Posts Tagged ‘whole foods’

The Needle: D.C. Delinquents

Illegal Parking: The Department of Public Works says that 600-700 cars were ticketed during the snow emergency and 200 were towed. And the costs were hefty: a $250 fine, plus a $100 towing fee. -2
Healthy Living: Right Proper may have only sold five beer growlers by 2 p.m. today, but it seems that more D.C. residents [...]

Whole Foods: 500 Lucky Washingtonians’ Early Valentine

It's not enough that Whole Foods is attempting to make itself the cornerstone of all the District's gentrifying neighborhoods—now the upscale grocery store is sticking its fair-trade items into our love lives.
Whole Foods personnel are handing out 500 bouquets of roses today—a week before Valentine's Day—to unsuspecting people throughout the District. They've already hit up [...]

The Needle: Shelter From the Storm

Storm Watchers: Mayor Vince Gray says he'll monitor the weather to determine whether the city would close tomorrow. In the meantime, the city has set up additional emergency shelters and warming stations for those in need throughout the city. +3
The End of the World: People need to eat, and eat well, during a polar vortex. The [...]

Chatter: Jack in the Box

Can Jack Evans convince D.C. voters that they need him as mayor? With the mayoral race picking up its pace and more and more candidates joining the fray, last week’s cover story by Loose Lips writer Will Sommer pondered whether the long-serving councilmember, who represents some of D.C.’s toniest neighborhoods, can become the city’s first white [...]

6th and History NE

Last week’s announcement that a Whole Foods will open up on the 600 block of H Street NE drew lots of attention to this once-dilapidated stretch of pavement. But the imminent arrival of the yuppie apocalypse is hardly the biggest thing that’s happened to the block. First developed more than 100 years ago, the street [...]

The Needle: Whole Fools

Supermarket Sweepstakes: Whole Foods announced it would open a store on H Street NE today (and possibly one on the Walter Reed site) and the reaction basically went something like this: Well, it may be good for the community, but it's terrible because it could kill the neighborhood's hipster cred. -7
Virginia Gentleman: Virginia gubernatorial loser Ken Cuccinelli has [...]

Dear PoPville: What Did H Street NE Look Like Before the Whole Foods?

"Dear PoPville,
Does anyone know what H Street looked like before the Whole Foods came in? When did they build the Vespa bar?"
Photo via Google street view

How Low Can LivingSocial Go? Big Mac Edition

Sometimes you just really want a Big Mac. Or five. Today, D.C. based LivingSocial is offering a deal where you can get vouchers for five Big Macs and five large fries from McDonald's for just $13. At first blush, the low price seems...silly. McDonald's is already really cheap!
But people love a deal, and more than [...]

Whole Foods LivingSocial Deal Proves Popular

Yeah, so it turns out 1 million people bought the $10 for $20 worth of Whole Foods kale chips deal (or whatever, you don't actually have to buy kale chips) that LivingSocial was offering yesterday.
I don't even know what this means, except that I would very much like to eat some kale right now.
Photo by Claire [...]

The Needle: Half Off Whole Foods Edition

BYO Books: The upper Northwest rare books market may soon take a bit of a hit. Politics & Prose will introduce an Espresso Book Machine, a sort of copier-on-steroids that can print books—including those that are out of print—in five minutes, on demand. The downside, of course, is that every retired former lobbyist living in [...]

Halloo, Hallay, Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Opens Today

D.C. gets another Whole Foods location today—the store opened today in Foggy Bottom at 22nd and I Street NW.
Two critical questions: A) Will having a new fancy grocery store in the area relieve the wrap-around-the-store lines at Trader Joe's? B) Will the new store (and parking garage) be less of a design nightmare than the [...]

The Needle: This Line For Sale Edition

Metro Sells Out: Usually, name changes at Metro stations involve adding some neighborhood feature or nearby attraction (and yes, we're talking about you, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter). The next name swap might involve replacing all the clunky hyphenations with corporate ads. Strapped for cash, Metro officials are considering selling the naming rights to stations. Considering the [...]

The Needle: Robots in Disguise Edition

More Than Meets the Eye: Once again, it's time for Shia LeBeouf to save Optimus Prime—and the world—from certain doom at the hands of the Decepticons. Streets will close near Capitol Hill next week as filming begins for Transformers 3. Obviously, a thriving local film industry can be a good source of jobs, tax revenue, [...]

The Needle: Housewife Haters’ Edition

Tune In or Tune Out? The Real Housewives of D.C. has its big debut tonight! Aren't you excited for television that will be as nourishing as iceberg lettuce? As Mike Riggs already told us this week, D.C. has some magic suckage effect on reality television. But it's confusing to those out in the American hinterlands [...]

Friday Limerick Review

No secret, they target elites
With tasty (and overpriced) eats
The yuppies will revel
They've reached a new level:
A station for only smoked meats
The soda tax met its demise
For reasons that most can surmise
M. Cheh could have  scored
With Freeman on board
But not with those industry cries
Oh whoopsy, the CDC said
There's news that we shouldn't have spread
We told you [...]