Madewell's Dispatch from D.C.
(Photo: Eastern Market)
Eastern Market225 Seventh St. SE, easternmarket-dc.org It's the District's oldest continually operating public market, and we love it for its weekend farmers' market, Sunday flea market, and amazing food vendors, including the not-to-be-missed Market Lunch (trust us, they have the best crab-cake sandwich ever, ever, ever).
International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW, 202-393-7798,spymuseum.orgWe never tire of the cloak-and-dagger appeal of this highly interactive espionage-themed museum. You can even challenge yourself to GPS-guided Spy in the City missions that take you all over the city in search of clues.
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall
1776 D St. NW, 202-628-4780,dar.orgCulture and epic music combined! Catching a show at this majestic, column-flanked hall is a truly historic experience, and this month alone, the Hall is hosting Drake, Guster, Versus, and Belle and Sebastian.
3279 M St. NW, 202-298-5555,anniecreamcheese.comDecked out with sputnik-shaped ceiling lamps and jam-packed with organized-by-color racks, this basement-level Georgetown spot has a huge array of vintage finds from the 1940s through the '80s.
3318 M St. NW, 202-965-6005,kafeleopolds.comLocated in a scenic, plant-filled courtyard right off Georgetown's M Street, this low-key, high-design European-flavored spot is an essential stop for brunch or an afternoon espresso--don't miss the insanely good pastries.
Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202-543-8222,goodstuffeatery.comTop Chefalum Spike Mendelsohn's lively Capitol Hill shake-and-burger joint is always our first stop off the train at Union Station (yessss, Toasted Marshmallow Shake ...).
And heads-up, D.C.: Madewell's opening in Georgetown next month. Stop by 1237 Wisconsin Ave. NW starting November 16.
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