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Archive for September, 2012

Breaking News: Contentious Adams Morgan Hotel Project Logjam May Be Broken

As a result of a contract entered into on September 4th between the Reed-Cooke Neighborhood Association (RCNA) and the developers of the proposed hotel project that is to incorporate the former historic First Church of Christ, Scientist building that fronts on Euclid Street where it merges into Columbia Road, the major points of objection that […]

Princess Alice’s Palace

“If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me” — Alice Roosevelt Longworth By Stephen A. Hansen* The house at 2009 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, now the headquarters of the Washington Legal Foundation, is most associated with its last private resident, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, who lived there from 1925 […]

Restaurant Review: Just Ducky = Blue Duck Tavern

For those who are hamburger-obsessed, Washington is a great place to live: numerous burger-only places are easy to find, offering a whole range of dressed-up or down patties. Even high-profile restaurants take the burger craze seriously. And one of these is the well-known Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt Hotel. With a classy French […]

The Battle Over the Bean: the Curious Chickpea — Part I

I had always thought of the chickpea as an unassuming bean. I had enjoyed the pleasure of chickpea dishes like hummus and falafel. But until I began digging into its story, I hadn’t realized the strong feelings the lowly legume had aroused. I was astonished to learn that the Roman orator Cicero’s name came from […]

Late Morning Kitchen Grease Fire in Dupont East Causes Drama But No Disaster

The following was received from Phil Carney, The InTowner’s photographer Late this morning — Tuesday the 4th — there was a kitchen restaurant grease fire at “Pizza no. 17” in the 1500 block of 17th Street NW. (See photo below.)