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Nov 20

33rd Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

The annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour (click here for previous event photos) is scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 1 to 5 p.m.. Plan to join us for a tour of traditional and contemporary luxury homes and enjoy our Wassail reception hosted at Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets, N.W., from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the tour help fund the Logan Circle Community Association’s ongoing mission to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Logan Circle and all of … [Read more...]

Apr 13

We Love Arts: The Walworth Farce

In a dingy public housing apartment three men act out a daily routine, a twisted attempt at farce that’s rife with repeated humiliation and competition. It’s a “routine to keep the family safe,” the patriarch justifies, and it takes a bit for the audience to catch on that what they are seeing is the desperate attempt of an immigrant family to hold on to their past – as the fleeting smell of their mother’s roast chicken fades from their jackets. Irish playwright Enda Walsh is one of my … [Read more...]

Mar 04

10 Neighborhood Must-Do’s: Logan Circle

Logan Circle is a fun, hip neighborhood located just outside of the Dupont Circle & Shaw neighborhoods of DC. Logan has seen a major transformation in the last few years, and we've compiled some our favorite activities in this eclectic neighborhood...   Gourmet Fare @ Bar Pilar Bar Pilar serves up inspired, high-quality bar food. This unpretentious, neighborhood hotspot serves up delightful fare and fine wine. Arrive early, the room fills up quickly. Red Room @ The … [Read more...]

Dec 31

Chef makes giant flavor in his miniature kitchen

Finding a chef who is ruggedly determined to be unconventional and who can make sense out of an overstocked miniature kitchen is rather refreshing. Executive chef Justin Bittner at Bar Pilar is so unconventional he would probably just shrug, say "whatever," and wear sandals and cutoffs to work in mid-January. You'll find that his small-plates menu fits his persona perfectly: bold flavors, quirky pairings, such as roasted pork shoulder with a garlic trencher; grilled octopus with arbequina … [Read more...]