For someone like me who loves finding new things to do in DC, H Street NE is a goldmine. Having changed radically in the last couple years, the four-block stretch of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and music venues, sometimes referred to as the ‘Atlas District’, has something to offer everyone. Yes, it’s kind of a schlep to get to and the public transportation access isn’t exactly convenient (Metrobus X2 or X8), but if you’re visiting from out-of-town, planning a night out with friends, or wanting to impress a date, you should definitely venture out to H Street.
There are a TON of places to go (and half the fun is exploring the area), but here are a few favorites:
The Atlas Room: I completely agree with DC foodie Don Rockwell that “Not only is it the best restaurant in the Atlas District, it’s also the best restaurant in all of Northeast or Southeast DC, including everything on Capitol Hill.” Make a reservation in advance and try the mahi mahi with fennel risotto and the short rib ravioli… heaven.
Granville Moore’s - This is a cozy belgian mussel joint with a fantastic selection of beers and an unbeatable ambiance. Get the Belgian White mussels and the frites with bacon chive and chipotle aiolis. Unfortunately, they don’t take reservations, so plan to arrive early.
Toki Underground - If you’ve never had authentic Taiwanese food, or just want to try the best DC has to offer, go here and get the steamed seafood dumplings, corn with cotija cheese, and, of course, the classic Hakata ramen noodle soup.
Every lady has her personal beauty routine, with products she loves and continues to buy year after year. This is a list of my favorites at the moment. It changes often as friends, magazines or, of course, fellow tumblrs say “omg you have to try this!”… how else would I have discovered such great stuff? Some of the things are cheapies from the drug store, others make me literally cringe when I see the pricetag, but $ aside, I do love them all!
Favorite tinted moisturizer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free SPF 20 in Sand
Favorite eye primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Favorite under eye concealer: Covergirl Smoothers in Light
Favorite bronzer: Laguna by Nars
Favorite blush: Orgasm by Nars
Favorite lipstick: It Girl by Sephora
Favorite eye liner: Black Ebony by Laura Mercier
Favorite mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous in Very Black
Favorite light eye shadow: Dazzlelight by MAC
Favorite dark eye shadow: Stray Dog by Urban Decay
Favorite facial cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating
Favorite facial serum: Origins A Perfect World Skin Guardian