26 May 2016

Dining:

No Excuse Needed, But Hey: Nando’s Has a New Menu

I am going to write something so shocking– so baffling, really– that a couple of my fellow blogging PICs (that’s “partners in crime” for the “uncool”) may have a tough time talking to me after this disclosure: Until a few days ago, I’d never eaten at Nando’s Peri-Peri. I know. I’ll give you a second […]


25 May 2016

News:

Lead Forum TONIGHT 5/25 at Miner, 6 pm

In order to address parents’ ongoing concerns, there will be a Lead Forum TONIGHT at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street NE, starting at 6 pm in the school cafeteria. You may have recently heard about the lead-related woes at several Capitol Hill schools. If you haven’t, you can click on this link to a […]


24 May 2016

Shopping:

Labyrinth to Expand

Great news for board game aficionados on the Hill and beyond: Labyrinth Games & Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, also known as everyone’s favorite game store, is expanding. Even better, they will be taking over the space of the check-cashing place next door. This will almost double the space they have, and will mean that […]


23 May 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Sabotage at the Navy Yard

In the early days of the Civil War, the fear of sabotage and secessionist spies ran high at the Washington Navy Yard. After all, with even the commandant opting to throw in his lot with the South, it stood to reason that any number of others would stay and attempt to undermine the war effort as […]


18 May 2016

Things We Take For Granted:

Requiem for Some Tulips

We all appreciate the beauty of the Architect of the Capitol’s landscaping. It’s a locals’ pleasure to walk around the grounds with their perfectly manicured lawns and carefully pruned trees that mostly conform to Frederick Law Olmsted’s original plan –except for the odd flowering tree here and there. But one of the most stunning displays […]


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