#Capitol Hill

Trinidadian Cuisine is Front and Center at St. James

Dark hues in its design understate the upbeat ambiance of St. James, the new restaurant at 2017 14th Street, NW, between U and V Streets in Washington, DC. Smiles and immediate warmth from the staff behind the bar and others scurrying around greet arriving diners. Owner Jeanine Prime has worked diligently to open St. James for almost a year. The grand opening in May has been welcomed by fans of the St. James’ sister restaurant Cane, which has a smaller footprint and menu catering primarily to takeout.
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Swipe right (wing): Former Trump aides seek singles for Thiel-backed dating app

At a hip basement bar in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood on a recent Thursday night, singles from conservative nonprofits, GOP Capitol Hill offices and right-leaning media groups sipped craft cocktails from an open bar under the glow of neon lights, part of an effort to build buzz and a user base for a new dating app created by former Trump White House staffers and backed by tech billionaire Peter Thiel.

Philly-style soft pretzels come to Potomac

I grab a bottle of yellow mustard and carefully top a warm, salted soft pretzel with squiggles of it at The Pretzel Bakery, a Capitol Hill-based eatery that opened its second location—in Potomac’s Cabin John Village—in April. A first bite takes me back instantly to my early childhood in Philadelphia when my mother, born and raised there, introduced the treat to my siblings and me as a mandatory rite of passage. That combination of carb-y warmth, saltiness, malty sweetness and acid proved to be soul-satisfying.

July 4th fireworks light up sky above New York and New Jersey

NEW YORK - A mass shooting at a parade in Illinois rattled the Independence Day celebrations in the United States on Monday during a time when the country was already awash in turmoil over Supreme Court rulings on abortion and guns as well the Capitol Hill hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Google Opens up Google Play Store Ahead of Potential Legislation

On June 30, Google announced in its blog an agreement with a group of U.S. developers to avoid costly and lengthy litigation about terms and conditions of the Google Play Store, including the fees charged. The proposed settlement, which still has to be approved by a court, will establish a $90 million fund to support U.S. developers who earned $2 million or less through Google Play during each year from 2016 to 2021.

Voices: Why America actually has reason to be cheerful about this July 4

It is often easy to feel depressed about the United States.The nation, along with what some people’s idea of what it should stand for, has had it pretty bad for some time now.Even as people emerge from the pandemic that turned lives on their heads, inflation stands at more than eight per cent and the cost of essentials pushes more and more into hardship.Hearings on Capitol Hill have revealed the unbelievable efforts that Donald Trump made to lie to his supporters about the election he lost and to cling onto power with the support of am armed mob. The US...