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Archive for January 16th, 2011

When Dupont West Was the Center of Equestrian Pursuits

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF For nearly 50 years, the Washington Riding Academy stood on the south side of the 2200 block of P Street. NW, at the foot of the P Street bridge, offering easy access to horse riders into Rock Creek Park. […]

Saved from the “Two-Headed Serpent”: The Curious History of Coriander — Part I

Once dubbed the “stinking herbe,” coriander has fallen into and out of favor. Native to the Mediterranean, the herb, both its tangy leaves and earthy, citric seeds, has attracted flavor seekers from Asia to Latin America. Coriander, whose seeds were unearthed in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tut-ankh-Amon’s tomb (perhaps an offering), is an […]

Revisiting the Past = Floriana

Admittedly, it’s been nine years since a friend and I settled into comfortable chairs in Floriana Mercury Grill — now just known as Floriana — on Dupont Circle’s 17th Street corridor. In fact, I logged into my first dinner there in 1996 — then the predecessor establishment known as Mercury Grill, reporting then to The […]