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Archive for October, 2010

Dupont East’s Annual High Heel Race Set for Tuesday Night, Oct. 26th

Now in its 25th year, contestants will sprint (as best as high heels will allow!) from the R Street starting line to the usual hilarious Church Street finish line out front of JR’s Bar & Grill. While the actual race is brief, crowds congregate well ahead of the 9 p.m. starting gun to be regaled […]

Dupont Underground Proposed Use to be Unveiled at 7 p.m. Public Meeting, Wed., Oct. 20

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development will be holding a community meeting on the future development of the ‘Dupont Underground on Wednesday evening, October 20th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dupont Hotel (1500 New Hamp. Ave., NW). The meeting will allow the development team to present their project […]

Mayoral Democratic Nominee Gray’s Wards 1 & 2 “Town Hall” Meeting Locations Changes Announced

Mayor-“Presumptive” (Democratic Party nominee) Vincent Gray continues his series of town hall meetings in each ward across the city with the residents of Ward 2 now to be held at Foundry United Methodist Church (16th & P Sts., NW) –- still set for Thur., Oct. 14th between 6:30 & 8:30pm, followed by the meeting with […]

The “Mad Apple”: The Terrifying Eggplant – Part I

The “mad apple,” as eggplant was known centuries ago, has been transformed into a voluptuous vegetable. The member of the terrifying nightshade family was long feared for the maladies imputed to it. Eggplant was also considered unappetizing. But is there now another vegetable that so often takes center stage, that assumes so many incarnations—fried, baked, […]

It Wasn’t a Castle, But the Mansion Built by Hearst’s Parents in Dupont Circle Was Impressive

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Most homeowners wait several decades after a house is built to consider a major makeover or serious renovation. However, when your last name is Hearst, this general rule does not apply. George and Phoebe Hearst moved to Washington, DC […]

Turkish Delight = Agora

Receiving loads of enthusiastic reviews, Agora is one of Dupont Circle’s newest restaurants. Most people will nod in agreement that the food is glorious and unusual. After all, the restaurant’s chef, a native of Lebanon and a very experienced cook, has devised a Turkish- and Greek-inspired menu that, for Washington, may sound commonplace but is […]

Hank’s Oyster Bar Protest Heard by ABC Board

Wed., Oct. 13 (1pm): The Alcoholic Control Board (ABC) will be holding a Protest Hearing on the petition filed by Hank’s Oyster Bar to terminate its current Voluntary Agreement. Neither Hank’s nor the protestants had reached an agreement and, as the Board had determined at the prior status hearing, mediation was deemed not possible. The […]


With the general election fast approaching and with the contested City Council seats along with the mayoral race all but decided in last month’s Democratic primary, there is yet one critical seat on the Council still in play. It is that which is reserved for a candidate not a member of the majority (Democratic) party. […]

From October 2010 Issue / Nov. issue to post on the 12th

Dupont Circle House Tour to Feature Victorian, Beaux Arts, & Contemporary

By Robin Diener* Images accompanying this news story can be viewed in the current issue PDF A 22-sided house, a home that’s four stories high but only one room wide, and a modern condo apartment full of French antiques are among the attractions of the 43rd annual Dupont Circle House Tour to be held on […]