May 1, 2013 |
We're hitting the halfway point of our Dozen Weeks of Doughnuts, having consumed almost 100 varieties as we eat our way through area bakeries, two at a time, on a quest to find the area's best doughnut. In the first five weeks, we checked out national chains, local upstarts and longtime neighborhood favorites. In Week 6, we stop in at a Dupont newcomer specializing in doughnuts and fried chicken, and a deli-bakery near the White House that's inspired by global street food. GBD GBD stands for Golden Brown Delicious.
April 30, 2013 |
It's a bright Sunday morning and Gloria Borland is rushing her 10-year-old to hula class at Halau O 'Aulani, a Hawaiian cultural school in Arlington . Musicians in Tiki shirts and Tevas set up their steel guitars, and students with plastic frangipani flowers in their hair pull on yellow cotton skirts. Borland's daughter skips over to join a circle of dancers as her mother collapses into a chair, her arms filled with notes on President Obama's formative years in Hawaii and several biographies stuffed with...
April 23, 2013 |
Running shoes and sweat-wicking clothing won't make you an athlete. But the stores that sell them to you might. Group runs and other free workouts offer motivation, a place to stash your stuff and frequently some extra perks, such as snacks and prizes. I spent five days sampling as many store events as physically possible. Day 1: Sunday Fleet Feet Sports (1841 Columbia Rd. NW, www.fleetfeetdc.com ) boasts the longest-running store run club in Washington; it was founded in 1984, when Phil...
April 16, 2013 |
Supermarkets are part of Danielle Vogel's DNA. Relatives on both sides of her family have owned and operated grocery stores dating as far back as the Jazz Age, when women were just beginning to shed the straitjacket conventions of 1920s America. Nearly a century later, as she was molding her own career, Vogel gave little thought to peddling groceries. She couldn't seem to shed the family's expectations that she and her sisters would do more with their lives than hawk fruits and vegetables.
April 16, 2013 |
When stocking the shelves for Glen's Garden Market , her 10,000-square-foot store near Dupont Circle, Danielle Vogel sampled and selected every one of the 1,100-plus products. Here are a few of her favorites, including some made in-house by chef Sean Sullivan: ● Bigg Riggs Farm Spicy Beer Mustard, from West Virginia; 12 ounces, $5.99, and slathered on the house-made hot dog. ● Rip Rap Bakery Seeded Crackers, from Pennsylvania; 8 ounces, $5.99. ● Gordy's Pickle Jar Cherry...
April 3, 2013 |
A man convicted of using his bicycle to grope several women in and around Dupont Circle last summer was deported on Wednesday to Nicaragua, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Oscar Mauricio Cornejo Pena, 31, had been living in the U.S. illegally, federal officials said, and he was sent back to his home country after completing a 180-day jail sentence. He had pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to four counts of misdemeanor sex abuse. "Cornejo has proven to be a danger to the community and it...