Katie’s Guide to Summer

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‘Every Food Fits: Don’t Bother Us, We’re Crabby!’
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Summer is my favorite season, I’ve made no secret of that on this here blog over the years. DC comes alive in the summer, with events galore. And if you’re new to DC, or new to We Love DC, or even an old faithful reader (and we love you for that, truly) I just wanted to take some time to point out that we’ve got you covered for summer.

So here is my short list of things I love about summer in DC and links to articles that we’ve written in the past to help you get the most out of it. (We call this unabashedly re-purposing content.)

So without futher ado:  

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‘mmm…free goo…’
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1) Ice Cream: Last summer I rounded up all my favorite spots to eat ice cream, and you guys all told me in the comments the places that I missed.

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‘Donovan House Pool Side Bar’
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2) Rooftop bars: I wrote up a list of everyone’s favorite rooftop bars.

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‘Chilled Soup, Hot Summer’
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3) Cold food for hot days: Last summer I wrote up a whole article on my favorite cold foods, included recipes and told you the best places to get them if you didn’t want to make them at home.

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‘Rehoboth Beach’
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4) Going to the beach: My girlfriends and I visited Rehoboth and I recounted the lovely experience for you.

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‘Just Another Sight’
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5) The Mount Vernon Trail: One of my favorite places to run and cycle in DC is even better in warm weather.

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‘This Makes Rosslyn Fun’
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6) Outdoor film festivals: Last year when HBO took away (and then gave back) Screen on the Green, Tiffany went looking for alternatives for you. Most of them will be happening again this summer. Personally, I love Rosslyn’s films (this year they’re doing I love the 90s!)

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‘Stella on the Harbor’
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7) The Food & Wine Festival: I had so much fun at the National Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor last year that I’m dying to go back.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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  1. Check out the new U Street Movie Series – this FREE summer movie series pays homage to the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Neighborhood, with a series of documentaries and films telling moving stories of accomplished musicians.

    Online at: http://movies.ustreet-dc.org

    on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ustreetmovieseries

    Admission is FREE but donations are welcome. The summer movie schedule is:

    • June 8: Michael Jackson’s This Is It (rain date June 15)

    • July 13: Buena Vista Social Club (rain date July 20)

    • August 10: The Soloist (rain date Aug 17)

    • September 14: Duke Ellington’s Washington and Soul Power (rain date Sept 21)

    All films will be shown at the field at Harrison Recreation Center, 1330 V Street, NW (on V Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW). Gates will open at 7 pm. Free popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees beginning at 8 pm. Showtime will be at sundown around 8:30 pm. Full information can be found at http://movies.ustreet-dc.org.