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Union Market’s Mardi Gras Extravaganza

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, you get the hype. Oak trees line the streets of St. Charles and drip in purple, green and gold beads while the sounds of Carnival fill the air. Floats roll throughout the neighborhoods with high school marching bands keeping the rhythm in between…
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Ska Darlings Save Ferris at Black Cat

I’m not going to lie. When I found out that 90s ska band Save Ferris was back together (well sort of, vivacious redhead and insanely talented songstress Monique Powell is still at the helm with a new lineup) and had put together their first album in nearly 20 years, 12-year-old me got really, really…
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Red’s Table in Reston: Beyond the Average Menu

Red’s Table in Reston has been on my food radar for a little while now after seeing it listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016. I decided to swing by the rustic-meets-contemporary restaurant last week to see what the buzz was all about. A sophisticated wooden bar placed…
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Laura Mvula Evokes Emotion and Vulnerability at Sixth & I

Listening to Laura Mvula is a powerful and intensely personal experience. The British soul singer’s voice is raw with emotion and vulnerability, inspiring listeners to reach inside, question what’s there and embrace what they find. Her performance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Chinatown…
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Behind the Bar: Big Easy Bars

With February comes the celebrated New Orleans staple of Mardi Gras, and even though we’re a few states north of Louisiana, the distance between DC and the festivities seems non-existent given the number of local bars offering a slice of the Southeast region. On Tap traveled to a few locations boasting…
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