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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
I SO want to move back.
― B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (6 years ago) Permalink
I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink
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 (6 years ago) Permalink
orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (6 years ago) Permalink
our football team is awesome
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (6 years ago) Permalink
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
Even your cheerleaders go on tour!
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (6 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (6 years ago) Permalink
I can give LNS invites if anyone wants
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?
Busboys & PoetsMon, November 17 6.30pm Author Event, William Ayers
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink
hey whatever happened to stephen x
― mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (6 years ago) Permalink
well, maybe. I don't know.
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink
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 (6 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 (6 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
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (6 years ago) Permalink
Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (6 years ago) Permalink
shit is going to be lunacy
― TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink
and fucking cold as hell
apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these
― gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (6 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
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 (6 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 mewhenever 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.
― quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink
Recommendations for better bookshops very welcome, thanks in advance...
― ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink
Second Story Books in Dupont is pretty okay for used stuff. Other than that. . . Olsson's used to be the other big indie bookstore around here, but they shut their doors. So you're stuck pretty much with Borders and B&N's.
― Mr. Que, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink
I ate at Elephant Walks today. It is super close to my temporary office, so I figure I'll just show up daily and run the "chef's choice" menu. Cheaper than four sisters (whose menu is intimidating) and much easier to park.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 12 January 2015 22:21 (3 months ago) Permalink
hahahaha Elephant Jumps, not Elephant Walks.
Sounds like a good approach.
Non-foodie street team pr for my buddy:
We start off 2015 with two screenings of Led Zeppelin Played Here to celebrate the 46th anniversary of when Led Zeppelin did/did not play the gymnasium of the Wheaton Youth Center in Wheaton, MD, in front of 50 confused teenagers on January 20, 1969, the night of President Nixon's first inauguration.
First screening is Wednesday, January 14 at the Avalon Theater in Washington, DC, on Conn Ave right near Chevy Chase Circle (8PM)http://www.theavalon.org/films/led-zeppelin-played/
And second, an exact 46th anniversary screening on the night the concert did/did not occur.This will be on Tuesday, January 20 at the Black Cat on 14th Street in DC (doors at 8, screenings usually start 8:30)http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/film-screening-2.html
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:31 (3 months ago) Permalink
No surprise that some of these interest me
― curmudgeon, Friday, 23 January 2015 15:53 (3 months ago) Permalink
Didn't make it to any of them this weekend, alas.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 January 2015 23:20 (3 months ago) Permalink
Washingtonian q and a--Kliman loves Wheaton Thai restaurants (I haven't been)...and makes that clear in his response re the new internationally owned Thai place Mango Tree, whose first US location is in DC
Have you had a chance to visit Mango Tree yet?
I'm wondering how it compares to the other restaurants in town that tout authentic Thai cuisine. We certainly do have some great options for that in DC already.
Todd Kliman:My first impression is — eh.
I mean, the space is stunning. If you were to ask yourself what the interior of an upmarket Thai restaurant ought to look like, this is pretty much exactly what you would come up with. The colors, the movement, the lights, the tables and chairs. Stunning.
The food? Not stunning. Granted, I only tried three dishes, but nothing made me want to return to try more. A grilled pork neck salad was unbalanced, and not in an interesting way. A crab fried rice was, thankfully, not greasy, but it wasn’t particularly flavorful or distinctive either.
If you were to put Thai Taste by Kob in that location, there would be a line around the block every night.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 February 2015 19:51 (2 months ago) Permalink
They've started with Taylor's breaded chicken cutlets -- which are doused in Crystal, the Southern hot sauce with a cult following -- and topped them with sliced cucumber, kale and cabbage slaw, red onion, gorgonzola and a pepper and Parmesan buttermilk dressing.Available through Feb. 28. Small: $7.49. Large: $10.49.
Not cheap but kinda looks tempting...
― curmudgeon, Friday, 6 February 2015 19:38 (2 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 13 February 2015 18:01 (2 months ago) Permalink
At AFI tonight--Frankenstein with live music from former guitarist for Captain Beefheart and others
― curmudgeon, Friday, 27 February 2015 22:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 28 February 2015 05:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
went to the opening of the Ben Tolman show at Flashpoint tonight. I'm mostly out of the gallery scene these days but this show is pretty amazing - overwhelmingly detailed pen drawings.
― controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Saturday, 28 February 2015 06:38 (1 month ago) Permalink
Oh, that does look good.
I ended up going to the Mingering Mike panel discussion at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It was pretty interesting (and not as awkward as I thought it might be for Mike). Mike did "outsider" art-- soul and funk album covers and some reel to reel tapes and cassettes of his own music from 1966 to 1977 I think. Mike was dressed as a surgeon in gown and mask as he wants to keep his identity secret. The panel included the guy who found Mike's work at a flea market;plus an outsider art author; an old-school WOL AM DC soul dj; and the museum curator. Images of Mike's artwork were projected behind them. They then had free wine, beer, cheese, and dip afterwards as dj Harry Hotter spun soul and funk vinyl in the enclosed courtyard there. But the exhibit itself had closed for the evening so I will have to go back. I had seen a smaller showing of Mike's work at the Hemphill Gallery awhile ago.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 February 2015 17:44 (1 month ago) Permalink
Reminder (to myself) that the Tolman drawing exhibit at Flashpoint runs only through the 28th and from Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6PM
― curmudgeon, Monday, 2 March 2015 15:37 (1 month ago) Permalink
W. Post Weekend section compiled from readers and Post writers
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:00 (1 month ago) Permalink
Anyone ever figure out best choices for Eden Center (or if anyone is highlighting such places on the internetz)?
Been just eating Laotian food myself and haven't been back there in a bit
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:20 (1 month ago) Permalink
A history of Ethiopian food in DC. Forgetsto mention Red Sea, but gets other highlights.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:42 (1 month ago) Permalink
Saigon Cafe (across the street from the Eden Center) was really good
― Flow-through nonresident pass-through entity (los blue jeans), Saturday, 21 March 2015 22:11 (1 month ago) Permalink
Post food critic Sietsema was asked in the Post the other week for his fave Banh Mi sandwich in Eden Center. He instead replied with Falls Church located but not in Eden Center place Banh Mi DC, that has been a fave of many since at least 2008.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 April 2015 15:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
if you're a Grantland reader you might wanna go to P&P tonight
― the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 19:04 (1 week ago) Permalink
Alas, working late. Can't make it over there. Haven't read too much of Keri on baseball. Have read some of Pierce on politics
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 21:38 (1 week ago) Permalink
Good Thai food here.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 20 April 2015 14:24 (1 week ago) Permalink
May have to try one of these places next. I'm such a sucker for these cultural food trends. Go ahead, make fun of me, I deserve it.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:57 (4 days ago) Permalink