Sarah Ransbottom

Where’s Wolfgang?

Wolfgang Puck Express Pentagon Row-1301 Joyce St. (Pentagon City Metro stop on the blue line) (703) 412-3550 Wolfgang Puck is known world-wide for his inventive dishes. Puck has a line of restaurants across the United States and each promises to recreate the fine dining of his first restaurant in New York. While most Wolfgang Puck […]

Striking gold at the Silver Diner

The Silver Diner 3200 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA (703) 812-8600 Open 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday It’s Friday night and your evening so far has been a bust. It’s only 1 a.m., so you can’t go to sleep, but you don’t want to stay […]

Getting it Raw at Kaz

Zagat’s and The Washingtonian can’t be wrong – or can they? Rated at the top of Washington restaurants by both Zagat and the Washingtonian, Kaz Sushi is known for its authentic Japanese “freestyle” food. The tag “freestyle” comes from giving the authentic Japanese dishes a slight Western touch. But are the taste buds of the […]

Going to chez Wendy’s

Wendy’s 1725 K St. N.W. 466-4735 Ladies, imagine this: the boy from down the hall finally asks you out for dinner on Saturday night. All week you obsess over what to wear – black pants, cute skirt, that new off-the-shoulder top. You engage in endless discussions with your friends about where he is going to […]


Every weekend a huge portion of the GW student population opens a bottle of beer. From frat parties to bars and even in the most cramped quad in Thurston, beer is an integral part of the weekend – and, for the Monday and Tuesday night slackers, the week as well. But even if you never […]

Something’s fishy here!

Legal Sea Foods 2020 K St. N.W. 496-1111 M-Th. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. F. 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Closed Sunday George Clooney and HBO are trying to tell all of America that K Street is a place of power. From lobbyists to consultants, this isn’t only the […]

Fondues and fon-don’ts

The Melting Pot 1220 19th St. N.W. (between M and N streets) 857-0777 Sunday to Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight When you go out to dinner, you usually don’t want to cook your own food. But the Melting Pot in Dupont Circle may change your mind. The fondue […]

An affordable meal at the Willard

Cafe 1401 The Willard Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 (202) 637-7401, phone (202) 637-7326, fax Just a few blocks from Metro Center, a short walk past the White House Many tourists make their way around D.C. and ultimately end up with their hands grasping the fence that separates them and the White […]

Barbecue Pit Stop

Red Hot & Blue 3014 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. 22201 (703) 243-1510 One block away from the Clarendon Metro stop on the orange line. If you think that D.C. isn’t part of the South, the owners of Red Hot & Blue will tell you otherwise. But where can a D.C. townie get a taste of […]

Cheap eats, cheap drinks

Las Placitas 517 8th Ave. SE Washington, D.C. 20003 (202) 543-3700 (off of the orange and blue lines, Eastern Market Metro) Getting off the Eastern Market Metro at night, you might wonder what exactly you are getting yourself into. The neighborhood seems pretty tough and isn’t a good place to walk around alone after the […]