration]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:02:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jenna+Elfman2.jpg
Actress Jenna Elfman and dancer Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun'' Stegall will be at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate National Dance Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Fallon Weighs Pros and Cons of Decriminalizing Pot]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fallonpot.jpg
Jimmy Fallon weighed the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana in D.C. on The Tonight Show.

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<![CDATA[How to Make "Food Fighters" Mac & Cheese]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007255943_1200x675_311158851632.jpg
"Food Fighters" competitor Jon Coombs shows Aaron Gilchrist how to make his special mac and cheese, which has an extra-cheesy ingredient that might surprise you.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/michelle-obama-AP19328115164.jpg
The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating H Street: Fresh Pastries and Produce]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:29:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-22_0552.jpg
Kristin Wright checks out delicious pastries and fresh farmer's markets on H Street.]]>
<![CDATA["Ninja Warrior" Kacy Gears Up for Final Round]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:21:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-21_1218.jpg
Kacy Catanzaro, who is just five feet tall and weighs roughly 100 pounds, is drawing attention as the first woman to compete in the final round of "American Ninja Warrior." The show airs Monday on NBC at 9 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[6-Ton Shipping Containers Converted Into Apartments]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:03:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Brookland+Shipping+Container+Apartments.jpg
Recycled and remodeled shipping containers are being turned into an unusual new apartment building, changing the look of one D.C. neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Fringe Fest Challenges the Mainstream]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FringeEvents+2.jpg
The Capitol Fringe Festival 2014 celebrates out-of-the-box thinking and encourages performances that challenge the mainstream.

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<![CDATA[Get the Scoop on D.C.'s Ice Cream Festival ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0717UnionMarket.jpg
At the fourth annual D.C. Scoop festival, Union Market is pushing aside their usual collection of goodies (think local tomatoes and fresh peaches) to make way for summer's go-to sweet.

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<![CDATA[Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/450309554.jpg
The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music.

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<![CDATA[Exec Chef Brings New Life to Jack Rose's Dining Menu]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/JackRose-SK.JPG
Famous for their marvelous beverage menu and their third-floor outdoor space for late-night camaraderie, Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW) has struggled when it came to the food menu -- until now. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Farm-to-Table Menu Debuts at Charlie Palmer Steak]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:06:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/jeff-to-table.jpg
Executive Chef Jeffery Russell is about to debut a new farm-to-table program after gaining a plot in Alexandria's community garden.

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<![CDATA[Redskins Announce Training Camp Ticket Lottery]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:40:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/149308618.jpg.jpg
Early August practices will require fans to sign up for tickets in advance.

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<![CDATA[Uber Delivers Ice Cream for One Day Only]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:12:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
It may feel more like September than July, but that's not stopping Uber from offering a sweet service Friday.

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<![CDATA[Bag a Bargain at the Bethesda Row Sidewalk Sale]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:48:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DSC_00523.jpg
If you like boutiques, bargains and Bethesda, this weekend offers a treat. The Bethesda Row Summer Sidewalk Sale event is for a chance for you to sample food and shop discounted clothes and merchandise.

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<![CDATA[Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:29:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thjfghfghfghfgh.jpg
This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach.]]>
<![CDATA[Herndon's First Outdoor Bar & Restaurant Under Construction]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:06:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jimmys+Old+Town+Tavern.jpg
The town of Herndon recently passed a law allowing outside bars at restaurants, and Jimmy's Old Town Tavern is the first to renovate to become one.

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<![CDATA[Talk Around Town: D.C. Driver License Not Recognized by TSA]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:25:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000007194416_1200x675_306156099911.jpg
WHUR's Troy Johnson talks about a D.C. man's driver license not being recognized by a TSA agent.]]>
<![CDATA[Free Nats Tix Tues. -- But Can You Pay It Forward?]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:48:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-14_1623.jpg
You can score a set of free Nationals tickets Tuesday -- but if you're not a first responder of a member of the military, you're going to be asked to have a big heart.]]>
<![CDATA[How 'Honest' is D.C.? ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:23:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/HonestTea812.jpg
Think you're honest? Put yourself to the test!]]>
<![CDATA[Rural Society Now Open at the Loews Madison Hotel ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/RuralSociety+-+sk.jpeg
Celebrity chef and James Beard Award-winner Jose Garces entered the gluttonous glory of the current D.C. restaurant scene July 3 with Rural Society (1177 15th St. NW), an Argentine steakhouse anchored at...]]>
<![CDATA[3-Carat Diamond Ring Donated to Goodwill]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:38:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Ring6.jpg
Employees at a Virginia Goodwill donation center were amazed when a 14 karat gold diamond ring was anonymously donated to them in a Ziploc bag.

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<![CDATA[Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:43:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/179*120/bluebbd.jpg
Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats.

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<![CDATA[A Food Oasis at Roofers Union]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Roofers+Union+Chicken+Wings.JPG
Adams Morgan has never been a traditional foodie destination spot. Instead, the innovative culinary experiences have exploded on 14th Street, D.C.'s indefatigable strip of new restaurants.]]>
<![CDATA[Bring Your Inner Child to "Adult Recess" in Arlington]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:27:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_192479015.jpg
Looking for a different kind of "night out"? How about one at your local library!]]>
<![CDATA[Help Pick One of the Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:43:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2014-07-14_1201.jpg
Vote for one of The Hill's 50 most beautiful people.

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<![CDATA[15 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:41:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_112903987.jpg
Consider this your mid-summer checkpoint. Have you done all those sunshine-related things you were dreaming about back during the polar vortex?

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<![CDATA[D.C. Restaurant Week Coming Up Aug. 11-17]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/alex_shutterstock_22818964.jpg
More than 200 restaurants will offer prix-fixe lunches and dinners between Aug. 11 and Aug. 17.

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<![CDATA[Video: Bao Bao Enjoys a Fruitsicle]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:16:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140709+Bao+Bao.jpg
Bao Bao is back and cuter than ever. As if being a roly-poly panda cub wasn't enough, footage has emerged of her adorably slurping down a frosty treat.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Performers Being Booked for Va. State Fair]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:54:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_161313869.jpg
Organizers for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia are seeking Virginia musicians, dancers and others to perform at the fall event.

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