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Archive for March, 2010

From April 2010 Issue

Reconstructing Historic Holt House

By Stephen A. Hansen* If you walk through Walter Pierce Park between Calvert Street and Adams Mill Road when the leaves are off the trees, a large, dilapidated old house can be seen across the gully sitting on top of a bluff on the grounds of the National Zoo. This historic house is known as […]

In 1909 He Built the Mansion and Three Years Later He Went Down With the Titanic

The imposing former mansion at 1746 Massachusetts Avenue was commissioned by local stock broker Clarence Moore, who would only enjoy his residence for less than three years, having booked a journey on the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912. The mansion has served as an embassy since 1927. The Louis XV styled mansion […]

RIS is Here = RIS

Sometimes you sample a dish that answers all the cravings of your inner child. At RIS, the new West End restaurant around the corner from The Ritz-Carlton hotel, that would be the butterscotch pudding, which puts an immense exclamation point on the end of any meal there. It’s Grandma’s dessert times one thousand. As for […]


In a recent Metro Weekly interview with renowned chef Jamie Leeds, owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar at 17th and Q Streets, responding to the interviewer’s comment that her place “seems so beloved in the neighborhood [and] . . . always looks busy,” Leeds responded, “Exactly, which is why an expansion would be great. Everybody’s been […]

Dupont Circle’s St. Thomas’ Parish Planning to Build Anew

By P.L. Wolff Accompanying images can be viewed in the October 2012 issue PDF Forty years after an arson fire totally destroyed the imposing Gothic-style St. Thomas’ Parish church, built at the turn of the 20th century at 18th and Church Streets, Rector Nancy Lee Jose and architect Matthew Jarvis of Alexandria, Virginia-based AURAFORM announced […]

Highly Regarded Mt. Pleasant Supper Club Restaurant Request for Nightclub License Opposed

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.] A recent application to the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) for the conversion of a restaurant license to that of a nightclub by the popular […]

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