04/24/14 11:55am

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“The second Delicatessen After Dark — Highway to the Danger Zone: Cocktails of the 80′s– will take place on Thursday, April 24th from 8pm to late at the DGS Bar. Come imbibe on $10 specialty cocktails with our extraordinary Bar Man Brian Zipin.

Many believe the 1980′s was the dark ages for drinking. Some cocktails were great, some were not so great; we are picking our favorites and giving them the respect they deserve. We will change the way you think about a Midori Sour, Fuzzy Navel or Cosmopolitan (full menu below).

Our resident Pit Master Brian Robinson, aka DJ Pork and Beans, will spin some classic 80′s tunes. To celebrate, come donned in 80′s era clothes. There will be an award given for the best 80′s outfit. The grand prize is a collection of classic 80′s movies.

Delicatessen After Dark is a celebration of the new delicatessen drinking culture inspired by our grandparent’s long nights in Lower East side taverns, winter getaways to Florida and jazzy escapades to the Catskills. Delicatessen After Dark will take place on the last Thursday of every month and focus on a new style, era or spirit.

No reservations required.”

Highway to the Danger Zone: Cocktails of the 80′s (complete list after the jump.) (more…)

2438 14th Street, NW

The owner of Creme sends the good word:

“I know many people were shocked with the abrupt closing of Creme on U St, but never fear, I wanted to be the first to let you know that Creme Restaurant & Bar, one of DC’s famous brunches, is reopening in June!

And they tease us on their facebook page:

“Anyone missing Creme’s famous chicken & waffles? They’ll both be back on our brunch menu with a few more tasty surprises this summer!”


2438 14th Street, NW is one of the retail spaces in the Capitol View building that is located close to the corner of 14th and Chapin St, NW.

04/24/14 10:52am


Thanks to Eckington Chick for letting us know in this morning’s rant/revel:

“Rave: The DC DMV reversing its stance on the Real ID. We don’t have to get our licenses changed until they expire. Yeah!! See item #6 on their page:

When will the District of Columbia begin issuing REAL ID credentials?

May 1, 2014. However, this date only impacts those residents obtaining a DC license for the first time, renewing their licenses or who need to replace their license due to it being lost, stolen or an address change. Your existing DC DMV credential will remain valid until its expiration date and will be accepted for federal purposes (such as entering federal buildings and boarding airplanes).”

04/24/14 9:55am

Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

04/23/14 10:22pm

733 10th Street, NW

Back in January we learned a new Japanese restaurant from the owners of Cafe Asia would be coming downtown to the new building by the MLK Library. They’ve now applied for a liquor license which says:

“Restaurant with Lounge, featuring Asian Food, Live Entertainment, Sidewalk Café
With #20 Seats, Total Occupancy Load #350

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 8am-2am, Friday and Saturday: 8am-3am.

Grand opening anticipated for July 4, 2014.


Looking north towards CityCenterDC:


04/23/14 10:05pm

Note Vol. 4′s George H. Thomas in the background

Conveniently located in McPherson Square – James Birdseye McPherson [Ed. Note: Greatest middle name, not a nickname, to date]:

“(November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.”

Interesting to note that by age 35 he was a Major General, also the age he was killed in battle.