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The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

Son dies after fatally stabbing father, say police

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police say a man accused of killing his father and injuring his mother in a stabbing in Georgetown has died.

According to police, 56-year-old Bradford Elliott died of cardiac arrest at a local hospital. Police say Elliott was being treated for injuries sustained during the stabbing of his parents at their home in Georgetown.

Officers responded to the 3300 block of Q Street, NW for the report of a stabbing on Sunday. When officers entered the house, they found a man and woman in their 80s suffering from stab wounds, police say.

According to officers on the scene, the man was unconscious. Both people were transported to a hospital where the man was pronounced dead. Police later identified the man who was killed as 88-year-old Leroi Elliott of Northwest D.C. He was a former public relations executive for a petro-chemical giant based in Saudi Arabia.

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is traditionally for lovers and celebrating one’s love for another. People choose to show their love in various ways, including by purchasing gifts. Each year billions are spent on candy, flowers, and jewelry. One way that people can make the night even more special is to dine on some aphrodisiacs, which are those foods that are believed to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

“We may never know exactly which foods will get someone in the mood and which ones won’t,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “But there are some foods that many people believe are more prone to helping someone get in the mood. Never hurts to start by trying those dishes and increasing your chances for a great evening.”

Rialto will be serving up a special Valentine’s Day dinner that features some of these popular aphrodisiacs:

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Chef Tasting Menu Now Available at Rialto

Rialto’s Executive Chef, Ryan Fichter, is proud to introduce a five course seasonal tasting menu, ranging from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, for guests seeking a truly unique dining experience.

“The tasting menu is comprised of dishes I have hand-picked to delight even the most discriminating palettes,” says Fichter. “Offering diners a distinctive culinary journey, each dish on our new tasting menu has been expertly paired with wine to enhance every bite,” he says.

Each meal is $65 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person.

First Course:

Salumi E Formaggi

Chef’s Selection of Three Cheeses with Prosciutto San Daniele and Accompaniment


Prosecco, Sachetto, NV


Second Course:

Water main break in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Crews are on the scene to fix a water main break in DC.

The 8-inch pipe broke around 3:30 p.m. 15 businesses are affected by this water main break. It takes about 6-8 hours for repairs, officials said. 

Recently, DC Water has received several calls related to weather conditions. 

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

The Williams-Addison House Renovations Unveiled at Opening Event

Developed by Capital City Real Estate and listed by Stages Select, The Williams-Addison House is the highest priced home on the market in DC at $16.8 million.

DC trial opens in case of slain socialite

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening statements are expected in the trial of a German man charged with murdering his 91-year-old wife, a journalist and socialite.

Albrecht Muth is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2011 beating and strangulation death of Viola Drath. Police say the killing took place inside the couple's home in Washington's posh Georgetown neighborhood.

Jury selection began Monday in D.C. Superior Court, and opening statements are expected Tuesday morning.

Muth is not expected to attend his trial. His self-imposed bouts of starvation have left him frail and weak, but a judge has ruled that Muth's absences are willful and voluntary and that the trial can proceed without him. He'll be able to observe through videoconferencing.