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Archive for June, 2011

Prepared for InTowner.com by Jo Ricks Reporting Period: May 2012

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES 1922 Biltmore St. $1,400,000 1949 Biltmore St. $1,510,000 1777 Church St. $1,625,000 413 Hobart Pl. $467,620 3527 Holmead Pl. $630,000 1815 Ingleside Terr. $725,000 1899 Ingleside Terr. $545,000 433 Irving St. $429,000 521 Irving St. $279,000 780 Irving St. $380,000 1730 Irving St. $637,000 436 Kenyon St. $442,000 1205 Kenyon St. $995,000 […]

From June 2011 Issue / July issue to post on the 8th

Knowing Your Onions – Part I

“I will not move my army without onions,” General Ulysses S. Grant wrote in a message to the War Department. Three trainloads of the necessities arrived the next day. Grant was just one of many throughout history who have placed their faith in onions. So ubiquitous that it often goes unnoticed, the common bulb has […]

Restaurant Review: Hill Country

Do you have a big appetite? A fat wallet stuffed with greenbacks? Extra time on your hands? Do you crave barbecue? Texans boast about their big, wide-open spaces. They also boast about their barbecue, and take such pride in it that Texans even divide barbecue styles into regional variations, depending on the state’s geography. And […]

16th Street’s Church of the Holy City to Present Free Concert

Sun., Jun. 12 (5pm): The Church of the Holy City (16th & Corcoran Sts., NW) will be presenting another in its “Music with the Angels” series. This month, international concert organist Neva Krysteva will present a program of organ music billed as “The Magnificent Baroque.” A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory she has performed extensively […]

Free Noontime Organ Music at National City Christian Church

Fri., Jun. 10, 17 & 24 (12:15-1pm): The free, 45-minute Friday lunch hour pipe organ recital and demonstration series at National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, NW, continues its organ recital series on the 10th with a program to be presented by Robert Bright, organist at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Wisconsin Avenue in […]

Semi-Annual “Taste of Dupont” Progressive Dining Event Announced

Tue., Jun. 5 (6-10pm): Mark your calendars for another fun and food-filled Taste Of Dupont event, sponsored by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS). The idea is to be able to create one’s own progressive dinner with $5 individual tasting tickets redeemable at any of the participating restaurants, many of which will have specially priced […]

What the Bland Apartment Building Replaced at Massachusetts Avenue and 22nd Street, NW

By Paul Kelsey Williams* When one travels a grand street such as Massachusetts Avenue west of Dupont Circle, one might be inclined to think that it was surely the central transportation route in and out of Dupont Circle, lined with huge mansions built over 100 years ago. Old photographs, however, prove otherwise, as they show […]

THINGS ARE NOT SMELLING NICE IN CITY HALL

In fact, we fear the place is beginning to reek of to much conflicts of interest (at best) and maybe even outright corruption (at worst). Where to start with our litany of questionable stuff is not easy to decide, so we’ll just toss out our dismay in no particular order. First off, since the city’s […]

U Street Vida Fitness Construction, Rooftop Pool and Club Raising Ire

By Ben Lasky* There has been much controversy lately concerning the construction of the new Vida Fitness health club in the large building at 1612 U Street, NW formerly occupied by Results Gym. Originally scheduled to be opened on June 1st, the construction has inconvenienced nearby residents who complain that work is being done outside […]