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Rak Shalom sings a capella at Downtown Holiday Market

Jewish a cappella group, Rak Shalom (Univ. of MD), spread cheer at the Downtown Holiday Market with their “Sing Off” style performance. If you missed the JAMboree, watch this video.

[Contest] Wishes Do Come True

In the spirit of the season, What’s Hot Washington is going to make ONE HOLIDAY WISH come true. We won’t be granting any cars, mansions or millions but we’ll spend a few bucks, just to make you smile. Sometimes the “littlest things” that have the greatest impact.

Greatest Gifts

Contrary to popular cliché, LOVE is not a gift. A gift is a tangible expression of emotion. And almost nothing tells you more about a person than that which they give or desire to get.

Raheem DeVaughn sparks controversy with racy new video

Contemporary soul stirrer, Raheem DeVaughn, is rocking the boat (and the boudoir) with his new video “She’s Single” from his latest mixtape, “Jackin’ 4 Beats”.

Vikings vs. Redskins: play of the day

Several missed opportunities lead to the Redskins heartbreaking loss to the Vikings (17-13). With little excitement happening on the field, the play of the day goes to a young fan in the stands.

The World Bank features designer Korto Momolu in new video series

Project Runway Season 5 runner-up, Korto Momolu, is featured in the World Bank’s new video series, “Young African’s Talk Development”.

Restaurant Reveiw: Thaitanic II is an over statement

Naming a restaurant “Thaitanic” is both great marketing and a clever play on words. But, the caveat to such a magnificent name is living up to it. One glance at the signage and hungry passersby enter Thaitanic II with great expectations…

“(Re)Cycle”, artistic bike rack unveiled in Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle recently unveiled a new artistic bike rack—the latest installment of an initiative to to create parking spaces for bicycles and decorate the neighborhood simultaneously.

Ping Pong Dim Sum: Cantonese with a modern twist

Dim Sum purists, abandon all you know about the centuries old Cantonese cuisine. Ping Pong Dim Sum, located in the heart of Chinatown, serves up a traditional Chinese dish with a modern twist.

Something Pretty: elderflower at L2 Lounge

In this new feature WHW Publisher, April Watts, sets out on a quest to find the “sexiest” cocktails in the city. Find out which drinks are as easy on the eye as they are pleasing to the palate.

Sushi Social honors local restaurant and raises domestic violence awareness

Local professionals and entrepreneurs gathered at Jordan’s 8 Restaurant, in Capitol Hill, to celebrate the establishment’s “DC’s Top Spot” honor and to raise funds for non-profit organization Women Empowered Against Domestic Violence (WEAVE). Attendees enjoyed an evening of music, quality conversation, mini make-overs, cocktails and complimentary sushi.

City Flicks: Crab Overboard!

One crab’s desperate attempt to escape its fate landed the crustacean on the sidewalk at the Southwest wharf. Although no shellfish were harmed during the making of this photo, we’re quite certain the crab became someone’s dinner when Jesse Taylor’s Seafood caught up with it!

Hawk ‘n’ Dove: One Nation Under Food

Partisan politics may stifle Congress but, a few short blocks away, donkeys and elephants graze in perfect harmony. Since 1967, Hawk ‘n’ Dove has been serving good eats and spirits to District residents and Capitol Hill staffers.

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Culture to the Kennedy Center

Last Saturday, Shen Yun Performing Arts played before a sold out crowd at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The New York based group, comprised mainly of Chinese Americans, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Chinese culture through the arts.

Farmers and Fishers: Victuals the American Way

The atmosphere alone is enticing: warm, contemporary, and sexy. The modern décor incorporates glass, stone, wood and steel, along with beautiful fabrics, to give the restaurant a feeling of “upscale-meets-earthy”. The lighting makes the dining room glow and illuminates an attractive cosmopolitan crowd.

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