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If you go: U Street Corridor

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Globe Correspondent / January 28, 2007

How to get there

The U Street Corridor's commercial center stretches from 9th to 16th streets , and is easily reachable on the Metro's Green Line to the U Street/Cardozo stop. Adams Morgan's center is 18th Street between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road; it is about 15 minutes on foot from the Green Line's U Street/Cardozo stop or the Red Line's Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop.

What to do

Madam's Organ 2461 18th St. N.W.

202-667-5370; madamsorgan.com

Eccentric club for blues and bluegrass. Performances $1-$10.

Bukom Cafe 2442 18th St. N.W.

202-265-4600; bukom.com

Live reggae and West African cuisine. No cover.

Cafe Nema 1334 U St. N.W.

202-667-3215; cafenema.com

Two floors for live jazz and DJ-spun house and electronica. Cover varies.

Bohemian Caverns 2001 11th St. N.W.

202-299-0800

bohemiancaverns.com

Legendary venue for jazz and soul. Performances $10-$20.

Twins Jazz 1344 U St. N.W.

202-234-0072; twinsjazz.com

Intimate lounge serving Ethiopian, Caribbean, and American cuisine. Performances $10-$30 cover, two-drink minimum. Sunday jam sessions free, two-drink minimum.

Where to eat

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant 2434 18th St. N.W.

202-462-4100

meskeremonline.com

Ethiopian cuisine served on traditional low wicker tables. Entrees $8-$13.

Ben's Chili Bowl 1213 U St. N.W.

202-667-0909

Local institution since 1958. Burgers and chili dogs $3-$7.

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