Washington, D.C.

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Taylor Gourmet Philly natives David Mazza and Casey Patten couldn’t find a decent deli in D.C., so the childhood friends opened Taylor Gourmet. Hoagies are made from imported Italian meats on fresh bread that’s delivered daily by their favorite h...
See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants. You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable than leather banquettes. When humble kimchi is suddenly chic, and the words local and seasona...
United Front I’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art, and design in newly hip cities like Portland, Maine, and Marfa, Texas. So I especially app...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Of all the hair-brained travel ventures that come across our desk, this one’s the, uh, well, hairiest. The issue: while most airlines let small pets ride with their owners, larger animals are ignominiously shunted into cargo. Solution: Pet Airways...
When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America’s cities?The sad truth is that green travel in the U.S. pales when compared to Europe, so more...
Chicago: The Look of the New One of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls with an ambitious transformation that leaves few corners of the venerable 130-year-old instit...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...
This election season, our vote goes to Washington, DC itself—thanks to all that's afoot in town. See the Smithsonian's new National Museum of the American Indian (Fourth St. and Independence Ave. SW; 202/633-1000, www.nmai.si.edu ; free ), where I...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms. Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive behavior? Is it the anonymity that leads guests to believe they’re not accountable—or the coddlin...
Who knew that Julia Child and Josephine Baker worked in secret intelligence?Now you can, too. At the International Spy Museum (800 F St. NW; 202/393-7798; www.spymuseum.org), opening July 19 in Washington, D.C., each visitor receives a false ident...
In this post-election season, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has unveiled a new permanent exhibition, "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden." Nearly a thousand artifacts tell the story of our nation's highest office, r...
AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence: handcrafted marble floors, mosaic walls, Medusa logos everywhere. Donatella Versace and her broth...
q. Can you recommend an affordable hotel in Washington, D.C.?I want to go for a weekend in April, but don't want to spend a bundle. --A.R., Durham, N.C. a. It's a great time to visit--this month is prime cherry-blossom season. The 75-room Doyle No...