Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

September 13, 2017

Proposal Eyewitness Gets Plaque at Martin’s It was spring of 1953. Marion “Joe” Smoak was nursing a martini at Martin’s Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown and history hit him […]

Tree Lovers at Cafritz Residence


Jane and Calvin Cafritz graciously hosted Trees for Georgetown in their beautifully tented garden on a sun dappled Sept. 10 evening. Christi Cline and Frank Babb Randolph co-chaired the event. […]

Downtowner DC

August 23, 2017

Capital One Arena Replaces Verizon Center The Verizon Center, a sports and entertainment arena originally known as the MCI Center, became the Capital One Arena on Aug. 9. Monumental Sports […]

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl


Swift Lesson for Trump Here’s hoping President Donald Trump was doing some reading and not just posting on Twitter the past few weeks. On Aug. 14, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift won […]

Ins & Outs: What is New in Georgetown


In (Next Year): Capital One Café Well, Georgetown, you will get your wish … sort of. An eatery will indeed return to the southeast corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M […]

Pillar & Post: British Outpost on Wisconsin


Pillar & Post opened as a pop-up in April during the Georgetown French Market. The official opening — at 1647 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Sherman Pickey’s former space — followed in June.

Georgetown’s Favorite Cop to Retire


Metropolitan Police Department Officer Antonial Atkins, who has patrolled Georgetown and the rest of the Second District for at least a decade, has put in for retirement.

Plank Group Sells Top Georgetown Corner Property to Capital One

August 10, 2017

3150 M St. NW has been sold for a record $50.2 million — and Capitol One may also get the Verizon Center naming rights.

Staff Picks: The Sweetness of Summer


Sonya Bernhardt Recently, I was searching for a good frozen recipe for a summer dinner party and discovered this Aperol sorbet concoction. It is delicious, even without the Prosecco. This […]

Downtowner DC


Apple Store Gets Lease at Carnegie Library Apple is planning to open a store in D.C.’s landmark Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square. Events DC, which oversees the former library […]