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Off The Beaten Turf

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Off The Beaten Turf, from most recent to least.

Off the Beaten Turf: AFI Silver

Off the Beaten Turf: AFI Silver

Shilpi Paul | June 20th 2012 | 2 Comments

The subject of this edition of Off the Beaten Turf, while not unknown, is just outside the District lines and may not always be on the minds of... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: DC’s Supper Club

Off the Beaten Turf: DC’s Supper Club

Shilpi Paul | June 6th 2012 | 1 Comment

In this edition of Off the Beaten Turf, we visited Seasonal Pantry in Shaw to learn about an increasingly hot ticket: the market's supper club. ... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: The Dupont Underground Tour

Off the Beaten Turf: The Dupont Underground Tour

UrbanTurf Staff | May 8th 2012 | 2 Comments

The topic of this Off the Beaten Turf is the tour offered of a subterranean space that most DC residents have not seen: The Dupont Underground. ... read »

Off The Beaten Turf: Spanish Steps

Off The Beaten Turf: Spanish Steps

Shilpi Paul | May 2nd 2012 | 3 Comments

The topic of this Off the Beaten Turf is a beautiful solution to a topographic dilemma: Kalorama's Spanish Steps. ... read »

Off The Beaten Turf: Mitsitam Cafe

Off The Beaten Turf: Mitsitam Cafe

Shilpi Paul | April 3rd 2012

Unlike the last featured destination for Off the Beaten Turf, this installment was swarming with tourists when we made a post-lunchtime trip. But... read »

Off The Beaten Turf: The U.S. National Arboretum

Off The Beaten Turf: The U.S. National Arboretum

Shilpi Paul | March 20th 2012 | 6 Comments

We know it is revered, but perhaps because of its unlikely location deep in northeast DC, amidst high speed streets and warehouses, the U.S. National... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: Blind Dog Cafe

Off the Beaten Turf: Blind Dog Cafe

Shilpi Paul | March 6th 2012

In this edition of Off the Beaten Turf, we visit the Blind Dog Cafe, which offers delicious coffee, comfortable seats and some of the most unique... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse

Off the Beaten Turf: Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse

Shilpi Paul | February 8th 2012

This week's pick for Off the Beaten Turf may not be so hidden, but it is one of the only dive bar/movie houses in the area. ... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: Hana Japanese Market

Off the Beaten Turf: Hana Japanese Market

Shilpi Paul | January 20th 2012 | 2 Comments

In this edition of Off the Beaten Turf, UrbanTurf takes a peek into Hana, the Japanese grocery store/travel agency at 17th and U Streets NW. ... read »

Off the Beaten Turf: A. Litteri

Off the Beaten Turf: A. Litteri

Shilpi Paul | January 13th 2012 | 8 Comments

If the 92 glowing Yelp reviews are any indication, A. Litteri may not be so hidden. But the Italian grocery store and deli at Florida Avenue Market... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Ballston
Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Clarendon
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Rosslyn
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
Shirlington
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
Huntington
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
Parkfairfax
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Maryland

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Annapolis
Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bethesda
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
Potomac
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
Wheaton
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Hyattsville
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
Brightwood
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
Burleith
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
Crestwood
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
Georgetown
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
Kalorama
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
Palisades
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Petworth
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
Shaw
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Takoma
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Tenleytown
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

Brookland
New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
Deanwood
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Eckington
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
Langdon
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
NoMa
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Rosedale
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
Trinidad
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Woodridge
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Hillcrest
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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