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Newspaper Titan: the Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson
What: A page-turner ($25) about the debutante who became the powerful Washington Times-Herald publisher in the 1930s.
Why: D.C. writer Amanda Smith delves into the scandals and excitement surrounding Patterson, who was described as “probably the most powerful and perhaps the most hated woman” in America.
When: Before the ink dries.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
Whoopie Pies at Fifteen Eleven
What: Hit the Old Town paper boutique for the classic black and white sweets from Whoopsies (five for $5).
Why: Mention DailyCandy to get 15 percent off everything but custom orders.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1511 King St., Alexandria (703-548-0018).
Dalton Pratt Opens
What: Peruse two floors of home and personal accessories at the whimsical new shop.
Why: Showstoppers like jewelry from Asha and glitter paintings by Camomile Hixon ($10-$5,000).
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 1742 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at S St. (202-333-3256).
Burger, Tap & Shake Root Beer
What: Head to the recently opened burger joint attached to District Commons for its crisp, sweet, housemade soda ($2.50).
Why: Pair the beverage with a Southern Comfort burger, topped with fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and Vidalia onions ($8).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (202-587-6258).
Photo: Courtesy of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group