Posts Tagged ‘food trucks’

The Needle: April Fool’s Day Edition

Voting is for Fools: Primary elections for mayor, D.C. Council chairman, and other District offices look likely to remain on April 1—April Fool's Day—next year. Lawmakers had talked about making it a bit later, but they can't get consensus on a new date. No word on whether the results of the elections will be treated [...]

The Needle: Calm Before the Storm Edition

Derecho II: Electric Boogalo: Call it another derecho or not, but tonight and tomorrow could bring damaging thunderstorms to the region. (Even the congressional baseball game could be canceled!) Those of you who went without power for days last summer may just want to leave town now. -3

The Needle: That Food Truck is a Terrorist

Hell on Wheels: Washington Times contributor George Farrell is concerned that Washington's food trucks could be turned into weapons for terrorists. "The propane tanks inside food trucks could easily become explosive devices," Farrell writes. So far, no cause for alarm: The mayor's office tells DCist that the federal government hasn't briefed officials on food trucks [...]

District Line Daily: Busted

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The Springfield groper has struck again, this time in Fairfax County's Kingstowne neighborhood. But new details [...]

District Line Daily: Lucky Trees

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The Army Corps of Engineers has revised its plan to cut down almost 900 trees in [...]

2012 Campaign Cyclone Sucks in Kabob Food Truck

The whirlwind death cult that is the national political cycle has become so pervasive this summer that it's settled on the last thing in D.C. untouched by politics: food truck Tasty Kabob.
On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee parked its anti-Romney tour bus in front of the Republican National Committee's (because, you know, politics). The DNC [...]

District Line Daily: More Bad News for Gray

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Pick up a paper copy of City Paper today and read our cover story: a [...]

The Needle: Emancipated Edition

Summer In April: Average temperatures for this time of year are in the mid-70s. Which is why today's highs of near 90 degrees at area weather stations were notable, even if no records were set; when, after all, do you get a pleasant, humidity-free 90-degree day in D.C.? Yes, it's probably a sign of imminent [...]

The Needle: Who You Calling Chicken? Edition

When Is A Truck Not Just A Truck?: When it's run by Chick-fil-A. The Southern fried chicken company with a cult following and a legacy of opposing gay marriage and catering to evangelical Christians plans to start up a mobile poultry operation here in D.C. That gave both people who love its chicken and people [...]

The Needle: Who Wants It? Edition

Who Wants To Buy A Diner?: Having your restaurant close up shop for lack of business is no great indignity; dining is a tough market, after all. But having to sell it on eBay afterwards must sting a bit. The erstwhile Capital City Diner is doing just that, though. The good news: It could be [...]

The Needle: No Parking Edition

Parking Profits: It turns out you're not making it up—D.C. actually does issue more parking tickets than most other cities. That's according to data AAA Mid-Atlantic got via a Freedom of Information Act request, which showed the District collected more in fines last year than ever before and that the city's 17,000 metered spaces generated [...]

The Needle: Keep on Trucking Edition

Watching Walmart: The world's largest retailer has officially applied for a building permit to begin work on the first of its stores in the District. The Walmart on Georgia Avenue was the first one the company put in paperwork for. Why now? Perhaps because applying for a permit before Dec. 31 means the District's Green [...]

The Needle: Rolling Deep Edition

Potential Circulator Cuts and Reallocation Looms: The District Department of Transportation is considering whether to cut the Smithsonian-National Gallery of Art Circulator bus route in order to provide more service on the Union Station-Capitol Hill line. While it's too bad we can't have endless transit funding to do both, cutting the Mall route wouldn't drastically [...]

September, the Month in Photos

The Needle: Uninvited Edition

On Second Thought, Don't RSVP: Eloping is hard enough when you're a public figure. Eloping when you're a public figure and you've already sent out invitations to the wedding that's been described as the social event of the year (albeit in Sacramento)? Downright rude. But DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and her fiancé, Sacramento Mayor Kevin [...]

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