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City-dwelling families looking to buy a minivan may react with dismay at the size of today’s models. Although they remain significantly smaller than full-size vans, modern minivans like the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are still among...
Fifteen years ago, Rukhsana Rafiq opened her first restaurant, Maiwand, with her entrepreneurial brother-in-law in Columbia, Md. Then she opened another one with her brother Farid Mohmand in Burtonsville, Md. Today, Rafiq owns five Maiwand Kabob locations in Maryland...
While Glover Park celebrates news that a long-rumored Trader Joe’s will come to 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the neighborhood is dealing with the temporary loss of its Whole Foods Market, which abruptly shut down last week after apparent health...
Midsize sedans have long been popular for their combination of spacious interiors, comfortable and quiet rides, reasonable prices and good gas mileage. Buyers of many such models have an option to tweak that formula, though, by paying a few...
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” So said Jonathan Swift, who clearly was onto something. To everyone else, the brick house at 4401 W St. NW was ready to be torn down. It was old,...
The District’s compact size means that many leafy residential pockets sit a mere stone’s throw from thriving commercial areas. Unlike in many sprawling areas across the U.S., many District residents can walk to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation...
In 1875, Ulysses Grant was living at the White House, the notorious Boss Tweed had escaped his doleful New York prison cell for more hospitable climes in Cuba and Spain, and America’s one-percenters were building baronial manors inspired by...
For many Northwest residents, a big car is more hassle than handy — a pain to maneuver and park in crowded city conditions. But plenty of families are still more than willing to trade some maneuverability for a roomy interior...
To every city, there’s a season. And in Washington, that season is spring — when the “city of trees” comes alive and we renew our attention to the green spaces beyond the four walls of our homes. With its...
Sushi Gakyu debuted its 1420 New York Ave. NW restaurant with a VIP opening last week. Now open to the public, the new eatery offers upscale traditional and modern sushi, sashimi and other Japanese fish dishes. It’s helmed by Chef...

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