Sh*tshow 2012: The Credits
The Punch Sex on the Beach in a Pitcher, Ryan Sibley. Ingredients: Orange vodka (or tequila), pineapple juice, peach schnapps, triple sec, cranberry juice, ginger ale. Figure out quantities for yourself. The Music S-show 2012, a Spotify playlist, Ryan Sibley with Justin Rood. Our contribution to society. The Food 1914 Beenie Weenie, Justin Rood with Ryan Sibley. Ingredients: Four...
Cookiefist 2010: The Credits
The Cookies (in order of appearance) Toffee Squares - epicurious.com Chocolate Kisses - marthastewart.com (modified) Noel Nut Balls - marthastewart.com Ginger Spice Cookies - epicurious.com Chewy Orange-Almond Cookies - marthastewart.com (modified) Peanut Butter Blossoms - foodnetwork.com The Punch Ingredients: mulling spices, orange, lemon, sugar, water, seltzer or club soda,...
Peregrine Coffee to Land in Logan
New java joint for 14th - Peregrine Coffee is slated to open next to Cork restaurant, just north of R St, reports Prince of Petworth. Yet another cafe with no apparent plans to sell coffee thru a take-out window or outside stall, leaving uncaffeinated dog walkers forsaken. :( (h/t PoP)
Because your butt is too small
New York’s famous Shake Shack is opening up a location in Gallery Place Dupont Circle, in the space now occupied by Fuddruckers. So says Prince of Petworth.
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New! Burgers on U
Coming soon to a former Polly’s near (on) U - a burger joint. That delivers! (h/t U Street Girl). No word on opening date. Looking forward to the cowboy theme, however — almost as good as having pirate bar in the neighborhood.
New Eats for U St/Logan
Mexican, Thai, Spanish and a mystery are on their way — and bocce’s here already. Mexican - a 274-seat tacqueria is coming to 14th St. next to the Black Cat, in the space formerly occupied by Georgetown Refinishing. (Prince of Petworth) Thai - a new Thai joint, Teak Wood, is coming to the 1300 block of 14th St., below P. (Borderstan) Spanish - The new pintxos spot, Estadio, is...
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Sex, Laws and Washington
It’s apparently a common claim that Washington, D.C. law forbids sexual intercourse in any position other than missionary. (For example; or here; or here.) D.C. code is online, and some (take it from me) thorough searching could find no such law. However. It did turn up some good material from the city’s obscenity statute, governing what can and can’t be produced, sold,...
Friends who have known me for some time are familiar with Bear Day. It’s an idea I had several years ago – and for which I often advocate, sometimes with the inspiration of beverage, and often during the summer tourist season. The idea is pretty simple: Once a year, before sunrise on a foreordained day, several dozen live bears are gathered up and let loose on the city streets. From dawn to...
Rich People's Problems
So where the !@#$ do I park my chopper: Indian kajillionaires Mukesh and Anil Ambani can’t build private helipads on their Mumbai mansions, due to a government order. The two men, estimated to be worth a combined $42 billion, recently ended a long-running feud with an agreement to share their family’s natural gas wealth. All that money, and they still have to look for helicopter...
Man walking down 13th St. in 100-degree heat: “Damn, I shoulda had a V-8. Now I know what they talkin’ bout!”
Am I the only one who struggles to grok Washington Post infographics? (Yes, I’m wearing my grumpy old man hat this morning.) This chart accompanying today’s insightful piece by Paul Kane and T.W. Farnham is a case in point. I stared at it for a good two minutes trying to understand what it was supposed to illustrate. I’m staring at it again now. And I still can’t tell...
World's lamest iPhone app
“Dental Expert.” It is what it sounds like. Free today on iTunes. Don’t hurt yourself rushing for the “download now” button.
New Brew Review
Meridian Pint opened in Columbia Heights last night. Great beer, good crowd, friendly staff, pool! And great onion rings, I’m told, though I didn’t try them myself. Check it out.
The real Russian spy mystery
…Which D.C. restaurant did Mikhail Semenko use to slip intel to his Russian handler? The Justice Department complaint says that on June 5th, Semenko — one of the 11 alleged Russian “deep cover” spies arrested by FBI agents this week — took a seat at a Washington, D.C. restaurant, and waited to transmit secret data to his Russian handler. But prosecutors do not...
The garbanzo debate rages
Yum: Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Quesadillas
Maybe I'm getting old
but, let me tell you — Starbucks instant coffee is really ok stuff. Had my first cup today. This isn’t a paid advertisement. Maybe I’m just getting old and my tastebuds are beginning to fail me. Or perhaps the caffeinologists at Starbucks are simply pioneers in their field. I bought some a while ago, as a kind of preventative break-glass-in-case-of-fire setup — knowing...
FroYo @ 13th & U?
That’s what the Prince of Petworth says.
Do not buy old cheese, whatever the price.
Dancing with strangers in a foreign country is just as awkward as it sounds.– Bre, Knolls in the Peace Corps
More changes in Shaw...
Groundbreaking for the historic Howard Theater; progress for a megadevelopment with retail, hotel and a new Giant grocery store; and most importantly, a new Burmese restaurant! (News and image via DCMud)
Orioles Facebook #Fanfail, Episode 2
Baltimore Orioles Enter for a chance to win a suite at a 2010 Baltimore Orioles game for you and 13 of your friends! Chris Jaskulski Why? Yesterday at 10:31am Tim Funk you can watch them lose in style!Yesterday at 10:34am Doug Smeigh Are there really 13 people in the stadium at one time??Yesterday at 10:59am Mark Nowowiejski Why would I do that to 13 people I consider ...
So it *wasn't* just a fevered dream
Sausage King Jimmy Dean will be buried in a grand piano.
For now, we'll go on living separate lives
Because of the recession, fewer couples are opting to move in together, according to this CNN report: Household formation — the technical term for people moving in together — has been on hold during the past few years as young people, especially, have been unable to find jobs. In the past, an average of more than 1.3 million households were formed each year, causing demand for...
Rich people's problems
Good help is hard to find: A team of white-shoe lawyers hired by billionaire accused Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford are begging to be let off the case, Associated Press reports. The attempt, by lawyers at Patton Boggs, is by some accounts the sixth attempt by one or another of Stanford’s attorneys to quit the case; not all have been successful. Buy me some coffee: Jeff Skilling, the...
Jennifer Aniston eats them. Courtney Cox eats them. I just had them for lunch. Just sayin’.
Molto Italiano for U St./Logan
Two new Italian joints are coming to 14th St., according to WaPo’s Tom Sietsema. (h/t Borderstan.) One, Italian Shirt Laundry, will be a pizzeria/bakery combo; the other, Italian Cinema, will be an upscale Italian place. The Shirt Laundry will be — yeah, obvious — in the old shirt laundry building across from Miss Pixie’s and Mid-City Cafe. The other will be in what is...
The O's on Facebook
The Baltimore Orioles may be having one of the worst seasons in their history, but the O’s marketing team continues to crank out upbeat Facebook posts for its (increasingly ornery) fans who follow the team on the popular social networking site. It may be newfangled technology, but the collaboration of a truly sucky team with its angry, frustrated and disappointed fans is a timeless...