Weekend Buzz: D.C. Java, Spring Maxis, & St. Patty's Flair

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The results of the America's Best Coffeehouse are in, and one of the District's own java shops took top honors. Peregrine Espresso won first place, so now you know just where to go for the best cuppa joe around. (DCist)

Art enthusiasts, rejoice: The National Gallery is about to get a whole lot better. The museum just announced plans for a $30 million renovation of the East Building, which will add 12,000-square-feet of exhibition space and a rooftop sculpture garden. Talk about a makeover. (Washington Post)

Once we get even a hint of spring air, we're immediately itching to whip out all our warm-weather favorites and add them to our wardrobe. While that's certainly not the most practical thing, we're loving this outfit to make a springtime maxi skirt totally doable. (The Daybook)

Yesterday was National Puppy Day, so what better way to honor our four-legged friends than by checking out the cutest adoptable pups in the DMV? But, be warned: After clicking through the slideshow, you may find yourself running to the nearest shelter. (Washingtonian)

Even if you're not up for an all-day bar crawl consisting of car bombs and Guinness, you can still get in the St. Patty's day spirit. These recipes for everything from shamrock shake cupcakes to green iced tea will have you channeling the luck of the Irish. (Brightest Young Things)

Photos: Via DCist, The Daybook