Let’s take this one literally where is the best food you can get sitting at a bar. At first I think just very casual bar food – like wings, burgers, quesadilla, half smokes etc. and in that category I think I’m leaning towards Looking Glass Lounge. I had some fish tacos the other night that were awesome. But since we’re taking it literally it can also be higher end – like the bar of a higher end restaurant. So for those two categories, casual and higher end – where’s your favorite bar food from?
Thanks to a reader for sharing this phenomenal creation inspired from some street art in Shaw:
“My morning commute frequently takes me past the 1200 block of 9th Street, NW. I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but I’ve become obsessed with some art that someone posted on the door of the building being renovated. It led me to do an image search for “cat dracula” on Google (though, honestly, I do a lot of weird cat-related searches on Google. Why else do we have a Google?), and I was able to find another version of the image. When deciding what to carve in my pumpkin this year, the choice was clear: I bring you Nospurrratu!”
I remember when people told me I’d surely run out of things to post – I can’t believe it’s already 8 years! Thanks to you guys for helping make it happen. I sound like a broken record but I’m super grateful for all the great tips, tweets, emails, questions and photos that folks send. At this point it’s just as much “your” website as it is “mine” and I love it like this. Though admittedly some of my days are filled with aggravation – I truly and genuinely feel I have the best of job in the world. A lot of this of course is timing. I’ve now lived in DC 17 years (11 in Petworth) and it’s amazing how much has changed, some for the worse, but tons for the better. I feel so lucky to be witnessing it and chronicling it. So thanks again for allowing me to do so.
Ok – party on Thursday, November 6th at Meridian Pint (11th and Park Road, NW) 5/5:30- 11/11:30 depending on how much gas is in the tank. Thanks again to the folks at the Pint and DC Brau for hosting and brewing up something special for us. I’m also gonna bring some limited edition t-shirts (and regular ones too) for those who’ve been asking me how to get one. Anyway, these things are pretty chill but I’d love to be able to say thanks in person – so mark your calendars and stop by for a pint or two.
Thanks to a reader for passing on from reddit. A user noted that if you type Uniqlo into google it comes up as CityCenterDC (825 10th St, NW) – see screenshot above I took a few minutes ago. Almost exactly a year ago we thought craigslist had confirmed uniqlo when an ad for “UNIQLO Manager Candidate Program – Retail Sales – new” popped up for Washington, DC. Yes, yes, not everyone likes their clothing. Noted. But for those who do – this is one more reason to get excited! Though it still may be worth taking with a grain of a salt as their website makes no mention of a Washington DC expansion:
“Our clothes are functional, designed with innovative features and available in a wide range of colors and styles. Our designers are artistic apparel engineers, dedicated to finding elegant solutions to common garment dilemmas. We now operate more than 1,400 stores in 16 countries worldwide. This fall we will open 18 new stores in the US, in addition to the already 21 in the Northeast and the San Francisco Bay Area. We will be expanding into new markets including Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia metro areas.”
UPDATE: CityCenter Rep says they aren’t coming. According to OP, Uniqlo says it’s news to them so they can’t confirm or deny.
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.
“This is my sweet cat Fiona in Capitol Hill. She is usually really good, but I had to cat shame her after she puked all over my bed one morning….”
“Rumor, my Bedlington Terrier god-dog doing his stealth impression on some carpet that matches him pretty well. Can you tell where dog ends and carpet begins? Rumor lives in Columbia Heights.”
“This is Rex, from H Street, our Jack Russell Terrier stuck in a cat suit. She is doing her best impression of a Sea Otter in the bathroom sink.”