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Archive for October, 2008

Nando’s Peri-Peri: Cluck, Cluck

It may be fast food of a sort, but it sure isn’t chicken feed. Though chicken takes center stage at Nando’s Peri-Peri, it shares the spotlight with some unexpected extras, from a toothsome veggie burger to a spectacular mound of fresh, hot fries. Besides all this, you’ll find some sartorial splendor: female staff wear T-shirts […]

The Fraser Mansion: From Prosperous Merchant’s Home to Restaurants to Church Headquarters

When it was completed in 1890, the pink granite and brick mansion constructed at 1701 20th Street, at the corner of R Street and Connecticut Avenue, towered over its more humble neighboring houses built of wood frame. It was the home of New York merchant George S. Fraser, and had been designed by the noted […]

Hilton Washington Hotel’s Plan for Major Condo Tower Addition and Expanded Meeting Spaces Well Received by Preservation Board

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] In a well attended October 2nd hearing before the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), architects for the Hilton Washington Hotel applicant and residents of the […]

Four New Liquor Licenses Approved for West Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone

By Anthony L. Harvey [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] In a rare show of community collegiality before the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board, the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) was joined by the […]

Dupont Circle House Tour to Show Vintage & Modern Living and Art Throughout

By Joel Lawson* [Note: Photographs accompanying this news story in the print edition can be viewed in the full PDF copy in the Current & Back Issues Archive.] The 41st annual Dupont Circle House Tour takes place October 19th, offering a peek inside some of the neighborhood’s most intriguing residences. The Dupont Circle Citizens Association […]

WE STRONGLY URGE VOTERS TO RE-ELECT AT-LARGE CITY COUNCILMEMBER CAROL SCHWARTZ BY WRITE-IN

In this space last month following the primary election we strongly urged Carol Schwartz, the very progressive Republican Party at-large member of the City Council, to run for re-election in the November general election as a write-in candidate (see, “Misguided Republicans Have Done The City A Disservice By Dumping Carol!,” page 2). Within a few […]

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