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Partners Daisuke Utagawa, Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni outside their restaurant

Soup’s On!

A good bowl of ramen starts with the noodles. Daisuke Utagawa should know. The Japan native co-owns some of D.C.’s best ramen shops, including Daikaya, Bantam King and Haikan. This year in …

A woman and her dog on a bed

Studio Tour

Lisa Shaffer is one half of Lisa & Leroy, a full-service interior design firm co-owned by her husband Daniel Benjamin — and named after one of her dogs! The self-taught powerhouse has …

Kayaking tour on the Anacostia river in DC

Anacostia River

SIX WAYS TO HELP CLEAN THE ANACOSTIA RIVER   PICK UP AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ANY TRASH Carry a bag for trash while running or taking a walk in Anacostia Park. …

Professional woman walking in sunlight with high quality purse

Studio Tour: Quavaro

What made you decide to base your business in Eastern Market? We started Quavaro in February 2017 with pop-up stores at Eastern Market and Union Market. We quickly felt the …

People eating brunch together in Washington DC

How to Brunch

Thank God for brunch. No, really! Back in the 1930s, hotel restaurants began catering to famished after-church patrons with decadent food spreads and cocktails. Over the decades, traditional brunch fare (think …

Appetizing bowl of soup with oil and lime for Sunday brunch

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Did your family go to brunch often when you were growing up in northern Virginia? I can probably count on one hand the number of times we went to brunch! …

Artist Julie Wolfe in a paint covered smock posing in her studio

Talking Art with Julie Wolfe

Your home is beautiful! It’s art in its own right. How did you curate the design? I’ve collected things from all over! I’m an avid flea market shopper on the East …

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