Back in 2013 I asked if AdMo had become an acceptable abbreviation for Adams Morgan. There was a resounding no in the comments. In March of 2018 66% of poll respondents supported using AdMo as an abbreviation. And now it has official branding:
I think the takeaway is that resistance is futile. Also that neighborhood names can only have a two syllable limit. So looks like we got a lot of abbreviating to do. Can any coders out there whip something up right quick where we can type in the neighborhood name and have it spit out a two syllable abbreviation?
And what’s the deal with
Lanier Heights LaHeights anyway?
It feels like we’ve been posting so many closures lately. I can’t tell if it’s more than usual since at blog school I was told there would be no math. So math I will not do. However, here’s a few that have closed, or will be closing soon, this year:
Taylor Gourmet, Yang’s Market, Beef n Bread, Ruta del Vino, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, Good Silver, Justin’s Cafe, CF Folks, Stanton and Greene, Graffiato, Pizza Autentica on L Street, Town Danceboutique, The Rhode Island Ave Popeyes, Tulips, a few Buredos, Toscana Cafe, Scion, Ming’s, Simit + Smith, White Apron, 100 Montaditos, Burger, Tap & Shake, Quarter + Glory, Rosario Italian, Brass Monkey, Spaghetti Garden, Roxanne Restaurant, Peyote Karaoke Cafe, Pasha’s Kitchen, Maxime, Old Glory BBQ, some Five Guys, some Pete’s a Pizza, Lincoln Park Kitchen and Wine Bar, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Loaf Coffee, French Quarter Brasserie, Bold Bite, Stonefish Grill, Tadich Grill, Jenkins BBQ, Capriotti’s, Soapstone Market, Acadiana, J. Paul’s Georgetown, Ventnor Sports Cafe, Honeygrow, (more…)
We spoke about Best Pizza in D.C. back in 2013 – man a lot has changed since then but a reader requests we talk specifically best pizza delivery this week. They are keen on learning of spots that deliver to Columbia Heights/Petworth but I’d be interested in general recs. So in the comments in addition to who your favorite is, please also let us know what neighborhood(s) they deliver to. I’m gonna be keeping a close on this list for personal reasons. Mmmm, pizza.
Photo by PoPville flickr user andy ward
This was one of my all time favorite Friday Questions and since my head probably hurts from the 12 year anniversary happy hour last night – indulge me with a revisit!! It’s funny when I first asked this question back in 2012 my answers were Howard Stern or Doris Kearns Goodwin. But today my answer without a doubt is Amy Schumer. So who’s the most famous person who went to your high school? Most famous from college? From your hometown?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw
Sometimes, I/we need to be reminded of the beauty. Fortunately there are so many options in D.C. (and obviously the world) so I’m very much looking forward to following this thread.
Following the suggestion last week that we discuss the best John Cusack movie, let’s move on to Robert De Niro while the world goes mad. This may be an impossible question but it will surely reveal a lot about us in which one we choose. So without further ado, I’m going with The Godfather Part Two. You guys? Favorite De Niro quote?
Ed. Note: For those still undecided on who they’re gonna vote for, you can review last week’s post/comments here.
Photo by PoPville Flickr user Tim Brown
Now that we got the whole stamp situation sorted, sorta – let’s move on to the meat of the issue. A reader has requested on open thread on the upcoming election so here it is. Personally I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about the At Large Council Race that has gotten rather contentious lately. But feel free to talk about all the races you plan on voting for from Mayor to Ward to State Board of Education down to your local ANC.
So, let’s start with the At Large Race are you leaning – Bonds, Reeder, Silverman (no relation) or other?
And whoever you’re gonna vote for – please do vote!
Have you heard news about the Whole Foods construction on Florida Ave? The last I heard, they were scheduled to complete in Fall 2020, but it’s still not looking like much. I own a condo nearby, and was hoping to sell after the Whole Foods was finished, but I’m wondering if I should keep waiting or just sell now?“
Lam Lam wrote us last week:
“I witnessed a major accident on DC 295 beside DC Water, a car was totaled after running into the back of a Safelite van, the van saw the speed camera and slammed on the breaks.”
The last couple of months have reinforced, to me anyway, that we definitely have a car/transit safety problem in D.C. Simply way too many crashes. I’m wondering what you guys think the solutions are? Are the cameras helping us? Do we need more stop signs, slowing measures etc.? Do we need more enforcement? What needs to be done to make our streets safer for everyone – cars, bikes, scooters and pedestrians alike?
828 Upshur Street, NW in 2012
Folks talking about the new brunch at Slash Run got me thinking – it’s time to talk the tastiest eats in Petworth circa 2018 (5779). We’ve documented the explosion of the food scene in Petworth over the years and I’m blown away by how many options there are now. So without further ado, and apologies to any that get left off the poll (please voice those in the comments), where’s your favorite food in PoP’s Petworth? The poll is pretty massive so I’m putting it after the jump. (more…)