Within the past 10 years or so, the central D.C. neighborhood of Logan Circle completely transformed into one of the District’s hottest zip codes. Extending along 14th Street, from Thomas Circle to U Street, and east to the namesake traffic circle bordering Shaw, the charming area of row houses, boutique shops and diverse eateries caters to any and all tastes.
Peregrine Espresso is a good place to begin a day in Logan Circle, where a caffeine rush is served via microbrew coffees from faraway lands, plus pastries.
Properly fueled with caffeine, pop into some of the shops along 14th Street like Current Boutique (a consignment shop), Room & Board for furniture, Miss Pixie’s for vintage and antique home goods, or Cork & Fork for quality wines, including tastings.
Lunchtime calls for a shareable pizza at D.C. institution Matchbox, or a low-key standard selection of dishes at Logan Tavern or sister restaurant Commissary, both on P Street Northwest, followed by an afternoon of people watching on 14th Street or in the park in the center of the Logan Circle traffic circle.
As the sun sets over 14th Street NW, settle into the booths at Churchkey, a second-story craft beer hot spot above Birch and Barley, a restaurant under the same management. Sample one of Churchkey’s dozens of craft brews while snacking on elevated bar food like Chesapeake oysters with harissa butter and garlic breadcrumbs, or chicken pot pie croquettes. After dinner, head to Black Whiskey, Barcelona Wine Bar, Black Jack or El Centro for a few nightcaps and possibly some dancing.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.