1. Electronic music is big business these days, and Audyolab will give you everything you need to get in the game near Residences on the Avenue. They describe their program as “music production apprenticeship on steroids,” offering an intensive six-day program that gives you full immersion in all of the latest equipment and techniques behind the day’s top hits. The program is intended to provide students with the skills that an entry-level music producer would require in the workplace. For a cost of $650, you’ll receive a staggering amount of instruction and hands-on experience. The program starts with four days of at-home coursework where you learn the basic vocabulary that you’ll need in classes. During the six days, which consist of four-hour sessions, students get experience with drum programming, music theory, melody and even the business end of the production business. Audyolab also offers flexible discounts and scholarships for women and minorities. It’s a fascinating and accessible way to find a new career.

    801 22nd Street NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    (202) 505-1910

  2. Post by The Avenue Editor

  3. The Corcoran's founder says this Washington DC museum is “dedicated to art.”

    Well, yes. Visitors to this Foggy Bottom institution can witness this dedication through the museum’s meticulous preservation of historical pieces and celebration of contemporary art. The museum also places an emphasis on education, making an appreciation of art accessible to the community.

    The Corcoran Gallery of Art is conveniently located for Residences on the Avenue residents looking to explore their current temporary exhibits and permanent collections. For visitors who’d like to learn a bit more about the exhibits and works on display, the gallery has a detailed cell phone tour which offers background on the artists, their inspirations, available in select rooms in the museum.

    Corcoran Gallery of Art
    500 17th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 639-1700

  4. Post by The Avenue Editor

  5. Independently owned and operated since 1980, Bridge Street Books is one of the last bastions of brick and mortar bookstores, thriving in Georgetown despite the growing popularity of online ordering. Bridge Street Books' stock is carefully curated by owners, specializing in in academic titles as well as cultural studies, poetry and unique periodicals you won’t find on your average newsstand.

    The staff at this quaint Pennsylvania Avenue shop know their stuff, back to front, cover to cover, and are always happy to answer questions and point guests in the right direction. Regulars note that the shop smells “like real books," so stop into Bridge Street Books near Residences on the Avenue to breathe in that real book smell today!

    Bridge Street Books
    2814 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 965-5200

  6. Post by The Avenue Editor

  7. Stroll up to 2121 Virginia Avenue in DC's Foggy Bottom. That little coffee stall? It's called Sammy's, and over the past decade it's become a local legend. In fact, locals say that Sammy just gets better over time, and that his beverages outclass far fancier, more expensive fare.

    Sammy is known as a quick, easy and affordable purveyor of fine caffeinated beverages. His delicious coffee is available hot or iced and for a fraction of the price of big-time chains. Sammy also offers light breakfast fare if you need a snack to accompany your cup of joe on your way to work.

    Sammy himself is friendly and generous, with a remarkable memory of names and faces. For Residences on the Avenue residents looking to jump start their day, swing by Sammy's Coffee Kiosk to support a DC small business and experience one of our town's best kept secrets.

  8. Post by The Avenue Editor

  9. Hotel restaurants are starting to get with the times.

    In recent memory they were places for overpriced wine and pale imitations of current culinary fashion — if you were lucky. But now they're starting to become destinations in their own right. Locals report that Foggy Bottom's Jardenea, located in the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, is New American dining at its finest.

    Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Jardenea serves rich, comforting, gimme-more classics like crab bisque, chicken and biscuits, and shrimp and grits, made with skill and style. Everything is farm-fresh and locally sourced — the proof is in a legion of satisfied diners.

    Looking for an innovative happy hour spot? Jardenea's a great option. Look out for the 5-5-5 special this fall: $5 appetizers, $5 drinks, and $5 off dinner. So grab a seat on a cushy couch, order a drink and have a great night near Residences on the Avenue.

    Jardenea is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
    2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037
    (202) 955-6400

  10. Post by The Avenue Editor

  11. Located in Foggy Bottom inside River Inn, Dish + Drinks offers diners contemporary meals made with fresh and local ingredients. The restaurant is just a few blocks away from the Kennedy Center making it a great spot for a pre- or post-theatre dinner and drink.

    The restaurant even offers a $35 pre-theater dinner menu. If you stop by for dinner at any other time, start off with the fried calamari, the tuna tartare or the colorful beet salad. For your entree, order the Maine diver scallops, the New Zealand lam sausage prepared with andouille sausage or ask for the rib eye steak. Dish + Drinks near Residences on the Avenue also has an impressive wine list. Be sure to pair your meal with a glass!

    Dish + Drinks is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check the website for details.

    Dish + Drinks
    924 25th Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037
    (202) 338-8707

  12. Post by The Avenue Editor

  13. For a great place to grab lunch or a casual meal, try Devon & Blakely. Located minutes from Residences on the Avenue, this Foggy Bottom spot serves up fresh sandwiches, salads and more in a clean and charming setting. Here you can pick up or have delivered a range of sandwiches like the roast beef, tuna salad and chicken curry. Or order a warm panini like the prosciutto and arugula. If you are looking for a light meal, Devon & Blakely offers the option to make your own salad or to choose from one of the many options here. You might enjoy the baked artichoke hearts salad, pasta primavera or the sweet potato salad. Devon & Blakely also serves fresh coffee and pastries, so be sure to stop by any time of day.

    Devon & Blakely is open Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Devon & Blakely
    2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20052
    (202) 659-9070

  14. Post by The Avenue Editor

  15. Located in picturesque Foggy Bottom, FoBoGro is your neighborhood grocery store.

    Here you can pick up fresh meat and produce with which to cook your next meal as well as breakfast items like cereals, muffins, milk and more. FoGoBro also has some great sandwiches and salads. If you come in for breakfast, try bacon egg sandwich or the bagel with cream cheese. For lunch and dinner, choose from a range of sandwiches made with locally baked bread. Order The Colonial that's made with roast beef and red onion. For a tasty turkey sandwich, try the Turkey on Challah made with Swiss cheese. If you're a vegetarian, order the Mediterranean Wrap that's made with hummus, romaine, cucumber and alfalfa.

    Conveniently located minutes from Residences on the Avenue, stop in for some groceries or a sandwich.

    FoBoGro is open daily. Check the website for detailed hours.

    2140 F Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037
    (202) 296-0125

  16. Post by The Avenue Editor

  17. For pizza your way, head to H & Pizza near Residences on the Avenue, where everyone is raving about the tasty, fresh pies! At H & Pizza, you get the chance to design your perfect pizza. Start by selecting your dough (wheat, regular or multigrain), choose your cheese (such as home made mozzarella and asiago), and finally choose as many toppings as you like. As you place your order, your pizza is crafted before your very eyes, and then is placed on a conveyor that takes it through the oven — all while you watch! After the pie bakes, you can choose to finish it off with infused olive oil, fresh herbs, or even chopped olives. Plus, you get all that for just $9! Even better, the pizzas are a nice size — more than enough for one hungry person, or big enough to share with someone (if you can agree on what to get!).

    H & Pizza
    1118 H St NE (between N 11th St & N 12th St)
    Washington, DC 20002
    Neighborhood: H Street Corridor/Atlas District/Near Northeast
    (202) 733-1285


  18. Post by respage

  19. Get a glimpse into history at the Washington, D.C.'s Daughters of the American Revolution Museum. Here, you'll find a wealth of information thanks to exhibits such as manuscripts and historic currencies to period fashions and military regalia. When you see these items first-hand, you can't help but be moved, and you'll surely leave with a better understanding of the history of our great nation. Plus, several of the exhibits showcase personal effects of those who lived through some of the most tumultuous time periods of American history. Also, the DAR Museum regularly hosts events, such as lectures, concerts, operas, and more. For an enjoyable and informative day out from Residences on the Avenue, head to the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in D.C.

    Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
    1776 D Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 628-1776


  20. Post by respage