Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin While many local residents use the hot and humid weather as an excuse to leave the DMV area this time of year, August is arguably one of the most delicious times to be here. Whether you’re in the mood for a fancy night out, an elevated lunchtime experience or an epic brunch, two Restaurant Week events — in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia — have got you covered, with specially priced menus and deals at some of the region’s best restaurants. Here’s a look at this summer’s edition. Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week happens August 15–21, with $25 lunch and brunch deals and $40 or $55 prix fixe menus at the following restaurants in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland: District of Columbia: 1789 Restaurant & Bar, Agora, Al Dente, Ala, Alero Restaurant – U St., All-Purpose Pizzeria (Shaw and Capitol Riverfront), Alta Strada City Vista, Ambar, Angolo … [Read more...] about Treat Yourself To The Best Restaurants In Washington, DC And Alexandria
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MORE PROOF GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWNS CRUSHED AMERICA… WSJ: Red States Are Winning the Post-Pandemic Economy The pandemic has changed the geography of the American economy. By many measures, red states—those that lean Republican—have recovered faster economically than Democratic-leaning blue ones, with workers and employers moving from the coasts to the middle of the country and Florida. Since February 2020, the month before the pandemic began, the share of all U.S. jobs located in red states has grown by more than half a percentage point, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Brookings Institution think tank. Red states have added 341,000 jobs over that time, while blue states were still short 1.3 million jobs as of May. Several major companies have recently announced moves of their headquarters from blue to red states. Hedge-fund company Citadel said recently it would move its headquarters from Chicago to Miami, and Caterpillar Inc. plans to move from … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Dem Circular Firing Squad Surrounds Biden
Concertgoers picnic at a park in Incheon on Friday afternoon. (Yonhap via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) SEOUL — South Koreans are not letting rising cases of COVID-19 get in the way of their summer plans, with travel and businesses already freed up by current policies. So far in August, an average of 101,290 cases and 31 deaths were reported per day, climbing from the 80,648 cases and 24 deaths seen between July 25-31. Over two days on Friday and Saturday, 92 patients with COVID-19 died — the highest since mid-May in the aftermath of a deadly Omicron wave that peaked in March. In recent briefings, the government’s COVID-19 response headquarters has vowed that social distancing won’t be returning, while expanding the eligibility of fourth vaccine doses to people in their 50s. As the cumulative count of cases here crossed 20 million, which is 38 percent of the entire South Korean population, Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Lee Ki-il said in an Aug. 3 address that … [Read more...] about South Korea is shrugging off Omicron’s summer return
Authorities detained a person of interest in the deadly Fourth of July parade shooting Monday evening in Lake Forest, Illinois. Police detained 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo as a person of interest in the deadly massacre after a brief pursuit, authorities said . A Chicago police officer spotted Crimo and attempted to perform a traffic stop when the 22-year-old fled, authorities said, according to CNN. Crimo, who goes by the name “Bobby,” was believed to be armed and dangerous at the time he was taken into custody. Police seeking person of interest 22 yr old Bobby Crimo in #HighlandParkParade mass shooting 2010 Silver Honda FIT IL plate 80653 pic.twitter.com/7V2aUvzUgL — Anthony Ponce (@anthonyponceTV) July 4, 2022 At least six people were killed and dozens of others were wounded during the shooting, according to the Chicago Sun-Times . It is believed the gunman open fired while standing on a roof. “The police started reacting and I saw some people falling,” … [Read more...] about Police Detain Person Of Interest In Deadly Parade Shooting
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With parts of the U.S. still experiencing extreme heat, the search term “lake vacation” is currently trending higher than it has in a year. To cool off, here are eight selections of waterside escapes by lakes, rivers and seas to beat the heat from Maui to London. Lakeside Deer Path Inn – Lake Forest, IL This English-inspired boutique hotel reminiscent of a Tudor manor home is on Chicago’s North Shore. The inn’s Picnic in the Park package (available through September 30), includes complimentary bike rentals for a trip to the shores of Lake Michigan. You receive a customized picnic basket filled with curated snacks and beverages. ** Inns of Aurora – Aurora, NY At this luxury lakeside resort in the Finger Lakes, you’ll enjoy water activities on Cayuga Lake, or embark on an excursion with the Outdoor Adventure Guide to learn about proper paddling techniques. Private fishing lessons are … [Read more...] about Eight Cool Vacations: By Lakes, Rivers, Oceans — London To Hawaii
- A + A SEOUL (Aug 11): The heaviest rain in Seoul in 115 years has spurred the South Korean capital to revive a US$1.15 billion plan to improve drainage after floods exposed how even the affluent Gangnam district is vulnerable to climate change-driven extreme weather. Experts say the city's capacity to drain water is far behind what's needed to handle a deluge like the one suffered this week. That has disasterous implications for low-lying areas like Gangnam, as these bouts of extreme weather are becoming increasingly common. This week's torrential rain killed at least 11 people across the northern part of the country, as of Thursday morning. The downpour, which began on Monday and shifted southwards on Wednesday, knocked out power, caused landslides and flooded roads and subways. Monetary estimates of the damage were still being compiled. In the wake of the downpour, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon announced on Wednesday the city will spend 1.5 trillion won (US$1.15 … [Read more...] about After deluge, climate change fears make S.Korea prioritise Seoul flood defences
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Cinque Terre’s fame has brought Italy’s southern Riviera new attention, with travelers seeking out neighboring villages in search of extra helpings of rustic coastal charm. Portovenere, although an outstanding destination in its own right, has sometimes been dubbed the “sixth” of the five famed hamlets because of its proximity to the southernmost Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore. Like Portovenere, the town of Lerici sits with tantalizing allure on the Gulf of La Spezia (”Gulf of Poets”), although on its lesser-known eastern shores. As with Portovenere, it has been attracting notice from Cinque Terre fans, but also from a cohort of privileged visitors, the type who tends to turn up at international hot spots like Capri and Forte dei Marmi. They’ve been coming not just to visit, but for extended stays in secluded vacation homes (or to look at buying one) in the hills along the coast, known for its ethereal views. Lerici isn’t … [Read more...] about Can Stunning Lerici Be The Italian Riviera’s Next Hot Stop?