Posts Tagged ‘Coffeeshops’

Cops Collar Perp in Starbucks Stickup

A gunman who allegedly robbed the Howard University Starbucks earlier this afternoon is now in a latte trouble.
According to police, the armed suspect entered the java joint in the 2200 block of Georgia Avenue NW and (instead of specifying tall, grande or venti) demanded cash.
The man fled after the crime, but police caught up with him. "A subsequent search resulted in the recovery of [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Can DCPS Heat Its Classrooms?

Almost as awesome as the real Arenas' twitter posts, FakeShanahan writes via Twitter yesterday:
"Wait a minute. Clinton Portis is on this team?"
"Wow DC is as cold as Denver. I don't see what the big difference is going to be. Oh yeah, all the losing."
"I'm ironing my clothes for tomorrow's Press Conference [...]

Confessions of a Wi-Fi Loafer – Should Cafés Pull the Plug on Limitless Surfing?

This week, The Modern Times Coffeehouse has become the first coffee shop in the District to throw down the gauntlet at Wi-Fi loafers: The management has covered up some of the electrical outlets in an attempt to herd its laptop loiterers toward communal tables, where they can still plug in.
This particular gambit was first seen [...]

Confessions of a Wi-Fi Loafer – Confessional Edition

If you are just tuning to this new WCP series on Internet cafes around the District, let me introduce myself: I am the Wi-Fi loafer on assignment, your faithful correspondent on wired café culture.
Since this is a confessional column I figure you might want to know how I became a Wi-Fi loafer, a café idler [...]

Confessions of a Wi-Fi Loafer – Defining Terms

Just in case you missed the inaugural post yesterday, this is the second installment in a new series about “digital nomads,” who wander the District setting up their laptops wherever they can find free Wi-Fi and coffee drinks. Before we delve any deeper, let’s define some basic terminology:

Confessions of a Wi-Fi Loafer – First Post

It’s an early Saturday afternoon inside the cozy basement café at Politics & Prose bookstore on Connecticut Avenue NW. I’ve been here awhile – a good long while.
I arrive with my laptop and a yellow legal pad before 10 a.m. and install myself at one of the little tables along the wall that leads to [...]

Cake Love Unharmed By IMF/World Bank Protesters

This morning a very small faction of possible IMF/World Bank Protesters–six jerks–vandalized two banks on P Street. A drive through downtown and in the surrounding area shows that the protesters did not hit any other banks or symbols of crass yuppiedom/corporate greed. The biggest crowds were the ones gathering at a street food cart. The [...]

Nick Cho Show Moving to H Street

Despite speculation over at DCist, Nick Cho says it's not an April Fool's joke: He's closing Murky Coffee in Arlington and moving back to the District. He and, he says, most of his remaining staff will move over to a new spot, Wrecking Ball Coffee , at 475 H St. NW.
"We just couldn't make the [...]

Mocha Hut R.I.P.

DCist is reporting that Mocha Hut has closed. We agree with the bloggers that its brunch was super awesome and relatively cheap. It literally was one of two decent options in the corridor. It was always Mocha Hut or Busboys and Poets for brunch. This will surely mean the lines at Busboys will be that [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Winter Mix Edition

The Post says that today's snowfall could be the biggest in years. Then there's the story's second graph: "The winter wonderland will be fleeting, though, with the snow predicted to dissolve into sleet and freezing rain later in the day, possibly affecting the evening drive."
New Columbia Heights reports that a new coffee shop has opened [...]

Our Morning Roundup

Chicago Tribune has an interview with Palin. The Veep nominee says this: "If people only knew how frugal we are."
New Columbia Heights asks: Know any brothels in the Hood?

And Now, Anacostia reports that Big Chair Coffee is close to opening its doors. This is just one more bit of good news coming out [...]