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I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of hearing how lazy and entitled millennials are. I've seen firsthand how many talented young people are taking this city by storm, and are willing to work extremely hard for their success. So without any further ado, I give you DC Refined's inaugural class of 34 Under 34, showcasing 34 of the food and drink industry's hardest-working professionals.(Images:Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/ DC Refined)
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The top ten stories of 2017

Let's say sayonara to 2017 and agree to not talk about it anymore, shall we? If we learned anything from you, it's that you were a big fan of dogs (particularly adoptable ones posed with pretty people), D.C.'s food scene, fancy homes and glitzy parties.

How do we know this, you ask? We crunched the numbers and here are the Top 10 most read stories of the entire year.

1. Eligible bachelors with adoptable dogs

Once again, you threw your full support behind our gallery of adorable puppies in need of homes and hunky men, seeking dates! This year we partnered with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to feature adoptable pups looking for their forever homes, and the organization could not have been more wonderful to work with. And of course the gents were all kind, funny, awesome single dudes. We heard there may have been a few love connections made at our post photoshoot yappy hour! ;)

2. Eligible bachelorettes with adoptable dogs

Can we hear it for the ladies?? YES, we definitely heard from you how much you loved seeing even more adoprable Lucky Dogs paired with our gorgeous and talented crop of single ladies! Several of the dogs featured in this photoshoot were hurricane victims seeking new homes after their a traumatic fall, and we have heard that many were adopted already! Stay tuned if you would like to meet any of the lovely ladies as we will be hosting a bachelor x bachelorette mixer in January!

3. 34 Under 34: Meet D.C.'s hottest restaurant industry pros

In November we rolled out new ongoing feature called 34 Under 34 to highlight talented millennials ages 18-34 making a difference in this city, and you were HERE. FOR. IT! Our inaugural feature showcased 34 of the most respected individuals in the food and beverage industries, ranging from Michelin-starred chefs to GMs, pastry chefs, CEOs, award-winning mixologists and even a publicist focusing on food and drink! Our 34 Under 34 feature will retun this winter to introduce you to 34 accomplished individuals in the sports and fitness worlds. Stay tuned!

4. Diner en Blanc brings glamour back to D.C.

On August 26, Constitution Avenue was flooded by 4,500 revelers clad in white for the fourth annual Diner en Blanc. Attendees were told about the dinner's location about an hour before they're supposed to sit down for dinner and drinks, but then they were treated to a stunning view and a night of great food, conversation and dancing. We are already planning our outfits for next year!

5. A 16,000-square-foot mansion hits the market in McLean

The Dunluce estate is a 16,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom/10-bath property inspired by the castles of Ireland. Built in 2002, Dunluce is filled with handcrafted elements, such as the handmade plaster medallions in the living room, dining room and library ceilings that are reproductions of those found in Georgian manors in Ireland and the hand-painted wallpaper covering the dining room walls. The house is currently still on the market for $7,100,00.

6. The Hirshhorn's new exhibit 'Infinity Mirrors' is really trippy

In February, Yayoi Kusama's legendary "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit opened at the Hirshhorn. The kaleidoscopic rooms were wildly popular and tickets were nearly impossible to come by. Infinity Mirrors broke records as the Hirshhorn's most popular exhibit of all time, which led the museum to hit one million visitors in 2017!

7. Rage and joy seize D.C. as Trump takes office

No day was more divisive in D.C. than January 20. As Trump supporters flocked to the Hill to watch him take the office, those opposed to his presidency rioted and protested. However, a burned out limo and tear gas didn't stop Trump supporters from enjoying the festivities.

8. 17 essential restaurants to try in 2017

D.C.'s food scene has only continued to get better and better each year. To kick off 2017 on the right foot, we sent our photographer on a mission to eat her way through some of the best new(ish) restaurants in early 2017.

9. How to spend a day in Front Royal the right way

Virginia is filled with charming towns, but Front Royal is the perfect day trip away from D.C. Its main street is filled with charming eateries and antique shops, but the real appeal lies in the swimming holes and friendly neighbors. We venuted out to see how we could fill our day in the quaint town.

10. Washingtonians strip to their skivvies for Cupid's Undie Run

More than 1,000 people stripped down and ran through downtown on Feb. 11 for Cupid's Undie Run. The charity run is held around the country and benefits the Children's Tumor Fund. D.C. runners raised nearly $230,000 for the cause in 2017.

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