Saturday Morning in Adams Morgan

Saturday Morning in Adams Morgan

Most of Washington D.C. doesn't feel much like a city to me. My town is long avenues and parks and statues and domes. It lacks grit. But Adams Morgan is a bit different. It is not quite the same as it was when we were young and heading to Madam's Organ. Expensive condos have taken [...]

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DC Wanderings: You’ll Find Nary a Native at this Georgetown Hotspot

DC Wanderings: You’ll Find Nary a Native at this Georgetown Hotspot

Once upon a time, in a showing of bipartisanship never seen before or since in this capital city, all of the residents of Washington got together to discuss an important matter. A vote was taken, and it was unanimous. We were not joining the masses. None of us were ever going to set foot in [...]

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

When I was a child my family lived in England for three years, and it was there that I learned to love tea culture. Scones with clotted cream and jam.  Chocolate eclairs filled with barely sweetened whipped cream.  In short, I loved everything . . . except for the tea.  But growing up changes tastes, [...]