First Look: Del Mar

The Wharf has many upscale options for diners to choose from, but the most expensive option, Del Mar, radiates high class inside and out. Owners Fabio and Maria Trabocchi realize their fifth and most upscale restaurant (Fiola, Fiola Mare, Casa Luca, and Sfoglina are the others) “is not your every night option, but hopefully it […]

What’s in a Name: A Series on Shakespeare, SEU, and Southwest, Part 5

Photo caption: A rendering from the new 2017 PUD of the proposed development. Author’s note: This is part five of a series on the redevelopment of the old Southeastern University site in Southwest. These articles will serve to provide information for the greater community, and not to take a side on the development debate.            This series, begun in […]

Museum of the Bible Opens

The Museum of the Bible opened on Friday, Nov. 17 in the old Washington Design Center building. The $500 million museum’s stated goal is to trace the history and extensive influence of the Bible. The repurposed building, located at 4th and D Streets SW, used to be a refrigerated warehouse in the 1920s and contains excellent […]

Season’s Greenings: Roadside Attractions at the U.S. Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden at 100 Maryland Ave. SW is a museum different—its artifacts living plants from all over the world, which continue to grow, flower, and display fruit. Christmas is always a special season at the Botanic Garden with its traditional display of DC landmarks made from plant materials in the Garden Court. This year, there will […]

In Memoriam: Dolores Kendrick

DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick passed away at her home in Southwest DC on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the age of 90. She had just completed a manuscript for most recent work, to be entitled Rainbow on Fire. Best known for The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women (1989), Kendrick served as DC […]