Audrey Scagnelli

Burger Tap and Shake to open in The Avenue

A new burger shop with late-night hours will open next week with offerings of upscale burgers and ice cream-based cocktails. Jeff Tucks, a partner at Passion Food Hospitality, the company that owns Burger, Tap & Shake, said they are aiming for a Sept. 18 opening. “We’re at a modern price point to stay competitive,” he […]

Neighbors wary of local eatery’s precedent

A jazzy new restaurant is having trouble escaping its rock-and-roll past as Foggy Bottom neighbors continue to harp on the venue. Bayou opened in December and despite installing a soundproof wall, it’s facing opposition from some neighbors who fear the restaurant will slip back into its noisy past. While Rookery, the former restaurant at the […]

Instead of Miami Beach, go to Cocoa Beach

Fly: AirTran out of DCA to Orlando, $160; roundtrip shuttle service between Orlando, Fla. and Cocoa Beach, Fla., $45 Stay: Vacation rental at Cocoa Beach Towers Resort, $142 per person, traveling with six people Eat and Drink: Coconuts On The Beach, 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 32931 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.vacationrentals.com"www.vacationrentals.com<a href="http://www.floridasunshineshuttle.com"www.floridasunshineshuttle.com […]

Instead of Paris, go to Prague

Fly and stay: American Airlines out of DCA to JFK, via London Heathrow, to Prague; Crowne Plaza Hotel, $1,118 Eat: Café Louvre, Národní 22, Praha 1, 110 00 Eat and Drink: Coconuts On The Beach, 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 32931 For deals, check out: <a href="http://travel.travelocity.com"travel.travelocity.com Book a travel package that includes airfare […]

Instead of Vail, go to Beaver Creek

Fly: United Airlines out of DCA to Vail and Eagle, Colo., $426 Stay:The Christie Lodge, $320 per person, traveling with five people Ski:ISports rental shop in the lobby of The Christie Lodge, four days skiing for $360, or three days for $276 Eat:Bob’s Place, 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon, Colo., 81620 For deals, check […]

Instead of Cancun, go to the Gulf Coast

Fly: Delta out of Dulles to Pensacola, Fla., less than $200 Stay: Perdido Beach Resort, $228 per person, traveling with four people Eat:If you want to leave the resort, check out Tacky Jack’s Grill and Tavern, 27206 Safe Harbor Dr., Orange Beach, Ala., 36561 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.perdidobeachresort.com"www.perdidobeachresort.com The Gulf Coast boasts bright, […]

Mac ‘n’ cheese goes mobile

While cooking 30 to 40 pounds of pasta a day is a feat in itself, Brian Arnoff is making a living off the dish. Arnoff has been running CapMac, one of D.C.’s newest meals-on-wheels trucks for the past three months, and has generated a stable following of hungry fans, ready for a cheesy lunch. The […]

Pizzeria coming to K Street

View Foggy Bottom eateries in a larger map Foggy Bottom will welcome a new budget-friendly pizza restaurant this summer, adding to the list of new eateries that will be popping up in the neighborhood in the coming months. Pizza Autentica will open its ninth D.C.-area location at 2121 K St. – near the site of […]

Becoming a ‘pageant girl’

Jennifer Beatty is proud to be a pageant girl. The sophomore juggles her school work with preparations for the Miss D.C. pageant next summer, but said she is excited to compete for the coveted title. “I guess I can’t say I’m not a pageant girl,” Beatty said. “I used to say that all of last […]

American University adds SmarTrip to bookstore

Students at American University won’t have to dig into their pockets for cash for Metro fare, after administrators and Metro officials reached an agreement allowing AU to sell and replenish SmarTrip cards in their bookstore. The sale of SmarTrip cards in the bookstore gives students the option of reloading cards with their Eagle Bucks – […]