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It’s something we were talking about at the PoP Peep Project Winners dinner the other night so I thought I’d throw it out to the whole group. How many good friends of yours have left D.C.? Have you recruited any to move to D.C.?
We talk a lot about what we love for Friday questions of the day but for this week I thought it would be fun to explore what we could improve. So if you had to narrow it down to one thing – what’s the one thing that you wish DC would improve upon?
And because I’ve got a bit of comeyitus too – for the poll – I’m curious if you think Trump will remain POTUS for his full term. Not what you wish would happen but what you realistically think will happen.
Thanks to Carlos Lumpuy for sharing his awesome looking Cuban Pork Shoulder Roast Lechón Asado or Pernil Asado Recipe: Cuban Pork Shoulder Roast _ Pernil Asado Recipe (PDF)
“About five years ago I shared my recipes for Tropical Egg Nog and Chili Con Carne. It’s summer 2017 now, and I have a winner I’ve been preparing for more than 30 years, with only five ingredients prepared the night before, and slow cooked the following day.”
I thought I’d take this opportunity to ask others if they have any favorite family recipes they’d be willing to share? If you don’t have the recipe, I’d just be curious to know what’s your favorite family dish. My grandma made a mean French Onion Soup and my grandpa made a mean french toast. And we lost the french toast recipe and are still looking for the secret ingredient… What are your favorites?
If you don’t like PDFs, you can check out Carlos recipe in full after the jump. (more…)
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Memorial Day weekend brings about one of my favorite Friday Questions of the Day – What summer reading books do you recommend this year? What’s the last really good page turning book you’ve read? I’m about to start Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon which I just got from a Little Free Library and seems very promising for a summer read.
A reader writes:
“This is a little grim, but I have a suggestion for a Friday Question of the Day: Do you have an emergency supply kit, and if so, what does it contain? We were here during 9/11, and kept emergency supply-type stuff on hand for a while, such as flashlight, radio, batteries, water, non-perishable food, and extra cash. My mom even sent plastic sheeting and masks in the event of some kind of chemical attack! I don’t know if you were in DC then, but I recall the general sense was that people were waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Anyway, we’ve probably gotten complacent, and the kit has been picked over during the years. Pretty sure we used that plastic sheeting as drop cloths when we painted. I’d be interested in hearing if other people keep emergency supply items or a “go bag” on hand, and if so, what do they have?”
Keeping the poll simple but curious to read the specifics people keep in the comments.
When we were talking about Georgia Ave earlier in the week it got me thinking about which is the “best” or most popular State avenue in the District. I’m very curious to see how this poll turns out. So which one is your favorite? Some that cross quadrants like Florida or Pennsylvania may have an advantage but let’s see how it plays out and if possible, let us know why it’s your favorite in the comments.
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At the risk of sounding like trite cocktail banter – well I’m genuinely curious – what do you do currently do for a living? Do you work “regular” 9-5 hours? Do you work in an office or at home? Do you work in DC or the suburbs?
1520 1st Street, SE
Well, looks like we finally got proper spring weather on Saturday so let’s talk favorite outdoor spaces in the District (or nearby.) I was admiring the new outdoor space next to Dock 79 in Diamond Teague Park. At least I think it’s part of the park – anyway – outdoor ping pong tables!! Though I’ve never done it, the Roller Skating here is high on my list to check out. And of course Meridian Hill Park will always hold a special place in my heart. Nowadays I try to get into the Soapstone Valley trail as often as possible. Of course Cantina Marina plays a siren song that is tough for me to resist. What about you guys – 72 degrees on Saturday – where you gonna enjoy it?
2512 L Street, NW
Sources say that 51st State has closed. Their phone goes to generic voicemail, website is down and their Facebook hasn’t been updated since Feb. 2. And with March Madness starting as well as yesterday’s question about NASCAR – I thought we should revisit our favorite spots to watch sports in DC? Do you have particular spots you prefer depending on the sport? If so, please specify which sport you are watching at each bar/restaurant?
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I realize there could be a privileged element to some of these questions but I’m genuinely curious. I find it interesting to reflect upon. I wish I was a better swimmer. I wish I had taken more time before deciding to go to graduate school. What do you wish you were better at? What would you have done differently?