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Archive for May, 2011

Mid-City Artists Hosting Open Studios Sat. & Sun., May 21 & 22, 12 noon to 5 pm

Continuing their twice-yearly OPEN STUDIOS event, the public is invited to visit over 21 artists working in the area east of Dupont Circle, roughly bounded by 18th Street on the west, V Street on the north, 9th Street on the east, and P Street on the south.

More Than 50 Households to Participate in Adams Morgan Community Yard Sale

Sat., May 21 (10am-3pm):  The neighborhood’s 14th biennial Biltmore Street yard sale neighborhood will be happening along 19th & 20th Streets, Allen Place, Adams Mill & Belmont Roads, Biltmore & Calvert Streets, Cliffbourne Place and Mintwood Place. For more information, send email to biltmoreyardsale@gmail.com.

May 2011 PDF

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The Princely Pistachio

Young couples, the story goes, strolled through pistachio gardens in Persia and stood under a tree in the moonlight, hoping to hear the nut’s shell crack open. This was an auspicious sign, a promise of future happiness. The distinctive split-open shell of the pistachios suggested a laughing (khandan) face to the poetic Persians. When the […]

Restaurant Review: Tabard Inn

Rarely on the city’s foodie radar, the Tabard Inn Restaurant nonetheless is one of DC’s most desirable destinations. The setting with its garden view (the patio is great for alfresco seating in warm weather) and its quaint Americana, white-tablecloth charm provide the perfect backdrop for chef Paul Pelt’s and pastry chef Huw Griffiths’ glorious food. […]

Venerable Harvey’s Restaurant Remembered

By Paul Kelsey Williams* Harvey’s Restaurant was perhaps the best known eating establishment in Washington, DC, and also the center of power and networking for much of its more than 150 years in business. Originally named Harvey’s Ladies and Gentlemen’s Oyster Saloon, it was established by brothers George W. and Thomas M. Harvey in 1858 […]

Taste of Mt. Vernon Triangle Event to Showcase Neighborhood Eateries

Sat. May 14 (2-5pm): The emerging Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood located just east of Mt. Vernon Square not only boasts a branch of the popular Busboys & Poets and an expansive, upscale Safeway supermarket located in the City Vista development, is also home to a variety of new restaurants and cafés, many of which will […]

HARD CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE BUT DON’T CRUSH THE POOR

It’s times like these that we don’t envy the politicians one whit! We realize they are literally “between a rock and a hard place” as they try to satisfy their constituents and at the same time come up with a plan that will balance the fiscal year 2012 budget –- a truly daunting task in […]

From May 2011 Issue / June issue to post on the 10th

Major West End Re-Development Project Designs Unveiled; Luxury Boutique Hotel for Adams Morgan Continues to Divide

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Two, long-simmering development projects in northwest Washington appear to be coming to a rapid boil, with spring and summer Planned Unit Development (PUD) filings expected soon — one in early May, the other no later than July 29th. Both […]