Name: Meredith Raimondi
In DC: Since 2005
Neighborhood: Navy Yard
Website: Teetotaling DC
Q: What does being booze-free mean to you?
A: The booze-free lifestyle is one I embrace because I am happier and healthier. In DC, it can be challenging to find resources and events, but I've been working hard to create and publicize inclusive events and options.
Q: What do you love most about DC?
A: I love everything about DC. I love trying new restaurants and meeting people. I enjoy taking advantage of all this city has to offer.
E A T
Top 3 restaurants in DC
Le Diplomate Shilling Canning Company St. Anselm
Fave ice cream/gelato
Ice Cream Jubilee in Navy Yard is my favorite!
Fave DC-area food bloggers Laura Hayes Jessica Sidman Fritz Hahn
D R I N K
Top three places to get zero-proof cocktails Hazel Bresca American Son
Fave coffee and/or tea shops
Slipstream in Navy Yard -- and Little Pearl
P L A Y
Fave music venue 9:30 Club
Best booze-free date idea Mocktails at Dram and Grain followed by dinner at The Imperial
Top museum or art gallery pick National Gallery of Art
Fave #madeinDC brand
Most quintessential DC pastime
I love talking politics!
R E N E W
Fave nature spot in the DC area Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Fave nature getaway within 2 hours of DC Shenandoah for sure!
Fave fitness option Flywheel (Lauren Cedarstorm is the best!) and Yoga NoMa
Fave wellness/woo/substance-free community or thing to do Eaton Wellness Moon Circles (2x/ month), hosted by Latela Curatorial