Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Adams Morgan Ad Slammed for Sexual Implications

A new ad promoting Adams Morgan has earned a surprising amount of scrutiny on the Internet. But the campaign—which shows a couple playing footsie under a table and reads "al fresco. al frisky. they're both on the menu in Adams Morgan"—is being criticized for several reasons.
The criticisms, in descending order of seriousness:

In a blog post [...]

Pho 75 Has Washington’s Sassiest Website

Restaurant websites are usually terrible, with slow-loading menus and auto-playing MIDIs. But Pho 75 in Arlington takes a different approach. Rather than have a website with "information" on it, the cafeteria-style restaurant opts for a Tumblr that is mainly used to settle scores.
For example, asking about appetizer options earns a tough response (emphasis added).

Here’s the Grocery Store Vincent Orange Helped Keep Open

Does this look like a scene from a grocery store that should be kept open? If you're At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange—and the store is owned by one of your big campaign donors—the answer seems to be yes.
In a story first broken by Titan of Trinidad, Orange showed up at NoMa's Sam Wang Produce during a [...]

Prince of Petworth Reader Seeks Fistfight Advice

Local gentrifier blog Popville (née Prince of Petworth) has really expanded its offerings lately. Previously, it was just a place for marriage proposals, and narcing on your neighbors and potential Chinese terrorists. But now Prince Dan Silverman is offering a new service: an open forum on how to properly handle a "near fist-fight".
"I was legitimately [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Do Not Be Fooled Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
The Adams Morgan Bogeyman: It didn't look like an easy road for the redevelopment of the old post office building at 14th and T streets NW to be turned into a restaurant—with a proposed outdoor patio, no less. But [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: This Blog is Not a Dog Park Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Get Off My Lawn—And Your Dog, Too!: One member of the Crestwood email list is none too pleased with their neighbors and their neighbors' canine pals. "My yard is not a dog park. Please do not stand in the middle [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: D.A.R.E. Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
The Great Eradication of Nero: Though Park View D.C. reported some success in cleaning up graffiti in the neighborhood the other day, a member of the MPD 3D email list living in Adams Morgan has questions about a specific [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: A Very Merry Unbirthday To You Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
O Bikeshare, Where Art Thou? With the news of the expansion of Capital Bikeshare, The Hill is Home has asked readers where they might like to see a station—if the neighborhood is lucky enough to snag one or more [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Happy Paws Dance Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Legalize It? In response to a post from a Crestwood email list complaining about teenagers smoking marijuana in a car last Friday, another fires back, "I got stoned a few thousand times when I was a kid on your [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Puppet Master Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Bon Voyage, Burro: FoBoBlo reports that The Burro, Foggy Bottom's only non-chain Mexican restaurant, will be closing its doors today. Apparently, "a handwritten sign posted on their door makes the sad announcement.  I spoke with the cashier inside, who [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Not Just For the Late Night Shots Crowd Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
More Than the Sum of Tom-Tom: The Very Cherry AdMo Pop-Up Shop sprung up to fill the empty space on 18th Street left by Uptowner Deli, but members of the Ward 1 email list are crediting it with more [...]

D.C. Steakhouses: Weather Wimps

Snow consists of water, and it piles up in little fluffy mounds. It gets pushed around a lot.
In other words, it's just the sort of substance that, you'd suppose, steakmen would scoff about. Steakmen are the brutes who live on red meat and serve it at their steakhouses. Red meat, of course, symbolizes toughness, [...]

Jack Evans Saves the Black Rooster

As DCist has already noted, the Black Rooster has been revived, Lazarus-like, from the dead.
Playing Jesus in this scenario, says owner Jody Taylor, would be Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans.
"The Black Rooster will crow again," Taylor says. Asked what happened to prompt the reversal of fortune for what had been slated to become a General [...]

RIP: Dimitri Mallios, ‘Dean’ of D.C. Liquor Lawyers

Dimitri P. Mallios, Washington's "dean of Alcoholic Beverage Control attorneys," died yesterday at 77.
Mallios was first among a relatively small cadre of D.C. attorneys representing restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels in front of city liquor authorities; his services helped myriad establishments navigate an arcane licensing process and fend off countless neighbors and advisory neighborhood commissions.
He [...]

Make a Fuss Over This: Samuelson on Fake Allergies

I have a friend who hates cilantro, which tastes like soap to him. We've learned to cook around his fussiness, which, believe me, is a bitch when making a good salsa. I have another friend who claims to get headaches when eating anything made with non-organic oils. I don't cook for him anymore (only joking, [...]

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