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Advocate for Your Sweet Tooth at DC’s Sweet Lobby

October 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – If you’re craving that 2:30 pm sugar rush or just simply want to indulge in some sweet treats while touring Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill, there’s no better place to stop by than The Sweet Lobby. Located conveniently on Barrack’s Row, this small bakery is the perfect stop… (more)
Marvin DC
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What’s Going On at Marvin in Washington, DC

August 17, 2013

If you picked up on the musical reference in the title, then you’ll find yourself right at home in this sultry bar and restaurant located right in the former stomping grounds of DC music heroes like Duke Ellington, William DeVaughn, and of course, Marvin Gaye. A visit any time of… (more)
POV Lounge Washington DC
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A View From the Top at the W Washington, DC

August 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—Just when rooftop bars are all the rage, it becomes hard to distinguish features of one from the next. Fresh breeze, a bar, and resonating chatter from an after-work crowd certainly make for a great atmosphere, but what else? Hitting the “R” button on the elevator in the… (more)
Mandarin Oriental DC
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Tempting Tuesday: Spend an Extra Day in the Nation’s Capital

July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – From historic monuments to free museums to art galleries, America’s capital city is home to an endless montage of bustling sights and opulent architecture. In recent years, this play-it-safe city has shed its conservative roots in favor of trendy boutiques, hotspot bars, and swanky hotels. And… (more)
Hotel George in Washington, DC
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Tempting Tuesday: Sneak into Savings at DC’s Hotel George

July 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Our nation’s capital: a breeding ground for politicos and boundless history opportunities. Those who meander along these streets get an exclusive look at DC’s playground, copiously filled with free museums, powerful memorials, and stylish venues. And in honor of our recently launched DC guide, we’ve snagged… (more)
Georgetown Cupcake (DC) cupcakes
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The Icing on Georgetown’s Cake

July 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA- We love Georgetown—with its stately, yet quaint architecture, idyllic nature and waterfront location, and fantastic shops and eateries. Though the arrival of Georgetown Cupcake in the neighborhood is relatively recent, we can’t imagine a more perfect location for it. The shop on the corner of M Street… (more)
US Capitol
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Introducing: Washington, DC – Capital Chic

June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Purple Passport has gone to Washington! No, we haven’t been tapped to serve as a congresswoman or ambassador (though we’d of course be honored…). We’ve simply launched the latest addition to our growing collection of online guides: our Guide to Washington, DC! The guide is arriving… (more)
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Hollandaise with your Hemingway at Kramerbooks

November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – I love brunch, love love love it. The fact that at brunch I can acceptably order a Diet Coke, fried potatoes, and food smothered in Hollandaise sauce and call it a meal appeals to me. Washington DC is not short of incredible brunch places (the Tabard… (more)
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Certifiably green and delicious at Founding Farmers

June 4, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Since this is my first blog post here at the Purple Passport, I decided that I would highlight a great restaurant, Founding Farmers, from my city of Washington DC, which combines eco-friendly dining with very tasty food. The restaurant is owned by a group of family farmers,… (more)
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A pre-turkey Turkish meal at Zaytinya

November 27, 2008

WASHINGTON DC, USA – In my family, we celebrate and share our various cultures through food. So, when we last visited DC, we selected Jaleo as a perfect restaurant to showcase my husband’s Spanish roots. Last night, however, my Greek uncle was in charge. So we chose Zaytinya. Zaytinya… (more)
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