Ari Post

The Taste of Conservation: Cleo's Dinner Table Revolution

Walking around Cleo Braver’s backyard, looking out onto the Goldsborough Creek as hundreds of geese acclimated to their winter stead, it was easy to get lost in the crisp afternoon warmth. The East Coast and Bay area is a place of surprising beauty, even to those of us who have lived here all our lives. But it takes a certain kind of person to grow something out of that beauty. Leaving your job to start your own organic farm and promote Bay awareness and safe farming practices may not seem to be the most practical decision for most people, but for Braver, it was the only option.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Thanksgiving Special

To Ris Lacoste, Thanksgiving should be a simple affair. The dishes featured on her restaurant’s “To Go Sides and Pies” menu are effusive and original, yet comforting and familiar. The cuisine goes beyond unique spins on old favorites, recalling brilliant tastes or textures and producing them in an entirely new context. But Thanksgiving isn’t about reinventing the wheel, as she makes clear. To her, Thanksgiving is the raw, savory, unfettered beauty of the fall harvest and family. “I dedicate Thanksgiving dinner to my mother,” she says. “I still can’t do it like she can.”

The Perpetually Delayed Waterfront Park Turns to Community for More Money

After ongoing delays and skyrocketing leaps over the original budget by over $2.2 million, Waterfront Park is still about where it has been for the past six months: over budget and delayed. Delays were largely a result of previously undetected foundation debris associated with the former Capital Traction Company Powerhouse that was located at the spot of the park. The building was demolished in 1968.

Just Sittin' Here, Watching the Tickets Flow

The Key Bridge — Friday, October 19. Walking across the bridge, from the Rosslyn metro into town, five police officers were sitting on the Washington side, immediately pulling over drivers on their cell phones and issuing tickets. All the commotion was exacerbating a traffic jam on the already crowded bottleneck onto M Street, on a typically busy Friday morning. The rows of stopped vehicles and squad cars could have led you to believe there was a drug bust in place. Three blocks into town, I had already passed three other officers ticketing vehicles that had over-extended their parking privileges by the slightest infraction.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

When I got to Ris, Washington chef Ris Lacoste’s lauded contribution to DC’s food culture, the restaurant was empty. It was early on a Saturday morning, and the city was just waking up. Through the windows, the expanses of barren dining tables and upturned chairs looked nearly unfamiliar from the week before, when I met Ris for the first time amidst a clattering of plates and glasses, the hum from a dozen full tables swarming around me in the bustling eatery. Now, it was lifeless and unmoving. They didn’t open for a few hours.

David Richardson at the Ralls Collection

It is rare to find such a steady and yet exciting subject as is found in both the paintings and the person of artist David Richardson. With an astonishing discipline, he has explored and unraveled three series of paintings, any one of them strong enough to exhibit individually.

October's ANC 2E Meeting

The October meeting of ANC 2E did its best to deal with the unusually high influx of problems facing the community. The first major problem was an unexpected lack of seating accommodation, as the modest-sized Heritage room, in the Georgetown Visitation School, found itself overrun with community members. All present were waiting to hear news regarding police efforts, in response to the recent crime wave, and updates on the Tudor Place preservation plan, among the other orders of business.

Boffi is Back

After a swift remodeling beginning in April of this year, innovative kitchen and bathroom designer Boffi has reopened their doors ...

Fall 2010 Visual Arts Preview

Compiled by Ari Post | Sep 8, 2010

The Georgetowner has hand-selected the best offerings for the upcoming fall art season. Here you will find a comprehensive gallery guide and museum highlights, as well as a variety sampling of featured artwork.

'DC Brau' On the Way

Washington is usually on the forefront of most national trends. However, the bursting popularity of the craft beer movement seemed to pass over the nation’s capital — that is, until recently.

Remembering the Washington Gallery of Modern Art

If the Washington Gallery of Modern Art were mentioned in conversation, most would not register the name. In fact, it was only open for seven short years in the 1960s.

DC's First Synagogue to be Moved for Urban Development

In 1876, a group of European-born Orthodox Jews built the city’s first synagogue in downtown Washington. Since its construction ...

DC Food Trucks Threatened by Local BIDs

DC area food trucks are in the midst of major opposition from local BIDs and Restaurant Associations in the District ...

Marion Barry Cleared of Official Charges

Five months after charges were filed, the Office of Campaign Finance has admonished the former mayor but cleared him of violating the law.

Chuck Close at the Corcoran

Close’s colossal, hyper-realistic portraiture is as synonymous with his name as Jackson Pollock’s is with drip painting.

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