Whether you just got to DC or have been here a while, you know we love to eat, drink, and argue. More specifically, here are 30 things we can’t get enough of, starting with #1: cherry blossoms. DC is perpetually in a state of either going new-parents-level photo crazy over the blossoms or waiting for them to return. While you're waiting, here are 29 other things you can't stop loving:
From being dubbed a restaurant "regular" to being on the invite list for every embassy party, people love having their name out there. And more importantly, having other people KNOW their name is out there.
4. Jim Vance
The man can do no wrong.
5. Happy hour
Particularly the ones that last until at least 7pm, because you know no one's leaving work at 5pm in this town.
A dinner out in DC isn’t complete without a chef with a pig tattoo bragging about the heritage breed pig you’re about to eat from "nose to tail".
7. National Public Radio
Totally cool to consider Diane Rehm family.
8. Fresh farm markets
That one day a week we stock up on fruits and veggies from local farms before forgetting that they’re in the fridge until the following week rolls around.
It’s talked about like the second coming, but really is just transportation.
We’ve managed to turn a solitary sport into a social outing. And, on any given night, the decision to have that second (4th?) beer revolves around where you are in your marathon training.
We’re not talking pizza. New services like Postmates and Caviar will bring DC’s finest straight to your door. But don’t be surprised to find yourself yelling, "PEDAL FASTER!!", while watching your bike delivery guy’s progress on your phone, especially if you’ve been drinking.
With comically pricey rent (and just about everything else), Washingtonians can’t get enough of free sh*t. Free concerts, free outdoor movies, and happy hours that sling free food help everyone get by.
It goes like this: I know you from somewhere. Do you do CrossFit with Justin who used to work for Pelosi and live on H Street but just moved to Bloomingdale and started a non-profit to bring abandoned bikes to communities overseas? You know, he only drinks pour-over coffee so we probably all met at Chinatown Coffee Co.? That must be it.