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
Thanks Mr Que. My colleague whom I'm replacing there also recommended Second Story Books, but she worked in Swindon for even longer than me, so I should not rely on her warped judgement...
I'll drop the excited puppy thing now. I'm showing up provincial England. I'm capable of getting over-excited by Whole Foods as well.
― ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 17:47 (7 years ago) Permalink
oh hey, I will be in DC tomorrow
I should have said something sooner, yeah?
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:58 (7 years ago) Permalink
I'll be around! TOMBOT has my #.
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
i gotta spend the day w/family in the MD suburbs. not really looking forward to it, though prob won't be all that bad. theoretically i would be home about 8, but who knows.
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:56 (7 years ago) Permalink
I'll probably get called in to work on some bullshit premise as soon as I get dressed and walk out of my house
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:58 (7 years ago) Permalink
tom I told you not to take that job with the circus.
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 27 November 2008 01:09 (7 years ago) Permalink
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 27 November 2008 01:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
Not just tomorrow! J and I will be here thru Saturday.
Email me at djperry @ gmail if you want to do drinky type things
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Thursday, 27 November 2008 05:18 (7 years ago) Permalink
all this time I've spent wondering, who do I e-mail if I want to do drinky type things, and it was BLACK SEINFELD ALL ALONG!!!
― TOMBOT, Thursday, 27 November 2008 05:39 (7 years ago) Permalink
― W i l l, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:15 (7 years ago) Permalink
City to be renamed "Obama, DC" January 17 - 21, 2009
― W i l l, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:17 (7 years ago) Permalink
hey, the new Day the Earth Stood Still DVDx2 is more fun when you map the chase of Klaatu all the way up Connecticut Ave.
― Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
lol those fuckin' irish morons who own the fuckin' jury's hotel shut down for renovations on november 2nd
― TOMBOT, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
wait morbius are you describing an actual special feature on the new version or did you just break out the paperwork and a grease pencil while you were watching
Unless I'm mistaken, he's talking about a new release of the original movie (ie the DVD is new, not the movie).
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 18:26 (7 years 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 (1 week 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