Since 1933, servers and entertainers at Blob's Park have led crowds in authentic bouts of stein hoisting and singing over platters of delicious German cuisine. A hefty beer list stocks gatherings with a frothy selection of delicious libations, with familiar, neighborly domestics, such as a Yuengling lager, or exotic German imports, such as the Augustiner Edelstoff. Authentic German entrees sneak up and bear hug taste buds with savory servings of Nurnberger weisswurst and sauerkraut or schweinschnitzel, a dish of breaded pork loin with cranberry and tomato salad. In addition to dishing out sudsy brews and appetizing meals, Blob's Park treats lederhosen-laden guests to musical acts such as the folksy accordion waltzes of Leon Umberger & The Rheinlanders or the energetic shows of The Hubcaps, which celebrate the sounds of roots rock as well as Aerosmith's little-known back catalog of polka hits.
Husband-wife duo Julio and Lily Soto opened Azul 17 to celebrate not only Mexican cuisine, but to also embrace the culture through music, vibrant design, and a selection of more than 100 tequilas made with 100% blue agave. Their chefs all hail from Mexico and bring family recipes to the kitchen?including one chef's grandmother's recipe for black beans. It's ?old world style with updated presentation,? says manager Peter Bonohue. Peter has been in the restaurant business since he could legally work, and to him, Azul 17 has an especially fun atmosphere. ?I love tequila now,? he confessed.
While chefs simmer their signature mole sauce and servers add fresh lime juice to margaritas, guests recline atop white leather banquettes or modern chairs. Eyes dance with murals and shimmering blue-tile mosaics splashed against white walls. Those whites are illuminated with a multicolored neon glow as DJs spin club, house, and Mexican tunes starting at 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., guests can spice up their tired hokey-pokey routine with salsa lessons.
You won't be disappointed at Taste International Restaurant Lounge in Washington, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Taste International Restaurant Lounge also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Perfect for after-work outings, Taste International Restaurant Lounge's happy hour is hard to beat. You won't feel cramped at Taste International Restaurant Lounge, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Taste International Restaurant Lounge, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. For the tastes of Taste International Restaurant Lounge from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Taste International Restaurant Lounge's moderately priced fare.
For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, Looking Glass Lounge serves traditional, no-frills fare. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. The patio tables outside of Looking Glass Lounge are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Get your whole crew together at Looking Glass Lounge, offering lots of special space for larger parties. For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Looking Glass Lounge hosts live DJs.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Take it nice and easy at Looking Glass Lounge, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stop Georgia Ave Petworth (Green, Yellow).
A mid-priced establishment, Looking Glass Lounge offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Looking Glass Lounge dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
At Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, everyone is welcome—whether you're an aspiring professional dancer or just looking to have a good time while learning dance moves beyond the Macarena. Adults break a sweat in Zumba, African dance fitness, and stretching and toning classes, while younger students master ballet positions, tap steps, and leaps and turns. All the while, Princess Mhoon and her staff craft a welcoming environment that balances serious study with light-hearted fun. It's not just the students who sing Princess Mhoon Cooper's praises—the instructor and choreographer has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Dance magazine honored her in a 2006 list of 25 to watch.
Deftly blending New American and Spanish culinary propensities, Nicaro's menu changes daily to accommodate fresh flavors and culinary innovations. Recent offerings include bold, seafaring starters such as the shrimp bruschetta and the blackened, grilled, or barbecued salmon bites (each $9). The blackened chicken sandwich ($12) is served with steak fries and chipotle aioli, and the tossed house salad ($4.50 for a small and $8 for a large) unites julienne peppers, mushrooms, croutons, and bruschetta tomatoes in the perennial battle against boringly bagged grocery-store salads. The fettuccine with Alfredo sauce and basil pesto ($24) and the grilled vegetable platter ($15) both come stamped with the chef's recommendation.