fqotd
Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Stewart

We talk about a lot of good stuff that goes on in DC and we talk about a lot of bad stuff that goes on DC. We all have different perspectives on what “better” means so the more you can explain in the comments the better. Since we’re hot in the political season, I’ll be interested to see these poll results turn out:


chick-fil-a

An interesting discussion about the recently opened Tenleytown Chick Fil A started on the Cleveland Park listserve and I’m curious where you guys stand. One resident reports:

“Wife went to the new Chick-fil-A on Wisconsin Avenue yesterday around 3PM and was told she could not sit down to eat, could only order to take out. She asked why and someone purporting to be the manager told her that due to problems with Wilson students they are not allowing any patrons to sit down and eat between the hours of 3-5 M-F.”

I put a call into the store and was told that the to go policy is from 3-4:30pm and is only temporary. They are working on “solutions” to deal with the “situation” but are still brainstorming. So in the meantime do you support the temporary solution of only to-go orders between the hours of 3-4:30pm or are you against the policy?


Do you think there are better options? It’s not clear exactly what happened but let’s assume the students were rowdy and loud – what policy could work to ameliorate that situation?

Maybe this will force the students to eat healthy quinoa salads up the block…

friday question
Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Just curious about this after some of our discussions lately – On your block how many neighbors’ names do you know? How many pets’ names do you know? Be honest, do you know the dog’s name and not the neighbor’s? If you live in an apartment/condo building – how many neighbors do you know on your floor/hallway? If you don’t mind sharing in the comments, please say how long you’ve lived in your neighborhood and what neighborhood you live in.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

With the Rio Olympics kicking off, I’m just curious how many folks plan on watching. For those that will, what are you most looking forward to? I remember watching Michael Phelps swimming for a gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he was going for the record 8 golds and it was absolutely electric. It was at the Argonaut and the whole place went nuts when he won. Ever since then I’ve loved watching most swimming events. But truth be told if Netflix releases a new season of Broadchurch, I’d probably watch that instead…


freedom
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

A reader requests:

“I was hoping PoPville could provide some advice to some local parents getting their first extended taste of freedom in a long time. Our kids are FINALLY old enough to spend a week at their grandparents house by themselves, so my husband and I get something we haven’t had in 9 years– a full week in DC with no children. I can’t even wrap my head around it. We aren’t hermits or anything– we get sitters often on weekends and get out of the house. But we don’t get out much during the week so I’m looking for some ideas of what to do on a random Tuesday. I have a couple other friends in the same boat and we’d love to hear from people who are in the know. I feel like there is probably some cool stuff that goes on during the week that I never hear about due to our parental status.”

picnic
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Lobbing a softball today (because I’ll be at the beach) but I am genuinely curious where your favorite spots are. I’m stealing this question from the New York Times – so for the District where are your favorite picnic spots? Maybe we can split this into two categories – one with an event like Jazz at the Sculpture Garden or one of the many outdoor movie or concert series and the second category will be just chilling with a picnic with no planned events beyond listening to the birds and cicadas?

VP Pick
Photo by PoPville flickr user Adam Fagen

It’s summer and it’s hot and we live in DC so let’s have some fun today. With Trump’s pick looking like Pence – who will Clinton pick for her VP? To the polls we go! And for the comments (for those into this sport) say who you would like the pick to be vs who you think it’ll be.


favorite local filter tweet

On Wednesday when we spoke about Starbucks coming to Brookland and Filter Coffeehouse had a great reply on twitter:

“@PoPville yup, were pretty “excited” about it. Maybe we’ll put it out of business like we did at 1919 Penn Ave NW… Bring it”

I loved that response and it got me thinking about other locals that I love – thankfully, there are many. So I thought it’d be a fun Friday Question to highlight some of our favorites. It can be a restaurant, bar, coffee house, clothing, artist, really any type of retail – it just has to be local. So who are your favorite businesses born and bred in the District (or inside the Beltway)?