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Vodič kroz najbolje za poneti u Washingtonu

Vodič kroz najbolje za poneti u Washingtonu

Ne brinite ako ste se ikada našli tako umorni od psa u petak navečer da čak i smrznuta večera iz mikrovalne pećnice izgleda previše za rješavanje. Imam upravo ono što vam treba: popis izvrsnih restorana koji će vam stići do vrata ili imati sve spremno za preuzimanje na putu do kuće.

Za odabir pet najboljih restorana za van kuhinje u DC-u korišteni su sljedeći kriteriji:

· Restoran je jedan u kojem sam jeo i naručivao ga najmanje dva puta ranije.

· Restoran mora ponuditi i uslugu objedovanja za sjedenje; nema gotovine i mjesta za nošenje na ovoj listi, jer ćemo takvu priču raditi u budućem postu.

· Prihvatljiva je samo najsvježa, najkvalitetnija hrana u stilu restorana. Zamrznuta, prethodno zapakirana, brza hrana ili prerađena hrana nisu uzeti u obzir.

· Cijene moraju biti pristupačne (što znači 30 USD i manje po osobi, ne uključujući piće, napojnicu itd.).

· Ako nude dostavu, onda to mora biti unutar Washingtona (oprostite, čitatelji Marylanda i Virginije; vaše liste uskoro stižu).

#5 Kutak za hranu Kabob House
Ako ste dovoljno dugo u blizini da se sjetite gradske kuće u ulici P u kojoj je Pizza Paradiso započela devedesetih godina, tada nećete imati problema pronaći ovaj skriveni dragulj. Oni su preuzeli prostor i sretni smo što ih imamo u ulici P.

Ako ste u potrazi za novom, ali ukusnom kuhinjom, zašto ne biste razmislili o afganistanskoj hrani? Pod utjecajem kuhinje indijskih Mogula, Perzijanaca, Azijata, Bliskog istoka i kultura koje se trguju duž Puta svile, afganistanska je hrana hrabro aromatizirana, nježno složena i nijansirana.

Svježi ljuti jogurt, orašasti basmati pirinač, mesnate korme i sveprisutni naan dio su njene regionalne hrane. Elegantna, ali zasitna jela oživljena su zemljanim začinima poput kardamoma, kima i papra. Oni su pak međusobno povezani s oštrim, oštrim okusima cilantre, krastavca, limuna, naranče i šipka ostavljajući vaše okusne pupoljke peckanje.

Svakako naručite putem Food Corner Kabob House na mreži prije nego što poželite jesti. Sva hrana, uključujući naan, kuha se po narudžbi i čekanje ponekad može biti dugo, ali vrijedi.

Detalji
Dostupno online naručivanje
Raspon isporuke: Samo preuzimanje.

#4 Hrskavo i sočno
Rotisserie piletina u peruanskom stilu iz kompanije Crisp & Juicy prikladno je nazvana. Zapravo, nije samo hrskav i sočan, već stvara i potpunu ovisnost. To je zato što piletina dobiva velikodušno trljanje s mnoštvom tajnih začina koji čine meso duboko ljutim i aromatičnim dok se polako peče na ražnju.

Dok se piletina peče, tajno trljanje karamelizira kožu i zatvara sve mesnate sokove, optimizirajući okus. Budite samo oprezni dok se vozite kući sa svojim ukusnim paketom jer ćete se možda savladati opojnim aromama koje polako ispunjavaju unutrašnjost vašeg automobila. Miris kima, luka, paprike i češnjaka gotovo je neodoljiv. Pokušajte se oduprijeti impulsu da otvorite vrećicu kako biste došli do sočne piletine unutra. Budite jaki jer ćete svoju piletinu htjeti poslužiti sa savršenim dodatkom ... ukusnim ljutim umakom.

Da, da, ime je jednostavno, ali ovaj kremasti umak na bazi majoneze sadrži puno češnjaka, luka i dubine ljute paprike Rocoto. Ova drevna paprika daje sosu poseban dimljeni karakter i ljutu toplinu. Poželjet ćete ga kupiti za pola litre i nasjeckati na sve, od savršeno prženih trpuca do crnog pasulja i riže, do sirovog mladog luka, čipsa od kukuruza i gotovo svega što bi moglo iskoristiti malo topline.

Jela koja morate probati
Četvrtina pilećeg bijelog: 5,90 USD | Četvrtina pilećeg mraka: 5,35 USD
Marinirana piletina rotisserie začinjena tajnim začinima i pečena do hrskave i sočne.

Carnita argentinski sendvič sendvič: 7,30 USD
Poslužuje se s lukom na žaru i zelenom paprikom.

Pržena Yuca: 7,25 USD
Veliki štapići juke prženi i posluženi s izborom dva umaka.

Trputac: 14,95 USD
Trputac se dinsta do zlatno smeđe boje i omekša.

Detalji
Raspon isporuke: Samo preuzimanje.

#3 Café Divan
Amerikanci su vatreni obožavatelji mediteranske prehrane i veličaju vrline hrane natopljene maslinovim uljem, ali obično se prvo sjete kuhinje Italije, Grčke, Španije ili juga Francuske, a ne Turske. To se polako mijenja jer turski restorani poput Café Divan upoznaju gladne goste s baklavom, pečenom janjetinom, punjenim lišćem grožđa i taboulehom. Kad uživate u obroku iz kafića Divan, to je kao da putujete drevnim putem svile nazad u slavnu prošlost Turske. U turskoj hrani okusit ćete porijeklo zemlje u stepama centralne Azije, kao i okuse Bliskog istoka, Dalekog istoka, Evrope, Balkana i šire.

Različiti načini kuhanja, popis sastojaka i utjecaji iz svih zemalja pod utjecajem Maura mogu se vidjeti, pomirisati i okusiti u velikom broju jela koja nude. Predlažem da sami kreirate meze, Turski za užinu ili degustaciju, te naručite nekoliko artikala iz nekoliko kategorija. Jest ćete kao kralj, ili u ovom slučaju premijer. Ako niste sigurni koja jela odabrati, zatražite pomoć; većina osoblja u Café Divan dolazi iz Turske i mogu vam reći o mnogim tradicionalnim jelima koja predstavljaju potpis njihove kuhinje. Isprobajte i moje preporuke.

Morate probati jela
Pastirma: 7,75 USD
Začinjena turska govedina sušena na suncu pečena sa svježim paradajzom i začinskim biljem.

Imam Bayildi: 7,25 USD
Bebi patlidžan punjen lukom, rajčicom, češnjakom i peršinom, pečen s maslinovim uljem.

Manti: 14,95 USD
Mala domaća tjestenina punjena začinjenom nemasnom govedinom i začinskim biljem. Poslužuje se sa domaćim sosom od belog luka od jogurta i preliveno svežim dinstanim paradajzom.

Sendvič od janjećeg šiš kebaba: 8,95 USD
Nežni komadići janjećeg buta marinirani i ražnjići s rajčicom, zelenom paprikom i lukom, pečeni na žaru po narudžbi. Služi se u pita hlebu sa zelenom salatom, paradajzom i zelenom paprikom i jogurtom.

Detalji
Raspon isporuke: U krugu od tri milje od restorana.
Minimalna dostava: 20 USD

#2 Pizza Paradiso
Ako ste živjeli u DC-u od 1980-ih, najvjerojatnije se sjećate mršavih godina kada je pizza bila tek nešto više od diska za kušanje kartona prekrivenog kiselim crvenim umakom bez okusa posutim gumenim, prerađenim "proizvodom od sira". Srećom, Ruth Gresser otvorila je Pizza Paradiso početkom 1990 -ih i uzdrmala status quo. Svoju je pizzu kuhala u pećnicama na drva i inzistirala je da za pripremu svojih pizza koristi samo najkvalitetnije sastojke. Dokazala je da biste mogli uspjeti ako brinete o kvalitetu koliko i o profitu, a ostalo je, kako kažu, povijest pizze.

Jela koja morate probati
Giardino Antipasto: 9 USD
Pečeni patlidžan, rako od brokolija, pečeno obilno zelje, kozji sir, salsa verde, prepečeni domaći kruh.

Atomica Pizza
9 inča: 13 USD | 12 inča: 19 USD
Paradiso paradajz, salama, masline Kalamata, ljute ljute papričice, mocarela.

Genovese Pizza
9 inča: 12 USD | 12 inča: 18 USD
Pesto, krompir i Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Insalata Paradiso: 8 USD
Beba rukola, kozji sir, slatka crvena paprika, gljive, pinjoli i vinaigret od citrusa.

Detalji
Raspon isporuke: Samo preuzimanje.

#1 Tono Sushi
Ovaj mali restoran jedno je od mojih omiljenih mjesta za ukusnu japansku i azijsku hranu. Hrana je svježa, cijene su razumne i imaju ukusan jelovnik. Iako ne isporučuju po cijelom gradu, vrijedi provjeriti isporučuju li se u vašem području. Jedno jelo koje uvijek uključim u narudžbu je topla i kisela supa.

Porijeklom iz Vijetnama, ova fantastična supa prepuna je okusa, a Tono Sushi uvijek je uspijeva isporučiti vruću. Samo je blago začinjen i tako je ukusan da ćete htjeti naručiti dva; jedan za sada i jedan za ručak sledećeg dana. Ono što ovu vruću i kiselu juhu čini tako neodoljivom je sklad i raznolikost slatkih, kiselih, slanih i začinskih okusa te hrskava, hrskava, svilenkasta i mesnata tekstura bilja, gljiva, juhe i škampa. Ima slatkoće od škampi, zemljanost od isjeckanog pečenog svinjskog i klica graha, umami od narezanih gljiva, malo topline iz ljute paprike i okus koji je ugodan za nepce iz čorbe prožete tamarindom. Kako kažu u Japanu prije obroka, "itadakimasu!"

Jela koja morate probati
Vruće i Snaša supa: 4 USD
Iseckana svinjetina, škampi, pečurke, cilantro, tofu, klice pasulja i bogata čorba od tamarinda.

Vijetnamski Spring Roll: 6 USD
Prženo u dubini sa piletinom, koncem graha i gljivama.

Tempura od škampa i povrća: 8 USD
Zeleni pasulj, narezani slatki krompir, šargarepa i škampi premazani laganim tempura tijestom i prženi.

Unagi Maki Roll: 6,50 USD
Slatkovodna jegulja sa krastavcem i avokadom.

Detalji
Raspon isporuke: Dvije milje od restorana, ali nemojte očajavati; njihovu hranu možete isporučiti putem GrubHub -a i Seamless -a.
Minimalna dostava: 20 USD+1 USD

Molimo vas da nas obavijestite o svojim favoritima. Sastavljanje ove liste bilo je jako zabavno, odlučio sam da to bude redovan post koji pokriva niz tema o hrani i objedovanju u DC -u. Pratite nas za sljedeći dio.


Putnički vodič do najtajnijih mjesta Washingtona, D.C

WASHINGTON, DC, IS grad tajni. Glavni grad zemlje specijaliziran je za podmetanja i prikrivanje, od misterioznog razloga zašto Muzej CIA -e prima samo zaposlenike CIA -e (i njihove provjerene posjetitelje) do onoga što je predsjednica kampanje Hillary Clinton stavila u svoj rižoto. Stoga je razumno da će grad imati više od svog udjela skrivenih rupa-ušuškanih mjesta za tihe konfabe i sastanke. S druge strane, neke od vladinih zgrada za koje biste mogli pomisliti da su zabranjene ili da im je dosadno nisu ni jedno ni drugo, iako posjete zahtijevaju malo unaprijed planiranja. Ovdje pogledajte neke od skrivenih atrakcija DC -a. (Što se tiče Muzeja CIA -e, svako može malo prelistati zbirku na internetu, na cia.gov.)

Državna recepcija Stejt departmenta Thomas Jefferson

State of Art

Prostorije za diplomatsku recepciju, apartman od 42 sobe, na sedmom i osmom spratu zgrade Stejt departmenta Harry S. Truman, elegantni su prostori u kojima se potpisuju ugovori, sklapaju trgovinski ugovori i šefovi stranih država sastaju sa sekretarom države, potpredsjednika i članova Kongresa za izvođenje plesa diplomacije. Takve uzvišene potrage zahtijevaju kulisu najboljih američkih djela muzejske kvalitete-i ove sobe ne razočaraju. Izloženo je oko 5.000 predmeta američke likovne i dekorativne umjetnosti, od srebrnog čajnika Paul Revere do namještaja Chippendale. Od ponedjeljka do petka možete krenuti na 45-minutnu turneju usmjerenu na umjetnost ako svoje ime dodate najmanje 90 dana unaprijed na listu čekanja i pripremite se za moguće otkazivanje kako biste smjestili diplomatu u potrebi. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Davno su planeri Capitol Hill -a kopali tunele kako bi se kongresne dvorane pridružile obližnjim poslovnim zgradama. Dobijte vlastito iskustvo u tunelu tako što ćete se registrirati za ličnu kartu čitatelja u zgradi James Madison Kongresne biblioteke. Za pet minuta imate sjajnu laminiranu karticu koja omogućava pristup nacionalnoj literaturi i kultnoj talijanskoj glavnoj čitaonici. Prošećite parnim tunelom od Madisona do zgrade Thomasa Jeffersona - možda iskorištavajući dolje kavu Dunkin ’Donuts - i izronite u Veliku dvoranu, čudo od mramora i zidnih slika. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Unutrašnji dekor

Prolaznici možda nikada ne bi pretpostavili da sjedište američkog Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova, masa nepozvanog betona, sadrži niz murala iz 1930-ih godina nekih od najboljih američkih slikara, naslijeđa New Deal-a predsjednika Franklina D. Roosevelta. Zbirka uključuje opsežna djela Maynarda Dixona, Allana Housera, Gifforda Beala i Johna Steuarta Curryja. Štaviše, 26 fotografija Ansela Adamsa, koje je naručio ministar unutrašnjih poslova Harold Ickes 1941., takođe se nižu u nekoliko hodnika. Obilasci se nude utorkom i četvrtkom u 14 sati. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

DIPLOMATIJA ŠUTLJA Posjetioci će biti dobrodošli da zavire u nekoliko ambasada na i oko Ambasadorskog reda DC-a tokom dva godišnja događaja otvorenih vrata, koji se održavaju u maju

Diplomatska zajednica

Iako su ambasade Washingtona i dalje zatvorene za sve osim za privilegirane, u subotu, 6. maja 2017., turneja “Around the World” ponudit će javnosti ulazak u više od 40 ambasada u kojima mnogi pripremaju nacionalna jela koja možete kušati, au nekim slučajevima i nude performanse. Sljedeće subote, ambasade Europske unije i delegacija EU u SAD -u također će za taj dan otvoriti svoja vrata za javnost. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

Visoke obrve

Samo nekolicina sretnika (i proračunatih) može da sredi obrve pored sudije Vrhovnog suda. Vaš najbolji snimak: Karma Erwina Gomeza, salon za kosu i obrve u kvartu West End, koji posjećuju političari i elita DC -a. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

Hotel Jefferson, udobna i veličanstvena građevina sa 95 soba, smještena na pješačkoj udaljenosti od Bijele kuće, omiljen je među stanovnicima Capitol Hill-a i Embassy Row-a. No, u baru ih nećete pronaći trgovačke tajne: Sub rosa sastanak održava se u klupskim, privatnim "kabinetskim prostorijama" koje (bilo ko) može rezervirati za piće. Gosti hotela koji ne žele da se druže sa hoi-polloi-om mogu se sakriti u Knjižnicu obloženu sveskama, koja je zatvorena za javnost. jeffersondc.com

KORIDOR MOĆI Soba za knjige u hotelu Jefferson

Sneaky Steaks

Dvostruki orao odreska obložen drvetom od orahovog drveta, u blizini stanice Union, održava privatni podzemni ulaz koji vodi u vinski podrum i privatne blagovaonice nižeg nivoa. Prema riječima glasnogovornice restorana, tajni ulaz „redovno su koristili članovi s obje strane prolaza za prikupljanje sredstava za večere, društvena okupljanja i govore.“ Ulaz u podrum otvara se direktno iz podzemne garaže. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Brdo prosutog pasulja

U Georgetownu postoje tihi restorani - poput Seasons u hotelu Four Seasons - u kojima možete baciti pogled na utjecajne diplomate, posrednike u moći i jednog ili dva senatora. No, ako želite čuti najbolje tračeve u gradu, krenite u jedan od barova na Capitol Hillu koji privlači zaposlenike jeftinim pivom i začinskim krilima. Obala Tortilje sa gazom od 4 dolara i srećnim satom koji traje do 20 sati. omiljena je, posebno među Teksašanima koji su tužni za domovima. Capitol Lounge u utorak se može pohvaliti krilima od 25 centi (sa minimalno dva pića) i obećanjem da će ostaviti partizanstvo pred vratima. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

& mdashDodatno izvješće Nina Sovich

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Putnički vodič do najtajnijih mjesta Washingtona, D.C

WASHINGTON, DC, IS grad tajni. Glavni grad države specijaliziran je za podmetanja i prikrivanje, od misterioznog razloga zašto Muzej CIA -e prima samo zaposlenike CIA -e (i njihove provjerene posjetitelje) do onoga što je predsjednica kampanje Hillary Clinton stavila u svoj rižoto. Stoga je logično da će grad imati više od svog udjela skrivenih rupa-ušuškanih mjesta za tihe konfabe i sastanke. S druge strane, neke od vladinih zgrada za koje biste mogli pomisliti da su zabranjene ili da im je dosadno nisu ni jedno ni drugo, iako posjete zahtijevaju malo unaprijed planiranja. Ovdje pogledajte neke od skrivenih atrakcija DC -a. (Što se tiče Muzeja CIA -e, svako može malo prelistati zbirku na internetu, na cia.gov.)

Državna recepcija Stejt departmenta Thomas Jefferson

State of Art

Prostorije za diplomatsku recepciju, apartman od 42 sobe, na sedmom i osmom spratu zgrade Stejt departmenta Harry S. Truman, elegantni su prostori u kojima se potpisuju ugovori, sklapaju trgovinski ugovori i šefovi stranih država sastaju sa sekretarom države, potpredsjednika i članova Kongresa za izvođenje plesa diplomacije. Takve uzvišene potrage zahtijevaju kulisu najboljih američkih djela muzejske kvalitete-i ove sobe ne razočaraju. Izloženo je oko 5.000 predmeta američke likovne i dekorativne umjetnosti, od srebrnog čajnika Paul Revere do namještaja Chippendale. Od ponedjeljka do petka možete krenuti na 45-minutnu turneju usmjerenu na umjetnost ako svoje ime dodate najmanje 90 dana unaprijed na listu čekanja i pripremite se za moguće otkazivanje kako biste smjestili diplomatu u potrebi. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Davno su planeri Capitol Hill -a kopali tunele kako bi se kongresne dvorane pridružile obližnjim poslovnim zgradama. Dobijte vlastito iskustvo u tunelima registrirajući se za ličnu kartu čitatelja u zgradi James Madison Kongresne biblioteke. Za pet minuta imate sjajnu laminiranu karticu koja omogućava pristup nacionalnoj literaturi i kultnoj talijanskoj glavnoj čitaonici. Prošećite parnim tunelom od Madisona do zgrade Thomasa Jeffersona - možda iskorištavajući dolje kavu Dunkin ’Donuts - i izronite u Veliku dvoranu, čudo od mramora i zidnih slika. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Unutrašnji dekor

Prolaznici možda nikada ne bi pretpostavili da sjedište američkog Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova, masa nepozvanog betona, sadrži niz murala iz 1930-ih godina nekih od najboljih američkih slikara, naslijeđa New Deal-a predsjednika Franklina D. Roosevelta. Zbirka uključuje opsežna djela Maynarda Dixona, Allana Housera, Gifforda Beala i Johna Steuarta Curryja. Štaviše, 26 fotografija Ansela Adamsa, koje je naručio ministar unutrašnjih poslova Harold Ickes 1941., takođe se nižu u nekoliko hodnika. Obilasci se nude utorkom i četvrtkom u 14 sati. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

ŠIPTALNA DIPLOMATIJA Posjetitelji će biti dobrodošli da zavire u nekoliko ambasada na i oko Ambasadorskog reda DC-a tokom dva godišnja događaja otvorenih vrata, koji se održavaju u maju

Diplomatska zajednica

Iako su ambasade Washingtona i dalje zatvorene za sve osim za privilegirane, u subotu, 6. maja 2017., turneja “Around the World” ponudit će javnosti ulazak u više od 40 ambasada u kojima mnogi pripremaju nacionalna jela koja možete kušati, au nekim slučajevima i nude performanse. Sljedeće subote, ambasade Europske unije i delegacija EU u SAD -u također će za taj dan otvoriti svoja vrata za javnost. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

Visoke obrve

Samo nekolicina srećnih (i proračunatih) nekolicina može da sredi obrve pored sudije Vrhovnog suda. Vaš najbolji snimak: Karma Erwina Gomeza, salon za kosu i obrve u kvartu West End, koji posjećuju političari i elita DC -a. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

Hotel Jefferson, udobna i veličanstvena građevina sa 95 soba, smještena na pješačkoj udaljenosti od Bijele kuće, omiljen je među stanovnicima Capitol Hill-a i Embassy Row-a. Ali u baru ih nećete pronaći trgovačke tajne: Sub rosa sastanci održavaju se u klupskim, privatnim "kabinetskim sobama" koje (bilo ko) može rezervirati za piće. Gosti hotela koji ne žele da se druže sa hoi-polloi-om mogu se sakriti u Knjižnicu obloženu sveskama, koja je zatvorena za javnost. jeffersondc.com

KORIDOR MOĆA Soba za knjige u hotelu Jefferson

Sneaky Steaks

Dvostruki orao odreska obložen drvetom od orahovog drveta, u blizini stanice Union, održava privatni podzemni ulaz koji vodi u vinski podrum i privatne blagovaonice nižeg nivoa. Prema riječima glasnogovornice restorana, tajni ulaz „redovno su koristili članovi s obje strane prolaza za prikupljanje sredstava za večere, društvena okupljanja i govore.“ Ulaz u podrum otvara se direktno iz podzemne garaže. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Brdo prosutog pasulja

U Georgetownu postoje tihi restorani - poput Seasons u hotelu Four Seasons - u kojima možete baciti pogled na uticajne diplomate, posrednike u moći i jednog ili dva senatora. No, ako želite čuti najbolje tračeve u gradu, krenite u jedan od barova na Capitol Hillu koji mami zaposlenike jeftinim pivom i začinskim krilima. Obala Tortilje sa gazom od 4 dolara i srećnim satom koji traje do 20 sati. omiljena je, posebno među Teksašanima koji su tužni za domovima. Capitol Lounge u utorak se može pohvaliti krilima od 25 centi (sa minimalno dva pića) i obećanjem da će ostaviti partizanstvo pred vratima. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

& mdashDodatno izvješće Nina Sovich

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Putnički vodič do najtajnijih mjesta Washingtona, D.C

WASHINGTON, DC, IS grad tajni. Glavni grad države specijaliziran je za podmetanja i prikrivanje, od misterioznog razloga zašto Muzej CIA -e prima samo zaposlenike CIA -e (i njihove provjerene posjetitelje) do onoga što je predsjednica kampanje Hillary Clinton stavila u svoj rižoto. Stoga je razumno da će grad imati više od svog udjela skrivenih rupa-ušuškanih mjesta za tihe konfabe i sastanke. S druge strane, neke od vladinih zgrada za koje biste mogli pomisliti da su zabranjene ili da im je dosadno nisu ni jedno ni drugo, iako posjete zahtijevaju malo unaprijed planiranja. Ovdje pogledajte neke od skrivenih atrakcija DC -a. (Što se tiče Muzeja CIA -e, svako može malo prelistati zbirku na internetu, na cia.gov.)

Državna recepcija Stejt departmenta Thomas Jefferson

State of Art

Prostorije za diplomatsku recepciju, apartman od 42 sobe, na sedmom i osmom spratu zgrade Stejt departmenta Harry S. Truman, elegantni su prostori u kojima se potpisuju ugovori, sklapaju trgovinski ugovori i šefovi stranih država sastaju sa sekretarom države, potpredsjednika i članova Kongresa za izvođenje plesa diplomacije. Takve uzvišene potrage zahtijevaju kulisu najboljih američkih djela muzejske kvalitete-i ove sobe ne razočaraju. Izloženo je oko 5.000 predmeta američke likovne i dekorativne umjetnosti, od srebrnog čajnika Paul Revere do namještaja Chippendale. Od ponedjeljka do petka možete krenuti na 45-minutnu turneju usmjerenu na umjetnost ako svoje ime dodate najmanje 90 dana unaprijed na listu čekanja i pripremite se za moguće otkazivanje kako biste smjestili diplomatu u potrebi. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Davno su planeri Capitol Hill -a kopali tunele kako bi se kongresne dvorane pridružile obližnjim poslovnim zgradama. Dobijte vlastito iskustvo u tunelu tako što ćete se registrirati za ličnu kartu čitatelja u zgradi James Madison Kongresne biblioteke. Za pet minuta imate sjajnu laminiranu karticu koja omogućava pristup nacionalnoj literaturi i kultnoj talijanskoj glavnoj čitaonici. Prođite parnim tunelom od Madisona do zgrade Thomasa Jeffersona - možda iskoristivši dolje kavu Dunkin ’Donuts - i izronite u Veliku dvoranu, čudo od mramora i zidnih slika. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Unutrašnji dekor

Prolaznici možda nikada ne bi pretpostavili da sjedište američkog Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova, masa nepozvanog betona, sadrži niz murala iz 1930-ih godina nekih od najboljih američkih slikara, naslijeđa New Deal-a predsjednika Franklina D. Roosevelta. Zbirka uključuje opsežna djela Maynarda Dixona, Allana Housera, Gifforda Beala i Johna Steuarta Curryja. Štaviše, 26 fotografija Ansela Adamsa, koje je naručio ministar unutrašnjih poslova Harold Ickes 1941., takođe se nižu u nekoliko hodnika. Obilasci se nude utorkom i četvrtkom u 14 sati. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

ŠIPTALNA DIPLOMATIJA Posjetitelji će biti dobrodošli da zavire u nekoliko ambasada na i oko Ambasadorskog reda DC-a tokom dva godišnja događaja otvorenih vrata, koji se održavaju u maju

Diplomatska zajednica

Iako su ambasade Washingtona i dalje zatvorene za sve osim za privilegirane, u subotu, 6. maja 2017., turneja “Around the World” ponudit će javnosti ulazak u više od 40 ambasada u kojima mnogi pripremaju nacionalna jela koja možete kušati, au nekim slučajevima i nude performanse. Sljedeće subote ambasade Europske unije i delegacija EU u SAD -u također će otvoriti svoja vrata za taj dan. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

Visoke obrve

Samo nekolicina sretnika (i proračunatih) može da sredi obrve pored sudije Vrhovnog suda. Vaš najbolji snimak: Karma Erwina Gomeza, salon za kosu i obrve u kvartu West End, koji posjećuju političari i elita DC -a. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

Hotel Jefferson, udobna i veličanstvena građevina sa 95 soba, smještena na pješačkoj udaljenosti od Bijele kuće, omiljen je među stanovnicima Capitol Hill-a i Embassy Row-a. Ali u baru ih nećete pronaći trgovačke tajne: Sub rosa sastanci održavaju se u klupskim, privatnim "kabinetskim sobama" koje (bilo ko) može rezervirati za piće. Gosti hotela koji ne žele da se druže sa hoi-polloi-om mogu se sakriti u Knjižnicu obloženu sveskama, koja je zatvorena za javnost. jeffersondc.com

KORIDOR MOĆI Soba za knjige u hotelu Jefferson

Sneaky Steaks

Dvostruki orao odreska obložen drvetom od orahovog drveta, u blizini stanice Union, održava privatni podzemni ulaz koji vodi u vinski podrum i privatne blagovaonice nižeg nivoa. Prema riječima glasnogovornice jednog restorana, tajni ulaz "redovno su koristili članovi s obje strane prolaza za prikupljanje sredstava za večere, društvena okupljanja i angažmane u govoru." Ulaz u podrum otvara se direktno iz podzemne garaže. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Brdo prosutog pasulja

U Georgetownu postoje tihi restorani - poput Seasons u hotelu Four Seasons - u kojima možete baciti pogled na uticajne diplomate, posrednike u moći i jednog ili dva senatora. No, ako želite čuti najbolje tračeve u gradu, krenite u jedan od barova na Capitol Hillu koji mami zaposlenike jeftinim pivom i začinskim krilima. Obala Tortilje sa gazom od 4 dolara i srećnim satom koji traje do 20 sati. omiljena je, posebno među Teksašanima koji su tužni za domovima. Capitol Lounge u utorak se može pohvaliti krilima od 25 centi (sa minimalno dva pića) i obećanjem da će ostaviti partizanstvo pred vratima. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

& mdashDodatno izvješće Nina Sovich

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  • Vodič po najboljim mjestima na plaži u San Diegu, 4. juna 2021
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  • 5 fantastičnih hotelskih bazena s prolazom dana 1. juna 2021
  • Možete ponovo otputovati u Italiju. Evo divnog načina da se ponovo upoznate. 28. maja 2021
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Putnički vodič do najtajnijih mjesta Washingtona, D.C

WASHINGTON, DC, IS grad tajni. Glavni grad države specijaliziran je za podmetanja i prikrivanje, od misterioznog razloga zašto Muzej CIA -e prima samo zaposlenike CIA -e (i njihove provjerene posjetitelje) do onoga što je predsjednica kampanje Hillary Clinton stavila u svoj rižoto. Stoga je logično da će grad imati više od svog udjela skrivenih rupa-ušuškanih mjesta za tihe konfabe i sastanke. S druge strane, neke od vladinih zgrada za koje biste mogli pomisliti da su zabranjene ili da im je dosadno nisu ni jedno ni drugo, iako posjete zahtijevaju malo unaprijed planiranja. Ovdje pogledajte neke od skrivenih atrakcija DC -a. (Što se tiče Muzeja CIA -e, svako može malo prelistati zbirku na internetu, na cia.gov.)

Državna recepcija Stejt departmenta Thomas Jefferson

State of Art

Prostorije za diplomatsku recepciju, apartman od 42 sobe, na sedmom i osmom spratu zgrade Stejt departmenta Harry S. Truman, elegantni su prostori u kojima se potpisuju ugovori, sklapaju trgovinski ugovori i šefovi stranih država sastaju sa sekretarom države, potpredsjednika i članova Kongresa za izvođenje plesa diplomacije. Takve uzvišene potrage zahtijevaju kulisu najboljih američkih djela muzejske kvalitete-i ove sobe ne razočaraju. Izloženo je oko 5.000 predmeta američke likovne i dekorativne umjetnosti, od srebrnog čajnika Paul Revere do namještaja Chippendale. Od ponedjeljka do petka možete krenuti na 45-minutnu turneju usmjerenu na umjetnost ako svoje ime dodate najmanje 90 dana unaprijed na listu čekanja i pripremite se za moguće otkazivanje kako biste smjestili diplomatu u potrebi. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Davno su planeri Capitol Hill -a kopali tunele kako bi se kongresne dvorane pridružile obližnjim poslovnim zgradama. Dobijte vlastito iskustvo u tunelu tako što ćete se registrirati za ličnu kartu čitatelja u zgradi James Madison Kongresne biblioteke. Za pet minuta imate sjajnu laminiranu karticu koja omogućava pristup nacionalnoj literaturi i kultnoj talijanskoj glavnoj čitaonici. Prošećite parnim tunelom od Madisona do zgrade Thomasa Jeffersona - možda iskorištavajući dolje kavu Dunkin ’Donuts - i izronite u Veliku dvoranu, čudo od mramora i zidnih slika. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Unutrašnji dekor

Prolaznici možda nikada ne bi pretpostavili da sjedište američkog Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova, masa nepozvanog betona, sadrži niz murala iz 1930-ih godina nekih od najboljih američkih slikara, naslijeđa New Deal-a predsjednika Franklina D. Roosevelta. Zbirka uključuje opsežna djela Maynarda Dixona, Allana Housera, Gifforda Beala i Johna Steuarta Curryja. Štaviše, 26 fotografija Ansela Adamsa, koje je naručio ministar unutrašnjih poslova Harold Ickes 1941. godine, takođe se nižu u nekoliko hodnika. Obilasci se nude utorkom i četvrtkom u 14 sati. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

ŠIPTALNA DIPLOMATIJA Posjetitelji će biti dobrodošli da zavire u nekoliko ambasada na i oko Ambasadorskog reda DC-a tokom dva godišnja događaja otvorenih vrata, koji se održavaju u maju

Diplomatska zajednica

Iako su ambasade Washingtona i dalje zatvorene za sve osim za privilegirane, u subotu, 6. maja 2017., turneja “Around the World” ponudit će javnosti ulazak u više od 40 ambasada u kojima mnogi pripremaju nacionalna jela koja možete kušati, au nekim slučajevima i nude performanse. Sljedeće subote, ambasade Europske unije i delegacija EU u SAD -u također će za taj dan otvoriti svoja vrata za javnost. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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  • A Road Trip to ‘Nomadland’ June 3, 2021
  • 5 Fabulous Hotel Pools With Day Passes June 1, 2021
  • You Can Travel to Italy Again. Here’s a Delightful Way to Get Reacquainted. May 28, 2021
  • Scents of Place: 12 of the World’s Most Fragrant Travel Destinations May 27, 2021

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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

More in Off Duty Travel

  • A Guide to San Diego’s Best Beach Towns June 4, 2021
  • A Road Trip to ‘Nomadland’ June 3, 2021
  • 5 Fabulous Hotel Pools With Day Passes June 1, 2021
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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted visitors) to what exactly Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman puts in his risotto. So it stands to reason that the city would harbor more than its share of hidy-holes—tucked-away spots for hush-hush confabs and rendezvous. On the flip side, some of the government buildings you might think are off-limits, or a big bore, are neither, though visits require a little advance planning. Here, a look at some of D.C.’s hidden attractions. (As for the CIA Museum, anyone can do a little snooping through the collection online, at cia.gov.)

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room of the State Department

State of Art

The Diplomatic Reception rooms, a suite of 42 rooms, on the seventh and eighth floors of the Harry S. Truman State Department Building, are the elegant spaces where treaties are signed, trade agreements are hammered out and foreign heads of state meet with the Secretary of State, Vice President and members of Congress to conduct the dance of diplomacy. Such lofty pursuits demand a backdrop of America’s finest museum-quality pieces—and these rooms don’t disappoint. Approximately 5,000 objects of American fine and decorative arts are on display, ranging from a Paul Revere silver teapot to Chippendale furniture. You can take a 45-minute art-focused tour from Monday to Friday, if you add your name at least 90 days in advance to the waiting list and prepare yourself for a possible cancellation to accommodate a diplomat in need. receptiontours.state.gov

Tunnel Vision

Long ago, Capitol Hill planners dug tunnels to join the halls of Congress to nearby office buildings. Get your own tunnel experience by registering for a reader identity card at the Library of Congress’s James Madison building. In five minutes, you have a nifty laminated card that gives access to the nation’s trove of literature and the iconic Italianate main reading room. Walk the steam tunnel from Madison to the Thomas Jefferson Building—perhaps taking advantage of the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee down there—and emerge in the Great Hall, a marble and mural wonder. loc.gov/visit/tours/online-tours/james-madison-memorial-building

Interior Décor

Passersby might never guess that the U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters, a mass of uninviting concrete, contains a series of circa-1930s murals by some of America’s finest painters, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The collection includes expansive works by Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal and John Steuart Curry. Moreover, 26 photos by Ansel Adams, commissioned by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in 1941, also line a few hallways. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours

SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY Visitors will be welcome to peek inside several embassies on and around D.C.’s Embassy Row during two annual open-house events, held in May

Diplomatic Community

Though Washington’s embassies remain closed to all but the privileged few, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, an “Around the World” tour will offer the public entrée into more than 40 embassies many prepare national dishes you can sample and, in some cases, offer performances. On the following Saturday, the European Union embassies and the EU delegation to the U.S., will also open their doors to the public for the day. culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1, euopenhouse.org

High Brows

Only the lucky (and calculating) few can get their brows done next to a Supreme Court justice. Your best shot: Karma by Erwin Gomez, a hair and eyebrow salon in the West End neighborhood, which is frequented by politicos and the D.C. elite. karmaerwingomez.com

Staying Power

The Jefferson hotel, a snug and stately 95-room beaux-arts structure within walking distance of the White House, is a favorite with denizens of Capitol Hill and Embassy Row. But you won’t find them trading secrets in the bar: Sub rosa rendezvous take place in the clubby, private “cabinet rooms” that can be reserved (by anyone) for drinks. Hotel guests who don’t want to hobnob with the hoi-polloi can hide out in the volume-lined Book Room, which is closed to the public. jeffersondc.com

CORRIDOR OF POWER The Book Room at the Jefferson hotel

Sneaky Steaks

The walnut-wood-paneled Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, near Union Station, maintains a private underground entrance leading into the wine cellar and lower-level private dining rooms. According to a restaurant spokeswoman, the secret entrance “has been used regularly by members from both sides of the aisle for fundraising dinners, social gatherings and speaking engagements.” The cellar entrance opens directly from the underground parking garage. delfriscos.com/steakhouse/washington-dc

Hill of Spilled Beans

There are hushed restaurants in Georgetown—such as the Seasons at the Four Seasons hotel—where you might catch a glimpse of influential diplomats, power brokers and a Senator or two. But if you want to overhear the best gossip in town, head to one of the Capitol Hill bars that lure in staffers with cheap beer and spicy wings. Tortilla Coast with $4 draft and a happy hour that lasts until 8 p.m. is a favorite, particularly among homesick Texans. Capitol Lounge boasts 25-cent wings on Tuesday (with a two-drink minimum) and a promise to leave partisanship at the door. tortillacoast.com, capitolloungedc.com

&mdashAdditional reporting by Nina Sovich

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