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Evan Caplan

Writer, Editor, and Communicator

Location icon United States of America

Writer, editor, and communications professional with an interest in the international and a passion for the progressive.
Graduate of Georgetown University and a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

DC Refined
The best spot for winter Sunday brunch snuggles

Pick up a blanket and grab a gingerbread hot toddy - your new favorite Sunday activity is here! In December, Service Bar upped their (already great) brunch game with Ski Lodge Sundays, a new brunch concept that's all sorts of cozy.

25 Years of Paradise for Pizza Fans | The Georgetowner

The blistered crust bursts out from under bubbling Buffalo mozzarella in a riotous crunch, the perfect yeasty complement to the chewy cheese, garden-fresh basil and chunky housemade tomato sauce it cradles. This is the same greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts Neapolitan-style pizza that graced Pizzeria Paradiso's menu 25 years ago, when the restaurant opened in a Dupont Circle town house.

First Look: Service Bar Promises Whimsical, And Affordable, Cocktails On U Street

It wants to be your neighborhood bar, but it also comes with a motto of "Cocktails on cocktails on cocktails." Service Bar (926-928 U St. NW) is casual in atmosphere and even in price, but the cocktail program is wide-ranging and whimsical. DCist was recently invited for a visit to tour through the space and the drinks.

They Danced, They Drank, They Dyed Their Hair: RAMMYs Unplugged

The hungry, the drunk, and the fabulous: DC's big night for the food industry, the 34th annual RAMMY Awards, did not disappoint. Free-flowing cocktails, plenty of small and large bites, and all your fave local D.C. food celebs were on hand to celebrate the success of the D.C.

Destination DC
Never-Ending Excitement on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement.

Dominican Republic

Other Places Travel Guides Don't Just Visit...Experience Book Info: Paperback: 374 pages Published: January 2012 ISBN: 978-1935850090 Dimensions: 8 x 5.25 Available in print and as an ebook "The authors clearly know the country, and their knowledge of Dominican culture and customs adds flavor and context to the book.

Jewish Food Experience
Turning Grapes into a Wine Bar

The metaphor rings true, regardless of the type of fruit: when life gives you grapes, make wine.

DC is This Jewish Chef's Oyster

A celebrated chef, self-taught and unrelentingly entrepreneurial, Jamie Leeds has been cooking, creating and honing her craft all over the world for 30 years. But in the end, after wandering the world like her ancestors, where does Leeds feel as happy as a clam?

Jewish Food Experience
Making Progress One Bite at a Time

Farm to table: so last year. Farm to in-store table: so now. Glen's Garden Market isn't just a store where every piece of produce is local. It's also a deli, grocery, corner shop, community center, food incubator and, yes, a bar. A place like this doesn't just pop up on the north side of Dupont Circle out of nowhere.

Jewish Food Experience
Why is This Seder Different from Others?

When Passover eats have you down, and you can't fathom another cardboard-y crunch, head out to dine, drink and enjoy the bounty of Pesach-friendly eats DC has to offer. It's your DMV manna, only with more silverware and less sand. First, let's say " L'chaim!"

Jewish Food Experience
Chickpeas, Tahini, Lemon Juice and Love

Hummus: smooth and simple, globally significant and undoubtedly delicious. And it's finally getting its time to shine in America. Hummus henceforth shall no longer be relegated to the snack aisle, forced to share space with concoctions like spinach artichoke and Buffalo chicken ranch dips.

Preserving History, Pastrami and Pickles

Pastrami. Rye. Mustard. Pickle. Heaven? Perhaps. Or the quintessential meal at a Jewish deli. Nothing speaks louder than an overstuffed sandwich and a vinegar-y cucumber spear to the meat of the deli experience. Yet this very institution, inextricably linked with American Jewish culture, is experiencing a crisis.

Burgers, Fries, and Drinks for Two: Burger Nuts

Sometimes you feel like a nut... and sometimes you feel like a burger. Go nuts for beef with today's deal: an $8 feast for two people at Burger Nuts in Willoughby (an $18 value). At this famous neighborhood joint, you'll get two Angus burgers, two orders of fries, and two soft drinks. Customize your meal at the counter by choosing from three choices of buns (including the unique pretzel bun), an assortment of cheeses, and regular or Cajun fries. The menu also includes other spins on the beefy...

The Daily Meal
Where to Treat Mom in Washington DC on Mother's Day 2016

Taking Mom out to the local joint for Mother's Day brunch is akin to giving Dad a tie for Father's Day; the gesture is appreciated, though not very creative. Show her you really care and find the right place to celebrate her big day. Make this Sunday her best Mother's Day yet!

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