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With the passing of Yogi Berra the great baseball player and arguably, greater wordsmith – it got me thinking about quotes I love. Bob Marley’s “In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty” is one of my favorites. So in honor of Yogi Berra – what are some of your favorite quotes of all time?


DJ WINTERMAN tweeted us:

“Everyone’s all excited over a new Trader Joe’s coming to DC but I just want a WAWA and a good car wash to move into my hood.”

Back in July 2009 WaWa came up a lot in the comments about What chain store DC was missing. Well, a lot has changed since 2009 so let’s do a refresh for 2015 – What chain store is DC missing? I’m craving some fried chicken from Royal Farms.

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Yesterday we learned about the hero bartender who stopped a guy with a knife from robbing folks at Barcelona. There’s now a indiegogo set up to get him a big tip:

Last night, an unnamed bartender at Barcelona at 14th street acted quickly and disarmed a masked man who was later charged with robbery. His quick thinking avoided what could have been an extremely troubling situation.

As a patron during the events that unfolded, I would like to honor his bravery and courage by showing a small token of my apprection and that of everyone in Barcelona at that time for the actions of this absolute hero.

We’ll never know what could have happened, but thanks to this bartender, we’ll never have to.

Anyway, it got me thinking about heroic things others may have witnessed. Have you?

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Back in 2012 a reader requested this question but it had more to do with guests. I’ve always kept mine on but a friend recently posted an article from a crunchy sounding group that still freaked me out. So let’s do a simple random poll this week – do you take your shoes off when you enter a home?

1213 U Street, NW

We’ve talked about this before but given the recent news I think it’s time for a straight up call to Ben’s. And especially because this mural is so prominent on U Street (not to mention only a few years old) – it’s embarrassing. But worse than that, I can only imagine how victims of sexual assault feel when they walk by it. It should be taken down period. There may not be precedent in doing so but it’s still the right thing to do. Think they should? Think they will? I’m sure there are many candidates more deserving of this space – how about a return of Duke Ellington to U Street?


With Andres and Zakarian bailing what do you think will end up happening with the Trump Hotel in the old Post Office Pavilion? To be honest I was pretty psyched about these two planned restaurants – I love The National every time I’ve eaten in the NYC location (my folks live near one.) Do you think the hotel will be able to recruit other restaurants of equal caliber or will Trump continue to be too toxic to be associated with in any way? At the end of the day – do you think the hotel will be a good addition to the District?


This is a reader request:

“Which public library in DC is best? I find I tend to like Georgetown Public Library just for the chance to get away and be in another atmosphere, I find it more contemplative and less crowded than most. Or is it just me thinking that it is and that most libraries are relatively the same? I really find the MLK Library downtown a tendency toward human confusion when there is no need to be, I wonder what others think which library in town is the best overall.”

Ed. Note: I’m curious how many folks have an opinion on this – I always imagined that it’s geography based – whichever one you live closest to. I guess an interesting poll will be to see how many folks use the public library in general? What do you use it for – old school books, magazines, movies, tablets/downloading, activities, kids stuff?