Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

They call it the White House, but that's a (increasingly) temporary condition.

To each his reach, and if I can't cop, it ain't mine to hang.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey guys we have to get this thread going again now that DC is the new BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!

I DIED, Thursday, 6 November 2008 14:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.

Damnit.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.slate.com/id/2204096/

hey Slate: fuck youuuuuuuu for reprinting a 15-year old column about "life in DC" and saying "it's still remarkable how little of the city's character has changed."

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink


orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh man that would be the best i would buy so many records and work pays the smartrip

69, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

that's the part of the upper east side with all the fresh-out-of-college banker types and shitty bars

gabbneb, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

So, I'm coming to join your cool place-to-be city some time around February. Pretty jammy timing. I've visited before but only for 2-3 days. I think I'll be living somewhere near Dupont Circle/19th, if I take over the apartment of the last incumbent in the job...

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

cool

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

I get to learn the football rules!
Is that a real TV show embedded in that vid somewhere?

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

nah.. DC go go band Mambo Sauce had this song out for a while and finally made a video for it, so.. that's what they did. chuck brown shows up at the end to tell the police to let them go, I guess is the gist of it

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain? TOO MANY I DEMAND RECOUNT.

quincie, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT can you embed the mambo sauce vid at the top of the thread? tks.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?

http://latenightshots.com/

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

WAU

http://dcist.com/2008/02/06/reality_show_ba.php

Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh shit

OH SHIT

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

awesome

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

^_^

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

can read such threads as:

- Stolen undergarments on Saturday
- Manipulating men into LTRs and marriage
- FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
- Is it possible to be super smoke and humble at the same time?
- whats the website to order generic Viagra
- How did you make up for election night depression?
- any hill staffers wanna release some tension?

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 23:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is it possible to be super smoke and humble at the same time?

username on this question was "bho choom gang" right?

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Saturday, 8 November 2008 00:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

See I always assumed the LNS crew lived in Bethesda/NOVA and thus would not be fucking with DCs polls.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 01:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

no much of LNS lives in DC west of rock creek park! Like YOU!

I DIED, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah actually I think some of them live directly below me. PICK UP YOUR CIGGY BUTTS DOUCHES.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?

Busboys & Poets
Mon, November 17
6.30pm
Author Event, William Ayers

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey whatever happened to stephen x

mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

HE DIED

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe. I don't know.

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/11/no_restaurant_for_you.php

sala thai is fine for delivery and take-out? I don't understand the point about mediocrity somehow profiting from the restriction - if a restaurant truly sucks, it goes out of business, no? As pointed out in the comments, Adams Morgan is packed to the gills with bars and restaurants and I wouldn't say it's any kinda amazing dining district. Brains, tell me how it is.

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 06:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sala Thai is eh. I used to eat there plenty before Rice and Regent Thai opened. Now I pretty much just do Rice since the last time I went into Regent Thai it smelled distinctly like rat poison.

This overlay needs to get changed but it's not really a problem as it stands - I know plenty of people looking at opening up in that corridor and they don't expect any problems getting a zoning exception.

I think new building in DC should require all retail on the ground floor without restrictions - this would drive retail rents way down and would negatively impact efficiency of new development somewhat, but it effectively translates to having developers subsidize cheap retail. Because of the building height limits DC retail spaces are overpriced and we lack a proportionate population to support retail, so lower rents could do a lot of good.

Mediocrity does profit from restriction sometimes - like with cabaret laws in NY.

I think the biggest factor in keeping bad restaurants open is lack of reliance on repeat business. Woodley Park is a great example of this - it's got the same demographics and a similar streetscape at Cleveland Park just up the street, but it's got a bunch of shitty places and Cleveland Park has, generally, very good ones. The large hotels in Woodley Park mean there are a bunch of tourists and conventioneers coming through who are going to eat at that random indian place or wherever because it's right between the Metro and their hotel - I don't think it's the locals keeping that row in business.

I don't think Yg's argument is valid here given the current state of development along 14th/U St. There are a lot of older struggling places in that stretch that would actually be less expensive for a restaurateur to buy out and remodel than a new space would be. If Sala Thai is able to stay open despite not doing very much business that just means they'll eventually be bought out by another operator that thinks they can maximize their volume in that space.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

RIP

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703672.html?hpid=topnews

woah

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

shit is going to be lunacy

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

and fucking cold as hell

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/11/20/obamas-mug-on-dc-subway-cards-for-inauguration/

gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

#

Have they done this for previous presidents-elect? If not, this is a blatantly partisan move by an organization funded with taxpayer money.

Comment by Ryan Lile — November 20, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

my favorite part about this is that if you click dude's name it takes you to a site to buy $100 designer dog bowls

El Tomboto, Friday, 21 November 2008 00:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I enjoy the fact that this thread is easily found in the search engine by querying for "pitt shit"

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR BRAINS.

when would you be available to check out PROPERTY with your bro me
whenever is fine 'cause we just started looking and I haven't bothered about a lender yet

but tis the season for getting sweet deals on exposed brick & etc

TOMBOT, Saturday, 22 November 2008 23:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just got back from a very brief visit to your fine fine city and I am still getting over the fact that I'm going to be living near the fabulous Kramers book store rather than here. Though Kramer's website is a bit self-congratulatory, or at least the video is. ETA now some time in February, so will miss the Mall madness...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 10:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kramerbooks is a fairly small bookstore with an OK selection and decent beers and shitty food. And it's open 24 hours on the weekend. That's all.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT I am on crazy schedule for the next 2 weeks but should be OK to look at some places after.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I live in Swindon now, so an ok selection and half decent food will do me fine for now :-) I'm afraid I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to cities at the moment...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Recommendations for better bookshops very welcome, thanks in advance...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Awesome. There's hope in 11 years. see below

combined sewer overflow, or CSO

New stormwater outfalls will be created on both the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. We will begin work on the Anacostia River first, because it is a slower-moving river, and pollution stays longer and does more damage in rivers with a slow current.

By the year 2025, we expect to reduce CSOs in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and Rock Creek by 96% overall. CSOs in the Anacostia will be reduced by 98%.

http://www.dcwater.com/education/sewer_improvements.cfm

curmudgeon, Monday, 8 September 2014 16:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

There's an Autumn fest at Eden Center this afternoon. Wife & I went there last night for the first time in awhile. Fests everywhere-Latino one on PA Ave tomorrow, H St NE one, Bluebird Blues fest....

curmudgeon, Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

hey lets do more dc faps

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hey yeah! Ummm I'm not exactly centrally located here in Cleveland Park but would love to have folks over so I can feed and drink u. Maybe I should just pick a Sat or Sun and be all "come on over anytime after 1:00 there will be food, drinks, football, and/or crafts* any time u like."

* uh I don't actually have a craft in mind, but I will create one if you like!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 20 September 2014 20:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

Or I mean we could just go Old School DC FAP and meet at Big Hunt after 5 on Fridays.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 20 September 2014 20:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

and they'll even let me into the big hunt now!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 21 September 2014 17:12 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

“Dear PoPville,
Head’s up about a potentially dangerous runner in Dupont - Today (9/21) I was walking around 17 and S St. NW at 11 AM when I was assaulted by a jogger. A woman running quickly towards looked me in the face, said “head’s up”, then purposely body slammed me in the shoulder with a lot of force. I yelled loudly but she continued and was gone before we figured out what just happened. It was clearly intentional and she really hurt my shoulder. She was about 5’4″, Caucasian, athletic, mid-30s, with mid length brown hair. The whole experience was bizarre, but clearly an unprovoked assault on a stranger that she will probably repeat.”

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 23:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

god

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I think she's still on the loose

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

sarles stepping down from metro, confetti cannons firing all over town

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

This September 27th Arabfest, From 10 am to 10 pm Come and enjoy a day of Arabic culture, food, games, rides and entertainment. Location Bull Run Regional Park 7700 Bull Run Drive.

I guess the more conservative politicians out that way don't know about this

curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/guides/2014/10/02/rasika-penn-quarter-2/?hpid=z2

He still loves Rasika. Sietsema's latest guide. Inn at Little Washington at 5.

But I also want to know where I can find a guide to Eden Center places, it's not from Sietsema, and Tyler Cowen who does cover such places is not always up to date.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 October 2014 17:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

it's kind of a disservice to Rasika for Tom to keep giving them four stars, it just means people will walk in there with the expectation it's a four star restaurant when in reality it's very good but far more casual and less ambitious than the other four star places in town.

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Thursday, 9 October 2014 21:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

I ate there recently (on wife's boss' dime), with the expectation that it would be super fancy, based on ratings like his, and was happy to be surprised. The food was killer. Someone else pls buy me dinner there ok?

tobo73, Friday, 10 October 2014 04:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

less ambitious than the other four star places in town

I guess I need to splurge sometime on some of these places, but I can't convince my cheapskate self to go down to the Inn at Little Washington and spenda those big bucks no matter how great that description reads.

curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 15:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

As for casual Vietnamese dining that I might find ambitious enough or just tasty enough at Eden Center (I went by a Yelp & Tyler Cowen recommendation last time I was there) I found these links from the past, but have not studied them yet :

http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/02/what-to-eat-at-eden-center-falls-church-vietnamese-food.html

https://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/?cat=35

curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 15:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

x-post--http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2014/10/09/tom-sietsemas-2014-fall-dining-guide-by-the-numbers/

some items from this:

11 restaurants that opened (or reopened) within the last 12 months made the list: Fiola Mare, Iron Gate, Rose's Luxury, Boss Shepherd's, Partisan, Rural Society, Soi 38, Water & Wall, DCity Smokehouse and Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.

$9 The average price of a sandwich at DCity Smokehouse, the cheapest eatery on this year's list.

4 restaurants -- Rose's Luxury, Little Serow, DCity Smokehouse and Thai Square -- do not take reservations.

curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 16:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

More links re Eden Center. Have not been back lately (but ha, finally went to Rose's Luxury for its hybrid contemp American takes on ethnic dishes)

http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/food-dining/cheap-eats-2013-feast-of-eden/

Washingtonian's Kliman (he was once at CP way back when)--If I’m in the Eden Center and jonesing for pho, I’m going to Huong Viet and, if it’s too crowded there, then to Hai Duong.

http://www.washingtonian.com/chats/kliman/tuesday-august-19-at-11-am-1.php

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:40 (6 days ago) Permalink

Kliman at Washingtonian's list. I wanna go to the Wheaton Thai one

I'm not going to rank them, because that'd take a lot more time than I have, but this is what the list would look like right now (in no particular order):

Komi. Mintwood Place. Central Michel Richard. Rose's Luxury. The Red Hen. Vin 909 Winecafé. Fiola Mare. Thai Taste by Kob. Ananda. Sushi Capitol.

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 15:47 (3 days ago) Permalink

http://decadeofdocsinourcity.com/flix-tix/4585650130

Little publicized DC Movie doc fest this weekend is showing Disco Dan (again); one on Ballou High's funky marching band; and one (short one?) on U Street's old days as Black Broadway; plus more -- mostly at that Navy Theatre on PA Ave NW

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 15:51 (3 days ago) Permalink

That apartment (condo?) with movie theatres(they say) building going up next to the 930 Club is huge.

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 16:08 (3 days ago) Permalink

x-post to Kliman list

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/bestbites/food-restaurant-news/whats-missing-from-the-washington-posts-fall-dining-guide-a-lot.php

3 md restaurants and a few more Virginia ones...

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 18:28 (3 days ago) Permalink

I don't understand why Kliman would write a response like that - he already publishes his own annual list of the top 100 at Washingtonian. Say it there!

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Friday, 17 October 2014 20:11 (3 days ago) Permalink


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