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Archive for February 9th, 2013

Chinese Embassy Complex Razed to Prepare for New Building to Come

An Era Erased, But Still Remembered by Many By Nicholas Ludlow* Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF The noisy demise of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Kalorama Road, completed just before the New Year, has left a tidy meadow of stones […]

DC Zoning Regs Overhaul Nearing End; Overlay Districts Unaffected

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying map can be viewed in the current issue PDF January 16, 2013 saw the DC Office of Planning’s completion of its city-wide series of community forums on the forthcoming revision of the District’s zoning regulations with the last of the eight held before a fully engaged, full house at the […]

Kalorama Road Condo Project Objections Heard and Considered by Preservation Board

By Anthony L. Harvey Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF The recent clash between the District government’s powerful push for greater population growth and increased property tax roles by encouraging infill development in both vacant and under-utilized properties and the adaptive reuse of historic structures and buildings in mature neighborhoods, one […]

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The Celery Cure — Part II

  Part I recounted the transformation of celery from an herb to a garden vegetable. So familiar to us today, celery was for a long time an uncommon vegetable in many American households. In the late 19th century, immigrants from Holland pioneered its entry into a national market. Hailing from a land with a long […]

Restaurant Review ~ Rasika Penn Quarter / 633 D St. NW

  Last spring, all of DC’s foodies swooned when Rasika West End opened, with its charming décor and very chic contemporary Indian menu with recipes based on tradition. (For our April 2012 review, visit But none of us who adore Indian food should forget that the original Rasika in Penn Quarter is as viable […]