21 Sep 2011

Five Questions with Xavier Cervera

From the narrow, intimate feel of Lola’s Barracks Row to the soon-to-come revamped Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Xavier Cervera’s establishments have become temptingly unavoidable on the Hill.  Although many have mocked the seemingly extensive use of wood milwork, it’s undeniable that his places are comfortable and offer great food, stiff drinks, and great Happy Hour specials. […]

06 Jul 2011

Five Questions: Congressional Cemetery Manager Alan Davis

One of my favorite parts of having been a dog owner on Capitol Hill was spending a considerable amount of time in Congressional Cemetery.  It felt very Victorian –hanging out, poop bag in hand, J. Edgar underfoot.  People would gasp when you explained exactly how the cemetery embraced the Canine Corps in the early 90s. […]

13 Jun 2011

Five Questions: Lylla Childress, Owner of the Pakistani Bug of 11th Street

As I was walking down the 200 block of 11th Street last week I nearly stumbled as I got an eyeful of a VW Beetle parked on the street. It brought to mind to a visit to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival a few years back when they had an amazing caravan truck on display for […]

02 May 2011

Say It Ain't So: MPD-1D Commander Kamperin To Retire

Commander David Kamperin, the highly-regarded MPD-1D (First Patrol District) Commander, who was both a classic commanding police official straight out of Central Casting in person, and a listserv and Internet-savvy presence in cyberspace, announced his retirement, set for May 21st. Citizens in those listservs have heaped  praise and cordial good wishes on Kamperin, who has […]

15 Mar 2011

Groovy Loses Its Groove (Temporarily, Let's Hope)

The neighborhood is looking for news on Groovy dc Cards and Gifts ever since a stroll down Barracks Row at noon Monday revealed that the pleasant, tidy and bright shop — a personal favorite of mine–  had its windows covered with brown paper, and a U.S. Marshal at its doors looking for the owners and […]

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