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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
I SO want to move back.
― B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (7 years ago) Permalink
I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
our football team is awesome
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Even your cheerleaders go on tour!
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (7 years ago) Permalink
I can give LNS invites if anyone wants
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
hey whatever happened to stephen x
― mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (7 years ago) Permalink
well, maybe. I don't know.
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (7 years ago) Permalink
shit is going to be lunacy
― TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.
― quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Recommendations for better bookshops very welcome, thanks in advance...
― ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Deft avoidance of hatcat there. Good to hear re sweaty Betty
― Heez, Monday, 11 January 2016 17:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
This treehouse extends 20 inches into an alley and it’s dividing the neighborhood
"I hope it gets taken down and we can go back to healing," she said.
― mookieproof, Friday, 15 January 2016 15:22 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 15 January 2016 16:34 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
Capital Hill Corner blog beating the Post to the story
The couple said they passed out fliers alerting neighbors that they were building the treehouse and got no response. They also hired an arborist to help them avoid harming the tree, then bought $300 worth of “eco-friendly tree-building hardware
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 January 2016 16:52 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
It looks like that "Sweaty Betty" movie about the people with a pig in Cheverly is already available via Amazon and elsewhere online, if not yet in DC area theatres (I don't think)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 January 2016 17:06 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
As part of this strategy, the company said it will not move forward with plans to build two new supercenters in the District — one that was planned for Skyland Town Center in Southeast Washington and the other at Capitol Gateway Marketplace in Northeast Washington.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 January 2016 17:48 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
I like how that Hedgpeth felt she needed to explain what the treehouse builders do for a living but not the woman who spends 20 hours a week trying to get the DC govt to tear the treehouse down.
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 16 January 2016 00:39 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
“I have no innate interest in photography. I am just a monkey with a finger. I do have a feel on what looks good but have primitive technical skills and little desire to improve.”
― arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 17 January 2016 01:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
hahaha that sounds like it could be a Warhol quote
― controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Sunday, 17 January 2016 01:32 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
I made it to the Anacostia Museum 1963 to 1975 exhibit and the Renwick's new offerings yesterday. Both worth seeing.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Saw this over the weekend:
It seems like pissing off http://www.onedconline.org/ is a pretty good way to ensure a single term?
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 18:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
it is now legal to sled on capitol hill
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Best part of that recent bill.
x-post--Yes, but is Bowser pissing off most Black and Latino workers, and who will take her on?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 January 2016 15:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
@wmataMetro to suspend service during blizzard: tinyurl.com/za2z3w2 #wmata
good luck. we're all counting on you
― mookieproof, Thursday, 21 January 2016 21:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
24-30" huh, g'luck all
― we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Now thinking that I did not lay in enough wine.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
I mean my boss suggested that one bottle per inch was the appropriate amount, so I'm like a case and a half short.
― service desk hardman (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 January 2016 15:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Go-go vocalist and old-school r'n'b dj James Funk made it over to the WPFW 89.3 (and online) studio (now at K and 20th Sts NW) and has been on all day spinning great tunes. I wonder if anyone will make it over there to replace him?
18 " of snow earlier in the day at Dupont Circle, more by now. Plus its getting windy. 30 " out in parts of Virgina
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 January 2016 21:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
Millie & Al's possibly for sale for 1.8 million, or maybe not for sale at all?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 January 2016 21:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
zoning hearing tonight
Luke Stewart, who manages Union Arts, says that CulturalDC gave a presentation to the building's tenants about its plans, which he was told will include "seven artists studios that will house up to 20 artists." (CulturalDC spokesperson John Richards says it will have "eight artists' studios that can house up [to] 20+ artists"). Stewart says the building currently houses studios and practice spaces for "between 70 and 100 artists"—far more than what CulturalDC's current plan can accommodate.
Stewart is also worried that CulturalDC's plan for cultivating local arts isn't what's currently happening at Union Arts. CulturalDC says it will "solicit proposals from artists of all disciplines for studio spaces, exhibitions, and programming opportunities, and will engage panels of experts and advisory groups to identify appropriate models and programming for artistic inclusion that will reach a broad range of audiences."
Among other functions, Union Arts serves as a practice space for local musicians—something that's hard to come by in D.C. these days—as well as a cherished DIY venue for hosting concerts. Stewart fears this aspect of Union Arts will be lost in CulturalDC's current plan. "The [studio spaces] not going to be for musicians, they're mainly going to attract craft people," Stewart says, "they're completely tearing out the vibe."
On Monday, the D.C. Zoning Commission will hold a hearing on the future of 411 New York Ave. NE. Union Arts is asking all of its supporters to come out en masse to voice their frustrations on the project and the need for space for community artists in the District.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 February 2016 17:11 (1 week ago) Permalink
Not their "cheap" eats, their "best" ones
1. Fiola Mare, the extravagant Georgetown seafood restaurant.2. Komi, Johnny Monis and Anne Marler’s Mediterranean-accented tasting-menu destination in Dupont Circle (and last year’s number-one restaurant). 3. Little Serow, Monis and Marler’s Northern/Northeastern Thai dining room. 4. Convivial, Cedric Maupillier’s French-American newcomer in Shaw. 5. Rasika and Rasika West End, the modern Indian dining rooms in Penn Quarter and the West End. 6. Plume, the opulent creative American dining room (with purse stools!) in downtown DC’s Jefferson Hotel. 7. Bad Saint, the tiny Filipino hotspot in Columbia Heights. 8. The Inn at Little Washington, the baroque Rappahannock County destination. 9. Casa Luca, Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s trattoria in downtown DC. 10. Izakaya Seki, Cizuka and Hiroshi Seki’s spare Japanese place off U Street. 11.The Source, Wolfgang Puck’s recently renovated pan-Asian satellite in Penn Quarter. 12. Masseria, the tasting-menu-only Italian restaurant near Union Market. 13. Garrison, Robert Weland’s farm-to-table newcomer on Barracks Row. 14. Vin 909 Winecafe, the homey small plates and pizza place in Annapolis. 15. Proof, the eclectic wine bar in Penn Quarter. 16. Maketto, the Cambodian/Taiwanese restaurant, coffee bar, and shop on H Street, Northeast. 17. Blue Duck Tavern, the classic American dining room in the Park Hyatt Hotel. 18. Bistro Bis, Jeffrey Buben’s old-school French bastion near the Capitol 19. Central Michel Richard, the playful French/American brasserie in Penn Quarter 20. Marcel’s, Robert Wiedmaier’s quietly formal French restaurant in Foggy Bottom
Rose’s Luxury fell from #3 to #21 (“A once-airtight menu of knockout dishes now yields the occasional dud.”). And the Red Hen dropped from the #7 slot to #39 (“Inconsistencies have cropped up of late.”).
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 February 2016 19:54 (1 week ago) Permalink