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Alexandria's Birthday Celebration on July 7 concludes with fireworks set off from a barge in the Potomac River. (Photo: Victor Wolansky Photography)

Celebrate Independence

Your Fourth of July Holiday Guide Independence Day is Wednesday, and what is more American that fireworks? A Capitol Fourth on the National Mall is always a great time, but it is always packed and you have to stake out your spot by noon. But if fighting the crowds is your idea of
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The roasted mushroom and Swiss burger from The Capital Burger, which opened March 19. (Photo: The Capital Burger)

Food Bites

4 D.C. Chefs Get James Beard Nominations Four D.C. chefs are finalists for prestigious James Beard Awards. Chefs Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint and Jeremiah Langhorne of The Dabney, all in D.C., are competing against Rich Landau of Vedge in Philadelphia and
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